Robert J. Trulaske Sr., College of Business, University of Missouri

Economics

Do you follow international and national finance news? Do you appreciate when numbers tell a story and inform decisions? Then a degree in economics is for you. The tools you’ll learn in this emphasis will help you make decisions in areas such as investment, optimal product mixes, budget allocations, locations and competitive strategies, in addition to training in internal and external forecasting. 

Students at Mizzou use mathematical models to capture the essential features of complex processes and test the validity of these models against economic data. Equipped with analytical skills and techniques, economics graduates move on to careers in industrial, commercial and financial organizations, as well as governmental units and agencies.

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Typical Economics Careers

Actuary, economist, market research analyst, financial planner, insurance claims examiner, compensation analyst, market research analyst, retail buyer, advertising copywriter, management consultant, business administrator, insurance claims examiner 

Sample Course Sequence for BS BA with an Emphasis in Economics (for students starting Fall 2016)

Students can complete coursework in any number of combinations. Consult with your academic advisor to select courses in a sequence that makes sense for you. If you started college prior to Fall 2016 please visit 111 Cornell Hall for a sample course plan.

Freshman Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester

Math 1100 (College Algebra)

3

Math 1400 (Calculus)

3

State Requirement

3

Economics 1014 (Microeconomics)

3

Humanity

3

English 1000

3

Biological Science

3

Humanity (2000 level)

3

Elective

2

Elective

3

Business Administration 1500

2

 

 

 

16

 

15

 

 

Sophomore Year

3rd Semester

4th Semester

Accounting 2036

3

Accountancy 2037

3

Economics 1015

3

Statistics 2500

3

Business Administration 2500

2

Accounting 2258

3

Math 1300 (Finite)

3

Biological or Physical Science with Lab

3

Physical Science

3

Humanities 2000 level (writing intensive)

3

Elective

1

   

 

15

 

15

 

 

Junior Year
5th Semester 6th Semester

Marketing 3000

3

Economics 4351

3

Economics 3229

3

Business Writing Intensive/Emphasis Support

3

Business Administration 3500

2

Accounting 2258

3

Management 3300

3

Emphasis Support

3

Statistics 3500

3

Management 3540

3

 

14

 

15

 


 

Senior Year
7th Semester 8th Semester

Additional Economics Course

3

Emphasis Support

3

Additional Economics Course

3

Emphasis Support

3

Economics 4353

3

Management 4970

3

Business Administration 4500 -  (Internship)

3

Additional Economics Course

3

Emphasis Support

3

Additional Economics Course

3

 

15

 

15