Business Economics Major (B.B.A.)
The business economics major develops core skills which allow the analysis of business economics phenomenon and relationships. The major also studies the collective behavior of businesses and industries, governments and countries, and the globe as a whole. The major emphasizes logical thought used in problem-solving, observation and inference from data, and presenting ideas in writing and speech. The major includes the study of microeconomics and macroeconomics, classes in economic fields such as labor economics, managerial economics or energy economics, and the study of statistical analysis.
Freshmen will be admitted to the College on a selective basis. Normally, you will need to be in the top 20 percent of your high school class, with a strong college preparatory curriculum. You are expected to have above-average ACT or SAT scores and also have demonstrated leadership potential through participation in extracurricular activities or work experience. Members of groups that are historically underrepresented in business will receive special consideration.
Change of Program Policy
The College of Business allows a limited number of students from other Ohio University academic colleges to apply for transfer into the College of Business. It should be noted that the transfer requirements differ for students at the end of their freshmen year and students in their sophomore and junior years. The College of Business reserves the right to limit transfer admissions as necessary.
External Transfer Admission
Any student considering transfer to the College of Business is strongly encouraged to contact the College's Office of Student Services as early as possible. You must be enrolled in the College before your senior year to allow for the College's 32-hour residency requirement. You must earn at least 50 percent of the business credit hours required for the business degree at Ohio University.
Opportunities Upon Graduation
Students majoring in business economics find employment as business analysts, financial analysts, market researchers and public policy researchers.