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An economics major offers many professional opportunities in business, banking, securities, and government. Economic analysis is regularly applied to many different real-world issues. One is not limited with an economics major. The analytical training emphasized is also valuable as preparation for graduate study in business, law, and many other disciplines.

Economics provides the basic understanding of much of the business world. Typical employment after graduation is in insurance, securities, and banking industries.
Other areas of employment where analytic skills are a priority are also common employment opportunities. Math, as a second field, is necessary for a graduate degree in economics and highly recommended for graduate study in finance. For those planning to attend law school, economics is one of the most useful majors. See an economics or finance faculty member for more information.

AACSB accredited

Oklahoma City University is one of only two private Universities in Oklahoma to have a business school accredited by AACSB. AACSB-accredited schools have better programs, better faculty, better students with higher overall GPAs, more international students, more employers that recruit from them, and graduates that receive better salaries.

Small classes = Enhanced Learning

Meinders has a 11:1 ratio in most classrooms. Small class sizes and highly qualified professors ensure you get the most out of your time in the classroom.

Active Learning Experiences Help Our Students Excel In a Competitive Job Market

Meinders business students have enhanced opportunities from business plan and ethics competitions to internships, study abroad, live investment activities, and events with local business leaders and philanthropists. Our students have access to some of the best active learning experiences in Oklahoma and abroad.

Expanded Opportunities for Study Abroad and Research

Students have outstanding opportunities to travel and study internationally.

Additional Learning Experiences

Exceptional facilities

The business school contains cutting-edge technology in more than 12 teaching rooms, four executive classrooms, large and small conference rooms, four computer labs, a student/faculty lounge to facilitate collaboration and mentoring, breakout rooms for small-group meetings, and a 250-seat, theater-styled auditorium.

General education courses require 43 credit hours. The basic general education curriculum is a requirement for all undergraduate degrees at Oklahoma City University.

All students completing majors in the Meinders School of Business BBA degree must complete the following required courses referred to as the Business Core.

Business Core: 59 credit hours

IT 1003Introduction to Information Technology3 credit hours
IT 3133Technology and Operations Management3 credit hours
PHRH 1103Public Speaking3 credit hours
MGMT 1001Freshman Business Connection1 credit hour
MGMT 2001Sophomore Business Connection1 credit hour
MGMT 2023Business Communication and Technical Writing3 credit hours
MGMT 2213Business Law3 credit hours
MGMT 2223Business Ethics and Leadership3 credit hours
MGMT 3123Principles of Management and Organization3 credit hours
MGMT 3213Human Resources Management3 credit hours
ACCT 2113Financial Accounting3 credit hours
ACCT 2213Managerial Accounting3 credit hours
ECON 2013Principles of Macroeconomics3 credit hours
ECON 2113Principles of Microeconomics3 credit hours
ECON 2123Business Statistic3 credit hours
ECON 2423Incremental Analysis and Optimization or3 credit hours
MATH 2004Calculus and Analytical Geometry3 credit hours
ECON 3013International Economic Policies3 credit hours
ECON 3513Applied Statistics for Business3 credit hours
MKTG 3013Marketing Principles3 credit hours
FIN 3023Business Finance3 credit hours
MGMT 4573International Business Strategy3 credit hours

Elective Credit Hours: 0–9

Students majoring in economics with arts and sciences second fields and students majoring in business administration may take business courses to fulfill their elective requirement. B.B.A./M.S.A. students are not required to take IT 3133, Technology and Operations Management.

Bachelor of Business in Economics (B.B.A.) | Major Requirements Credit Hours: 24

Faculty: Dean, Evans, Willner | Chair: Dearmon

ECON 3213Microeconomics3 credit hours
ECON 3313Macroeconomics3 credit hours
SECOND FIELD* 6 credit hours

* This consists of two upper-level courses from one of these fields: accounting, finance, foreign languages, history, marketing, management, mathematics (MATH 2104 or higher), political science, psychology, or sociology. Students interested in graduate school are advised to complete MATH 2104 and 3003.

Economics Electives

ECON 3113Money and Banking3 credit hours
ECON 3123Sports Economics3 credit hours
ECON 3413Labor Economics3 credit hours
ECON 3613Natural Resource and Environmental Economics3 credit hours
ECON 3713Game Theory3 credit hours
ECON 4013International Economics3 credit hours
ECON 4113Public Economics3 credit hours
ECON 4213History of Economic Thought3 credit hours
ECON 4413Economic Growth and Development3 credit hours
ECON 3513Applied Statistics for Business3 credit hours
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