Economics Concentration


The Department of Accounting, Finance, and Economics at Bowie State University offers a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with a concentration in economics. The economics concentration offers a rigorous program in various aspects of economic theory and application by providing the student an additional 18 to 27 semester hours of challenging work in economics. It offers the student an opportunity to prepare for rewarding careers in the private sector, government, journalism, education, international organizations and not-for-profit associations/organizations as well as for graduate work in these and related areas.

The economics concentration, as a unit of the accounting, finance, and economics department, aims substantively to attain the mission of Bowie State University, which is to address the emerging educational needs of the community within the broad rubric of the educational philosophy and the legal mandate of the state of Maryland. To that end, the program offers courses ranging from economic literacy principles to advanced courses in economics. Such courses do not only allow students to build their analytical and critical thinking skills but also enable them to understand economic issues of modern times and apply theories, concepts and tools learned to solving real world economic problems of their communities.

Courses are designed to provide students with current knowledge on the operations of world economy. The cognitive aim of the courses is to equip the students with theoretical and empirical tools of investigation and to instill in them a quantitative analytical frame of thinking and research orientation. The curriculum consists of courses that not only serve the majors in the area of economics but also serve other areas throughout the University.


  1. To offer a curriculum in economics designed to provide students with a sound grounding in economic theory and an ability to apply economic reasoning in analyzing business and policy issues.
  2. To prepare students who, upon completion of their undergraduate training, will be equipped to pursue advanced degree in economics and related areas.
  3. To offer service to students in business and other instructional areas.
  4. To provide economic literacy in global context to businesses and the economy.
  5. To encourage and promote research among faculty and disseminate the research findings.


1.1 Demonstrate ability to effectively articulate specific economic issues in writing and using graphs

1.2 Demonstrate ability to formulate a well written argument that states assumptions and hypotheses which are supported by evidence.

1.3 Demonstrate ability to do a written critique of economics literature

2.1 Demonstrate ability to effectively articulate specific economic issues orally

2.2 Demonstrate ability to effect an oral presentation of an argument that clearly states assumptions and hypotheses which are supported by evidence.

3.1 Demonstrate ability to apply economic analysis to evaluate a specific economic policy

3.2 Demonstrate ability to apply economic analysis to evaluate everyday problems.

3.3 Demonstrate ability to apply appropriate quantitative and qualitative skills to propose solutions to business problems

4.1 Demonstrate awareness of current global economic issues

4.2 Demonstrate awareness of diversity between and within countries

5.1 Demonstrate ability to use statistical analysis in the operational areas of business.

5.2 Demonstrate ability to apply economic analysis to propose a solution to a specific business problem


  • Private companies such as phone, energy, utility, retail, wholesale, communication, and financial services.
  • Consulting firms, law offices, and other think-tank groups.
  • Government and quasi-public agencies such as Department of Treasury, Labor, Defense, Agriculture, Commerce, Energy, OMB, CEA, FTC, CBO, FDIC, etc.
  • State, county and local government economic development agencies.
  • Federal Reserve Bank and other quasi-public agencies.
  • International Agencies such as World Bank, International Monetary Funds, and others.
  • Not-for-profit organizations


  • National Economic Association Summer Fellowship
  • Departments of Agriculture, State, Commerce, etc.
  • FDIC, BLS, OMB and Baltimore Federal Reserve Bank
  • Others in above list of potential employers


BUAD 100 Business Math or BUAD PRO
MGMT 101 Introduction to Business
ACCT 211 Principles of Accounting I
ACCT 212 Principles of Accounting II
FINA 320 Principles of Finance
MKTG 231 Principles of Marketing
MGMT 241 Principles of Management
MGMT 344 Organizational Behavior
BUAD 350 Business Law I
MGMT 440 Business Strategy & Policy
ECON 321 Money & Banking
ECON 351 Business & Economics Statistics
ECON 483 Quantitative Methods for Decision Making
MGMT 480 Production and Operations Management
BUIS 360 Information Systems for Management
ENGL 361 Technical and Report Writing
MGMT 356 Professional Development I
MGMT 358 Professional Development II


(6 semester hours)
ECON 311 Intermediate Marco Economics or
ECON 423 Fiscal and Monetary Policies
ECON 312 Intermediate Micro Economics or
ECON 448 Managerial Economics
(21 semester hours)
ECON 313 Sports and Entertainment Economics
ECON 331  Economics and Business Applications of Math 
ECON 341 International Economics
ECON 343 Economics of Education
ECON 353 Health Economics 
ECON 363 Economics of Developing Countries
ECON 373  Environmental and Resource Economics 
ECON 383  Economics of Poverty and Income Distribution 
ECON 400  Special Topics in Economics
ECON 405 Economics Teaching and Leadership Experience
ECON 412 Industrial Organization
ECON 421 Urban Economics
ECON 422 Public Finance and Budgeting
ECON 441 Global Economic Institutions
ECON 493 Elements of Econometrics

*300-400 level selected from the courses listed above. Calculus and computer language courses may be used as School of Business electives.

** Calculus may be used as an Economics elective.