Build the expertise to forecast economic conditions, estimate trends, and use economic theory to help understand how consumers, firms, and governments behave. You'll develop a unique mix of analytical and applied business skills, preparing you for upper level management, research and public service careers.
Students in economics are prepared to find careers in government and business with organizations as diverse as Summit Energy, the FBI, and Teach for America. Gatton's economics majors are also encouraged go onto graduate school, and enter management training programs.
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Selected topics in algebra. Develops manipulative algebraic skills and mathematical reasoning required for further study in mathematics and use in mathematical modeling. Includes brief review of basic algebra, quadratic formula, systems of linear equations, introduction to functions and graphing. This course is not available for credit to persons who have received credit in any mathematics course of a higher number with the exceptions of MA 111, 112, 123, 162, 201 and 202. Credit not available on the basis of special examination.
This course is designed to assist undergraduates in adjusting to the academic life of the University. Through lectures, discussions, exercises, and out-of-class assignments, UK 101 helps first-year students: articulate the purpose and nature of a college education at a research university; articulate UKs expectations of its students; gain an appreciation of the Universitys mission, history, and traditions; develop skills for achieving academic success such as study strategies and library research skills; increase awareness and use of campus resources; reflect on personal and social issues that first-year students often face in a college environment; become involved in the total life of the University; and form beneficial relationships with students, faculty, and staff.
An introduction to differential and integral calculus, with applications to business and the biological and physical sciences. Not open to students who have credit in MA 113 or MA 137. Note: Math placement test recommended. Prereq: Math ACT score of 26 or above, or Math SAT of 600 or above, or MA 109, or appropriate math placement score, or consent of department.
The study of the allocation of scarce resources from the viewpoint of individual economic units. Topics include household and firm behavior, competitive pricing of goods and resources, and monopoly power.
This course is designed to provide an introduction to financial accounting from the users' perspectives. Its primary purposes are to promote understanding of financial accounting information for decision making purposes and to focus on financial accounting's role in communicating business results.
Introduction to principles of statistics with emphasis on conceptual understanding. Students will articulate results of statistical description of sample data (including bivariate), application of probability distributions, confidence interval estimation and hypothesis testing to demonstrate properly contextualized analysis of real-world data.
The literature and problems in the retail distribution of consumers' goods, wholesale distribution of consumers' goods, industrial goods, sales organizations, sales promotion and advertising, and price policies.
A study of how societys needs are satisfied with the limited resources available. Topics include contemporary issues such as inflation, unemployment, economic growth, international dependencies, and how public policy deals with them. A critical understanding of the U.S. and global economies will enhance your value as a manager or executive of a business (whether for-profit or non-profit), as a family member dealing with jobs and financial decisions, and as a voter in a democracy. The course will allow you to become knowledgeable of, and able to critically think about, the major macroeconomic issues of unemployment, jobs, recessions, economic growth, inflation, deflation, oil prices, monetary policy, the Federal Reserve, fiscal policy, budget deficits, the national debt, international trade, international finance, and the financial system.
An introduction to the use of accounting data within an organization to analyze and solve problems and to make planning and control decisions.
A study of planning, organizing and controlling; an interdisciplinary approach; actual decision-making cases.
Finite mathematics with applications to business, biology, and the social sciences. Linear functions and inequalities, matrix algebra, linear programming, probability. Emphasis on setting up mathematical models from stated problems.
This course prepares pre-major students in the Gatton College of Business & Economics to use business software at a high level of proficiency and focuses on Microsoft Excel and Access. Lectures will be supplemented with hands on experiences with business problems.
An analysis of the behavior of consumers and firms, price determination, various market structures, and income distribution. Prereq: ECO 201 or equivalent with a grade of C or higher and ECO 202 or equivalent with a grade of C or higher.
An introduction to the basic principles, concepts, and analytical tools in finance. Includes an examination of the sources and uses of funds, budgeting, present value concepts and their role in the investment financing and dividend decision of the corporate enterprise.
A survey of statistical techniques relevant to modern economics and business, with major emphasis on correlation and regression, Bayesian decision theory, index numbers, time series analysis, and forecasting models. Prereq: STA 296 or STA 381 or equivalent.
This communication intensive course prepares B&E majors for their careers by developing effective communication skills (integrated written, oral, and visual) applied specifically to todays technology- driven and global business environment. The course will focus on developing strong communication skills in interpersonal settings, on small group teams, and when delivering public presentations. Students will prepare cover letters, resumes, websites, and portfolios; develop effective interviews skills in face-to-face and online environments; communicate effectively based on audience analysis in face-to-face and online settings; deliver effective formal public business presentations (informative and persuasive) based on audience analysis and using a variety of presentational aids that enhance the message; and learn to manage data, graphics, and a positive online presence (e.g. websites, blogs, social media outlets, email messages, and webinars). This course is a Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR) course in certain programs, and hence is not likely to be eligible for automatic transfer credit to UK.
National income concepts, the determination of aggregate income and employment, the theory of money and inflation and problems of economic growth. Prereq: ECO 202 or equivalent and ECO 401 taken previously or permission of instructor.
To be well-prepared, a business graduate must appreciate the nature and importance of an enterprise's operations. This core business course introduces underlying concepts and basic analytical techniques essential for managing a firm's manufacturing and service operations. Operations decisions focus on how to plan, control, and coordinate the organizational resources and processes concerned with producing and distributing goods and/or services. This course emphasizes quantitative and technology-based analyses of real decision problems involving such operations issues as quality control, capacity planning, location analysis, layout analysis, inventory management, forecasting, and project management within a business firm.
This course focuses on ethical principles, the nature of the capitalist-collectivist continuum, government influence on business, and the responsibility of business to society. Topics to be considered include major approaches to ethical reasoning, antitrust law, social regulation, and the economic and social theories that undergird the concept of the social responsibility of business
Readings, research and discussion in a seminar format to illuminate problems of historical and contemporary interest in areas of special faculty competence. May be repeated to a maximum of nine credits, but may not be repeated under the same subtitle. Will be limited to a maximum of 15 students. This course is a Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR) course in certain programs, and hence is not likely to be eligible for automatic transfer credit to UK.
The Bachelor of Science in Business Economics (BSBE) program in the Gatton College pairs a strong grounding in business with economics. Students will learn about accounting, finance and management while also discovering how to forecast general economic conditions, estimate trends, analyze data, and use economic theory to help their organization operate more efficiently.
To earn the Bachelor of Science degree in Economics, students in the Gatton College of Business and Economics must fulfill University Studies requirements (students enrolled prior to Fall 2011) or UKCore requirements (students enrolled Fall 2011 on), the College premajor, College core requirements and major requirements.
This degree requires a minimum 120 semester hours. Students must complete the premajor courses for Economics majors and at least 24 credit hours of upper-division coursework from the School of Economics.
Minimum Total Hours: 120University Studies Requirements UK Core Requirements
ECO 401 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (3)
ECO 402 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (3)
ECO 499 Seminar in Economics (3)
Upper-Level elective in Gatton College (3) *(select one three hour ACC, FIN, MGT or MKT course)
ECO electives (400 Level & above) (12)
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