ECONOMICS  College of Business and Public Administration
 Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa 50311

Major Programs

BA in Economics

= just economics

This program is ideal for students planning careers in law, international relations, government, or public policy. Requirements are limited, so students can easily add a second major in international relations, politics, philosophy, etc.

Who may declare this program: Students who declare this program as their primary major should enroll in the CBPA. But this program is also available as a second major to students in any college except the CBPA. So, for example, a student majoring in public relations or education could add this program as a second major.

BSBA in Economics

= economics + business

This program is ideal for students planning careers in law or business. Students take the business core curriculum in addition to their economics courses.

Who may declare this program: This program is open only to students in the CBPA. This program can be a primary major or a second major.

BA in Quantitative Economics

= economics + mathematics

This program, offered in cooperation with the Department of Mathematics, is ideal for students planning graduate study in economics (PhD or MA programs). (See spreadsheet of math requirements compiled by Hannah Shell.) The program also prepares students well for research-oriented jobs in government or consulting.

Who may declare this program: This program is open to students in Arts and Sciences as well as the College of Business and Public Administration (CBPA) as a primary major. Such students choose a major advisor in either the Department of Mathematics or the CBPA, depending on their college of enrollment. This program is also open to students in any college except the CBPA as a second major. So, for example, a student majoring in physics or pharmacy could add this program as a second major.

BSBA in Quantitative Economics

= economics + mathematics + business

This program, offered in cooperation with the Department of Mathematics, is ideal for students planning graduate study in economics (PhD or MA programs) or business (PhD programs or quantitatively-oriented MBA programs). (See spreadsheet of math requirements compiled by Hannah Shell.) The program also prepares students well for research-oriented jobs in government, business, or consulting. Students take the business core curriculum in addition to their economics and mathematics courses.

Who may declare this program: This program is open only to students in the CBPA. This program can be a primary major or a second major.

 

 

Comparison of requirements

BA in Economics BSBA in Economics BA in Quantitative Economics BSBA in Quantitative Economics Minor in Economics*
Required ECON courses 1, 2, 173, 174 1, 2, 173, 174, and either 107 or ACTS 170 1, 2, and either 173 or 174
Elective ECON courses
(See schedule.)
Five 100-level Two 100-level Three 100-level
Required MATH courses 28 or 50 50, 70, 80, 100 28 or 50
Elective MATH courses
(See schedule.)
None Choose two from 110, 120, 125, 127, 176, 184 None
Required ACTS/STAT courses STAT 71, STAT 72 ACTS 131, and either ACTS 141 or STAT 72 None
Required business courses None Business core None Business core None
Capstone ECON 199 BUS 195 ECON 199 or MATH 191** BUS 195 None

* The minor is open to all Drake undergraduates, including students in the College of Business and Public Administration (motion passed by CBPA Faculty 11/18/05). It is recommended that candidates for the minor complete both ECON 173 and ECON 174. The second course then counts toward the three additional 100-level courses.
** Students in the CBPA enroll in ECON 199. Students in the College of Arts and Sciences enroll in MATH 191.

 

Updated May 17, 2012.


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