• Department of Accounting,  Business Administration, and Economics



  • Economics

    Available in either a B.A. or a B.S. program


    Study human behavior and commerce
    Guide business and society to ethical successes

    Labor, commerce, enterprise, participation, and exchange. The economist studies the decisions made by individual persons, businesses, governments, and other economic actors, and then use what they learned to guide future decisions.

    You’ll be trained in research and arrangement of data, correct analysis and generalization of data, and the application of analytical conclusions to existing business problems.

    And since this program is at Franciscan University, your education will include sound ethical formation grounded in the Catholic social justice tradition. From the classroom, where our professors teach with an eye on Catholic social teaching, to the residence hall, to the athletic field, to the missionary field, every activity prepares our graduates for successful careers and faith-filled lives.

    Available in either a bachelor of arts or a bachelor of science program

    Those who pursue the bachelor of arts in economics will take courses that better prepare them for success in graduate programs in economics. Our bachelor of science in economics provides a business-oriented economics education, preparing graduates actually to enter the workforce.


    Sample Program | Course Descriptions

    FIRST YEAR (BA)
    First Semester Second Semester
    Principles of Economics I Principles of Economics II
    American Founding Principles Core Christian Moral Principles
    Epic & The Person Applied Calculus
    Foundations of Catholicism Phil of the Human Person
    Natural Science Core Natural Science Core
    SECOND YEAR
    First Semester Second Semester
    Introductory Accounting I Introductory Accounting II
    Fund. of Business Statistics Business Analysis
    Elem. Foreign Language or Elective Elem. Foreign Language or Elective
    Metaphysics Foundations in Ethics
    History Core Theology Core
    THIRD YEAR
    First Semester Second Semester
    Current Economic Problems Hist. of Economic Thought
    Economics Elective Economics Elective
    Intermediate Foreign Language Intermediate Foreign Language
    Lyric & Dramatic Voices Social Science Elective
    Catholic Traditions in Fine Arts Core Elective
    Elective  
    FOURTH YEAR
    First Semester Second Semester
    Interm. Macroeconomics Interm. Macroeconomics
    International Trade & Finance Economic Practicum
    Elective Senior Thesis
    Elective THE 320 or POL 343
    Elective Elective
    Elective Elective
    FIRST YEAR (BS)
    First Semester Second Semester
    Introduction to Business Principles of Marketing
    Catholic Traditions in Fine Arts Core Applied Calculus
    History Core Natural Science Core
    Natural Science Core Social Science Core
    Literature Core Philosophy Core
    SECOND YEAR
    First Semester Second Semester
    Introductory Accounting I Introductory Accounting II
    Principles of Econ I (Macro) Business Analysis
    Elem Business Statistics I Principles of Econ II(Micro)
    Theology Core Theology Core
    Philosophy Core Theology or Philosophy Core
    THIRD YEAR
    First Semester Second Semester
    Business Law I Business Law II
    Interm Macroeconomics Labor Relations
    Labor Economics Money and Banking
    American Founding Principles Core Interm Microeconomics
    Elective Elective
    Elective  
    FOURTH YEAR
    First Semester Second Semester
    Current Economic Problems History of Econ Thought
    Organization & Mgmt. Thesis
    Corporation Finance Strategic Management
    Elective Business & Society
    Elective Elective
      Elective

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