Fairmont State University offers at B.S in Business Administration with a concentration in Economics. Economics students will improve their analytical skills by learning about not only the economy but how societyallocates resources, the impact of investments, public policy, and demographics.

Courses include:

  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Public Economics
  • Managerial Economics
  • Game Theory

Economics students at Fairmont State should also expect to take finance, mathematics, and political science.

Career Opportunities

Students completing the B.S. in Business Administration degree with a concentration in Economics will be able to compete with graduates of most colleges and universities for entrance into graduate school. They are immediately qualified for positions like:

  • economic consultant
  • bankers
  • market research analyst
  • credit analyst
  • sales managers
  • financial managers

Additional Resources

  • Course Descriptions
    • ECON 3310 - Intermediate Macroeconomics
      This course is designed to extend the student’s knowledge of the basic macroeconomic principles. The objective of the course is for students to develop competence in using macroeconomic models to explain the determination of aggregate output, prices, employment, and growth. In addition, students should learn to analyze the impact of monetary and fiscal policy on the macroeconomy. Prerequisite(s): BSBA 2211 and BSBA 2212
    • ECON 3340 - Public Economics
      This course provides students with an introductory understanding of public finance/economics. Students will learn about the economic basis for government activities. Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to understand: the impact of government expenditures, regulations, taxes, and borrowing on incentives to work, invest, and spend income. Prerequisite(s): BSBA 2211, BSBA 2212, POLI 1100
    • ECON 3350 - Managerial Economics
      ​This course uses a problem-solving approach to demonstrate how economic theory can help managers make good decisions. Successful managers make extensive use of economic tools when making important decisions. They use these tools to produce at minimum cost, to choose and output level to maximize profit, and for many other managerial decisions. Prerequisite(s): BSBA 2211, BSBA 2212
    • ECON 4410 - Game Theory
      This course will introduce students to the basic concepts and tools of game theory. Students will learn the fundamentals of game theory starting with basic terms and then will progress from the analysis of simple games to more complex games. Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to analyze a situation, frame it in terms of the tools discussed, and understand the strategies used in the interaction. Prerequisite(s): ECON 3350, ECON 3310