Jun 22, 2024  
UofM 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
UofM 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Economics, Financial Economics Concentration, (B.B.A.)

University General Education Program (41 hours)

See Graduation from the University  for the University General Education Program requirements. Note that MATH 1710 MATH 1830 , MATH 1421 , or MATH 1910  (Mathematics requirement) with a minimum grade of “C”, ECON 2010  and ECON 2020  (Social/Behavioral Sciences requirement) are specified for the B.B.A. degree.

Lower Division Business Core

No grade below “C” and a minimum of 2.25 GPA in the major

Upper Division Business Core

No grade below “C” and a 2.00 GPA in the following Upper Division Business Core:

The Major (24 hours)

No grade below “C” and a minimum 2.00 GPA in the major.

A minimum of 24 upper-division semester hours as follows:

For students choosing the Business Economics major with a concentration in Financial Economics:


Lower division or upper division courses to bring the total of hours earned to 120.

Honors Program

To be considered for the Honors Degree Program in Economics, the student must:

Maintain a minimum grade of “B” in honors sections of both ECON 2010 - Intro to Macroeconomics**  and ECON 2020 - Intro to Microeconomics** ; and obtain the recommendation of a faculty member in the Department of Economics to the Department Honors Committee.

Once accepted to the Honors Degree Program in Economics, the student must:

Maintain an average GPA of 3.25 in all economics courses to continue in the program; Have a minimum GPA of 3.5 in all economics courses at graduation; Enroll in ECON 3310 - Intermediate Microeconomic Theory  and ECON 3320 - Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory  with an honors contract. Those contracts will be discussed with and approved by the faculty member teaching each course; and write an honors thesis. This begins with finding a faculty advisor for the thesis project, discussing a thesis topic, then writing the thesis. The honors thesis typically takes one semester to complete, although work on it can begin early. When working on the honors thesis, the student will enroll in a section of ECON 4996 - Honors Thesis in Economics  for up to one semester. The completed thesis will be graded by the faculty advisor.

Upon successfully completing all these requirements, the student will be recognized at the commencement ceremony by having their degree conferred “With Honors in Economics.” Moreover the student’s diploma and the record at the University of Memphis will reflect this accomplishment.

Typical 4 Year Sequence Economics Major: Financial Economics Concentration

Semester Totals 28-30 hrs

Sophomore Year

Semester Totals 32 hrs

Semester Totals 30 hrs

Senior Year

Semester Totals 30 hrs