Business Management Economics
The business management economics major provides students who are interested in careers in business or management with a foundation in economics and a selection of applied fields related to business management. This course of study prepares students for entrance into the business world or admission to graduate programs.
Study and Research Opportunities
Opportunities to take business courses in English in Europe, Mexico, or Hong Kong through the UC Education Abroad Program (EAP).
Information for First-Year Students (Freshmen)
Special preparation is not needed other than the courses required for UC admission, but you are encouraged to develop a strong background in mathematics.
Students must take the following three courses (or equivalent) prior to petitioning for entry to an Economics major: Economics 1 (Introductory Microeconomics), Economics 2 (Introductory Macroeconomics), and one of the following calculus courses: Econ/AMS 11A (Mathematical Methods for Economists), or Math 11A (Calculus with Applications), or Math 19A (Calculus for Science, Engineering, and Mathematics). To be eligible to declare the major, students must achieve a combined grade point average (GPA) of 2.8 in these three courses.
Information for Transfers
Students must take the equivalent of the following three courses prior to petitioning for entry to an Economics major: Economics 1 (Introductory Microeconomics), Economics 2 (Introductory Macroeconomics), and one of the following calculus courses: Econ/AMS 11A (Mathematical Methods for Economists), or Math 11A (Calculus with Applications), or Math 19A (Calculus for Science, Engineering, and Mathematics) and must achieve a combined grade point average (GPA) of 2.8 in these three courses to be eligible to declare the major. Equivalent courses may be taken at other universities or at community colleges. Transfer students may have these courses reviewed prior to matriculation.
- Financial analysis
- Investment advising
- Management consulting
- Nonprofit management
- Public administration
- Real estate
These are only samples of the field's many possibilities.
The Education Abroad Program (EAP) offers economics undergraduate students the opportunity to study at more than 100 host universities and colleges in over 43 countries as part of their regular UC academic program. Students receiving financial aid can apply their award to a program abroad.
Awards, Honors, and Recognitions
The 2017-2018 recipients of the Award in Business Management Economics are Aaron Justesen and Osarodian Odiase. This award is applied towards reimbursement for a portion of tuition fees.
Roshawnna Novellus (B.A., Business Management Economics and B.S., Engineering, ’01), is known professionally as "the Wealthy Yogi" for her combination of mindfulness and financial savvy. She has been featured in Huffington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and Fast Company magazine, and recently authored several articles for Forbes magazine.
Novellus cofounded two businesses, Novellus Financial and Bootstrap Capital, and serves on Atlanta’s Commission on Women.
General Catalog Information
For general catalog information for all economics majors programs, please see: registrar.ucsc.edu/catalog/programs-courses/program-statements/econ.html
For general information specifically for the business management economics major program, please see: economics.ucsc.edu/academics/undergraduate-program/majors-minor/business-management.html
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