Business Management Economics

Paul Simpson (B.A., business management economics, '02), entrepreneur, owner of SageTel International, a technological consulting firm.

Introduction

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.

Degrees Offered

  • B.A.

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.

Careers

  • Accounting
  • Banking
  • Financial analysis
  • Investment advising
  • Management consulting
  • Marketing
  • Nonprofit management
  • Public administration
  • Real estate
  • Teaching

These are only samples of the field's many possibilities.

EAP

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 2014-2015 recipients of the Sam and Helen Szteinbaum Award in Business Management Economics are Tanya Flores and Joseph Rozo. This award is applied towards reimbursement for a portion of tuition and fees.

The 2014-2015 recipients of the Award in Business Management Economics are Emily Binder and Kilani Gaines. This award is applied towards reimbursement for a portion of tuition fees.

Alumni Focus

Eduard A. de Haan (B.A., Business Management Economics, ’01) was recently appointed as Assistant Professor of Accounting in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. His research and writing address accounting and financial regulation.

Department Website

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/business-management.html

More Information

Economics Department
401 Engineering 2
University of California, Santa Cruz
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, California 95064
(831) 459-5028
econ_ugrad_coor@ucsc.edu