The Business and Economics Curriculum

General Information

The Business Administration and Economics Department at Georgetown College is committed to providing a broad professional education to prepare students for careers in business, government, and not-for-profit organizations. Our majors in Business Administration are built around required core courses that provide our students the basic skills in both the quantitative and qualitative aspects of Business Administration.

The Business Administration and Economics Department offers B.S. degrees in the following areas:


Business Administration

These majors provide our students with both an introduction to the primary functional areas of business and the opportunity to pursue a limited specialization in one or more specific functional areas. Additionally, a shared core of required courses allows students the opportunity to develop substantive business knowledge prior to choosing an area of specialization.

The Business Administration and Economics Department offers a B.A. degree in:


The Economics major takes a more abstract approach to learning about business. Students who complete this major learn general methods of analyzing problems and making decisions. They then apply those methods in a variety of business and government policy settings.

Additionally, the Business Department offers interdisciplinary majors. For those interested in International Business, there is the opportunity to earn a B.A. degree in:

International Business and Culture

There are also B.S. interdisciplinary majors in:

Business Administration and Ethics (for 2010-2011 or earlier catalog)

Management Information Systems

All of these majors are comprised of courses that strive to develop students’ skills in both qualitative and quantitative areas of learning. Emphasis has been placed on developing critical thinking skills in addition to quantitative business analysis, accounting, and financial skills. Students with interdisciplinary majors are not required to have a minor.

For students with non-business majors, the Business Administration and Economics Department offers minors in Business Administration and Economics.

The Department also offers recognition and opportunities for its students outside the traditional classroom. These include academic awards, Phi Beta Lambda (a professional business organization for students), an invited speaker series, internships with area businesses, international travel and education, and a student investment team.

Business Major Degree Requirements

This section lists requirements for all business majors. Requirements for interdisciplinary majors are listed at the end under a separate heading.

All business majors build upon a common foundation of accounting, economics, and math. These common requirements are listed here. There is an additional set of courses required for all B.S. degrees, listed at the beginning of that section. Specialization courses are then listed separately for each major.

Preparation for the Major: 18 Hours

  • Computer literacy in Excel spreadsheets (demonstrated through test in BUA 210)
  • BUA 210 Principles of Accounting I
  • BUA 211 Principles of Accounting II
  • ECO 221* Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECO 223* Principles of Microeconomics
  • MAT 109** Calculus for Business & the Social Sciences or 125 Calculus I
  • MAT 111** Elementary Probability and Statistics

* Can be used to fulfill General Education requirements for a Social Science course.
**Can be used to fulfill General Education requirements for a Mathematics course.

Course Descriptions

A list of all courses taught at Georgetown College is in the College Catalog, which is available at the online College Catalog or from the Admissions Office.