Feb 21, 2024  
Butler University Bulletin 2023-2024 
  
Butler University Bulletin 2023-2024

Economics, BSE


The major in economics builds on the 9-hour requirement of economics taken by all business students and focuses on the behavior of both large and small decision-making units. It provides the student with problem-solving and data-gathering skills to make informed decisions in a variety of settings (e.g., business, government, and nonprofit) and for a variety of job responsibilities, from an entry-level position in a management training program, on the one hand, to a CEO of a corporation, on the other. A student with a major in economics may enter many professions, including financial services, government, journalism, banking, and general business. Further, economics provides a useful background for students wishing to do graduate work in business administration, international relations, public policy, law, and economics.

Economics Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  • Determine how market structure affects market prices, quantities, and profitability
  • Investigate the relationship of the international economy to the domestic economy, including the role of exchange rates
  • Use econometric techniques to estimate underlying relationships in economic models and interpret the results

Economics Curriculum


122 Total Credit Hours (Includes Butler University Core Requirements and the above listed Business Core Requirements)

University Electives (12 hours)


LAS Electives (3 hours)


University Core Requirements


  • FYS 101/102, First Year Seminar
  • GHS (6 hours) Global & Historical Studies
  • PCA Perspective in Creative Arts
  • PWB Physical Well Being
  • NW Natural World
  • TI Texts & Ideas