The W. A. Franke
College of Business
PO Box 15066
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
Economics Program of Study
FCB Office of Academic Services 928-523-5232
Understanding today's economy is a necessity for everyone from influential
politicians to corporate executives to the average citizen. Individuals and
organizations are challenged to deal with issues and problems that a fast-paced,
ever-changing global economy presents. Their success and survival will depend
upon their ability to respond, change, and grow.
The NAU Economics programs are designed to meet these challenges. And because
economics is so diverse and broad-based, there are two different and unique
economics majors offered. One of the major programs grants a Bachelor of Science
in Business Administration (BSBA) degree with a major in Economics. The other
program grants a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics through NAU's College of
Social and Behavioral Sciences. An Economics degree equips the graduate with
state-of-the-art analytical tools and knowledge-based skills, making the graduate
employable in both the private and public sectors, where critical organizational
decisions depend upon an understanding of domestic and global economic
For more information regarding the Economics' Program of Study visit
the Economic Area web-site, which is maintained by FCB's Economics
The W. A. Franke College of Business BSBA degree emphasizes...
The Social and Behavioral Science BS degree emphasizes...
- A core set of business courses that includes marketing, management, accounting, computer information systems, finance, law, and statistics.
- Major courses in economics that may include Money and Banking, Intermediate Micro and Macro Economic Theory, Labor Economics, International Economics, Environmental Economics, Public Finance, and others.
- Career preparation for employment in the private, corporate and small business sectors, and the public and non-profit sectors.
- A program of study based upon social science courses, including political science, geography, history, and sociology.
- Major courses in economics that may include Intermediate Macro and Micro Economic Theory, Comparative Economic Systems, Economic Thought, Forecasting, Economic Development of the Reservations, and others also included in the BSBA program.
- Career preparation for employment in both public and private sectors with an orientation in broad economic issues that span both sectors of the economy.
- a choice of a focus that supplements the social science orientation of the Economics major.