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2021-2022

Economics (Business), Bachelor of Science (accelerated masters degree option)

VCU

Community college:
Associate of Science: Business Administration (Richard Bland College of William and Mary)
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Program description

Economics is the science of human choice, the study of how individuals and businesses allocate scarce resources among competing uses. As an economics major, you’ll gain an understanding of markets and incentives, and learn to evaluate current events and assess public policy. From our gateway course to our capstone programs, you’ll develop the analytical and communication skills valued by employers. Our curriculum focuses on applying quantitative and data analysis expertise to address business, public policy, and socioeconomic concerns. We also help you build and refine your communication skills, preparing you to present your work professionally with confidence.

Career opportunities

Undergraduate work in economics is excellent preparation for careers in business, government, and teaching, as well as for graduate work in economics and professional schools such as law, public administration, and medicine. Specialization in economics prepares students for careers that emphasize analytical thinking, a broad understanding of the economy and business organizations, and the impact firm/government decisions have upon consumers, firms, and the economy as a whole. Because of their analytical, quantitative and decision-making skills, students who major in economics are sought after for a wide array of positions. In particular, the specific skills economics majors acquire provide employment opportunities in large organizations that forecast business conditions and analyze economic data.

Bachelor-level job titles
  • Budget, Financial, or Public Policy Analyst
  • Economist
  • Information Scientist
  • Journalist
  • Loan Officer
  • Personal Financial Advisor
  • Research Assistant
  • Statistician
  • Underwriter
  • Urban Planner
Graduate and professional level job titles
  • College Professor
  • Economic Consultant
  • Financial Manager
  • Policy Advisor
Contact information

 

VCU Transfer Center

Telephone: (804) 827-1349

Email: transferinfo@vcu.edu

Transfer Advising Request


Office of Admissions

Telephone: (804) 828-1222 or (800) 841-3638

Email: ugrad@vcu.edu


Guaranteed transfer admission requirements

Completion of associate degree
Minimum GPA of 2.5
All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better

Highest level of math required
  • ECON 501 or SCMA 302 or STAT 314
  • MATH 200 or BUSN 212
Science required
  • Core only
Foreign language requirements
  • No
Additional tuition/fees
  • Yes
GPA requirements (to progress/graduate in the major)
  • 2.5+ cumulative GPA to declare major, 2.0+ cumulative GPA to graduate, and 2.0+ major GPA to graduate

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2021-2022

Economics (Business), Bachelor of Science (accelerated masters degree option)

Richard Bland College of William and Mary (Associate of Science: Business Administration)

MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNINGGET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITYBUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCEGET REAL EXPERIENCEPREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
ExploreYear 1
  • Attend RBC Orientation.
  • Schedule an appointment with your Learner Mentor to discuss your degree and class plan.
  • Attend FAFSA Fridays to understand how you will fund your education. These events are available every Friday in October and February.
  • Use tutoring to get ahead.
  • Attend cultural events at RBC and/or VCU and celebrate diversity.
  • Attend VCU's annual Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
  • Familiarize yourself with the career services offered at RBC and VCU and explore career pathways on the VCU Career Services website.
  • Practice independent living skills (such as money management, self-care, time management, and personal responsibility).
ExperienceYear 2
  • Practice using the statistical functions of Excel.
  • Use tutoring to get ahead.
  • Explore your eligibility for the Two-Year College Transfer Grant.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges by meeting with your Learner Mentor and understanding RBC Student Support available.
  • Students considering graduate-level education in Economics beyond the bachelor's degree should take Calculus I (MTH 251) rather than Business Calculus (MTH 200).
  • Explore the accelerated BS to MA in Economics program.
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Consider learning a foreign language or make a plan for undertaking that study at VCU.
  • Attend VCU cultural events, including the monthly Global Café, VCU Diversity Scholars in Research week, or School of Business-related events.
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU.
  • Find out about VCU REAL and learn about REAL graduation requirement.
  • Attend Career & Internship Fairs at RBC or VCU to explore your interests.
  • Plan to complete at least two job experiences, (e.g., internships) before your senior year of college.
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest.
  • Using LinkedIn, connect to at least 10 people. Check out the VCU alumni page in My Network.
  • Consider who you would like to have serve as professional and academic references for future letters of recommendation.
  • Use the cost calculator to estimate your tuition/fees as an upperclassman at VCU.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • Explore the types of aid available at VCU.

Explore
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Attend RBC Orientation.
  • Schedule an appointment with your Learner Mentor to discuss your degree and class plan.
  • Attend FAFSA Fridays to understand how you will fund your education. These events are available every Friday in October and February.
  • Use tutoring to get ahead.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Attend cultural events at RBC and/or VCU and celebrate diversity.
  • Attend VCU's annual Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
  • Familiarize yourself with the career services offered at RBC and VCU and explore career pathways on the VCU Career Services website.
  • Practice independent living skills (such as money management, self-care, time management, and personal responsibility).

Experience
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Practice using the statistical functions of Excel.
  • Use tutoring to get ahead.
  • Explore your eligibility for the Two-Year College Transfer Grant.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges by meeting with your Learner Mentor and understanding RBC Student Support available.
  • Students considering graduate-level education in Economics beyond the bachelor's degree should take Calculus I (MTH 251) rather than Business Calculus (MTH 200).
  • Explore the accelerated BS to MA in Economics program.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Consider learning a foreign language or make a plan for undertaking that study at VCU.
  • Attend VCU cultural events, including the monthly Global Café, VCU Diversity Scholars in Research week, or School of Business-related events.
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Find out about VCU REAL and learn about REAL graduation requirement.
  • Attend Career & Internship Fairs at RBC or VCU to explore your interests.
  • Plan to complete at least two job experiences, (e.g., internships) before your senior year of college.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest.
  • Using LinkedIn, connect to at least 10 people. Check out the VCU alumni page in My Network.
  • Consider who you would like to have serve as professional and academic references for future letters of recommendation.
  • Use the cost calculator to estimate your tuition/fees as an upperclassman at VCU.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • Explore the types of aid available at VCU.

Course equivalent
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2021-2022

Economics (Business), Bachelor of Science (accelerated masters degree option)

Richard Bland College of William and Mary (Associate of Science: Business Administration)

Richard Bland College of William and Mary courses
CourseTitleEquivalent courseCreditsRequirements
BUS 201Principles of Accounting IACCT 2033Major (Ancillary)
BUS 202Principles of Accounting IIACCT 2043Major (Ancillary)
ENGL 101Rhetoric and Research I Note: students with credit for AP English Language and Composition will only receive credit for UNIV 111 at VCU and should take ENGL 102 to fulfill the VCU composition requirement.UNIV 111-1123General education
ENGL 102Rhetoric and Research II UNIV 2003General education
COM 101Public Speaking BUSN 2253Major (Ancillary)
Fine ArtsCore course in The Language and History of the Fine Arts (select 1): ART 201, 202, 231, MUS 103, THEA 201VCU equivalent3General education
Human ExperienceCore courses in The Human Experience (select 3): PHIL 101, 121, 201, 202, 203, PSY 201-202, 250, 260, 291, REL 201, 209, 210, 270, SOC 201, 204, 208, 250, 253VCU equivalent9General education
ECON 201Macroeconomics ECON 2113Major (Ancillary)
ECON 202Microeconomics ECON 2103Major (Ancillary)
U.S. & World CulturesSelect 1: GEO 101, GEO 103, GOVT 201, GOVT 202, GOVT 203, HIST 101, HIST 102, HIST 192, HIST 201, HIST 202, HIST 240, REL 209, REL 210, REL 219, REL 220, REL 254VCU equivalent3General education
MATH 200Calculus for Business Note: Students considering graduate-level education in Economics beyond the bachelor's degree should take Calculus I (MTH 251) rather than Business Calculus (MTH 200).BUSN 2123Major (Ancillary)
MATH 217Introduction to Statistics STAT 2103Elective
Laboratory ScienceCore course in the Investigation of the Natural World (select 1 with lab): BIOL 101/L, 110, 151/L, CHEM 101/L, 110/L, PHYS 101/L, 201/L, SCIE 111/LVCU equivalent4General education
CSCI 202Computer ApplicationsINFO 160, 161, 1623Elective
BUS 104Introduction to Business BUSN 2013Major (Ancillary)
ElectivesNo more than 2 credits of PE may be chosen VCU equivalent8Elective
Richard Bland credits transferred to VCU 60
VCU courses
CourseTitleCreditsRequirements
ECON 300Contemporary Economics Issues3Major
ECON 301Microeconomic Theory3Major
ECON 302Macroeconomic Theory3Major
ECONSelect one: ECON 431, ECON 441, ECON 442, ECON 461 or ECON 4893Major
ECON 501 or SCMA 302Introduction to Econometrics or Business Statistics II3Major
ECONECON electives (select five 300- or 400-level ECON courses). NOTE: ECON 501 may be used as an elective if SCMA 302 is taken as a required course. ECON 403 may be used as an elective if SCMA 320 is taken as a required course. BUSN 400+401 may be used as electives for students enrolled in the International Consulting Program.15Major
BUSN 301Career and Professional Development1Major (Ancillary)
BUSN 323Legal Environment of Business3Major (Ancillary)
BUSN 499Business Knowledge Exam0Major (Ancillary)
FIRE 311Financial Management3Major (Ancillary)
MGMT 303Creativity and Ideation3Major (Ancillary)
MGMT 310Managing People in Organizations3Major (Ancillary)
MGMT 434Strategic Management 3Major (Ancillary)
MKTG 301Marketing Principles3Major (Ancillary)
SCMA 301Business Statistics I (or open elective if VCU Business approves MATH 217 from Richard Bland as substitute for this requirement)3Major (Ancillary)
SCMA 320Production/Operations Management3Major (Ancillary)
INFO 360Business Information Systems (or ACCT 307)3Major (Ancillary)
Open elective2Elective
Credits completed at VCU60
Bachelor's degree total120
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