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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics BS, Economic and Business Forecasting Specialization

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Economic and business forecasting specialization focuses on the analysis of business and economic trends such as prices, sales, business cycles, and commodity flows. Economists gather, manage, and analyze economic and business data to understand and predict trends so decision makers can make informed choices. Students develop technical skills and gain experience with statistical software. They utilize the latest econometric methods in their data analysis and can offer forecasting expertise to business and governments alike. This program provides a great preparation for economics, finance and analytics graduate programs.

Economics Foundation

Positions of responsibility in today’s world are usually held by individuals who have the capacity to analyze complex problems and make intelligent decisions. Learning economics will help students think logically and improve their ability to use economic concepts to analyze “real-world” problems and opportunities. In addition to preparation for business and government agency employment, an economics major is an excellent preparation for law schools, Master of Business Administration programs, and graduate programs in economics, agricultural economics, and natural resource management.

Admission Requirements
Students can apply to the major as part of their application to CWU, via their MyCWU account, or by emailing CBAdvising@cwu.edu and will be approved for entry to the major once they have completed the college of business agreement to policies.

Requirements for Progression and/or Graduation

To graduate with a degree in economics, students must:

• Earn at least 45 credits at CWU and meet all CWU graduation requirements, including grade point average requirements that apply to all CWU major programs.

• Complete at least 45 credits of coursework applied toward the economics major at CWU.

• Earn at least a 2.25 GPA in all classes applied toward major requirements, with nothing less than a C- (1.7) in any individual course.

When selecting a statistics (BUS 221 or MATH 211) option, students are strongly encouraged to select BUS 221 unless transferring a course to meet the requirement.

For policies that apply to all College of Business programs and requirements, as well as program learner outcomes, please see College of Business .

Economic and Business Forecasting Specialization

This specialization is for students who seek careers involving research in economics and business, including forecasting.

Total Credits: 108

College and Department Information

Economics Department  
College of Business  

College of Business Admission Requirements
For information on admission requirements, please go to: College of Business .

Online Availability
The program does not have a designated online only option.

Program Codes
Major plan codes: ECON, ECONP
Specialization plan code: EBF, EBFP

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