Graduate and Undergraduate Catalog
Year 2004 - 2005
Bachelor of Arts, Undergraduate Minor
Faculty Adil Mouhammed, Baker Siddiquee
Associated Faculty Shahram Heshmat, Xia Pan, Robert Sipe
Emeritus Faculty Michael Ayers, Leroy Wehrle
Adjunct Faculty Mohammed Shahidullah
Contact: (217) 206-7174
email@example.com or www.uis.edu/economics/
Departmental goals and objectives
The goal of the economics program is to help students build strong
conceptual thinking and problem-solving skills by understanding
and applying economic theory to real world problems. Specific
program objectives include the development of 1) basic knowledge
and macroeconomic theory and their applications and quantitative
methods of analysis, 2) skills in research using the theories
and methods of economic analysis, and 3) skills for applying
theories and models.
New students must contact the department for initial advising
to plan a program of study that reflects their interests
The Bachelor's Degree
The B.A. in economics is designed to meet the standards
set by the profession. Through its curriculum and faculty
the department seeks to prepare its graduates with the
and knowledge to perform successfully in careers in private
as well as government or not-for-profit enterprises.
All departments in the College of Business and Management
require foundation knowledge in accounting, economics,
mathematics, statistics, and the behavioral sciences.
UIS courses that
knowledge requirement include:
ACC 211 Introduction to Financial Accounting and ACC
212 Introduction to Managerial Accounting or ACC
ECO 313 Statistics for Business and Economics
MAT 113 Business Calculus (or other calculus or finite
ECO 201 Introduction to Microeconomics and ECO 202
Introduction to Macroeconomics or
ECO 315 Economics for Administration
Behavioral science course (psychology, sociology,
A minimum GPA of 2.00 (C) is required in the foundation
coursework for entry to the program core courses.
Students will receive
credit for either ECO 315 or ECO 201 and ECO 202,
but not for both.
A student must complete 60 semester hours of upper-division
coursework to earn a B.A. in economics.
College core 18 Hrs.
(Required of all undergraduate College of Business
and Management students)
BUS 302 Principles of Financial Management 3
BUS 312 Principles of Marketing 3 Hrs.
BUS 322 Principles of Operations Management 3
MGT 310 Managing Organizational Behavior 3
MIS 352 Principles of Management Information
Systems 3 Hrs.
MGT 488 Strategic Management and Leadership 3
Economics core 20 Hrs.
ECO 301 Intermediate Microeconomics 4 Hrs.
ECO 302 Intermediate Macroeconomics 4 Hrs.
ECO 314 Quantitative Methods for Business and
Economics 4 Hrs.
ECO 408 History of Economic Thought 4 Hrs.
ECO 413 Econometrics 4 Hrs.
Electives 10 Hrs.
University requirements (AST, PACs, or LSCs)
Total 60 Hrs.
Students must complete the 20 hours of economics
core courses in the UIS College of Business
and Management. An average
GPA of 2.00
(C) or better is required for all UIS coursework
graduate. In addition, students must maintain
an average GPA of
3.00 (B) or
better in the two theory courses, ECO 301
and ECO 302.
To earn a minor in economics, students
must complete 16 semester hours of upper-division
courses at UIS.
coursework includes ECO 315 Economics
for Administration or two courses in principles
of economics (micro
and macro). Required
courses (or their equivalents) include:
ECO 301 Intermediate Microeconomics 4
ECO 302 Intermediate Macroeconomics
Two upper-division economics courses
Total 16 Hrs.