Aug 10, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

TSAP in Business Economics (B.S.B)


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We are excited that you are pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business (B.S.B.) with a major in Business Economics.  You have taken an important step in this process by completing your TSAP Associate degree in Business Administration.  We are ready to help you start this leg of your journey.  The Purdue Fort Wayne TSAP on-campus program is designed with you, the learner, in mind. 

Purdue Fort Wayne’s program is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which provides a voluntary mechanism of quality control. AACSB is the most prestigious business accrediting body in the nation. Only about one-quarter of all business schools in the nation possess this distinction.

All TSAP students are admitted as pre-business students until they have completed the specific pre-business requirements needed for admission to the Bachelor’s degree program.

At the time you are admitted to the B.S.B. program, you will declare your major in Business Economics.

Program Requirements

  1. Students are admitted as pre-business students until they have completed the specific pre-business requirements needed for admission to the Bachelor’s degree program.  To be admitted to the B.S.B. program applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher and will have completed at least 45 credits that apply toward the degree, including the courses listed below. Within this course listing, successful applicants will have (1) a grade of C- or better in each course and (2) a GPA of 2.50 or better within these courses.
  2. Students can choose a minor, if desired.
  3. You must obtain an overall GPA of 2.3 in BUS and ECON courses.
  4. All students in the B.S.B. with a major in Business Economics are expected to meet the same student learning outcomes and program requirements. Additional program requirements exist for all students in the B.S.B. with a major in Business Economics; see the Program Description page for Business Economics. 
  5. You are responsible for satisfying the graduation requirements specified for your selected program.  Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies and procedures governing your academic career.  All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean.
  6. List of Admission, Major, and supporting courses required at PFW; total credits in program = 120.

Courses for Admission


  • COM 11400 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
  • MA 22900 Calculus for the Managerial, Social, and Biological Sciences I 3
  • PSY 12000 Elementary Psychology or SOC 16101 Principles of Sociology 3
  • BUS 10001 Principles of Business Administration 3
  • ENGL 23301 Intermediate Expository Writing 3
  • BUS 20401 Business Communication 3
  • BUS 10000 Intro to College and Business Careers 1
  • BUS 20100 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
  • BUS 20101 Computers in Business 3
  • ECON 20101 Introduction to Microeconomics 3
  • BUS 20001 Business Degree Seminar 0

Three additional rules apply for admission to the B.S.B. program:

1. No more than 6 credits of these courses may be repeated, and no course may be repeated more than once.

2. Both the original and the repeat grades earned in the above courses will be used to compute the admission GPA. This includes courses that you have taken or repeated at PFW and other Purdue campuses.

3. Students must earn a minimum of 300 points in the Passport to Success program, including at least two high impact events, before they can be admitted to any of the majors. Passport to Success is a program required of all business majors that emphasizes participation in activities outside the classroom. Details of the Passport to Success program may be found on the Doermer School of Business website.

Supporting Courses


  • BUS 20001  Business Degree Seminar Cr. 0.
  • ENGL 23301  Intermediate Expository Writing Cr. 3.
  • Interdisciplinary Elective (REL 11200 , PACS 20000 , INTL 20000 , or international language) Cr. 3.
  • General Education Capstone Cr 3.
  • Free elective Cr 9.

Business Courses


  • BUS 30100  Financial Management Cr. 3.
  • BUS 30101  Marketing Management in a Competitive Environment Cr. 3.
  • BUS 30102  Operations Management Cr. 3.
  • BUS 30200  Management of Organizations and People Cr. 3
  • BUS 32100  Management of Information Technology Cr. 3.
  • BUS 40000  Business Senior Seminar Cr. 0.
  • BUS 40100  Policy and Strategy Cr. 3.
  • BUS 40400  Social, Legal, and Ethical Implications of Business Decisions Cr. 3.
  • BUS 43000  Organizations and Organizational Change Cr. 3.

Business Economics Major Requirements: Credits 18


Economics Electives Cr. 9 - Choose three of the following:

  • ECON 30600  Undergraduate Seminar in Economics Cr. 3.
  • ECON 32800  Game Theory Goes to the Movies Cr. 3.
  • ECON 34001  Introduction to Labor Economics Cr. 3.
  • ECON 35000  Money and Banking Cr. 3.
  • ECON 36001  Public Finance: Survey Cr. 3.
  • ECON 40800  Undergraduate Readings in Economics Cr. 1-6.
  • ECON 43000  Introduction to International Economics Cr. 3.
  • ECON 44500  Collective Bargaining: Practice and Problems Cr. 3.
  • ECON 47101  Econometric Theory and Practice I Cr. 3.
  • ECON 47201  Econometric Theory & Practice II Cr. 3.
  • ECON 47700  Korean Economy and Culture Cr. 3.

NOTE: ECON 30600 and 40800 are topics courses and may be taken more than once, with different topics.

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