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Courses

The department welcomes students from all majors and nearly all of the department's elective courses are open to any student who has completed the introductory Principles of Economics (150 or 151 and 152) and Principles of Financial Accounting (160) courses.  Please check out our course grid for class offerings this year. 

The department regularly offers courses in international economics, environmental and natural resource economics, labor and sports economics, public finance and economic development. For those students who wish to focus on business, the department offers many elective business courses including:

  • Intermediate and Managerial Accounting
  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Theory of Business Finance
  • Investments
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business and Society
  • Business Policy and Strategy

Perspectives on Business in a Changing World - an ongoing program of guest speakers, executives-in-residence, and special programs - richly complements the department's business courses.  For a full description of these and other courses, see the Economics and Business section of the course catalog.

For resources involving individual courses, check out the Economics and Business category in PROWL.

The college’s location, resources, and unique Block Plan calendar allow the faculty to offer students truly extraordinary learning experiences. Many of the department’s courses incorporate experiential learning opportunities, including guest lecturers, executives-in-residence, and field trips. Field trips range from one-day visits to Denver to visit with the executives of high-tech telecommunications firms and the front offices of professional sports franchises to extensive one- to two-week field trips throughout the Southwest to study environmental economics issues. A large percentage of students take advantage of opportunities to study at another college or university in the United States or to study abroad at institutions such as the London School of Economics and the University of Maastricht. The college also has an exchange agreement with the Jönköping International Business School in Sweden.