Economics - International Economics and Trade Emphasis

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Advisor: Isela Phelps
Office: Business 309
Phone Number: 435.797.2272

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Major Requirements

Huntsman School of Business Policies and Information

  • Students must be formally admitted to the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business.
  • Students may complete up to 15 USU Huntsman School of Business required credits numbered 2000 and above including transfer credits prior to formal admittance to the Huntsman School.
  • Students transferring more than 15 acceptable credits must receive Huntsman School admittance prior to completing further Huntsman School required courses.
  • Huntsman School applications are processed every semester. Applications must be received by December 1 for Spring, April 1 for Summer, and July 1 for Fall.
  • Minimum grade requirement for MIS 2200 and ENGL 2010 will be applied and based on admission time period.
  • In order to register for 3000-, 4000- and 5000-level courses in the Huntsman School, a 2.67 overall GPA is required.
  • Completion of a minimum of 40 credits numbered 3000 or above.
  • A 2.50 GPA in core and major courses is required for graduation.
  • For semester availability and prerequisites, see the USU general catalog.
  • All Utah State University graduation requirements must be met. Check USU catalog for more information regarding requirements.
  • It is strongly recommended that graduation applications be completed two semesters prior to graduation.

University Credit Requirements

USU Requirements

Total Credits 120
C- or better credits 100
Upper Division 40
USU residency credits 30

University Studies Requirements

General Education

Competency Requirements

Communications Literacy (CL)

ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1) 3
(or AP English or ACT English ≥29 or CLEP)
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2) 3

Quantitative Literacy (QL)

 MATH 1050 College Algebra (QL) 4
(or one course in Math or Stats requiring Math 1050 as a prerequisite or AP Calculus score of 3 or better)

Breadth Requirements

Select at least one approved course from each of the following six categories. At least two of the six Breadth courses must be University Studies courses with a USU prefix (excluding USU 1000). (A maximum of 4 CLEP or AP areas may be used.) Approved courses can be found in the USU catalog, the semester schedule book, and online at

American Inst.   ECN 1500 3
Creative Arts USU 1330 or Approved Course 3
Humanities USU 1320 or Approved Course   3
Life Sciences USU 1350 or Approved Course   3
Physical Sciences USU 1360 or Approved Course   3
Social Science ECN 2010 3
Exploration Credit STAT 2300 (QL) 4

Depth Requirements

Required Depth Courses (Two courses outside discipline)

3000+ Level Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA) Approved Course 2-3
3000+ Level Life and Physical Science (DSC) Approved Course 3

Communications Intensive (Two course)

Approved Course 3
Approved Course 3

Quantitative Intensive (One course)

Approved Course 3

Economics Major International Economics and Trade Emphasis Requirements

Major Requirements 74 Credits

Required Courses 74 Credits

ACCT 2010 Financial Accounting Principles (F, Sp, Su) 3
ACCT 2020 Managerial Accounting Principles (F, Sp, Su) 3
FIN 3400+ Corporate Finance (QI) (F, Sp, Su) 3
FIN 4300+ International Finance (F, Sp) 3
ECN 1500 Econ Institutions (F, Sp, Su)   3
ECN 2010 Intro to Microeconomics (F, Sp, Su)   3
ECN 3010 Managerial Economics (F, Sp, Su)   3
ECN 3400 Global Economic Institutions (F, Sp, Su)   3
ECN 4020 Intermediate Macroeconomics (F, Sp)   3
ECN 4310 Mathematical Methods in Economics and Finance I (QL) (F)   3
ECN 5150 Comparative Economic Systems  (CI)/(DSS) (Sp)   3
ECN 5330 Applied Econometrics (QI) 3
ECN 5400 International Trade Theory (F) 3
ECN 5600 Financial Economics (Sp) 3
FIN 3200 Financial Management 3
MATH 1050 College Algebra (QL) (F, Sp, Su) 4
MATH 1100** Calculus Techniques (QL) (F, Sp, Su) 3
MGT 2050 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business (F, Sp, Su) 3
MGT 3500+ Marketing Principles (F, Sp, Su) 3
MGT 3700+ Operations Management Fundamentals (F, Sp, Su) 3
MGT 3800 Leadership 3
MGT 3890 Systems Strategy and Problem Solving 3
MIS 2100 Principles of Management Information (F, Sp, Su)   3
MIS 3200 Business Communication (CI) (F, Sp, Su) 3
POLS 3100 Global Issues (F) 3
STAT 2300 Business Statistics (QL) (F, Sp, Su) 4

+Admittance into these courses requires a 2.67 GPA

**The regular calculus series (Math 1210 and 1220) and Statistics 3000 are recommended for economics majors contemplating graduate studies in economics.