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Economics, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Murfreesboro, TN, United States
MTSU offers two undergraduate degrees with a major in Economics: a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.). The B.B.A. is a business major, also available with a concentration Labor Relations. The B.S. is offered through the College of Liberal Arts
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If there's one subject that has been in the headlines almost daily over the past several years, it's the economy. It would behoove leaders on both sides of the political aisle—not to mention the barons of Wall Street—to bone up on economics so that a consensus could be reached on how best to allocate and manage America's resources. There is an urgent need for sharp, fresh minds in the field, and graduates can discover lucrative careers in economics in both business and government. The U.S. Census Bureau (2009) reports that economics majors are among those who earn the highest median salaries of all majors.

Students who major in Economics can seek work in the field of microeconomics, which focuses on individual firms and consumers, and macroeconomics, which analyzes national income and growth. Career opportunities are available in the following general areas:

  • Banking
  • Consulting
  • Government
  • Higher education
  • Insurance
  • Law
  • Manufacturing
  • Private business
  • Public service
  • Real estate
  • Risk management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • ECON 2410 - Principles of Economics, Macroeconomics
  • ECON 2420 - Principles of Economics, Microeconomics
  • ECON 3210 - The Financial System and the Economy
  • ECON 3430 - Public Finance
  • ECON 3510 - Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
  • ECON 3520 - Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
  • ECON 3970 - Cooperative Education
  • ECON 3980 - Cooperative Education
  • ECON 4100 - Law and Economics
  • ECON 4260 - Financial Markets and Institutions
  • ECON 4310 - Problems in Government Finance
  • ECON 4500 - Urban and Regional Economics
  • ECON 4510 - Unions and Collective Bargaining
  • ECON 4570 - Managerial Economics
  • ECON 4600 - Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
  • ECON 4620 - Econometrics and Forecasting

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

General requirements

  • Application form for admission
  • $30 application fee
  • International Certificate of Immunization
  • Financial statement indicating sources of support
  • Certificate of Freedom from Tuberculosis
  • All foreign non-immigrant students applying for admission pursuant to a student visa shall submit within thirty (30) days from the first day of classes a certificate from a licensed physician or other qualified medical authority verifying freedom from tuberculosis. Failure to submit such certification shall result in denial of admission (immediate withdrawal from classes) or continued enrollment. In the event that a student has tuberculosis or has potential tuberculosis requiring medical treatment, continued enrollment will be conditioned upon the determination by a licensed physician that further enrollment is not a risk to others and upon the student's compliance with any prescribed medical treatment program.
  • Submit Varicella (chickenpox) form
For undergraduate admissions, submit the following to the International Admissions Office (Campus Box 120, Peck Hall 216, Murfreesboro, TN 37132, USA):
  • TOEFL - an official iBT score of 61 or above (173 or above cbt or 500 or above paper-based);
  • IELTS - an official score of 5.5 or above;
  • iTEP - an official score of 3.6 or above.
In lieu of the TOEFL or IELTS, you may submit the following:
  • ELS passing of Level 110 in place of the above examinations - applicants may submit an official academic record demonstrating successful completion of ELS Language Center Level 110.
If residing in the US and applicable, please submit the following:
  • a copy of the I-94;
  • a copy of the I-20 ID;
  • copy of passport expiration page;
  • copy of visa page of passport.
  • Minimum grade point average is 3.0/4.0 for freshmen and 2.0/4.0 for transfer students

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1034 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1034 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    337 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 337 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Murfreesboro

  • 1123 - 2090 USD/month
    Living Costs

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