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Business Economics, B.B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #1207 (BCR) Cleveland, OH, United States
Business Economics from Cleveland State University (CSU) is a specialized area of economics that uses economic and quantitative analysis to make strategic business, financial, and management decisions. 
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Business Economics from Cleveland State University (CSU) helps students study the allocation of scarce resources, and the resulting forces that shape our business, economy and society both locally and globally.


An undergraduate degree in business economics can lead to many career opportunities in the public sector, financial institutions, marketing institutions, investment institutions, consulting firms, market research organizations, mergers and acquisitions departments, insurance companies, and international organizations. 

Students should clearly define their goals and seek experiences and skills necessary to reach those goals. Samples of jobs held by CSU graduate with a finance degree include: financial analyst, economic forecaster, internal auditor, benefits analyst, claims examiner for the Social Security Administration, portfolio administrator, business analyst, bank manager, market research specialist, investment analyst, director of Finance.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Economic History of the United States
  • Comparative Economic Systems
  • Managerial Economics
  • Economics of Health Care
  • Economics of Crime and Punishment
  • Money and Banking
  • Public Sector Economics
  • Consumer Economics
  • History of Economic Thought
  • Applied Economic Analysis
  • Industrial Organization
  • Business Fluctuations & Forecasting
  • Economics of Law
  • Urban Economics

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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A nonrefundable $40 application fee is required by check or money order (made payable to Cleveland State University).
  • Obtain your official transcripts.
  • Official ACT or SAT scores are required for admission. Scores appearing on your official high school transcript are acceptable. 
  • Send official transcripts from all regionally accredited colleges and universities you attended other than CSU (if applicable)
  • Obtain Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • Financial Verification
  • Cumulative secondary school GPA equivalent to a 2.3 on the US grading scale 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16904 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8452 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7975 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11184 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5592 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cleveland

  • 980 - 1620 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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