Accelerated Dual-Degree BS in Economics/Master of Science in Business Analytics (3+1)

Program contact: Donn Johnson 203-582-8205

The Accelerated Dual-Degree BS in Economics/Master of Science in Business Analytics (3+1) program offers highly motivated students an opportunity to earn both degrees from the School of Business in just 4 years. Both degrees are completed in full without compromise. Students continue to have the ability to study abroad or engage in a program such as QU in DC.

This program offers advantages to students who have a passion for economics and ambitions for a career that combines economics and business analytics. The study of economics develops your critical thinking and analytical skills. Students who want their resume to stand out from the pack, while developing the above skills and earning a respected degree in business might consider this 3+1 program as a differentiator.

Additionally, this program offers advantages to students who wish to pursue careers such as data analysts, business intelligence analysts, program and marketing managers, and big data analytics specialists among other career paths. The program uniquely qualifies these graduates by pairing their passion for economics with the MS in Business Analytics. Economics students substantially increase their employability and earning power upon graduation without compromising the personal, interpersonal and intellectual growth that a liberal arts education offers.

Accelerated Dual-Degree BS/MS (3+1) Program of Study

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterCredits
EC 111 Principles of Microeconomics 3
EN 101 Introduction to Academic Reading and Writing 3
FYS 101 First-Year Seminar 3
MA 170 Probability and Data Analysis 3
Foreign Language 101 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits18
Spring Semester
EC 112 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
EC 272 Advanced Applied Statistics 3
EN 102 Academic Writing and Research 3
Foreign Language 102 3
Fine Arts Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits18
Summer Semester
Humanities Elective 3
Fine Art (AR) or Science Course (SC) no lab 3
 Credits6
Second Year
Fall Semester
EC Electives 6
Natural Science with Lab 4
EC 211 Intermediate Microeconomics 3
Humanities Elective 3
Free Elective 2
 Credits18
Spring Semester
EC 212 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3
EC 365 Econometrics 3
Personal Inquiry course 3
EC Elective 3
Free Electives 6
 Credits18
Summer Semester
Free Electives 6
 Credits6
Third Year
Fall Semester
EC 450 Senior Seminar 3
CAS 420 CAS Integrative Capstone 3
EC Elective 3
Free Electives 9
 Credits18
Spring Semester
Free Electives 15
BAN 610 Introduction to Business Analytics 3
 Credits18
Fourth Year
Fall Semester
BAN 615 Predictive Modeling 3
BAN 621 Data Management 3
BAN 628 Data Mining 3
BAN 629 Text Mining 3
BAN 650 Data Visualization 3
 Credits15
Spring Semester
BAN 622 Data Warehousing 3
BAN 690 Business Analytics Capstone 3
BAN Electives 9
 Credits15
 Total Credits150

Student Learning Outcomes 

Upon completion of the undergraduate program, students will achieve the following competencies:

1.  Knowledge of Economics: Students demonstrate and can apply the core theories of economics.

2.  Quantitative Reasoning: Students develop the ability to represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically and verbally, and to interpret mathematical models such as graphs, tables and schematics to draw inferences. They also develop an ability to use arithmetical, algebraic, geometric and statistical methods to solve social and business problems.

3.  Critical Thinking: Students develop the ability to recognize problems and to acquire, assess and synthesize information to analyze social and business problems.

Upon completion of the MS in Business Analytics program, students will demonstrate the following competencies:

1.  Data Analysis: Evaluate different techniques used to analyze data.

2.  Data Management: Explain how data is stored, accessed and retrieved.

3.  Analytical Reasoning: Apply business analytics techniques and utilize analytical tools for organizational decision making.

4.  Critical Thinking: Demonstrate skills in interpreting and presenting analytical results.

Admission Requirements: College of Arts and Sciences

The requirements for admission into the undergraduate College of Arts and Sciences programs are the same as those for admission to Quinnipiac University.

Admission Requirements: Accelerated Dual-Degree BS/MS (3+1) 

The Accelerated Dual-Degree BS/MS (3+1) program does not have a separate application process. Students admitted to the College of Arts and Sciences who meet the program criteria will be invited to enter the program.  To be considered for this accelerated program, students generally must be ranked in the top 20 percent of their high school class, and must have a total SAT score (critical reading and math) of 1200 or higher, or an ACT composite score of 27 or higher.  

Admission to the university is competitive, and applicants are expected to present a strong college prep program in high school. Prospective students are strongly encouraged to file an application as early in the senior year as possible, and arrange to have first quarter grades sent from their high school counselor as soon as they are available.

For detailed admission requirements, including required documents, please visit the Admissions page of this catalog.