This concentration within the B.S. degree combines specialized training in economics, econometrics and management information systems in areas important to the study of big data. In order to take any upper-level EMIS classes, students must complete the subset requirements of the EMIS department, which include EMIS 1360 (students are limited to a maximum of two enrollments in this course), MATH 1337 and MATH 1338 , DISC 1312 /DISC 2305 and DISC 1313 /DISC 2306 or equivalent, and CS 1341 and CS 1342 , with a 3.000 average subset GPA and a C or better in each subset course. All advanced economics courses must have the ECO prefix with the exception of FINA 3320 and FINA 4326 which substitute for ECO 4368 and ECO 4378 , respectively. (FINA courses are open only to students who are declared majors in a Business degree plan through the Cox School of Business.)
Note: Any 5000- or 6000-level courses taken to complete an approved economic field may also be used to satisfy the requirement for the B.S. degree of at least six credit hours at the 5000 level or above.