2014-2015 Catalog 
    Apr 22, 2021  
2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics-Accounting Major


  • ECON 101 CM  and ECON 102 CM  require completion of basic calculus at the level of MATH 030 CM - Calculus I , or higher.
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  • ECON 125 CM  and ECON 134 CM  require completion of a college-level statistics course or the equivalent; students with a score of 4 or 5 on AP Statistics will have met this requirement. Students without a prior college-level statistics course usually take   as the prerequisite course. ECON 120 CM  or its equivalent must be taken for a letter grade.
  • Economics-Accounting courses, with the exception of ECON 151 CM  and ECON 157 CM , are level I elective courses for economics majors.

Senior Thesis in Economics-Accounting

The senior thesis is a general education requirement and the capstone experience of a student’s undergraduate education. Students must complete a senior thesis in at least one of their majors under supervision of a faculty reader who teaches within that major, unless granted a special exception.

Students pursuing honors in economics-accounting are required to take ECON 159 CM - Accounting Theory and Research  or another approved advanced accounting course prior to or concurrent with senior thesis. For further information, see Honors in Economics-Accounting below.

Special Options for Majors

Dual Majors

Students with a dual major including economics-accounting must complete nine courses in economics-accounting distributed as follows:

  1. Core Requirement (seven courses)
  1. Electives Requirement: two courses from the following

Students with a dual major including economics-accounting are encouraged to write their senior thesis on a topic in economics-accounting. For further information, see Senior Thesis in Economics-Accounting above.

Note the restrictions on honors in the major for students with a dual major under Honors in Economics-Accounting below. For further information on dual majors and the requirements for the other discipline of the dual major, check the appropriate sections of this catalog.

Honors in Economics-Accounting

Requirements for honors in economics-accounting are:

  • Completion of a major in Economics-Accounting
  • A grade point average of 10.50 or better in the major at the time of graduation.
  • Completion of ECON 159 CM - Accounting Theory and Research , during the senior year. In years when ECON 159 CM  will not be offered, candidates may complete an elective course from a list of qualifying courses available from the Director of the Accounting Program during the senior year. This course must be taken prior to or concurrent with senior thesis.
  • Completion of a senior thesis containing substantial accounting content and reflecting superior understanding of accounting analysis. Compliance with these requirements can be established through either of two methods:
    1. The thesis is written under the direction of an Economics-Accounting faculty member as either primary or secondary reader.
    2. The thesis is written under the direction of any other Robert Day School faculty member as the primary reader and the topic is approved in advance, and verified upon completion, by the Director of the Economics-Accounting faculty as meeting the requirements.

Students with dual majors including economics-accounting who wish to be considered for honors in economics-accounting are eligible if they:

  • Have completed all requirements for a full major in economics-accounting and are granted honors, or
  • Qualify and receive honors in both disciplines of their dual major. See Academic Honors at Graduation  for details.

Internship in Economics-Accounting

See Internship Programs  for information on summer internships in economics-accounting.

The Robert Day Scholars Program

The Robert Day Scholars Program is designed for a select group of highly motivated students with excellent academic records, significant leadership aptitude, and a clear interest in leadership roles in business, finance, government, and not-for-profit organizations. Robert Day Scholars complete a required set of coursework and receive a generous fellowship toward tuition, and access to networking opportunities together with customized support from a career services specialist. For further information, see The Robert Day Scholars Program  and the Robert Day School (RDS) website.

Master of Arts in Finance

For information on the Master’s Program in Finance of the Robert Day School, see Master of Arts in Finance .

Learning Goals and Student Learning Outcomes of the Economics-Accounting Program

For information on learning goals and student learning outcomes, see Economics .

Advanced Placement (AP), Credit, and Placement

For information on advanced placement and credit for economics-accounting majors, see Economics .

General Education Requirement Information

For information on general education requirements for economics-accounting majors, see Economics .

Study Abroad

All CMC students are encouraged to apply for study abroad during their junior year. Students planning to study economics-accounting abroad should consult with the Director of the Accounting Program to determine which off-campus courses will be accepted for the major. Consult the Director of the Accounting Program for further information.