The Economics Department

Business Economics Option Program

BEOP allows economics majors to take a set of restricted accounting and finance courses in UT’s McCombs School of Business to complete a minor in Finance or Accounting. By taking accounting and finance classes alongside business majors, BEOP students explore complementarities between economic analysis and business, thereby strengthening the quantitative and analytical skills they acquire as economic majors.


After meeting ALL eligibility requirements you can apply in-person at BRB 1.114,  or via email to There is no deadline to apply.

Application for students in the 12-14 or 14-16 catalog

Application for students in the 16-18 and 18-20 catalog


To find out more information about required coursework click here.

Please review the prerequisites for these courses and be aware BEOP students may take no more than two business courses per semester. Plan accordingly!


Students are granted access to upper division BEOP classes AFTER initial senior/junior registration access periods (to allow priority for ACC/FIN majors). Detailed registration instructions provided upon admission. Registration in any BEOP class in any semester is subject to availability.

Students who wish to get a head start on the program before they are officially admitted can petition to take ACC 311 and ACC 312 following the procedure on this website. If the petition is approved, students are typically given registration access on the second class day of the semester. Access to these classes is still subject to availability.

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    The University of Texas at Austin
    2225 Speedway
    BRB 1.116, C3100
    Austin, Texas 78712
    512-471-3211 (main) & 512-471-2973 (advising)