Mitchell College of Business

2000 - 2001 Bulletin Information

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS AND FINANCE

Chair: Donald L. Moak (460-6408)
Professor Emeritus: James Bobo
Professors: Chang, Filer, Moak, Swofford
Associate Professor: Forbus
Assistant Professors: Cromwell, Dickens, Friday, McKenna, Payne
Instructor: Clark

THE ECONOMICS PROGRAM
The Economics program is designed to prepare students for professional careers in managerial positions, graduate students in economics or for related fields such as law, government, administration, education, and others. Positions in business economics and graduate study require knowledge of economics and the application of economic tools to analyze problems for decision-making. Students may either concentrate in economics through the Mitchell College of Business or minor in economics through the College of Arts and Sciences.

Specific areas of interest not covered by listed courses may be met by special research programs and guided individual study in ECO 494 (Directed Study in Economics).

REQUIREMENTS FOR AN ECONOMICS CONCENTRATION IN THE MITCHELL COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
Requirements for a concentration in economics are:
ECO 315
ECO 316
ECO 491
At least fifteen credits of elective courses in economics, numbered 301 or above, and related fields, approved by the department.

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR FOR STUDENTS OUTSIDE THE MITCHELL COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
The courses designated for the minor will meet the needs of students who desire a knowledge of economics to support major study in another field.

A minimum of 21 semester hours in economics including ECO 215, 216, 315, 316, and nine hours in other courses numbered 301 or above.

THE FINANCE PROGRAM
The Finance program is designed to provide an understanding of the various areas and principles of finance. Students will develop a body of specialized knowledge and analytical techniques that are used in the acquisition, allocation and management of financial resources. Finance careers are typically in industry and commercial businesses, public utilities and government agencies, banks, insurance companies, brokerage houses, investment companies and other financial institutions. Within the finance program, students may pursue either a general finance degree or a finance degree with a concentration in banking/depository institutions.

The general finance degree is appropriate for students who plan a career in corporate finance, financial planning, investment planning and research, real estate, or insurance.

The following courses are required:
FIN 343
FIN 350
FIN 410
FIN 411
FIN 420

Choose three electives from the following:
ACC 331
ECO 315
ECO 340
FIN 332
FIN 345
FIN 346
FIN 421
FIN 430
FIN 445
FIN 446
FIN 470
FIN 471
FIN 490
FIN 492
FIN 494

BANKING/DEPOSITORY INSTITUTIONS CONCENTRATION
Students whose interests are in Banking and Depository Institutions Management can choose this concentration. This concentration is designed to prepare students for a career in banking, savings and loans, credit unions and management of other financial institutions.

The following courses are required:
FIN 343
FIN 350
FIN 410
FIN 420
FIN 470
FIN 471

Choose two electives from the following:
ACC 331
ECO 315
ECO 340
FIN 332
FIN 345
FIN 346
FIN 411
FIN 421
FIN 430
FIN 445
FIN 446
FIN 490
FIN 492
FIN 494

Descriptions of all Economics (ECO) courses

Descriptions of all Finance (FIN) courses

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