University of South Alabama
Home Index Search Directories Faq
USA Undergraduate/Graduate Bulletin 2004-2005

 

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS AND FINANCE
 
Chair: Donald L. Moak (251) 460-6408
Professor Emeritus: James Bobo
Professors: Chang, Filer, Moak, Swofford
Associate Professors: Dickens, Forbus
Assistant Professors: Delcoure, McKenna, Hunsader, Tuttle
Instructor: Hopkins
 
Department of Economics and Finance web site
http://www.southalabama.edu/mcob/ecofin
 
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 major 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 430
FIN 345 FIN 346 FIN 421 FIN 471
FIN 445 FIN 446 FIN 470 FIN 332
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 421
FIN 345 FIN 346 FIN 411 FIN 490
FIN 430 FIN 445 FIN 446 FIN 332
FIN 492 FIN 494    
 
 
 

University of South Alabama - Mobile Alabama 36688-0002 / 1 (251) 460-6101
For questions or comments Contact Us
Last date changed: March 5, 2004 8:15 AM
http://www.southalabama.edu/bulletin/buseco.htm

University of South Alabama