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DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS AND FINANCE
 
Chair: Ross N. Dickens (251) 460-6729
Professor Emeritus: James Bobo
Professors: Chang, Dickens, Swofford
Associate Professor: Forbus
Assistant Professors: Hughes, Hunsader, McKenna, Simpson, Wu
 
Department of Economics and Finance web site
http://www.southalabama.edu/mcob/econfin.shtml
 
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.
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
The following courses are required:
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.
 
 
 
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 a degree in general finance or 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 345
FIN 421 FIN 430 FIN 445 FIN 470
FIN 471 FIN 490 FIN 492 FIN 494
MKT 345 MKT 348 MKT 445
 
Finance majors must take FIN 332 as one of their two international core courses.
 
Banking/Depository Institutions Major
Students whose interests are in Banking and Depository Institutions Management can choose this major. This major 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 345
FIN 411 FIN 421 FIN 430 FIN 445
FIN 490 FIN 492 FIN 494 MKT 345
MKT 348 MKT 445  
 
Finance majors must take FIN 332 as one of their two international core courses.
 
 
 

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