Economics and Finance

The Economics & Finance Major

The Economics and Finance major is designed to prepare students for managerial positions in business and government. Two concentrations are available within the Economics/Finance major: Economics and Finance.

All Economics/Finance majors are required to take the following three courses and choose one concentration area:

ECO 315 Intermediate Microeconomics
FIN 343 Money Markets and Financial Institutions
FIN 420 Investments

The Economics Concentration

The Economics concentration is designed to prepare students for professional careers in managerial positions, 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.

The following courses are required:

ECO 316 Intermediate Macroeconomics
ECO 330 Current Global Economic Issues
ECO 491 History of Economic Thought (W)

Choose three electives from the following:
ECO 318 Principles of Managerial Economics
ECO 322 Industrial Structure and Public Policy
ECO 323 Public Finance
ECO 343 Labor Economics
ECO 363 International Economics
ECO 383 Economic History of the United States
FIN 430 Derivative Securities

Careers And Graduate Study in Economics

The Finance Concentration

The Finance concentration 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.

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

The following courses are required:

FIN 332 Multinational Finance
FIN 350 Financial Statement Analysis
FIN 410 Intermediate Corporate Finance
FIN 411 Problems in Business Finance (W)

Choose two electives from the following:

FIN 345 Principles of Insurance
FIN 421 Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
FIN 430 Derivative Securities
FIN 445 Life and Disability Insurance
FIN 470 Depository Institutions Management I
FIN 471 Depository Institutions Management I
MKT 345 Real Estate
MKT 445 Real Estate Finance and Investments


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