Department of Accounting & Economics

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Economics & Finance

The study of economics and finance equips students to analyze a broad range of socioeconomic phenomena and policy alternatives. Regulation, environmental protection, economic growth and development, the distribution of income, resource allocation, international trade and finance, comparative economic systems, inflation, and the level of employment are some traditional topics of economics. The finance courses focus on financial definitions and concepts involving sources and uses of funds, personal investment strategy, and financial institutions.

The economics and finance course of study contains a theoretical core supporting the finance, accounting, marketing, and management fields. It is designed to prepare graduates for management or analytical careers in business or government. In addition, the major provides a foundation for graduate study in a variety of fields. Faculty advisors will work closely with students to assist them in planning their course work to achieve personal career objectives.

Students who complete the economics and finance program will be able to:

  1. Understand economic concepts and relationships.
  2. Understand financial decision making at the individual, corporate, and public policy levels.
  3. Improve problem-solving skills through the application of economic and financial concepts.
  4. Evaluate economic and financial issues in a global context.


The matrix below is a sample plan for all coursework required for this program.

1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in ā€œGeneral Education Requirementsā€.
2Students who have two years of high school algebra with a grade of ā€œCā€ or better and a math ACT score of 22 or above may omit College Algebra and enroll directly in MATH 2223 Quantitative Business Analysis, Quantitative Business Analysis. If omitted, an additional 3 hours of electives will be required.
3Students considering graduate school are advised to take MATH 2914 Calculus I.
4 Only three hours of economic/finance internship will apply to this requirement.