Oct 22, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalogue 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalogue Archived Catalogue

Department of Economics and Finance

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Dr. N. Richie, chair and undergraduate program coordinator. Dr. R. Burrus, Dr. C. Ciner, Dr. W. Compton, Dr. J. Farinella, Dr. E. Graham, Dr. M. Hossain, Dr. A. Jones, Dr. C. Moffett, Mr. G. Putman,  Dr. W. Sackley (graduate finance program coordinator), Dr. P. Schuhmann, Dr. K. Sigler, Dr. D. Soques, Dr. E. Watson, Dr. A. Witman.

Executives-In-Residence: Dr. T. Simpson, Mr. D. Verrone

The Department of Economics and Finance provides courses and other academic support for the B.S. degree with concentrations in economics and finance and for the B.A. degree with a major in economics. The economics and finance programs prepare students for careers that emphasize an understanding of financial markets and the operation of the economy as well as the proper choice of policies by both government and business enterprises. The department also offers a minor in economics for non-business majors.

The economics programs prepare students to enter government service, industry, or graduate programs in economics, business, public administration or other social science disciplines. The B.S. degree with a concentration in economics is designed to provide orientation of the individual and the firm in economic society, and supplements the study of economics with a variety of business and accounting courses. The B.A. degree with a major in economics is designed for the student who wants to focus on economics in the liberal arts tradition. The minor in economics is designed for non-business students to add dimension to their chosen area of academic study. Graduate schools, the government, and private employers seek employees with an economics background.

The B.S. degree with a concentration in finance consists of three separate but related areas: business finance, investments, and financial institutions. The finance curriculum prepares students for graduate study and for careers in corporate financial management, the investments and securities industry, and the management of financial institutions. The application of finance and the tools of financial analysis are emphasized in the courses.

Both degree programs and the economics minor offer students an understanding of contemporary economic problems and institutions and provide a study of economic issues, both in an historical setting and under conditions of change.

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