Welcome to the Department of Economics and Finance
The Department of Economics and Finance is a multidisciplinary department with programs that lead to a B.B.A. degree in Economics and a B.B.A. degree in Finance. We also offer a Minor in Economics for non-business majors. The Department offers traditional and online courses, study abroad courses, undergraduate research opportunities, and work experience through internships and ENACTUS. Our programs develop the knowledge and skills required for professional careers in business and government, and for graduate school.
Economics is the study of how resources are used to meet society’s needs. It is an essential aspect of virtually every decision individuals, businesses, and governments make. Students who pursue a B.B.A. degree in Economics or Minor in Economics develop analytical and critical-thinking skills needed to solve complex problems, are adept in managing and drawing inferences from large datasets, and understand and clearly communicate complex ideas. Students have the opportunity to select courses, engage in research, and participate in internships that prepare them for their future, whether that is a career or graduate school.
Finance focuses on the ways individuals, businesses, and governments raise and allocate monetary resources among various investment opportunities. Students who pursue a B.B.A degree in Finance develop the financial decision-making skills needed for valuing securities and derivatives, managing portfolios, assessing and managing risk, understanding financial market behavior, and understanding financial institution operations. Students have the opportunity to select courses, engage in research, invest Foundation funds, and participate in internships that prepare them for their future, whether that is a career or graduate school.