School of Business

Concentration in Finance and Economics

The concentration in finance and economics prepares students for careers in banking, investing, manufacturing, and insurance. In addition, graduates will be strong candidates for positions in government, utilities, communications, and nonprofit organizations. The finance and economics curriculum also provides an excellent background for students who desire to pursue graduate work in business administration, economics, finance, or law. The courses offered in this concentration are designed to equip students with the necessary background for interpreting data, forecasting, and decision making in a changing global economy.

Course Requirements taken in the Junior and Senior Years:


  • BUS-F 302 Financial Decision Making (3 cr.)
  • BUS-F 420 Investments (3 cr.)
  • BUS-A 325 Cost Accounting (3 cr.)

Choose three of the following four options:

  • BUS-F 494 International Finance (3 cr.)
  • BUS-A 311 Intermediate Accounting I (3 cr.)
  • one 300-400 level BUS-F course approved by the School of Business (3 cr.)
  • one 300-400 level BUS or ECON elective (3 cr.)

In addition, each student is required to complete an applied learning experience. See an academic advisor for options.

4+1 Program
By working with the undergraduate and graduate advisors and taking 15 credits a semester, it is possible to graduate in 5 years with both Bachelor of Science in Business and Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees. Students interested in this program must be qualified to begin calculus their freshman year or must enroll in summer classes. Contact the undergraduate business advisors for more information.

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