Economics And Finance Major

Careers in Economics/Finance

The specialization in Economics/Finance is intended primarily for students planning careers in investment banking, investment banking, financial counseling, and corporate financing functions.

Economics/Finance Requirements
B.B.A. Core Courses – The core courses (42 hours) are the same for any of the seven B.B.A. specializations:

ACCT 2305 – Principles of Accounting I
ACCT 2306 – Principles of Accounting II
BUAD 3318 – Business Law
BUAD 4330 – Strategic Management/Business Policy
BUAD 4334 – Business Ethics
BUAD 4335 – Quantitative Decision Making
ECON 2307 – Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 2308 – Principles of Microeconomics
FINA 3309 – Financial Management
*MATH 1306 – Elementary Statistics
MGMT 3304 – Principles of Management
MGMT 3310 – Managerial Communication
MISM 3303 – Information Systems Theory and Practice
MKTG 3312 – Principles of Marketing

* Fulfills the general education requirement of additional mathematics hours.

B.B.A. Specialization in Economics/Finance Courses – The following courses (24 hours) are required for the Economics/Finance specialization:

Select twelve hours from ECON:
ECON 3307 – Intermediate Macroeconomics
ECON 3308 – Intermediate Microeconomics
ECON 3327 – Economic Development
ECON 3329 – Labor Economics
ECON 3343 – International Economics
ECON 4343 – History of Economic Thought
ECON 4344 – Industrial Organization
ECON 4345 – Public Finance
Select twelve hours from FINA:
FINA 3315 – Personal Financial Planning
FINA 3316 – Real Estate Finance
FINA 3328 – Money, Banking, and Financial Markets
FINA 3341 – Investments
FINA 4316 – Selected Topics in Finance
FINA 4328 – International Finance

Economics/Finance Sample Course Track
The following table illustrates a recommended course sequence for B.B.A. students over the span of eight semesters. The “SPEC/ELECTIVE” courses represent the requirements for each specific specialization. A list of these courses is provided above.

Recommended Course Sequence for B.B.A. Majors

FRESHMAN

FALL

 

FRESHMAN

SPRING

 

SOPHOMORE

FALL

 

SOPHOMORE

SPRING

 

ENGL 1301

3

ENGL 1302

3

ENGL 2303

3

ENGL 2301/2302

3

HIST 1303/2301

3

HIST 1304/2302

3

POLS 2301

3

SOCIAL SCIENCE

3

RLGN 1301

3

RLGN 1302

3

LIFE SCIENCE

4

PHYS. SCIENCE

4

MATH 1304

3

FOR. LANG.

3

ECON 2307

3

ECON 2308

3

FINART 1303

3

SPCH 1301/2303

3

ACCT 2305

3

ACCT 2306

3

COSC 2311*

3

EXSS ACTIVITY

1

ORIE 0001/           UNVI 1100

0-1

TOTAL

18-19

15

17

16

*COSC 2311: Students can test out of this course.

JUNIOR

FALL

 

JUNIOR

SPRING

 

SENIOR

FALL

 

SENIOR

SPRING

 

MGMT 3304

3

MGMT 3310

3

BUAD 3318

3

GRAD 0001/        GRAD 4101

0-1

MKTG 3312

3

FINA 3309

3

BUAD 4334

3

BUAD 4330

3

MISM 3303

3

BUAD 4335

3

SPEC/ELECTIVE

3

SPEC/ELECTIVE

3

MATH 1308

3

EXSS ACTIVITY

1

SPEC/ELECTIVE

3

SPEC/ELECTIVE

3

EXSS 1112

1

SPEC/ELECTIVE

3

SPEC/ELECTIVE

3

SPEC/ELECTIVE

3

SPEC/ELECTIVE

3

TOTAL

13

16

15

12-13