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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics and Finance (B.B.A.)


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Requirements for the Economics and Finance Major

Clifford Thies, Eldon R. Lindsay Professor of Economics and Finance
Halpin-Harrison Hall, Room 214, (540) 665-5450, [email protected]

The Economics and Finance major prepares students for careers in general business and government (especially in the financial services industry and in financial management) and for advanced studies in economics and finance. The program is designed to cover much of the content of the examinations required for certification as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Non-business electives allow students to tailor their degree to suit their career goals. Students interested in behavioral foundations should consider PSY 101 , PSY 312 , PSY 316 , PSY 330  and PSY 355  and SOC 101 . Students interested in the use of information technology in support of analysis and decision-making should consider IST 307 , IST 354  and IST 410 . Students interested in public policy should consider PSCI 102 , PSCI 103 , PSCI 209 , PSCI 301  and PSCI 302 . And, students who are interested in graduate work in economics and finance should consider MATH 201  and MATH 202 .

General Education Requirement


Students must conform to the general education requirements of the university that specify course work over seven domains of knowledge. The following general education courses will be taken by all business students and will fulfill 18 of the required 30 hours of course work. Students should work closely with their mentor to ensure they complete the general education requirements in a timely fashion.

Total: 30 credits


Non-Business Elective Courses


  • A course in either Sociology or Psychology Credit(s):3
  • Other courses Credit(s): 21 (not BA, EC, IST, or SM)

Total: 24 credits


Total: 42 credits


Economics and Finance Required Courses and Business Electives


Total: 24 credits


Suggested Course Schedule


Fall Semester – Freshman


Total: 15 credits


Spring Semester – Freshman


Total: 15-16 credits


Fall Semester – Sophomore


Total: 15 credits


Spring Semester – Sophomore


Total: 15 credits


Fall Semester – Junior


Total: 15 credits


Total: 15 credits


Fall Semester – Senior


Total: 15 credits


Spring Semester – Senior


Total: 15 credits


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