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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, Economics and Finance Concentration (B.B.A.)

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Requirements for the Economics and Finance Concentration

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

The Economics and Finance concentration 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: 18 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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