Majors

Economics & Finance

Business is everywhere and touches all of our lives and every discipline.

A specialized offering from the Department of Economics and Business in the Economics andFinance (B.A.) major. It is primarily intended to complement another major. It is a small, focused, major that will enhance other majors such as Politics and Government, Mathematics, Philosophy & Culture, Music, EHS, Psychology, History, Pre-Professional Programs, Theatre, and Communication Studies. As such, it will enable students to prepare for business related careers in non-business fields. An example would be museum administration for History majors with a Bachelor of Arts major in Economics & Finance. This major also provides greater knowledge to enable the graduate to be more competent professionally, as would be the case, for example, with a combination of our Economics and Finance major with a Politics and Government major, because so much of politics and government is set in an economic environment with financial responsibility.

The major in Economics and Finance provides practical training for the financial management of the organization in which you work in your primary field of interest. We consider the ideal to be the free market system, but focus on how to function in the actual mixed market of today. This major presents a balanced combination of economics and finance to prepare the graduate to understand and manage personal, and organizational costs, cash flow, and profitability, within the broader context of our economy through specific foundational and intermediate level coursework in economics, finance, and quantitative methods.

Faculty

Sampling of Classes

  • Principles of Economics
  • Principles of Finance
  • Personal Finance
  • Capitalism
  • Money and Banking
  • Investing
  • Intermediate Finance
  • Managerial Economics

Graduate Schools

  • Auburn University
  • Anderson University
  • University of Tennessee
  • The Graduate School of Banking at the Louisiana State University
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

Potential Jobs

  • Financial Analyst
  • Cash Management
  • Credit Management
  • Budget Analyst
  • Investment Manager
  • Investor Relations
  • Financial Reporting
  • Consulting Firms
  • Research Firms
  • Department of Labor, Federal Government
  • Department of Commerce , Federal Government
  • Department of Agriculture , Federal Government
  • Department of State, Federal Government
  • Local and State Government
  • Public Utilities
  • Trade Associations)