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.