Financial Economics Concentration

Concentration Requirements

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Requirements for the business administration major concentration in Financial Economics, in addition to the University core and language requirements are as follows:

Learning Goals and Objectives: Financial Economics Concentration

Learning Goals

Learning Objectives

Develop a global perspective:  Students will be able to evaluate the international environment in which businesses operate.

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the international business environment

2. Evaluate challenges and opportunities in the global market

Ethical and legal understanding: Students will know how to function ethically and evaluate ethical behavior in business. 

1. Be able to differentiate between right and wrong actions
2. Be able to navigate the legal environment
3. Analyze and raise the sensitivity to ethical issues in any environment
Use of Technology: Students know how to use modern technology to analyze problems and make presentations.

1. Be familiar with the uses of modern technology

2. Demonstrate usage of tools for presentations and data management

Analytical and critical thinking skills: Students will use critical thinking and analytical skills in resolving personal and corporate problems. Demonstrate critical thinking, analytical, and problem solving skills by identifying and evaluating multiple perspectives and draw sound conclusions
Content area:  Students will demonstrate in-depth knowledge in the content areas of Accounting 1. Demonstrate knowledge and use of  accounting in business
2. Recognize and apply theories and practices in Accounting principles
Collaboration skills:  Students will learn how to work as a team to solve problems.

1. Demonstrate ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds

2. Demonstrate ability to share ideas and listen effectively

3. Develop stronger interpersonal leadership and organizational skills

Communication Skills:  Students will become effective communicators to meet the needs of a diverse community. 1. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively through written and oral communication
2. Originate and prepare professional documents and presentations

Note: The Department of Business Administration recognizes that clearly defined students learning outcomes are essential for a dynamic business program and it has in place a comprehensive outcomes assessment program. The Department, on a regular basis, continues to develop goals and processes to enhance learning outcomes and document improvements and achievements.

The starting point of the outcome assessment process is the Department’s mission. The mission of the Business Department, which supports the University’s mission, is to provide students with excellent education and training in the fundamental and cognate fields of business and to prepare students for leadership within a high quality liberal arts environment.  To accomplish its mission, the Department specifies goals and student learning outcomes that are linked to direct and indirect measures. The goals of the Business Department are listed above. 

Financial Economics Concentration (24 credits):

Course NumberCourse Name
ECON 330Managerial Economics
ECON 340 Macroeconomic Analysis
FIN 330 Corporate Financial Management
FIN 370Investments: Analysis and Mgt.

Plus two from any emphasis:

Economic Emphasis

Course NumberCourse Name
ECON 350International Economics
ECON 370Introduction to Econometrics
ECON 400Topics in Economics
ECON 450Economics of Development
MGT 350International Business

Finance Emphasis

Course NumberCourse Name
FIN 310 or ACC 310Financial Stat. Analysis
FIN 350 Financial Markets
FIN 410 Intl. Financial Management
FIN 420Financial Inst. Management
MGT 350International Business

Major Requirements (40 Credits):

Course NumberCourse Name
ACC 230Principles of Accounting I
ACC 240Principles of Accounting II
BAD 110 or CSCI 100Business Information Systems or Introduction to Computing
CSCI 100Introduction to Computing
BAD 220 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
BAD 250Business Communications
BAD 320Marketing
BAD 399Internship Seminar
BAD 490Business Policy
ECON 230Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 240Principles of Macroeconomics
FIN 320Business Finance
MGT 280 Management Principles and Practice
MGT 330Production Operations Management

General Electives (5 credits)

Required Cognates (8 Credits):

Choose One

Course NumberCourse Name
BAD 260Applied Statistics
SSCI 280Methods & Statistics for Social Research
NSCI 360Statistics

Choose One

Course NumberCourse Name
BAD 200 Applied Calculus for Business and Economics or
MATH 120Calculus I