The Department of Economics and Finance offers programs that lead to the B.B.A. degree with majors in either Economics or Finance through the College of Business and to the B.S. degree in Economics through the College of Liberal Arts.
The Economics major will interest those considering careers in business, education, government, and law. Concentrations in Public Finance and Labor Relations are available.
The Finance major program focuses on the financial sectors of modern economies. Students are provided with the needed analytical foundations and with an introduction to financial processes and institutions. Within the Finance major, students may select a concentration in Business Finance, Financial Institution Management, Insurance, or Real Estate.
Successful students majoring in Economics and Finance are well prepared for careers in the private business sector and public service and for further graduate studies.
The department houses the Weatherford Chair of Finance and the Martin Chair of Insurance. Holders of the two chairs are charged with promoting study leading to careers in financial institution management and insurance, respectively.