University Bulletin 2016-17

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Economics and Finance (BSBA)

Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements - Major in Economics and Finance

To graduate, students complete a minimum of 122 semester hours with an overall institution grade-point average (GPA) of 2.0 (38 hours of general education requirements and 84 hours of business courses). In addition, a grade of at least C is required in each of the Basic Business Techniques courses and a 2.0 GPA is required in the 300-level business core courses, and a 2.0 GPA is required for all courses counted in the Economics and Finance Major, which include the following: 

Concentration in Economics  Course Title Credit Hours
ECO 315  Intermediate Microeconomics 3
FIN 343 Money Markets & Financial Institutions 3
ECO 316  Intermediate Macroeconomics 3
ECO 330  Current Global Economic Issues 3
ECO 491  History of Economic Thought 3
Choose four electives from the following:   12
ECO 318  Principles of Managerial Economics  
ECO 322  Economics of Industrial Organization  
ECO 323  Public Finance  
ECO 343  Labor Economics  
ECO 363 International Economics  
ECO 372 Urban Economics  
ECO 383  Economic History of the United States  
ECO 451 Mathematical Economics  
ECO 453 Introduction to Econometrics  
FIN 420  Investments  
FIN 430  Derivative Securities  
Total   27
Concentration in Finance Course Title Credit Hours
ECO 315  Intermediate Microeconomics 3
FIN 343  Money Markets & Financial Institutions 3
FIN 332  Multinational Finance 3
FIN 350  Financial Statement Analysis & Corporate Strategy 3
FIN 410 Intermediate Business Finance 3
FIN 411  Advanced Business Finance 3
FIN 420  Investments 3
Choose two electives from the following:   6
FIN 344  Real Estate  
FIN 345 Principles of Insurance  
FIN 421  Security Analysis & Portfolio Management  
FIN 425 Student Managed Investment Fund I  
FIN 426 Student Managed Investment Fund II  
FIN 430  Derivative Securities  
FIN 445  Life and Disability Insurance  
FIN 446 Real Estate Finance & Investments  
FIN 470  Depository Institutions Management I  
FIN 471  Depository Institutions Management II  
Total   27
Department of Economics and Finance (251) 414-8259
Chair Kenneth J. Hunsader 
Professors Hunsader, Swofford, Wood
Assistant Professors Affuso, Cummings, Istiak, Lahtinen, Lawrey, Le, Pennywell, Wiser

Department of Economics and Finance web site
http://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/mcob/economic_and_finance

The Economics and Finance major is designed to prepare students for managerial positions in business and government. Two concentrations are available within the Economics/Finance major: Economics and Finance. All Economics/Finance majors are required to take the following two courses and choose one concentration area:

  • ECO 315
  • FIN 343

The economics concentration

The Economics program is designed to prepare students for professional careers in managerial positions, government, administration, education, and others. Positions in business economics and graduate study require knowledge of economics and the application of economic tools to analyze problems for decision-making.

The finance concentration

The Finance program is designed to provide an understanding of the various areas and principles of finance. Students will develop a body of specialized knowledge and analytical techniques that are used in the acquisition, allocation and management of financial resources. Finance careers are typically in industry and commercial businesses, public utilities and government agencies, banks, insurance companies, brokerage houses, investment companies and other financial institutions. The finance degree is appropriate for students who plan a career in corporate finance, financial planning, investment planning and research, or insurance.