The Department of Economics, Finance & Quantitative Analysis offers curricula designed to prepare students for careers in the fields of economics and finance. B.B.A. majors are offered in Economics and in Finance. Minors are offered in both areas also.
Economics is the study of how households and businesses decide what to produce, how to produce it and how to distribute it. It examines how individual households and firms within the economy operate. The emphasis in Economics is on using analytical methods to determine the most efficient means to reach various goals.
Economics graduates have been successful in securing positions in management, sales, financial research, economic planning, and personnel with employers in industry, trade, banking and government. They are also prepared for graduate study in economics, law and business. Within the Economics Major there is a broad range of intellectual challenges. Branches of Economics overlap such diverse areas as politics, mathematics, finance, sociology, history, international business, management and psychology.
Finance has evolved into an analytical discipline dealing with the acquisition and disbursement of funds. The field of Finance shares common borders with at least three other disciplines. Imports include financial analysis from Accounting, risk quantification and valuation theory from Economics, and financing techniques and market savvy from Investments.
Many financial executives rise to the top of the organizational chart. Those with an aptitude for finance include bankers, stockbrokers, financial analysts, portfolio managers, financial consultants, investment bankers and personal financial planners.