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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Finance Major, B.B.A. (Real Estate Concentration)


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College of Business and Technology


Department of Economics and Finance


Economics and Finance Program Information


(ECON)(FNCE)
P.O. Box 70686
Phone: (423) 439-4202
227 Sam Wilson Hall
Web address:
http://www.etsu.edu/cbat/economics/

The mission of the Department of Economics and Finance is to provide students with the educational experience necessary to succeed in a competitive global environment. We offer both business and non-business degree programs. Students can earn a traditional Bachelor of Business Administration degree in either economics or finance or a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. Both programs focus on developing the problem solving skills that will help enable the student to critically analyze the complex and rapidly evolving issues of business and society. The Department also offers minor programs of study in both economics and finance for those students who would like to broaden their educational experience. We also offer a general business minor that is especially valuable for non-business students who may have future aspirations to earn the Master of Business Administration degree.

The Economics Business Administration Program offers two main concentrations – each providing a different emphasis. Business Economics has a microeconomic focus built on the study of markets and the behavior of business firms. The Financial Economics concentration provides an integrated focus on macroeconomics and the financial system and includes courses in finance. A graduate of these concentrations will be well-prepared for employment at all levels of business, the financial services industry, government, and the not-for-profit sector. A third concentration in General Business  is also available for those students who desire a more broad-based business education.

Students who are interested in Finance can earn a Finance Business Administration degree with concentrations in Banking , Corporate Finance and Investments or Real Estate . Each of these concentrations offers the student a program of study that leads to a traditional career path in his or her chosen field. The students in the Finance Program have been very successful in actively managing a real-money portfolio provided by the Tennessee Valley Authority, while students in the banking concentration have the additional opportunity to participate in a course with an experiential focus by interacting with bankers to discuss their daily decision-making challenges. All finance students have the opportunity to work with a team of students and present a case study analysis of current challenges in finance.

For students who prefer not to study in a traditional business program, the department offers a non-business Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in economics . Students who aspire to an international career will particularly benefit from our concentration in international commerce  . This program combines traditional economics coursework with courses in business, geo-politics, and foreign language to prepare students for a host of career possibilities in government and multinational corporations. As a complement, the department has also established close ties with cooperating universities in Europe and encourages students to participate in the university’s foreign study exchange programs.

General Program Information


To earn a degree from ETSU, there are specific course requirements put forth by ETSU, by the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR), by each college, and by each department. All students must meet the degree requirements at each of these levels. Please follow the format below:

University-level Degree and Graduation Requirements


Total Credit Hours for Degree: 120


TBR General Education Requirements: 41 Credit Hours


Below you will see the categories and courses specified under TBR General Education Requirements. Note that certain courses are required for this degree, specific to this major. Thus, these courses will satisfy both a TBR General Education requirement AND a requirement of this major. (Other majors may require different General Education courses.) Where specific courses are required for this major, we only list those courses under the category. If there are no specific major requirements for a category, all course options appear.

Communication


9 credits, consisting of 6 credits of written composition and 3 credits of oral communication.

Written Composition


Complete both of the following: 

Oral Communication


Complete one of the following:

Humanities and Fine Arts


9 credits, consisting of 3 credits of literature, 3 credits of fine arts, and 3 credits of humanities electives.

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Complete both of the following:

History


6 credits, consisting of both of the following:

Natural Sciences


8 credits, consisting of two of the following (some require labs which are listed directly after the lecture):

(Note: Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in the College of Arts and Sciences must select 8 credit hours in a SINGLE laboratory science. Please see listing in College of Arts and Sciences B.S. Degree Requirements for options.)

Real Estate Concentration


Mathematics


Students eligible to enroll in this math course must do so during their first calendar year of enrollment or prior to accumulating 33 semester credits at ETSU.

Real Estate: 27 Credit Hours


Select nine hours from: 9 Credit Hours


Note:


* These electives must be approved by the chair of the Department of Economics and Finance prior to enrollment.

Minor: no minor required


Electives: 16 Credit Hours


Additional Information:


Click here to view the B.B.A. Majors Suggested Course Sequence 

Business Intensive Courses


At the present time the following business courses have been designated as intensive courses to meet university general education requirements. Writing-Intensive (WI) courses are ACCT 3000  and ACCT 4610 ; ECON 4447  and ECON 4610 ; FNCE 4447 , FNCE 4520 , FNCE 4560 , FNCE 4597 , FNCE 4617  and FNCE 4620 ; MGMT 3300 , MGMT 3320 , MGMT 4657 , and MGMT 4910 ; MKTG 3750  and MKTG 4910 . Oral Communication-Intensive (OCI) courses are ACCT 3000 ; ECON 3700 ;  ECON 4337 FNCE 4617  and FNCE 4620 ; MGMT 3200 , MGMT 4020 , MGMT 4030 , and MGMT 4460 ; MKTG 3740 . Using Information Technology (UIT) courses are ACCT 4310 ; ECON 2080 ; and MGMT 3220 . An updated listing of intensive courses and requirements is available in the College of Business and Technology, Office of Undergraduate Studies, Sam Wilson Hall or call (423) 439-5275.

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