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2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog 
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics and Finance

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P.O. Box 70686
Phone: (423) 439-4202
227 Sam Wilson Hall
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The mission of the Department of Economics and Finance is to provide students with the high-quality educational experience necessary to succeed in a competitive global environment. To  accomplish this mission, we offer both business and non-business degree programs.

Students can earn a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree in either economics or finance. The strength of the Economics B.B.A. program is a concentration in Business Economics. Students who choose this degree path will have an in-depth study of economics to complement the requirements of a traditional business program. A graduate with a Business Economics concentration is well-prepared for employment at all levels of business, government, and the not-for-profit sector. A concentration in General Business is also available for those students who desire a more broad-based education in business.

Students who are interested in Finance can earn a B.B.A. 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 especially successful in actively managing a portfolio of funds provided by the Tennessee Valley Authority. This real-life course is  available to all well-prepared finance students. All finance students also have the opportunity to work with a team of students and present a case analysis of current challenges in business 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 coursework in traditional economics with 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.

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