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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 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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