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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Finance Minor


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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.

Finance Minor Requirements: 18 Credit Hours


A minor is a secondary area of study outside of the major program of study with a structured curriculum composed of at least 18 semester credit hours of which at least 9 hours must be at the 3000-level or above.

 

Note:


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

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