Finance and Economics
The faculty and staff of the Department of Finance and Economics welcome you to its homepage. Located in the College of Business Administration, the Department of Finance and Economics is home to economists with a wide variety of specialties and interests. Our goal is to provide high quality instruction and service supported by an active agenda of applied and basic research. The Department is committed to preparing the graduates for professional challenges of the 21st century.
According to the 2012 salary survey by the Nat’l Assoc. of Colleges and Employers, graduates with a degree in economics commanded the highest starting salary of all business school majors. The average offer for economics graduates was $54,400—up 6.3 percent over the average posted in 2010. Other majors listed included Finance ($48,300) and Accounting ($50,500).
We offer B.B.A. degrees in economics, regional economic development, and international business and a B.A. and minors in economics and regional economic development for non-business majors. We are excited about our new program, The Master of Science in Applied Economics, which commenced in the Fall of 2008. This website lets you meet the faculty, view the curriculum and learn of the many interesting activities in which both our students and faculty are engaged.