Majors and Minors

Majors


Accounting - describes the concepts and techniques organizations use to measure, record, and report financial performance.  Classroom discussion includes topics such as financial accounting control, income tax determination, cost management, business consolidations, emerging issues in financial reporting, and professional ethics.  Accounting graduates begin their professional careers with public accounting (auditing) firms, corporations, government agencies, or not-for-profit entities.  Elective accounting courses provide a manageable means to help achieve the 150 credit hour requirement for CPA licensure.

Business Administration - conceptualizes the functional areas of business administration - marketing, finance, business administration, human resource management, and business strategy.  Students may arrange their business administration (BA) electives to focus their study in areas such as these.  Business administration graduates enter professional careers in banking, insurance, sales, business management, personnel administration, financial analysis, and retailing.  Other graduates pursue M.B.A. and other advanced degrees.

Economics - concerns how, given limited resources, households, businesses, and government interact to affect everyone’s welfare.  Students acquire a foundation in economic theory and study areas such as banking, economic development, international economics, and environmental economics.  The major is attractive to a broad range of employers because it provides critical thinking skills that are valuable in many circumstances. Graduates start careers in industry, banking, and government, or pursue graduate studies in economics or law.

Financial Economics - focuses on financial markets with courses in accounting, business, and economics.  This strengthens students’ ability to use statistical techniques, to make financial decisions, and to forecast financial performance and economic activity. Graduates start careers in banking, investment analysis, and portfolio management, or pursue graduate studies in business, economics, or finance.

International Business - emphasizes international issues in finance and marketing, and the management of international businesses and other organizations.  Proficiency in a second language and study of international cultures add to the attraction of this major to students planning careers in businesses involved in the global economy.

Quantitative Economics - integrates courses from economics and math, addressing the increasingly quantitative nature of economics.  It will be of particular interest to economics students interested in graduate work and to mathematics students interested in the applied areas of their field.

Psychology-Human Resources (adminstered by the Psychology Department)

Minors


Accounting
Economics
Human Resources
Marketing

Undergraduate Catalog


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