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Darleen Braunshweiger,

FACULTY: R. Deriso, A. Eble, G. Frost, R. Schroder, E. Weeks, D. Wolman.

Economics (ECO), Finance (FIN), Interdisciplinary Global Studies (IGS)

Economics and Finance provide a bridge between the liberal arts and business programs by offering fundamental survey courses to satisfy the degree requirements of both social science and business students. The Department's courses provide an understanding of the origins, characteristics, and functions of economic and financial systems. The courses will enable students to develop critical thinking skills while studying the structure and dynamics of the U.S. and global economies. Economic and financial analyses are used to examine individual, business, and public sector decision-making to ascertain how these decisions impact society.

Liberal arts and non-business students who wish to gain an overview of the economic and financial system in one semester should take Survey of Economics (ECO 100) or any other general theory courses such as: Personal Finance (ECO 110/FIN 110), Introduction to Finance (ECO 111/FIN 111), Economic Development of the United States (ECO 215), Economics of the Developing World (ECO 216), Economic Geography of the World ( ECO 222 ), and History of Economic Thought (ECO 280).

Students who plan to pursue a Baccalaureate degree in Economics, Finance, or Business should begin their studies by taking Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO 207) and Principles of Microeconomics (ECO 208), both of which provide a foundation for more advanced study in economics and finance. Then, after faculty advisement, students may choose from the following: Introduction to Investments (ECO 112 / FIN 112), Economic Statistics (ECO 212), Money and Banking (ECO 213/FIN 213), Corporate Finance (ECO 214 / FIN 214), Economics Development of the United States (ECO 215), Economics of the Developing World (ECO 216), Economic Geography of the World (ECO 222), Introduction to International Economics and Finance (ECO 230/FIN 230), History of Economic Thought (ECO 280), and Cooperative Education Internship (ECO 294/FIN 294). Students wishing to pursue study at the Baccalaureate level in economics or finance should consult an advisor in the Department of Economics and Finance.

The following curriculum is offered by this Department:

Financial Markets (Certificate):

The Financial Markets Certificate is designed to provide students with the financial skills and information needed for employment in a wide range of finance related fields (e.g. financial services, investment advisors, domestic and/or international banking and others). It is necessary to have a basic understanding of financial markets for those pursuing or maintaining careers in finance and this course of study is designed to develop this skill set.
This Certificate will also serve the general community by providing an understanding of financial investments and the associated tools needed for evaluation. This knowledge will provide the basis for better management of personal financial resources and sound financial decision-making.