The Department of Economics, Finance and Banking offers baccalaureate degree programs with majors in economics and finance. A minor is offered in economics. The major in economics and the major in finance lead to the Bachelor of Business Administration degree. All students majoring in economics or finance must be admitted to the Kelce College of Business.
Students already admitted to the Kelce College of Business wishing to transfer their major to economics or finance must have a 2.50 GPA on all hours attempted at that time.
A major in economics is designed for students who wish careers in bank management, business forecasting, labor relations, operations analysis, or who wish to pursue managerial positions in governmental and corporate organizations. A major in finance prepares students for careers in banking, investment houses, savings and loan institutions, credit unions, credit management, and for managerial positions in governmental and corporate organizations. The study of economics and finance requires a blend of analytical, evaluative and descriptive skills and can be very rewarding.
Changes in Requirements
Baccalaureate degree curriculums offered by the Department of Economics, Finance and Banking are periodically revised and updated. Such revisions will be communicated by the department to currently enrolled students majoring in its programs. Each student is required to graduate under the most recent curriculum in effect at the time of that student's graduation unless those revisions would extend the student's graduation date. Requests for exceptions to such curriculum revisions should be filed in writing with the department chairperson.
Junior Standing Prerequisite
Most undergraduate courses offered in the Department of Economics, Finance and Banking numbered 300 and above have a junior standing prerequisite. For purposes of this prerequisite, junior standing is defined as the completion of 55 semester hours applicable to the student's degree program.