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The mission of the Department of Finance and Economics is to provide students involved in its educational programs an opportunity recognize the importance of the life-long pursuit of truth, acceptance of individual responsibility, and contribution to the common good of society. Departmental programs seek to develop informed, critically thinking citizens capable of functioning in a highly complex, interdependent, global society. Majors are prepared for service, technical analysis, and management positions found in corporate, financial and public institutions. Majors also are prepared for financial planning services, teaching, and various graduate school programs.