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Department of Finance and Economics

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Welcome to the Department of Finance and Economics!

Our offices are located in McCoy Hall, centrally situated on campus in close proximity to the Alkek Library, the LBJ Student Center, as well as university dining and housing facilities. The department office is located on the 5th floor, in room 504.

The department is responsible for instruction leading to bachelor of business administration degrees with majors in both finance and economics, as well as the bachelor of arts degree with a major in economics. A minor in international business is also offered through the college. In addition to major courses, the department provides supporting courses in finance, economics and business law for the McCoy College of Business Administration, and for the university at large.

The Department includes two closely related disciplines - finance and economics. Economics studies the use of scarce resources to satisfy unlimited wants. The department's introductory courses meet the need for basic economic and legal understanding in a complex modern society. Upper-division economics and business law courses build upon this foundation. Finance addresses the behavior and determinants of securities prices, portfolio management, and the management of corporate and public funds. In addition, the relationships among monetary policy, the banking system, and financial markets are analyzed.

Students completing one of the three curricula offered by the department earn a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in either economics or finance, or they may earn a Bachelor of Arts with a major in economics. Finance graduates pursue careers in financial management, banking and other financial institutions, the securities industry, financial planning, and real estate. Economics graduates follow career paths similar to finance majors. Those with the B. A. degree often enter graduate or law school.

The Department of Finance and Economics welcomes the opportunity to be of assistance and is open from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, with the exclusion of recognized State of Texas holidays.