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Department of Finance and Economics

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The Department of Finance and Economics offers three degrees that provide the foundation you need to prepare for a career in finance, securities, real estate, law, and beyond, including a BA with a major in economics, a BBA with a major in finance or economics, and a minor in international business. Extend your classroom learning in our state-of-the-art T. Paul Bulmahn Research and Trading Lab, and join of our four student organizations, such as our 2018 Future of Energy Challenge-winning Net Impact Team, for even more opportunities for real-world applications of the skills you need to become a leader in finance and economics here in Central Texas or around the world.

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BBA or BA in 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.

BBA in Finance

In today’s dynamic global business environment the role of the finance professional is increasingly important. Learning how to appropriately make investment and financing decisions is key to determining the monetary success of either the firm or the individual. Further, being able to recognize the inherent risk of these decisions and knowing how to adequately hedge against uncertainty is crucial in our highly integrated system of capital markets.

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MS in Quantitative Finance & Economics

The Master of Science in Quantitative Finance and Economics (MSQFE) equips students to succeed in an increasingly technical and data-driven job market. Students will focus on the application of mathematics and statistics in the finance industry, while developing theoretical and quantitative skills in economic theory, financial analysis, and quantitative methods. Because economists research and analyze data using a wide range of technologies and software, the MS in quantitative finance and economics will also help you obtain skills in programming languages such as Python and MATLAB. 

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