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Texas State University

Degree Programs

The Department of Finance and Economics offers courses leading to the following degrees:

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BBA 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.

BA in Economics

Economics majors pursuing the BA degree have the flexibility to design a large part of their curriculum to suit their needs and enter careers in business, government, or education or attain graduate degrees in business, law or economics. 

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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.

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 in the program 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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