The Department of Economics, Finance,
and Real Estate offers a variety of undergraduate concentrations for
business administration students. Whether you plan to go into
banking, stockbroking, financial planning, or any number of areas,
you'll receive a contemporary business education—combined with a
strong foundation in the liberal arts—that will help you meet your
Students can choose one of these four
With a concentration in economics,
students learn to use fundamental economic concepts and methods to
analyze the impact of economic forces on decision-making. Course work
focuses on micro, macro, labor, and ecological economics, as well as
growth, development, globalization, and forecasting.
Finance students learn to assess and
price risk, apply finance theories to market analysis, and analyze
corporate investment and financing decisions. Course work focuses on
risk assessment, the risk and rewards of stocks and bonds, corporate
finance management, financial accounting, capital formation, capital
structure, banking, futures, options and other derivatives, long-term
planning, and investment.
Those who possess strong mathematical
and analytical skills can pursue a concentration in both economics
and finance. This allows students to receive the combined benefits of
these two individual programs.
Students who have an interest in real
estate and business management should consider a concentration in
real estate. Through course work, as well as participation in the
Kislak Real Estate Institute,
students will develop the ability to make decisions as investors,
asset managers, consultants, developers, or lenders.