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  Sep 19, 2017
 
Samford University Catalog 2016-2017 Academic Year

Economics, Finance, and Quantitative Analysis


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Faculty

Steven T. Jones, Chair, John W. Gay Professor of Banking
J. Howard Finch, Professor of Finance
J. Michael Hardin, Professor of Quantitative Analysis
Jeremy P. Thornton, Dwight Moody Beeson Chair in Business, Professor of Economics
Jennings B. Marshall, Professor of Economics
ThomasW. Woolley, Professor of Business Statistics
William (Art) Carden, Associate Professor of Economics
Sara E. Helms McCarty, Associate Professor of Economics
Anna-Leigh Stone Hankins, Assistant Professor of Finance
Rustin (Rusty) Yerkes, Assistant Professor of Finance

Undergraduate Programs and Requirements

Majors

Economics Major (B.A.) 
Economics Major (B.S.B.A.)  with an optional concentration:

Professional Sales Concentration  
Social Entrepreneurship Concentration 
Sports Marketing Concentration  

Finance Major (B.S.B.A.)  with an optional concentration:

Professional Sales Concentration  
Social Entrepreneurship Concentration 
Sports Marketing Concentration  

Minor

Economics Minor  

The Department of Economics, Finance, and Quantitative Analysis offers majors in economics and finance, each leading to a bachelor of science in business administration (B.S.B.A.) degree. In addition, students can earn a concentration in professional sales, social entrepreneurship, or sports marketing. For students whose primary focus is not business, a bachelor of arts (B.A.) in economics is also available.

A minor in economics is also available. However, the economics minor is not available for School of Business majors.

Student Objectives

B.S.B.A. in Economics: Graduates will be prepared to enter a variety of fields and careers in business and public policy. The economics major is easily paired as a double-major with other programs within the School of Business so that students focusing on accounting, management, marketing, finance, or entrepreneurship will be equipped with both specific skills and a broad general knowledge of economic forces that impact industry and government.

B.S.B.A. in Finance: The finance major provides students with the analytic and theoretical tools necessary for mastering practical issues in financial management of private businesses and other financial institutions. Graduates will be prepared to enter a variety of areas in finance-related fields. Such positions include investment banking firms, securities sales, financial planning, commercial banking, securities research, and corporate treasurer functions.

B.A. in Economics: Graduates will be able to identify and discuss the importance of key macroeconomic indicators; describe the policy tools which influence economic growth, prices, and employment; identify and explain the major types of market structures; and identify those conditions where market failure is most likely to occur.

Programs

    MajorMinor

    Courses

      Economics - UndergraduateFinance - Undergraduate

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