2013-2014 Samford University Catalog 
    
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2013-2014 Samford University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics, Finance, and Quantitative Analysis


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Faculty

Jennings B. Marshall, Chair, Professor of Economics
Jeremy P. Thornton, Dwight Moody Beeson Chair in Business, Associate Professor of Economics
Steven T. Jones, John W. Gay Professor of Banking and Professor of Finance
Thomas W. Woolley, Professor of Business Statistics
William (Art) Carden, Assistant Professor, Economics
Sara E. Helms, Assistant Professor of Economics
John M. Venable, Assistant Professor of Business
Rustin (Rusty) Yerkes, Instructor, Finance

Undergraduate Programs and Requirements

Majors

Economics Major, B.A. 
Economics Major, B.S.B.A. 
Economics Major, B.S.B.A.  with a Social Entrepreneurship Concentration 
Economics Major, B.S.B.A.  with a Sports Marketing Concentration 
Finance Major, B.S.B.A.  
Finance Major, B.S.B.A.  with a Social Entrepreneurship Concentration 
Finance Major, B.S.B.A.  with a 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 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

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    Courses

      Economics - UndergraduateFinance - Undergraduate

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