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Nelson Rusche College Of Business



“Our department’s faculty are dedicated to creating an engaging student experience. From being directly involved with students through clubs and honor societies, to participating in guided research projects and one-on-one career counseling, they are committed to our students’ success. Thank you for your interest, and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.”

— Mikhail Kouliavtsev, Ph.D.
Department Chair

about the department

The Department of Economics and Finance provides modern training in economic and financial theory and practice to prepare students for a successful career in business, industry or government. Additionally, our students take advantage of unique opportunities, such as an Economics Reading Group, the Mast Student Investment Roundtable and several clubs and organizations.

Graduates with a degree in business economics or finance are prepared for a wide variety of challenging and rewarding positions in such fields as banking, investments, corporate financial management, insurance, real estate, financial planning, economic research and market analysis. A degree in economics also provides a very solid foundation for further graduate study, especially in law or public affairs.

Degrees & Areas of Study

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  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)


  • Mast Investment Portfolio

    Mast Student Investment Portfolio

    The Mast Student Investment Roundtable is a national collegiate competition where finance students invest real money in an equity portfolio. Recently, an SFA student was featured on CNBC after being named the national winner.

  • Economics Reading Group

    Economics Reading Group

    The Economics Reading Group is for any student, regardless of major, with an interest in reading up on economics. Best of all, participating students can earn up to $1,000 in scholarships!

contact the department

The Department of Economics & Finance
Fax: 936.468.1447

Physical Address:
McGee Business Building, Suite 303

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13009, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962

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