Welcome to the Department of
Economics and Finance
“Our department’s faculty members 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.”
— Dr. Mikhail Kouliavtsev
Professor and 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 fields such as banking, investments, corporate financial management, insurance, real estate, financial planning, economic research and market analysis. A degree in economics also provides a solid foundation for further graduate study, especially in law or public affairs.
Areas of Study
- Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Business Administration
Mast Student Investment Roundtable
The Mast Student Investment Roundtable is a course 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
The Economics Reading Group was named student organization of the year. The group began in fall 2011 with a focus on studying economic literature and networking with likeminded individuals. The Economics Reading Group also has a scholarship program enabling students to win a $1,000 scholarship and several door prizes each semester.
Marleta Chadwick Student Financial Advisors
The Marleta Chadwick Student Financial Advisors emphasizes financial literacy and smart money management to help people dealing with financial crises. The advisors assist individuals with budgeting, credit card and debt management, identity theft, and fraud.
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