Stephen F. Austin State University

Programs

Economics

Our department offers Bachelor of Business Administration degrees in Economics and Finance as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics.

Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.): Business Economics Major

A major in business economics for a B.B.A. candidate consists of all the degree requirements for the B.B.A. listed in this bulletin (which includes ECO 231, 232 and 339), plus ECO 331, 351, 353 and 12 hours of advanced economics electives. Total 21 hours with at least a 2.0 grade-point average in all economic courses. At least 12 advanced hours must be completed at SFA.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.): Economic Major

A first major in economics for a B.A. candidate consists of all the degree requirements for the B.A. in economics inthis bulletin (which includes ECO 231), plus ECO 232, 331, 339, 351, 353 and 12 hours of advanced economics electives. Total 27 hours with at least a 2.0 grade-point average in all economics courses at SFA and overall. At least 12 advanced hours must be completed at SFA. A second major in economics for a non-B.B.A. candidate consists of ECO 231, 232, 331, 351, 353 and nine hours of advanced economics electives. Total 24 hours with at least a 2.0 grade-point average at SFA and overall. At least 12 advanced hours must be completed at SFA.

Economic Minor

A minor in economics for a B.B.A. candidate consists of ECO 231, 232 and 339 (all of which are already included in the B.B.A. degree requirements), 351 or 353, and six hours of advanced economics electives. Total 18 hours (only nine additional hours) with at least a 2.0 grade-point average. At least nine hours (six of which must be advanced) must be completed at SFA. A minor in economics for a non-B.B.A. candidate consists of ECO 231, 232, 351 or 353, and nine hours of advanced economics electives. Total 18 hours with at least a 2.0 grade-point average. At least nine hours (six of which must be advanced) must be completed at SFA

Finance

We also offer three emphases within our Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance: Investment Management, Banking and Financial Services, and Personal Financial Planning.

Bachelor of Business Aministration (B.B.A.): Finance Major

A major in finance for a B.B.A. candidate consists of all the degree requirements for the B.B.A. listed in this bulletin (which includes FIN 333), plus FIN 357, 370, 373; and 18 hours from the following: three to six hours from FIN 401, ACC 331, 332, 333, 343; and 12 to 15 hours from ECO 331, FIN 358, 361, 369, 401 (if not taken above), 410, 415, 433, 448, 458, 471, 474, 475 and 490. Not more than three hours may be counted from ECO 331, FIN 361, 369. Total 27 hours; must have at least a 2.0 grade-point average across all 27 hours plus FIN 333. At least 12 advanced hours must be completed at SFA.

Finance Minor

A minor in finance for a B.B.A. candidate consists of FIN 333 (already included in the B.B.A. degree requirements), 357, 370, 373 and six hours from FIN 358, 401, 410, 415, 433, 458, 471, 474, 475 and 490. Total 18 hours (only 15 additional hours) with at least a 2.0 grade-point average. At least nine hours (six of which must be advanced) must be completed at SFA.

A minor in finance for a non-B.B.A. candidate consists of ACC 231, FIN 333, 357, 370 and six hours from FIN 358, 373, 401, 410, 415, 433, 458, 471, 474, 475 and 490. Total 18 hours with at least a 2.0 grade-point average. At least nine hours (six of which must be advanced) must be completed at SFA.

Visit the General Bulletin for additional information.

Emphases in Finance

There are three new emphases available in the Finance major leading to the BBA degree. These emphases begin with the 2010-2011 academic year.

Emphasis in Financial Planning (revised from 2009-2010):

FIN 357, 370, 373;

ACC 343;

FIN 361, 369, 415 and 448;

and three hours from FIN 358, 401, 410, 433, 458, 471, 474, 475, and 490.

Total hours = 27

Emphasis in Banking and Financial Services:

FIN 357, 370, 373;

FIN 401;

FIN 361, ECO 331;

six hours from ACC 331, ACC 343, FIN 448, FIN 471, FIN 490;

and three hours from FIN 358, 410, 433, 458, 474, and 475 (as well as any of those elective courses not taken above, including ACC 332, 333, with an overall maximum of six hours in ACC).

Total hours = 27

Emphasis in Investment Management:

FIN 357, 370, 373;

FIN 401;

FIN 410, FIN 458;

six hours from ACC 343, FIN 358, FIN 433, FIN 490;

and three hours from ECO 331, FIN 361, 369, 448, 471, 474 and 475 (as well as any of those elective courses not taken above, including ACC 331, 332, 333).

Total hours = 27

View course syllabi here.

Course Rotation Schedule

Economics


Fall Spring Summer
May I II
Required Courses 231 231 232 231 (w) 231
232 (w) 232 (w) 232 (w) 232
331 (w) 331 339 (w) 339
339 (w) 339 (w) 331 (w)
353 351
Electives

361

439

480

337

359






Graduate 520 (e)

e = evening section; w = web section; * = all Summer classes contingent upon funding

Finance

Fall Spring Summer
May I II
Required Courses 333 333 333 333 (w) 333
357 357
370 370
373 373

Advanced Finance

Electives

361 (e) 361 (e)














369 (e) 369 (e)
401 410
433 415
448 (e) 458
490 490
Graduate 554 (e) 514 (e)
510
590 590

e = evening section; w = web section; * = all Summer classes contingent upon funding

DISCLAIMER: This schedule is subject to change without notice. Students should enroll in any required course as soon as possible after completing the prerequisites.