Stephen F. Austin State University

Student Resources

Textbook Information

Fall 2014

Economics

Course No.

Sections

Title

Author

Edition

ISBN

Publisher

Instructor

ECO 231

001-005

Principles of Economics

Mankiw

7

9781305306295

Cengage (South-Western)

Ballinger

Scanlan

Online Software "Aplia" Required

ECO 232

001,003,004

Principles of Economics

Mankiw

7

9781305306295

Online Software "Aplia" Required

Cengage

(South-Western)

Kosovich, Stroup

500

E-book, See Instructor

Online Software "Aplia" Required

Kosovich

ECO 331

500

The Economics of Money, Banking and Financial Markets

Mishkin

10

0132770245

Pearson

Ballinger

ECO 339

001-004

Introduction to Business Statistics

Weiers

7

0538452196

Cengage (Wadsworth)

Phelps, Simmons

ECO 353

001

Microeconomics

Bernheim & Whinston

2

9780073375854

McGraw-Hill

Kouliavtsev

ECO 439

001

Modern Labor Economics

Ehrenberg & Smith

11

0132540649

Addison Wesley

Kosovich

ECO 475

001

See Instructor

Stroup

ECO 520

022

Fundamentals of Managerial Economics

Hirschey

9

0324584830

Cengage (South-Western)

Kouliavtsev

Finance

Course No.

Sections

Title

Author

Edition

ISBN

Publisher

Instructor

FIN 333

001-004

Fundamentals of Financial Management

Brigham & Houston

13

9780538482127

or

(E-book)

Cengage

Giudici, Jones, Schaub

The "Texas Instruments BA II Plus" Calculator is also Required for this course

FIN 357

001

Fundamentals of Investment Management

Hirt & Block

10

9780078034626

McGraw-Hill

Giudici

FIN 361

022

Principles of Risk Management and Insurance

George E. Rejda

11 or later

0136117023

Addison

Phares

FIN 369

001

Personal Finance

Arthur J. Keown

5 or later

Prentice Hall

Phares

FIN 370

001

Not Required

Schaub

FIN 373

001

Intermediate Financial Management

Brigham & Daves

11*

9781111530266

Cengage South-Western

Jones

*(Older editions are acceptable)

FIN 401

001

Cases in Financial Reporting

Sandretto

1

0538476796

Cengage South-Western

Simmons

FIN 448

022

Estate Planning and Tax

Michael A. Dalton & Thomas P. Langdon

7 or later

1936602121

Money Education

Phares

FIN 475

001

No Textbook

Brown

FIN 490

001

No Textbook

Jones

FIN 554

021

Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management

Reilly & Brown

10

9780324656121

Giudici

FIN 590

001

No Textbook

Brown

Student Organizations

Visit the organizations and honor societies page for information on the Finance Club (Phi Alpha Kappa).

Internships

ECO 485 - INTERNSHIP IN ECONOMICS

Course Description:

Supervised on-the-job training in one or more facets of the field of economics. This course cannot be used to satisfy any of the advanced economics courses required of economics majors or business economics majors or economics minors.

Prerequisites:

Junior standing as a major in economics or business economics or a minor in economics; overall GPA of 2.5 or better; economics GPA of 2.8 or better; and consent of department chair.

Statement of Policy:

The position held by the intern should be a professional level, with a closely supervised assignment in an area of economics. To be eligible, a student must be employed for:

  1. Three months, full-time (40 hour week) in the summer or,
  2. Part-time (at least 15 hours per week) for the fall or spring semester.

If the internship occurs during the fall or spring semester, the student must register for the course at the beginning of the semester in which the internship will be completed. If the internship occurs during the summer, the student must obtain approval prior to the start of the internship, and must register for the course during the following fall semester.

There will be no exceptions made to the GPA requirements.

Application Procedure:

The following information must be submitted to, and approved by, the Chair of the Department of Economics and Finance before attempting to register for the course:

  1. A letter of application describing the employment position, how that position relates to the discipline of economics, the topic of the research paper, and the name of the supervising economics faculty member.
  2. A copy of a degree plan with a major in economics or business economics or a minor in economics.
  3. A statement from the employment supervisor indicating job duties to be performed.
Grading Procedures:

The student must complete an academic research paper in an area of economics related to the internship. The topic of this paper must be approved in advance by a member of the SFA economics faculty who will serve as the intern's supervising faculty member. In addition, a rating of on-the-job performance of the intern will be requested of the supervisor. After completion of all job requirements, evaluation by employment supervisor, and evaluation of the research paper by the supervising faculty member, a grade of either Pass or Fail will be awarded for the course.

FIN 485 - INTERNSHIP IN FINANCE

Course Description:

Supervised on-the-job training in one or more facets of the field of finance. This course cannot be used to satisfy any of the advanced finance courses required of finance majors or minors.

Prerequisites:

Junior standing as a major or minor in finance; overall GPA of 2.5 or better; finance GPA of 2.8 or better; and consent of department chair.

Statement of Policy:

The position held by the intern should be a professional level, with a closely supervised assignment in an area of finance. To be eligible, a student must be employed for:

  1. Three months, full-time (40 hour week) in the summer or,
  2. Part-time (at least 15 hours per week) for the fall or spring semester. If the internship occurs during the fall or spring semester, the student must register for the course at the beginning of the semester in which the internship will be completed.

If the internship occurs during the summer, the student must obtain approval prior to the start of the internship, and must register for the course during the following fall semester.

There will be no exceptions made to the GPA requirements.

Application Procedure:

The following information must be submitted to, and approved by, the Chair of the Department of Economics and Finance before attempting to register for the course:

  1. A letter of application describing the employment position, how that position relates to the discipline of finance, the topic of the research paper, and the name of the supervising finance faculty member.
  2. A copy of a degree plan with a major or minor in finance.
  3. A statement from the employment supervisor indicating job duties to be performed.
Grading Procedures:

The student must complete an academic research paper in an area of finance related to the internship. The topic of this paper must be approved in advance by a member of the SFA finance faculty who will serve as the intern's supervising faculty member. In addition, a rating of on-the-job performance of the intern will be requested of the supervisor. After completion of all job requirements, evaluation by employment supervisor, and evaluation of the research paper by the supervising faculty member, a grade of either Pass or Fail will be awarded for the course.

Scholarships

Visit the scholarships page for information.

Awards

Wells Fargo -- Advisors Portfolio Management Award

2007: Clayton Moyer

2008: Zach Russell

2009: Cory Long

2010: Qlong You

2011: Uriel Luna

2012: Andrew McClintock
Citizens 1st Bank -- Asset/Liability Management Award

2007: David Havir

2008: Jaychell Coutee

2009: Jessica Jones

2010: Justin Bigger

2011: Qiong You

2012: Caroline Henderson

Commercial Bank of Texas -- Outstanding Finance Club Member Award

2005: Heather Crabtree

2006: Alex Sophocleous

2007: Brittany Glazner

2008: Bob Coker

2009: David Melchor

2010: Carla Torres

2011: Victor Powell

2012: Matthew Cordova
Regions -- High Ranking Economics Student

2004: Nathan Mood

2005: Brandon Williams

2006: Andrew Frohman

2007: Brandon Williams

2008: Holly Alejos

2009: Alvine Sangang

2010: John Ramsey

2011: John Ramsey

2012: Sara McClure
Merrill Lynch -- Oustanding Investment Student Award

1996: Vachonda Horton

1997: Patricia Torres

1998: Chris Thedford

1999: Joseph Harrison

2000: Erin Lemay

2001: Stephen Beaumont

2002: Christopher Lynn McVey

2003: Rachel Dawn Honea

2008: Stacey Mikesh

2009: Amy Krich

2010: Brett Fry

2011: Jordan Grindle

2012: Christopher Boatman

First Bank & Trust East Texas -- Highest Ranking Junior Award

2004: Melissa Bass

2005: Lauren Stevens

2006: Brittany Glazner

2007: Bob Coker

2008: Cory Long

2009: Nicoel Olszewski

2010: Andrew McClintock

2011: Wesley Berry

2012: Brian Cook
BancorpSouth -- Fredonia Outstanding Financial Institution Award

2004: Melissa Bass

2005: Matt Dokupil

2006: Michael Jett

2007: Brittany Glazner

2008: Darin Murphy

2009: Dustin Brown

2010: Jessica Jones

2011: Holger Gobel

2012: Jordan Grindle

Regions -- High Ranking Finance Senior

2004: Julie Schellberg

2005: Melissa Bass

2006: Lauren Stevens

2006: Holly Thorton

2007: Andrew Frohman

2008: Roberto Martinez

2009: Darin Murphy

2010: Graciela Zavala

2011: Uriel Luna

2012: Sara Sanders

Wells Fargo -- Advisors Entrepreneurship Award

2007: Jaychell Coutee

2008: Amy Kirch and Bob Coker

2009: David Melchor

2010: James Lopez

2011: Alina Whitehorn

2012: Matthew Cordova