Department of Economics, Finance and Global Business

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The Department of Economics, Finance, and Global Business provides the knowledge and skills required for student success. For this purpose, we continuously elevate the quality of our programs and develop new offerings to meet the needs of the industry. We offer BS degrees in finance, financial planning and global business. We also offer BA in economics and a minor in economics.

Learn more about each of our programs:

  • BA in Economics
  • BS in Finance
  • BS in Financial Planning
  • BS in Global Business Studies
  • Minor in Economics
  • MBA with concentration in Finance
  • 100% Online MBA with a concentration in Finance
  • MS in Finance and Financial Services

The Cotsakos College of Business offers a BS degree in business administration, which provides students with the knowledge and skills that are required in today's complex business environment. The finance program prepares students to pursue careers in banking, government, or other financial institutions. The global business program prepares successful graduates to compete in diversified global markets and internationally oriented enterprises. Management prepares students for human resources, operations, or strategic organizational and planning positions. Marketing students learn to effectively manage the delivery and provision of goods through various, increasingly complex distribution channels.

Finance and Financial Services  - MS Mission Statement 

The Cotsakos College of Business builds upon the diversity of the metropolitan region to prepare students for successful careers in business through our undergraduate and graduate programs. The College's programs incorporate academic excellence, experiential education, and professional enrichment, and are supported by the applied research of its faculty. 

Finance and Financial Services  – MS Goals  

  1. Students should understand the value of financial applications to add measurable values. 
  2. Students should understand descriptive, predictive and prescriptive diagnostics and acquire, develop and apply analytical skills to financial decisions and financial planning. 
  3. Students should learn and develop proficiency in the use of the industry relevant technology tools, software and platforms. 

 

Finance and Financial Services  – MS Student Learning Outcomes

  1.  Students will be able to identify financial scenarios, problems, relevant data, regulations and strategies. 
  2.  Students will be able to know values of tools, techniques and strategies for successful financial solutions. 
  3. Students will be able to use relevant models, tools and strategies to build solutions for a variety of financial situations. 
  4. Students will be able to understand various financial instruments and measure expected return and risk. 
  5. Students will be able to effectively use industry trending technologies to analyze situations and perform financial simulations, for example eMoney, R, SAS, MoneyGuidePro, etc. 

Economics - BA Mission Statement 

The Cotsakos College of Business builds upon the diversity of the metropolitan region to prepare students for successful careers in business through our undergraduate and graduate programs. The College's programs incorporate academic excellence, experiential education, and professional enrichment, and are supported by the applied research of its faculty

Economics - BA Goals 

  1. Use an analytical framework to understand decision making by economic agents. 
  2. Understand the linkages between the domestic economy and the global economy. 
  3. Understand and use basic statistical tools to carry out economic analysis 

 

Economics - BA Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyze and apply the mechanics of demand and supply for individuals, firms, and the market 
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of key macroeconomic theory and policy 
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the effect of government policies on the domestic economy and international trade  
  4. Use statistical tools to generate descriptive statistics 
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Department Spotlight

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Stephanie Spies '17 researched the financial literacy of two-year and four-year college students, finding that both groups can benefit from financial literacy initiatives. She plans a career as a certified public accountant and as a certified financial planner.