Financial Economics Courses
(GP) indicates that the course fulfills the Global Perspective Elective requirement in the General Education core.
ECO 2100 INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS (3 s.h.)
Theories and institutions that organize and direct economic activities in contemporary society. Prepares students to understand domestic and international economic problems; serves as a foundation for further work in economics; and complements study in other areas. This course is offered as needed.
ECO 2610 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS (3 s.h.)
Aggregate income measurement and analysis, fiscal and monetary policy, inflation, unemployment, and other current issues. This course is offered every fall and spring.
ECO 2620 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (3 s.h.)
Price theory applied to product and resource markets with emphasis on pricing and output decisions under various market conditions. This course is offered every fall and spring.
ECO 3010 ENTREPRENEURSHIP (3 s.h.)
Emphasis on business formation: feasibility studies, legal and financial aspects of startup, tax considerations, business valuation techniques, and accounting control systems. Prerequisites: ACC 2530 and ECO 2620 or permission of the department chair/school dean. Cross-listed as BUS 3010 and ENP 3010. This course is offered as needed.
ECO 3110 MONEY, BANKING AND FINANCIAL MARKETS (3 s.h.)
The functions of money and financial markets, commercial bank operations, the Federal Reserve System, the macroeconomy, and the impact of monetary policy upon economic stabilization and growth. Prerequisites: ECO 2610 and 2620 or permission of the department chair/school dean. This course is offered every fall.
ECO 3130 INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS (3 s.h.)
Intermediate-level treatment of microeconomic theory and its application to managerial decision-making. Prerequisites: ECO 2160, 2610, and 2620 or permission of the department chair/school dean. This course is offered every fall semester.
ECO 3140 INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS (3 s.h.)
This course covers the models and techniques used in modern macroeconomic theory. It examines the theoretical models developed to analyze the economic forces that drive the economy in the short and the long run. Emphasis is placed on macroeconomic policies and the role of the government in the economy. Also, it describes the basic features of an open, global economy. Students are encouraged to explore the potential and limitations of macroeconomic theory in addressing real-world problems. Prerequisites: ECO 2610 and 2620 or permission of the department chair/school dean. This course is offered every spring semester.
ECO 3160 ECONOMETRICS (3 s.h.)
An advanced study of statistical analyses frequently used in business decision-making and economic forecasting. Emphasis on both multiple regression and analysis of variance. Particular attention given to time series analysis. Survey sampling and Chi-Square tests also are included. Prerequisite: ECO 2160 or permission of the department chair/school dean. This course is offered in the fall semester, even-numbered years.
ECO 3360 DOMESTIC BUSINESS EXPERIENCE (3 s.h.)
An American Business is a dynamic process that brings together people, consumers, technology, natural resources and human initiative in a constantly changing and competitive environment. To understand the framework in which a business operates, students will travel for an exploration and learning opportunity from the business. This course will require research and class time at an off-site location as selected by the Professor of record. An additional fee will apply to cover the costs of travel and lodging. Travel for student conferences and conventions is prohibited as part of this course. Permission of the department chair/school dean.
ECO 3450 INTERNSHIP (3 s.h.)
Experiential learning acquired through placement with local organizations in either the private or public sectors. The student is assigned duties and responsibilities approved by the Director of Internships and supervised and evaluated by the University instructor and onsite trainer. Weekly class contact, journal or written reports are required. Classroom instruction includes resume/letter writing, interviewing techniques, and oral presentations. Prerequisites: ECO 2610, 2620, and BUS 3430, junior or senior status, and a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the major; or permission of the department chair/school dean. Applicable to one program only: Accounting, Business, Financial Economics, or Marketing. This course is offered in the spring semester or as needed.
ECO 3810 PUBLIC ECONOMICS (3 s.h.)
Examines the rationale for government interference in the market, the costs and benefits of organizing economic activity through the public sector, how policymakers are chosen and how this affects their incentives, how the incentives of policymakers undermine their ability to act in the “public interest,” and the role and effectiveness of governments and government agents to both formulate and execute sound economic public policy. Prerequisite: ECO 2620 or permission of the department chair/school dean. This course is offered as needed.
ECO 4000 CURRENT ECONOMIC ISSUES (3 s.h.)
Selected contemporary policy issues, e.g., the economic role of government, poverty, debt financing, free trade vs. protectionism, entrepreneurship, and problems of fiscal and monetary management. Prerequisites: ACC 2510, ECO 2610 and 2620 or permission of instructor. Recommended: ACC 2530 or permission of the department chair/school dean. This course is offered as needed.
ECO 4200 COMPARATIVE ECONOMIC SYSTEMS (3 s.h.)
(GP) A survey of economic systems of the past and present. A global approach will be applied in reviewing such variations. The course will examine past, present, and future systemic developments. Prerequisites: ECO 2610 and/or 2620 or permission of the department chair/school dean. This course is offered as needed.
ECO 4510 LABOR ECONOMICS AND HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (3 s.h.)
Principles of economics applied to the human resource and its market with emphasis on hiring, training, labor legislation, and compensation policies relevant to the management of people at work. Prerequisites: ECO 2610 and 2620 or permission of the department chair/school dean. This course is offered as needed.
ECO 4520 INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND FINANCE (3 s.h.)
(GP) International trade theory and practice, the financial dimensions of multinational exchange, institutional features and channels of marketing, and international corporate relationships. Designated writing-enrichment course for Financial Economics majors. Prerequisites: ECO 2610 and or permission of the department chair/school dean. This course is offered as needed.
ECO 4650 ECONOMIC GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT (3 s.h.)
(GP) Theories of economic development with reference to the economic history of the industrially advanced nations. Applications of theory to problems and policies of emerging and underdeveloped economies. Prerequisites: ECO 2610 and 2620 or permission of the department chair/school dean. This course is offered as needed.
ECO 4850 SPECIAL TOPICS (3 s.h.)
Selected applications of economic theory and practice. Content and credit vary. Prerequisites: completion of 24 s.h. of major requirements and permission of instructor. This course is offered as needed.
ECO 4990 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN FINANCIAL ECONOMICS (TBA)
An opportunity for a well-qualified, upper-division student to engage in special research in his/her major. Requires approval by the faculty advisor, the supervising professor, the department chair, and the school dean before approval by the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Credit to be determined.