Economics, Finance and Real Estate

Student working in lab earning her economics or finance degree.


The Economics and Finance major is designed to prepare students for managerial positions in business and government. Three concentrations are available within the Economics/Finance major: Economics, Finance, and Real Estate.

▼   The Economics Concentration
The Economics program is designed to prepare students for professional careers in managerial positions, government, administration, education, and others. Positions in business economics and graduate study require knowledge of economics and the application of economic tools to analyze problems for decision-making.
▼   The Finance Concentration

The Finance program is designed to provide an understanding of the various areas and principles of finance. Students will develop a body of specialized knowledge and analytical techniques that are used in the acquisition, allocation and management of financial resources.

Finance careers are typically in industry and commercial businesses, public utilities and government agencies, banks, insurance companies, brokerage houses, investment companies and other financial institutions.  The finance degree is appropriate for students who plan a career in corporate finance, financial planning, investment planning and research, or insurance.

▼   The Real Estate Concentration
The Real Estate program is designed to educate students about the myriad aspects of the real estate industry and to provide a solid foundation for taking advantage of the numerous career opportunities available in real estate and related industries, including residential, commercial, or industrial development, brokerage, leasing, and property management, mortgage lending, appraisal and assessment, and corporate and institutional real estate asset management. Students who complete the real estate concentration will develop the specialized qualitative and quantitative tools necessary to prepare them for the unique demands and complexities associated with real estate careers.