Majors from the Departments of Economics and Business have the option of advancing their knowledge of a functional field of business beyond the business core curriculum. Coursework in one concentration is to be completed in the junior and senior year, and after all prerequisite courses have been completed. Concentrations are elective, not a graduation requirement. Therefore, a concentration is awarded only upon satisfactory completion of the required courses and no substitutions or waivers will be made.
Business Economics majors are eligible for this concentration. Students advance beyond introductory accounting to greater specialization in financial accounting, cost accounting, and accounting information systems. Preparation from this concentration is appropriate for internal corporate and not-for-profit sector accounting. This concentration is not intended as curricular
preparation for licensure as a certified public accountant. Students interested in certified public accountancy are directed to the Professional Accounting major.
Course Requirements (Fall 2005)
- ACCT 225 Cost Accounting 3 s.h.
- ACCT 311 Intermediate Accounting I 3 s.h.
- ACCT 312 Intermediate Accounting II 3 s.h.
- ACCT 335 Accounting Information Systems (capstone--must be taken in residence) 3 s.h.
TOTAL 12 s.h
Business Economics majors are eligible for this concentration. The finance concentration develops data analytic, financial modeling, and effective communication skills. Emphases include Bloomberg terminal use and practice of Microsoft Excel tools. This concentration prepares students for careers in financial institutions, markets, and services, including positions as financial analyst, financial broker, wealth management advisor, trader, sales person, banker, among others. The concentration also provides background preparation for students who will pursue graduate study. The concentration is designed to be completed during the junior and senior years.
Course Requirements (Fall 2018)
- FINC 233 Investment Management 3 s.h.
- FINC 331 Corporate Financial Strategy (capstone--must be taken in residence) 3 s.h.
- FINC 333 Portfolio Management 3 s.h.
- Select one of the following: 3 s.h.
- ECON 335 International Finance
- FINC 300-394 Any 300 level finance elective except FINC 331 and FINC 333
TOTAL 12 s.h.
Professional Accounting and Business Economics majors are eligible for this concentration. Students apply foundation knowledge from accounting, economics, finance, and marketing by choosing from courses that emphasize different strategic dimensions of the marketing field. The capstone course is an integrative experience focusing on marketing strategies, research, decision making, and practice.
Core Course Requirements (Fall 2004)
- MKTG 361 Marketing Management (capstone--must be taken in residence) 3 s.h.
- Select three courses from the following: 9 s.h.
- MKTG 360 Sales & Sales Management
- MKTG 362 Marketing Research
- MKTG 363 Advertising Management
- MKTG 364 Consumer Behavior
- MKTG 366 International Marketing
TOTAL 12 s.h.
Supply Chain Management
Professional Accounting and Business Economics majors are eligible for the Supply Chain Management concentration. This concentration emphasizes cross functional activities in managing stages of production and distribution. It takes a strategic and application oriented view of operations, resources, services and flow of goods. This concentration prepares students to enter positions in procurement, demand planning, inventory, management, quality control, logistics, freight management, and other related areas.
Course Requirements (Fall 2019)
- MGMT 362 Supply Chain Strategy 3 s.h.
- MGMT 363 Logistics Management 3 s.h
- MGMT 365 Project Management 3 s.h.
- MIS 361 Enterprise Resource Planning (capstone--must be taken in residence) 3 s.h.
TOTAL 12 s.h.