Department Information

Chair:
Kathleen Burke
Timothy Phillips (Acting)
Old Main, Room 136
Phone: 607-753-4109
Fax: 607-753-5983
Email:
economics.department
@cortland.edu

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Program Details

Business Economics: Concentration in Financial Management [BUSE/FMGT ] (Major)

The financial management concentration allows interested students to pursue courses that will allow them to function well in any area of finance. Proper financial management is an essential function of organizations and an important skill for individuals as well. For more information about this program, contact the Economics Department.

Career Potential

  • Banker
  • Mortgage analyst
  • Financial planner
  • Stock broker

A. Required Core in Economics: 21 credit hours

Note: A minimum grade of C in the foundational classes (ECO 105, ECO 110 and ECO 111) is required for all economics and business economics majors before taking upper-level courses that require any of these foundational classes as prerequisites. In addition, a grade of C in ECO 352 is required before a student can declare a financial management concentration.

  • ECO 105 - Political Economy and Social Thought (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 110 - Principles of Macroeconomics (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 111 - Principles of Microeconomics (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 221 - Economic Statistics (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 301 - Economics of the Firm (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 352 - Finance (3 cr. hr.)
Select:
  • ECO 222 - Mathematical Economics (3 cr. hr.) or
  • Calculus sequence:

  • MAT 121 - Calculus A (3 cr. hr.) and
  • MAT 122 - Calculus B (3 cr. hr.)
B. Required Core in Management: 18 credit hours
  • CAP 100 - Introduction to Computer Applications (3 cr. hr.)
  • MGT 250 - Principles of Management (3 cr. hr.)
  • MGT 254 - Principles of Accounting I (3 cr. hr.)
  • MGT 423 - Computer Applications in Economics and Management (3 cr. hr.)
  • MGT 454 - Strategic Management (3 cr. hr.)
Select one of the following:
  • MGT 385 - Human Resource Management (3 cr. hr.) or
  • MGT 253 - Principles of Marketing (3 cr. hr.)
C. Elective Courses: 12 credit hours
  • MGT 255 - Principles of Accounting II (3 cr. hr.)
And nine credit hours selected from the following courses:
  • ECO 300 - Macroeconomic Theory (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 401 - Co-op Education/Internship in Economics (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 421 - Econometrics (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 431 - Money and Banking (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 443 - International Finance (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 452 - Advanced Finance (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 455 - Asset Markets (3 cr. hr.)
Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 120