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Department of Economics and Finance


The Department of Economics and Finance offers accredited bachelor degree programs in Finance, and General Business Administration. Each of the programs provides the flexibility to sample from the diverse range of topical courses. All faculty in our department are doctoral qualified and possess an excellent mixture of practical experience, international experience, and academic and applied research records.  Dr. Timothy Vines is Chair of the Department.

The department is home to the Oscar Cloyd Professorship of Real Estate and the Kilpatrick Insurance and Financial Services Professorship. Both are supported by local industry and the university to promote excellence in teaching, research, and service.

The Student Finance Association provides an opportunity for students to become involved in extra-curricular activities, including meeting with and discussing career opportunities with professional in finance, insurance and real estate. Internships in Finance, Real Estate and Insurance are often available.


The Department of Economics and Finance mission is to provide superior educational opportunities for our students through effective instruction, relevant curricula, and academic counseling; to engage in scholarly pursuits that aid the continued professional growth and development of the faculty; and to actively participate in the service activities for the University and the business community.