Understand the numbers and your potential: You’ll do that here.

Economics is the study of how to evaluate problems and make critical decisions. Learn to locate and use important data resources such as those found at the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Bureau of the Census and Bureau of Labor Statistics. Use this information to develop a framework to analyze and solve “real-world” problems, conduct mathematical and statistical analysis and effectively communicate. You’ll learn that here.  

What  You’ll  Do     

As an economics: financial option major at Southeast, you’ll gain real world learning experience including many opportunities outside the classroom.    

  • Work closely with qualified, award-winning faculty in a small class environment. 
  • Gain global experience more than 30 study-abroad programs offered with the Harrison College of Business. 
  • Gain experience at Southeast’s Center for Economic and Business Research, which provides undergraduate students with experience conducting and publishing economics research. The center publishes a quarterly newsletter, and hosts meetings to promote economic development in the state of Missouri.  

Outcomes & Careers

  • 96% 

    Successful Outcomes Rate

    Students graduating with degrees from the Harrison College of Business & Computing report being employed or furthering their education six months after graduation.  

     

  • $108k

    Financial Analyst

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for a financial analyst is $83,660.  

  • $89k

    Personal Financial Advisor

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for a personal financial advisor is $89,330.  

     

  • $73k

    Accountant 

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for an accountant is $73,560.    

     


     

What You'll Study

As an economics: financial economics option major, you’ll learn to develop a framework of analysis for solving "real-world" problems as well as conduct mathematical and statistical analysis. You’ll complete a minimum of 120 credit hours to complete this degree, including the general education requirements and at least 39 senior division hours.   

Business Administration Core – 33 Hours Required

Required Courses:

  • AC221 Principles of Accounting I (3)
  • AC222 Principles of Accounting II (3)
  • BA101 The Business Universe (3)
  • BA490 Business Policy & Strategy (3)
  • BL255 Business Law (3)
  • FI361 Financial Management (3)
  • MG301 Principles of Management (3)
  • MI375 Management Information Systems (3)
  • MK301 Principles of Marketing (3)
  • QM352 Quantitative Analysis (3)

A grade of ‘C’ is required in each core course.

Choose 3 Hours From:*

  • AC540 International Perspectives of Accounting (3)
  • BA560 Topics in International Business (3)
  • BL560 International Business Law (3)
  • EC580 International Economics (3)
  • FI540 International Finance (3)
  • MG560 International Management (3)
  • MK560 International Marketing (3)

*International Course taken to meet Business Administration Core requirement may not be counted on a major.

Support Courses - 30 Hours Required

Some courses may fulfill General Education requirements.

  • BA252 Business Communication (2)
  • BA400 Applied Ethical Leadership (3)
  • BA452 Professionalism (1)
  • EC215 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • EC225 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
  • EN140 Rhetoric & Critical Thinking (3)
  • MA116 Precalculus A OR MA123 Mathematical Reasoning and Modeling (3)
  • MI101 Intro to Computer Applications (3)
  • QM257 Business Statistics I (3)
  • QM258 Business Statistics II (3)
  • SC105 Fundamentals of Oral Communication (3)

A grade of ‘C’ or better is required in each support course.

NOTE: All 100 and 200 level core and support courses are pre-requisite to all 300 level business core and business major courses

Financial Economics Major – 27 Hours – No Minor Required

Required Courses:

  • EC335 Monetary Economics (3)
  • EC410 Macroeconomic Theory (3)
  • EC420 Microeconomic Theory (3)
  • EC490 Business Forecasting (3)
OR
  • EC351 Applied Economics Models (3)
  • FI364 Modern Financial Institutions (3)

Choose 12 Hours From:

  • ECxxx EC course (235-500 level)
  • UI349 Comparative Economic Systems (3)
  • UI366 Law & Economics (3)
  • UI371 Government & Business (3)
NOTE: No more than 6 hours of UI courses may be selected.

Sme requirements may be fulfilled by coursework in major program.

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences – 6 hours
  • Constitution Requirement – 3 hours
  • Written Communication – 6 hours
  • Oral Communication – 3 hours
  • Natural Sciences – 7 hours (from two disciplines, one to include a lab)
  • Mathematics – 3 hours
  • Humanities & Fine Arts – 9 hours (from at least two disciplines)
  • Additional Requirements – 5 hours (to include UI100 for native students)
  • Civics Examination

Freshman Year    

Fall Semester (13 Hours)    

  • UI100 (1)    
  • EN100 (3)  
  • BA101 (3)  
  • MA116 or MA123 (3)    
  • MI101 (3)   

Spring Semester (15 Hours)    

  • EN140 (3)    
  • SC105 (3)     
  • General Education (3)    
  • General Education (3)    
  • General Education (3)    

Milestone: Achieve a minimum 2.25 overall GPA   

Sophomore Year    

Fall Semester (17 Hours)    

  • AC221 (3)   
  • BA252 (2)     
  • EC215 (3)    
  • QM257 (3) 
  • General Education (3)    
  • General Education (3)    

Spring Semester (15 Hours)    

  • AC222 (3)    
  • BL255 (3)    
  • EC225 (3)    
  • QM258 (3)  
  • General Education (3)   

Milestone: Achieve a minimum 2.25 overall GPA   

Summer courses are encouraged to avoid 18 hour semesters.

Junior Year    

Fall Semester (16 Hours)    

  • BA452 (1)    
  • EC420 (3)   
  • FI361 (3)
  • MG301 (3)    
  • QM352 (3)  
  • General Education (3)    

Spring Semester (15 Hours)    

  • EC410 (3)    
  • EC490 or EC351 (3)    
  • MI375 (3) 
  • UI349 (3)    
  • UI366 (3)    

Milestone: Maintain a minimum 2.25 overall GPA and 2.25 major GPA 

Senior Year    

Fall Semester (15 Hours)    

  • FI364 (3)    
  • MK301 (3)  
  • Economics Elective (3)    
  • International Course (3)    
  • General Education (3)    

Spring Semester (12 Hours)    

  • BA400 (3)    
  • BA490 (3)  
  • EC335 (3)   
  • Economics Elective (3)    
  • General Education (3)    

Milestone: Maintain a minimum 2.25 overall GPA and 2.25 major GPA

A “Milestone” signifies a significant stage for a student in the completion of a degree.

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Accelerated Master’s Degree

Southeast offers an accelerated master’s degree for current students. You can get both undergraduate and graduate credit for some 500 level courses, meaning you can graduate with an MBA sooner.

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Getting the Job

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