Economics and Finance
Dedicated to providing students with the high-quality education
The Department of Economics and Finance at East Tennessee State University provides students with the educational experience necessary to succeed in a competitive global environment. Students can earn a traditional Bachelor of Business Administration degree in either Economics or Finance or a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. Both programs focus on developing the problem-solving skills that help enable students to critically analyze the complex and rapidly evolving issues of business and society.
Graduates of the Economics and Finance Department are actively recruited by the industry, and many of the nation’s leading corporations count the department’s graduates among their corporate leaders.
Majors and Concentrations
BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION—ECONOMICS
In this program, students may choose from two main concentrations—each providing a different emphasis. Business Economics has a microeconomic focus built on the study of markets and the behavior of business firms. The Financial Economics concentration provides an integrated focus on macroeconomics and the financial system and includes courses in finance.A third concentration in General Business is also available for those students who desire a more broad-based business education.
BACHELOR OF ARTS—ECONOMICS
The department also offers a non-business Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in economics. The traditional Economics B.A. includes extensive economics coursework and requires a minor program of study that is chosen by the student with faculty guidance. Students may also choose Economics B.A. with a concentration in International Commerce. This program includes extensive economics coursework and a selection of business and geopolitical courses.
BACHELOR OF ARTS—ECONOMICS
BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION—FINANCE
Students in this program may focus their studies in one of three concentrations: Banking, Corporate Finance and Investments, or Real Estate. Each of these concentrations offers students a program of study that leads to a traditional career path in their chosen fields.
The department offers minor programs in both economics and finance for those students who would like to broaden their educational experience. We also offer a general business minor that is especially valuable for non-business students who may have future aspirations to earn the Master of Business Administration degree.
The Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics and Finance in the College of Business and Technology is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AASCB). Less than 5 percent of accounting and business programs worldwide have received this prestigious accreditation.
ETSU, through its participation in the CFA Institute University Recognition Program, has five scholarships available annually to sit for the Level 1 CFA exam offered every June and December. These scholarships cover both the exam and the study materials. Further information can be found here.
The Department of Economics and Finance also offers a FREE tutoring service staffed by dedicated, well-prepared graduate students. To view the tutoring schedule, please click here.
The Department of Economics and Finance offers two student organizations that equip their members with real-world experiences and networking opportunities.