Utica College’s business economics and finance program gives students a strong foundation in economics and the skills to put economic concepts and principles to work in day-to-day decision making at a managerial level. Part of UC’s Business and Economics department, the financial oriented business economics and finance major offers integrated, hands-on learning across a variety of disciplines within the department, with excellent facilities – including a full-featured trading room – and opportunities for internships.

What You’ll Learn
The business economics and finance major offers two concentrations: finance and financial planning. The major is centered around a thorough understanding of economics and is supplemented by courses in accounting, finance, and management. Students practice in investment skills through the application of finance theory in managing portfolios funded by real dollars. Managerial economics, research methods in economics, and an internship provide the link between economic theory and business application.

Business Requirements (42 Credit Hours)
(Some of the following may be used to satisfy college core requirements.)

ACC 201 – Financial Accounting (3)
ACC 202 – Managerial Accounting (3)
BUL 301 – The Legal Environment of Business (3)
ECN 131 – Principles of Microeconomics (3)
ECN 141 – Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
ECN 241 – Statistics (3)
FIN 333 – Corporate Finance (3)
MGT 101 – Introduction to Contemporary Business (3)
MGT 201 – Principles of Organization and Management (3)
MGT 325 – Management of Technology (3)
MGT 428 – Strategic Management and Leadership (3)
MKT 211 – Principles of Marketing (3)
MAT 143 – Mathematical Analysis for Business & Economics I (3)
or MAT 201 – Calculus I (3)
RMI 273 – Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance (3)

Concentration

Concentration in Business Analysis (15 Credit Hours)
ECN 401 – The Economics of Competitive Strategy (3)
Economics elective – Economics course (300- or 400-level) (3)
ECN 470 – Economics – Internship (3 to 12) (3 credits required)
or Elective in Economics, Finance, or Management or Risk Management and Insurance (300- or 400-level) (3)
MGT 401 – Management Science (3)

Concentration in Finance (21 Credit Hours)
ACC 303 – Cost Management (3)
ECN 332 – Managerial Economics (3)
ECN 343 – Money and Banking (3)
or FIN 343 – Money and Banking (3)
ECN 448 – Business and Econ Forecasting (3)
FIN 351 – Financial Management (3)
FIN 352 – Investments (3)
ECN 470 – Economics – Internship (3 to 12) (3 credits required)
or Elective in Accounting, Economics, Management, Marketing, or Risk Management and Insurance (300 level or higher) (3)

Concentration in Financial Planning (21 Credit Hours)
ACC 304 – Income Tax Accounting (3)
ECN 332 – Managerial Economics (3)
ECN 448 – Business and Econ Forecasting (3)
FIN 301 – Introduction to Financial Planning (3)
FIN 352 – Investments (3)
FIN 357 – Retirement and Estate Planning (3)
RMI 325 – Principles of Insurance: Life, Health, and Annuities (3)

Electives
The student must complete sufficient elective courses to earn at least the minimum credit hours required for this degree, and at least 60 credit hours of the 120 required must be in the liberal arts and sciences. Students are encouraged to select electives that will complement their major course of study, for example, courses in Anthropology, Communications, Government and Politics, History, International Studies, Law, and Sociology.

Program Credits
Core: 34-55 Credits
Business Requirements: 42 Credits
Concentration: 21 Credits
College Electives: 2-17 Credits

Total Credit Hours Required For Degree: 120 Credits