Financial Economics

Concentration Overview

Spring Hill College offers a concentration in financial economics and a minor in finance.  The financial economics concentration is designed for students considering a career in financial services, such as banking, investment, insurance, and advisory services.  The program gives the student a solid background in economic foundations and its relation to the financial environment of business.  Specific knowledge is taught in optimal decision making, managerial economics and finance, with emphasis on the statistical and financial analysis necessary to understand the continuously changing field of finance.

Financial accounting plays a significant role in many career paths in the financial services industry.  Students in the financial economics concentration wishing to explore accounting beyond the two introductory courses are encouraged to complete a minor in accounting. The financial economics concentration coupled with a minor in accounting will help prepare students for careers in investment banking and certification exams like the CFA (Certified Financial Analyst) and the CFP (Certified Financial Planner).  Students planning to attend graduate programs in finance or economics are urged to take MTH 121 Calculus I and MTH 122  Calculus II.

Courses Required

Core Classes

  • LEAP
  • ENG 121 or ENG 190
  • ENG 123 or ENG 290
  • ENG 200-299 or WRI 276
  • 2 Foreign Language Classes
  • HIS 120
  • POL 151 or POL 161
  • PHL 101 or PHL 190
  • PHL 313
  • THL 101 or THL 190
  • THL 200-399
  • CIS 115
  • Fine Art
  • MTH 111+
  • Science
  • ECO 101 or ECO 102
  • 4 Electives

Business Division Requirements

  • ECO 101
  • ECO 102
  • ACC 201
  • ACC 202
  • BUS 220
  • BUS 263
  • BUS 264
  • CIS 115
  • MTH 140 or MTH 121
  • BUS 301
  • MKT 311
  • MGT 301
  • CIS 381 or ACC 381
  • PHL 313
  • BUS 320
  • FIN 301
  • BUS 499

Concentration Requirements

  • ECO 301
  • FIN 321
  • FIN 410
  • Choose three from the following:
    • FIN 310
    • ACC 301
    • ACC 302
    • ACC 331
    • ACC 351
    • ECO 434
    • FIN 410
    • FIN 496
    • BUS 496

Students majoring in business administration with a concentration in financial economics may not receive a minor in finance.

Student Perspective

“Because of my education and my internships at Airbus, Enterprise, and Edward Jones, I’ve had amazing, real-world experience. It’s sure to make a difference standing out from the competition. Spring Hill raises the bar when it comes to preparing students for the work world.”

– Elizabeth Neal ’14
Montegut, La.