Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics

Dr. Bob Figgins, Chair
115 Business Administration Building
901-587-7226

Faculty

Rhelda W. Barron, Liesel L. Batton, Parker D. Cashdollar, William L. Davis, Bob G. Figgins, David P. Franck, Richard B. Griffin, Nell S. Gullett, Mahmoud M. Haddad, Robert L. Hearn, Paula S. Hearn, Ronald W. Kilgore, Thomas H. Payne, Robert L. Putnam, Arnold L. Redman, Michael T. Young

B.S.B.A. Accounting Major

The accounting major is designed to prepare students for positions in public, private, or governmental accounting and is an excellent pre-law major. The major also provides an educational background for the CIA, CMA, and CPA examinations. The student should be aware that 150 semester hours are required to qualify a person to sit for the CPA examination. Those students should see the Master of Accountancy program in the graduate section of the catalog. In order for the credit to count toward graduation for a major in accounting, a student must earn at least a “C” in each accounting class completed after Summer 1995.

Course Requirements for Major

Hours

Accounting 301-302 Intermediate Accounting I, II

6

Accounting 321 Cost Accounting

3

Accounting 401 Internal Auditing or Accounting 402 Financial Statement Auditing

3

Accounting 431 Federal Income Taxes I

3

Accounting 441 Advanced Accounting

3

Accounting 461 Accounting Information Systems

3

Upper-Division Accounting Elective

3

Information Systems 351 Business Communications

3

Business Law 301 Business Law I

3

Upper Division Business Electives*

6

 

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Total Hours

36

*Up to 3 of these hours may be satisfied by courses from Information Systems 211-249.

B.S.B.A. Economics Major

The economics major prepares students for careers in industry or government, for graduate work, and for admission to schools of law. Concentration within the major may be elected in economics, finance or international business to facilitate the career objectives of individual students. Finance students will learn about the financial operations of domestic companies, the operations of financial markets, investing in securities, and international finance. International business students will learn about the global aspects of economics, finance, and marketing in preparation for careers in the international, as well as the domestic, operations of private companies and government agencies.

Course Requirements for Major

Hours

Economics 311 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory

3

Economics 312 Macroeconomic Theory

3

Economics 411 Managerial Economics

3

Business Electives

6

Concentration (see below)

21

 

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Total Hours

36

Economics Concentration

Courses

Hours

Economics 321 International Economics

3

Upper Division Economics and/or Finance Electives

6

Business Electives

6

Free (general) Electives

6

Finance Concentration

Courses

Hours

Finance 302 Intermediate Managerial Finance

3

Finance 311 Investment Analysis

3

Finance 332 International Finance

3

Finance 341 Financial Markets and Institutions

3

Upper Division Finance and/or Accounting Electives

9

Suggested Specializations: Commercial Banking (Finance 351, 461); Financial Management (Finance 313, 493); or Investments (Finance 313, 415)

International Business Concentration

Courses

Hours

Economics 321 International Economics

3

Economics 322 Economic Development

3

Finance 332 International Finance

3

Marketing 410 International Marketing

3

Economics or Finance Elective

3

Foreign Language 211, 212 or courses with an International Focus approved by advisor

6

B.A. or B.S. Economics Major

The general requirements for the B.A. and B.S. degrees are outlined in an earlier section of the catalog. Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree may complete a major in economics. The major in economics includes at least 18 semester hours of upper-division courses in economics, required prerequisites, and the general requirements for either the B.A. or B.S. degree. No minor is required for the B.S. degree.



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