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The Degree in Three program at Southern New Hampshire University allows you to earn the same exact Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance degree as your peers, but this unique program combines traditional classes with learning experiences that take place outside the classroom. You’ll apply what you learn in class to the real world of business through on-campus workshops, civic events in the community and team-based projects.
Besides the hours of real-world experience you’ll be adding to your resumé, you’ll earn your bachelor’s degree in only three years with no weekend, summer or evening courses required and still have plenty of time to participate in athletics and campus life. While others are still taking classes toward their degree, you can use your “fourth year” to pursue graduate studies or to start your career ahead of your peers.
The Degree in Three program makes sense financially as well. You’ll save a full year in tuition and room and board (over $40,000), and there’s the potential to be earning a full year’s salary after graduation while your peers are still in school.
The accelerated BS in Economics/Finance at Southern New Hampshire University has a dual mission: to examine the behavior of the economy and its relationship to business and government and to study the funding and investment needs of corporations, individuals and institutions. The primary goal of the program is to establish a solid foundation in the applied and theoretical areas of international and domestic finance, business and economics. As an economics/finance major, you'll develop the analytical and quantitative skills needed for corporate and individual financial management and economic modeling and forecasting.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of being a three-year economics/finance major at SNHU include:
The 3-year BS in Economics/Finance prepares graduates for employment in a variety of fields including banking, corporate finance, insurance, personal finance and securities. There are many in-demand careers available for those interested in finance and economics. For example, the Bureau of Labor Statistics notes employment of financial analysts is expected to grow 16% through 2022, faster than the average for all occupations, while employment of personal financial advisors is projected to grow 27% over the same period.
As an economics and finance major, your coursework will cover financial investment and budget strategies and the study of economic behavior. You'll learn to apply theory to the world of international and domestic finance and economics.
Free elective Credits: 15
This course applies economic theory and quantitative techniques to solving business decision problems. The principal economic framework is that of microeconomics and covers such topics as demand, production, cost and market structures. Regression and linear programming are the main quantitative tools developed in the course. Computer applications are a required part of the course.
This course develops models of short-to-medium-run fluctuations in overall economic activity as well as long-run models of economic growth of a nation. The former category of models includes the Keynesian, New Classical, and New Keynesian frameworks. Particular emphasis will be placed on the New Keynesian model. Empirical testing of the models using computer software will involve the statistical analysis of macroeconomic data. The primary econometric tools for analyzing this data will be regression and its extensions and modern time series analysis. Long-run models of economic growth including the Solow model and the Romer model will also be examined.
This course focuses on the topics of corporate finance with the intent to extend and further develop the long-term investment and financing topics introduced in either the Principles or Foundations of Finance. The course addresses issues that face modern corporate managers when making capital budgeting and capital structure decisions, and focuses on applied managerial decision-making. Corporate Finance is designed for students seeking a more thorough understanding of the economic analysis of strategic and tactical investments, the effect financial leverage has on firm value, and the integration of investment and financial corporate strategies. Topics addressed include advanced techniques in capital budgeting, firm valuation, capital structure, firm/division cost of capital, and quantitative risk assessment. Writing intensive course.
This course introduces and examines various investment vehicles, including stocks, bonds, mutual funds and commodities. This course emphasizes the decision-making process that underlies all investment decisions.
One ECO/FIN elective (3 credits)
This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of understanding the need for an integrated approach in any formal organization. Special attention is given to reinforcing and understanding the value of broad integrative knowledge. This is a writing intensive course. As such, students are expected to submit assignments free of spelling, typing and grammatical errors. Must be enrolled in Degree in Three program.
This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of understanding the need for an integrated approach in any formal organization as well as individual growth and development. Special attention is given to reinforcing and understanding the value of broad integrative knowledge. This is a writing intensive course. As such, students are expected to submit assignments free of spelling, typing and grammatical errors. Must be enrolled in Degree in Three program.
This course is designed to introduce students to the importance of civic engagement and citizenship; the role it plays in society and the overall wellbeing of communities and individuals. Special attention is given to personal goals, life plan and the exploration of the various dimensions that comprise citizenship and civic engagement. This is a writing intensive course. As such, students are expected to submit assignments free of spelling, typing and grammatical errors. Junior standing and must be enrolled in Degree in Three program.
This course is designed to assist students preparing to enter the work environment by further developing interpersonal abilities, problem solving, teamwork, leadership, responsibility and accountability. Special attention is given to developing action plans to address areas for improvement. This is a writing intensive course. As such, students are expected to submit assignments free of spelling, typing and grammatical errors. Senior standing and must be enrolled in Degree in Three program.
This course is designed to assist students in preparation of entering the work environment by further development of interpersonal abilities, team membership, strategic approach, responsibility and accountability. Special attention is given to the power of reflection and identifying areas for improvement. This is a writing intensive course. As such, students are expected to submit assignments free of spelling, typing and grammatical errors. Senior standing and must be enrolled in Degree in Three program.
This course covers three broad areas. The first is the banking industry's regulations and internal operations. The second area focuses on the banking industry's role in the national economy, including monetary policy and its macroeconomic effect on prices, employment and growth. International banking is the third area covered and includes an overview of institutional arrangements and the effects of international banking on the world economy. Writing intensive course.
This course offers an opportunity for students to examine advanced issues in corporate finance. This includes coverage of issues in capital and money markets, including derivative securities. Students will examine in detail these advanced topics in finance, their investment characteristic various valuation approaches and portfolio strategies for using them.
This course offers an opportunity for students to examine modern theories and approaches in portfolio selection, security analysis and bond management. Particular emphasis is placed on integrating modern portfolio selection models with traditional valuation theory and analysis.
Two ECO/FIN electives (6 credits)
An education from Southern New Hampshire University is a smart investment for your future. It's an affordable investment, too. We believe that college should change your life, not break the bank. That's why more than 90 percent of our students receive some form of financial aid, and students who qualify could receive up to $18,000 in grants and scholarships. (This scholarship amount is only for students who do not need a visa to study in the U.S.)
Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges as well as several other accrediting bodies. More...
This program is accredited by NEASC, but not currently accredited by ACBSP. It may be ACBSP accredited when it is eligible.