BS in Finance Economics Degree Online

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Finance Economics Degree Online from SNHU

Is a Finance Economics Degree Right For You?

If studying the relationship between the economy and methods organizations use to finance their activities interests you, an online Finance Economics degree might be ideal for you. This BS in Finance Economics program includes financial investment and budget strategies and the study of economic behavior. Whether you select the finance-economics degree online or the campus-based program, you will learn to apply theory to the world of international and domestic finance and economics.

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Why the Online Finance Economics Degree
at SNHU?

As a private, affordable nonprofit accredited university, SNHU focuses on ensuring you have the necessary skills to succeed. Whether you enroll in the finance economics degree online or at any of our five regional campuses, you will benefit from an SNHU education:

  • Quality education at one of the most affordable tuition rates available
  • Choose how you want to learn: Online, campus-based or a combination of both
  • Professors and instructors who are actively involved with their students success
  • High-quality instruction from the Finance and Economics faculty with real-world experience and solid academic credentials
  • 24/7/365 access to class – attend when it is most convenient

BS in Finance Economics Degree Focus

Whether you enroll in the Finance Economics degree program online or on campus you will find the bachelor's program meets the needs of employers. By taking finance courses and studying economics, students develop the skills needed for financial analysis, management and economic modeling and forecasting.

Finance Economics Employment Opportunities

The Finance Economics degree program 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 23 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations, while employment of personal financial advisors is projected to grow 32 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations.

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Transfer of Credit

If you’re a student who wants to transfer to SNHU or if you simply want to finish what you’ve started, we try to make transferring as easy as possible. We’ll accept up to 90 transferred academic credits and automatically complete an official credit evaluation as part of the application review process.

Finance Economics Curriculum

By enrolling in the finance economics degree online or at one of our campuses, students can develop the analytical skills employers are seeking.

Required Core Courses

Finance/Economics Major Courses

ECO-301: Managerial Economics
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.
ECO-201, ECO-202 and ACC-102 ACC-214 or ACC-202 MA
ECO-306: Money and Banking
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.
ECO-201 and ECO-202
ECO-402: Intermediate Macroeconometrics
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.
ECO-201, ECO-202 and MAT-240
FIN-330: Corporate Finance
This course is a corporate finance elective intended to extend and further develop the long-term investment and financing topics introduced in FIN-320 Principles 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.
FIN-340: Fundamentals of Investments
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.

ECO/FIN ELE - Students may select four (4) Economics or Finance electives at the 200-level or higher.

Select One of the Following:

MAT-140: Precalculus
This course emphasizes the algebra and concepts of functions. Students will learn the properties and graphing techniques for different types of functions including: linear, polynomial, rational, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Students will also learn to solve a variety of real world problems that rely on a number of different problem solving strategies and an understanding of these different types of functions. This course is intended for those students who wish to prepare for Calculus.
MAT-210: Applied Calculus I
This is an introductory course in single-variable calculus. Topics include limits, continuity, derivatives, differentiation, integration and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Students will gain experience solving real-world problems involving calculus, including problems in business, economics, natural sciences and social sciences. Students may not take both MAT 210 and MAT 225 for credit.
MAT-300: Applied Statistics II: Regression Analysis
This is a second course in statistics that builds upon knowledge gained in MAT 240 or an AP statistics course. Students will learn to build statistical models and implement regression analysis in real-world problems from engineering, sociology, psychology, science, and business. Topics include multiple regression models (including first-order, second-order and interaction models with quantitative and qualitative variables), regression pitfalls, and residual analysis. Students will gain experience not only in the mechanics of regression analysis (often by means of a statistical software package) but also in deciding on appropriate models, selecting inferential techniques to answer a particular question, interpreting results, and diagnosing problems.
MAT-240 with a grade of C or better

Free Elective Credits: 15

Total Credits: 120

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