The Economics and Math program at Southern New Hampshire University will provide you with the expertise you need to get ahead, and the practical applications and real-world experience to set yourself apart.
In this program, you will gain a solid foundation in the theoretical areas of international and domestic finance, business, economics, and math, as well as their practical applications. You’ll interact with other students who share your interests and career goals through campus organizations like the Economics and Finance Association and the Future Business Leaders of America. And, of course, you’ll have plenty of experiential learning opportunities through workshops, internships, and more.
At SNHU, you won't just learn skills. You'll learn their practical application. You'll be well prepared to combine the valuable knowledge you gain inside the classroom with the experience you gain outside of it and apply both to your future career.
In the Economics and Math program, you'll learn to build economic models and use applied math to project future economic developments, ensuring that you won't just have a grasp on today's economy, but a window into tomorrow's. The experienced faculty in this program are experts in their fields, and will impart their years of earned knowledge to you in exercises both inside and outside the classroom while giving you opportunities to collaborate with other students who share your interests and career goals.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of majoring in Economics and Math at SNHU include:
SNHU Economics and Math graduates are well prepared to launch careers in a wide variety of fields, including:
Economics and Math is a field that is more than the sum of its parts. You’ll come away with an enhanced knowledge of mathematics and an enhanced understanding of economics, with the skills and experience necessary to put them both to use in the workplace.
Students in the Economics and Math program will build a solid knowledge base in both mathematics and economics through basic courses in both subjects.
This course will provide an overview of selected topics from financial accounting. It is designed to help business majors understand how accounting information can help them make decisions and evaluate decisions made on the job. Business majors will explore the rules and regulations for preparing financial accounting information and learn how to prepare and analyze basic financial statements.
This course will continue to reinforce the concepts learned in Foundations of Accounting I and add selected topics from managerial accounting. Business majors will learn about cost types and their behaviors. They will also learn the principles to evaluate the financial impact of alternative business decisions.
Foundations of Business Law acquaints the business-oriented student with the principles of the law of contracts, agency, and business organizations. In addition, tort law, business ethics, and cyberlaw, will be considered. This course is intended to develop an awareness of, and a logical approach to, the legal factors that affect business decision.
Foundations of Macroeconomics explores the manner in which the overall levels of output, income, employment and prices are determined in a capitalist economy. The focus is on the forces that act to shape these factors and determine their fluctuations. The role of government fiscal and monetary policy in influencing the level of economic activity is also a major area of study.
Foundations of Finance (FIN 305) is designed to provide students with a balanced introduction to the theory and practice of finance by presenting an overview of the central issues and topics in finance currently relevant to business decision-making. In addition, Foundations of Finance is intended to provide all business students, regardless of major, with the finance tools necessary to develop skills, knowledge, and wisdom in current demand by employers. Topics include time value of money, risk and return, capital budgeting, capital markets, and bond and stock valuation.
This course is designed to provide students with an introductory exposure to the essential elements of international business. In a contemporary modern economy, businesses operate in a highly integrated global market where factors of production are mobilized within and across the borders. Accordingly, business decisions made in local settings require a keen understanding of global the context of the business transcending the domestic boundaries. This course provides a conceptual foundation for International Business with an emphasis on hands-on activities and applications. The course promotes understanding of international dynamics affecting domestic and international businesses. It introduces a framework to explore the environment of international business operations through a comparative analysis of economic, political and sociocultural systems. As an introductory course, it focuses on the internationalization of operations of SMEs and MNCs across diverse geographic, political, economic and cultural boundaries. A practical country entry analysis is an integral part of the course that allows students to explore the complexities and risks encountered in diverse boundaries.
Information technology is integral part of all business activities and careers. This course is designed to introduce students to contemporary information systems and demonstrate how these systems are used throughout global organizations. The focus of this course will be on the key components of information systems - people, software, hardware, data, and communication technologies, and how these components can be integrated and managed to create competitive advantage. This course also provides an introduction to systems and development concepts, technology acquisition, and various types of application software that have become prevalent or are emerging in modern organizations and society
Foundations of Marketing examines key concepts outlined in the American Marketing Association Professional Certified Marketing program. Concepts delivered in this class provide the foundation of marketing knowledge to apply to the client analyzed in the Application of Business Concepts courses. Learning outcomes for this course require each student to demonstrate marketing knowledge and application of that knowledge to client-related challenges.
The Foundations of Management Module will provide students with a foundational understanding of management concepts, the evolution of management and its relationship to today's work environment, as well as a greater awareness of the impact of people within organizations. Students will be introduced to managing diversity of human assets and interrelationships, effective communication strategies, and operating ethically all within a global environment.
This course is a seminar, which provides students with a broad based introduction to the field of global business and reinforces information learned through introductory business course(s) with a focus on international and the technology driven business environment. Topics include accounting, marketing, economics, control, organizational design, human behavior, and communications. Students present individual written analyses and engage in group oral presentations. This course is the first of four Integration and Application of Business courses to be completed by each student majoring in a business program.
This course is a seminar, which builds on knowledge from SB 100 and provides students with a broad based introduction to the field of global business and reinforces information learned through introductory business course(s) with a focus on international and the technology driven business environment. Topics include accounting, marketing, economics, control, organizational design, human behavior, and communications. Students present individual written analyses and engage in group oral presentations. This course is the second of two which represent the first year of the business core for business majors.
This course is designed to provide opportunities to students for integrating and applying the knowledge gained in the school of business core courses they take in Year 2 of their respective programs. The course integrates the second year foundation courses through the topic of sustainability. Topics covered include the triple bottom line, development of sustainability metrics, the interconnectivity of business operations, and tradeoffs among stakeholders. Students demonstrate these skills by developing proposals for implementing sustainability related projects that incorporate the primary topics of the course.
In this course students will apply a systems approach of solving organizational problems. Key topics include the application of business policy and decision making. By integrating these academic theories with those from the business core, students will learn to think holistically about how organizations operate and impact society and individuals. Students will generate their own ideas about concepts within business that they desire to further explore. At the end of this course, students will be able to deconstruct problems and connect the solutions to other courses in their curriculum.
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 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 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.
Discrete mathematics is the study of mathematical structures that are fundamentally discrete rather than continuous. That is, in contrast to the real numbers that vary continuously, the objects of study in discrete mathematics take on distinct, separated values. Topics include operations on sets, logic, truth tables, counting, relations and digraphs, functions, trees and graph theory. A significant goal of this course is to improve students' critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
This course is a continuation of MAT 225 that deepens a student's understanding of single-variable calculus. Students will learn new techniques of integration, including substitution, integration by parts, partial fractions, and integration tables. This course will also extend a student's knowledge of addition. That is, students already know how to add two, three, or n numbers together but, in this course they will learn how to add an infinitely many numbers together. This will enable students to represent differentiable functions-including exponential, trigonometric and logarithmic functions-as functions that look like polynomials with infinitely many terms. In doing so, students will enhance their abilities to evaluate and estimate integrals. Finally, students will also learn about parametric curves and polar coordinates-both useful tools for describing the motion of moving objects such as projectiles, planets, or satellites-in order to apply single-variable calculus skills in additional settings. Students may not take both MAT 211 and MAT 275 for credit.
This course introduces students to the language and methods used to create and write mathematical proofs and solve problems. Methods of proof will include: direct, contrapositive, contradiction, and induction. Methods of problem solving will be based on Polya's four steps for problem solving. Students will learn about and utilize the many functions of proof including: verification, explanation, communication, discovery, justification, and inquiry. The course will also explore the relationship between problem solving and the process of proving. Students will explore fundamental abstract concepts in mathematics including: functions and relations, set theory, number theory, and logic.
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.
This course provides a theoretical foundation for single-variable calculus concepts. Topics include the structure of the real numbers, sequences, continuity, differentiation and Riemann integration. This course will be run as a seminar that emphasize problem solving, proof writing and orally defending proofs.
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Exploration of the fundamental processes underlying globalization with particular emphasis on the role of technological development in both historical and contemporary context. Globalization is a complex process marked by intensified transnational flows of people, information and goods and services. This course examines the role of information technology as a key feature and facilitator in the globalization process with a particular emphasis on international business and commerce. We analyze and explore the ways technology shapes contemporary social and economic changes in a global context.
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