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Undergraduate Major Economics/Finance (BS)

Learn What Keeps the Gears of Business Moving as an Economics/Finance Major

The Bachelor of Science in Economics and 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.

See Yourself Succeed as an Economics/Finance Major

The economics/finance major is an undergraduate program that meets the needs of employers in a range of industries. By taking finance courses and studying economics, students develop the skills required for financial analysis, management and economic modeling and forecasting.

As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of majoring in economics/finance at SNHU include:

  • Supportive community. Join the SNHU campus community of students who are closely connected with faculty and staff dedicated to your success
  • Affordability. It’s our mission to make higher education more accessible. That’s why, SNHU is one of the most affordable private, nonprofit universities in New Hampshire. 
  • Innovative programs. Study abroad at little or no extra cost
  • Accessible faculty. Learn from highly credentialed faculty who are experts in their fields and interact with you in the classroom, dining hall, fitness center and the stands
  • Opportunity. Tap into our nationwide network of alumni and strong connections with employers for internship and career opportunities
  • Campus experience. Enjoy more than 50 student clubs, champion Division II athletics and fun events on our 300-acre campus in Manchester, N.H., named a "Best Place to Live" by Money magazine

Internships & Outcomes

The economics and finance BS 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 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics notes employment of financial analysts is projected to grow 12% from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations, while employment of personal financial advisors is projected to grow 30% over the same period.

Curriculum

As an economics/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.

Courses To Prepare You For Your Career

SNHU's bachelor's in economics and finance program includes:

  • General education
  • Business core
  • Degree-specific courses

General Education Program

Our programs are designed to equip you with the skills and insights you need to move forward. In recent years, employers have stressed the need for graduates with higher order skills - the skills that go beyond technical knowledge - such as:

  • Writing
  • Communication
  • Analysis
  • Problem solving

All undergraduate students are required to take general education classes. Through foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.

Business Core Program

Programs in the School of Business require learners to complete the business core program, which includes a variety of business-specific courses. This program focuses on 10 core competencies to prepare you for success wherever you go.

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Campus Undergraduate Costs

Our Manchester campus aims to keep tuition and related costs low for our students so that you can pursue your degree and your goals.

University Accreditation

Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.

This program and its concentrations are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Student achievement data can be found on College Navigator.

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