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Economics and Finance

Academics

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Economics and Finance

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West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Department of Economics and Finance
College of Business and Public Management
Fourth Floor
Business and Public Management Center
50 Sharpless Street
West Chester, PA 19383


Phone: 610-436-3331

Name: Dr. Orhan Kara
Position: Department Chair
Email: OKara@wcupa.edu

Name: Tammi Simpson
Position: Department Secretary
Email: TSimpson@wcupa.edu

Academics

Economics Major

The Economics program presents students with a business orientation of economic analysis. The curriculum emphasizes the economic issues affecting society and the techniques for analyzing economic problems.

This program is one of the vehicles with which we achieve our departmental objective of "promoting economics and financial literacy to all students who take our principles' course as a general education requirement or as part of the business core.

B.S. - Economics Guidelines

Dual Major B.S. - Economics and Finance Guidelines

Finance Major

The Finance program's objective is to develop communication skills, problem solving skills, technological skills, and an understanding of practical and theoretical concepts in finance. To this end, the Economics and Finance Department offers the B.S. in Finance program, which allows interested pre-business students to major in finance. The Economics and Finance Department faculty employs a variety of teaching methods to achieve the objective of the finance program.

Upon graduation from the Finance program, students are well prepared for either a career in the fields of finance and business or for the pursuit of graduate studies in a variety of fields.

B.S. - Finance Guidelines

Dual Major B.S. - Economics and Finance Guidelines

Dual Major B.S. - Accounting and Finance Guidelines

Economics Minor

In furtherance of our stated mission "to promote economics and financial literacy to all students who take our principles courses … as part of the business core", the Economics and Finance Department offers a Minor in Economics. The key learning objectives for the student desiring a Minor in Economics are the development of communication skills, problem solving skills, technological skills and an understanding of theoretical concepts in Economics.

Guidelines

Admissions

To be admitted into the Minor in Economics, students must have an overall GPA of 2.5, and have completed the following classes with a C or better: MAT113 or 115 or 131; MAT143 or MAT161; ECO111; ECO112; ECO251; and ECO351. Once admitted to the minor, students must maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 to continue in the minor.

Finance Minor

We offer a Minor in Finance program to students majoring in other disciplines but desire some financial literacy, especially in the fields of corporate finance, financial management, investments, and international finance. The key learning objectives for the student desiring a Minor in Finance are the development of communication skills, problem solving skills, technological skills and an understanding of theoretical concepts in finance.

Guidelines

Admissions

To be admitted into the Minor in Finance, students must have an overall GPA of 2.5, and have completed the following classes with a C or better: ACC201; MAT 113 or 115 or 131; MAT 143 or MAT161; ECO111; ECO112; and ECO251. Once admitted to the minor, students must maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 to continue in the minor.