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Degree Programs 

2014-2015 University Catalog

A major in economics is designed for students who wish careers in bank management, business forecasting, labor relations, operations analysis, or who wish to pursue managerial positions in governmental and corporate organizations. A major in finance prepares students for careers in banking, investment houses, savings and loan institutions, credit unions, credit management, and for managerial positions in governmental and corporate organizations. The study of economics and finance requires a blend of analytical, evaluative and descriptive skills and can be very challenging and rewarding.

Changes in Requirements
Baccalaureate degree curriculums offered by the Department of Economics, Finance and Banking are periodically revised and updated. Such revisions will be communicated by the department to currently enrolled students majoring in its programs. Each student is required to graduate under the most recent curriculum in effect at the time of that student's graduation unless those revisions would extend the student's graduation date. Requests for exceptions to such curriculum revisions should be filed in writing with the department chairperson.

Junior Standing Prerequisite
Some undergraduate courses offered in the Department of Economics, Finance and Banking numbered 300 and above have a junior standing prerequisite. For purposes of this prerequisite, junior standing is defined as the completion of 55 semester hours applicable to the student's degree program.


Majors in Economics and Finance
Students seeking the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree with a major in economics or finance must complete the following curriculum. At least 50% of the business credit hours (i.e., the credit hours in the areas of accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing, and information systems) that are required for the Bachelor in Business Administration degree must be earned at Pittsburg State University.

Due to the growth of multi-national corporations and the increased interest in international trade, students preparing for business are encouraged to consider foreign language courses when selecting electives in the area of the humanities.

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