The Division of Finance and Economics offers a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Economics. You can also select an area of emphasis in International Economics.

Graduates of the program add value to many types of organizations. They are prepared to meet the challenges of the modern day business environment because they have mastered many professional skills.

Opportunities awaiting the graduate with a B.B.A. degree in Economics include:

  • Law School
  • Graduate School in Economics
  • Business School (MBA programs)
  • Analyst or Research Associate with the FDIC or Federal Reserve System
  • Financial Consultant or a Securities Broker
  • The ability to pursue advanced training to become an Actuary
  • Average yearly salary of $54,800
  • State Legislature or State Government, or an Economic Consultancy Firm, as a:
    • Fiscal Analyst
    • Government Program Analyst
    • Legislative Assistant
    • Environmental Issues Analyst
    • Regional Development Planner

For more information on job and career possibilities, please click on the link below to view our current Alumni Database. At this link you’ll be able to look at hundreds of our graduates and see what jobs they’ve had and currently have. You’ll be able to see, too, what main types of careers our students pursue once they graduate. If you want to know what you can do with an Economics degree from the College of Business, you’ll find your answer here!


Students who graduate with a B.B.A. in Economics are prepared for:

  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Quantitative data analysis
  • Critical review and analysis of economic policy proposals
  • The ability to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of proposed and existing government programs


Core Business Courses

ACC 215, 216 – Principles of Accounting
ECN 250 – Principles of Microeconomics
ECN 253 – Principles of Macroeconomics
FIN 323 – Principles of Finance
LE 207 – Legal Environment of Business
MGT 218 – Business Statistics
MGT 320 – Principles of Management
MGT 460 – Strategic Management
MIS 200 – Bus Computer Applications
MIS 290 – Principles of Mgt. Info. Syst.
MKT 340 – Principles of Marketing

Major Courses

ECN 326 – Intermediate Macro. Analysis
ECN 328 – Intermediate Micro. Analysis
ECN 423 – Introduction to Econometrics
ECN 466 – Economics Workshop
ECN/FIN Electives (9 hours)


For more information, please contact:

Dr. Harlan Smith, Division Head
Division of Finance & Economics
Marshall University
College of Business
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755
Corbly Hall 256