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PROGRAMS OF STUDY

The Department of Economics and Finance offers three (3) undergraduate degree programs: (1) business administration, (2) economics, and (3) finance.

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION The Business Administration curriculum provides a broad-based business background for those interested in a business career but who do not wish to specialize in a specific functional area. This program also allows great flexibility in designing a program of study to meet specific career objectives. Students can develop a concentration in an area of business in which a major is not currently available or can distribute their electives across all areas of business. A bachelor of science in Business Administration is appropriate for entry-level positions in a broad range of businesses, both large and small, and provides an excellent background for students planning certain advanced degrees.

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION CURRICULUM

FRESHMAN YEAR
  • Course
  • Business 110
  • Computer Information Systems 110
  • English 101
  • English 102
  • Mathematics 100 or 101 or 102
  • Mathematics 125
  • Biological Science 101
  • Communication 101
  • Humanities Elective
  • Humanities Elective
  • First Year Experience (FYE) 100*
  • TOTAL
  • * FYE 100 Must be taken by all freshmen. May be counted as part of the Elective. May NOT use FYE 100 for degree credit.

  • Humanities Electives
    Literature (ENGL), Foreign Language (FLNG, FREN, GERM, SPAN), History (HIST), Communications (COMM), Philosophy (PHIL).
  • Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 1
  • 30
SOPHOMORE YEAR
  • Course
  • Accounting 201
  • Accounting 202
  • Business Law 255
  • Economics 201
  • Economics 202
  • Quantitative Analysis 233
  • Natural Science Elective
  • Natural Science Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • TOTAL
  • Natural Science Elective
    3 hrs of BISC and 6 additional hours, with at least 3 of those hours in a physical science; courses do not need to be in sequence, but 6 hours must be in the same area (e.g 6 hours in CHEM)
  • Life Sciences - Biology (BISC)
    Physical Sciences - Chemistry (CHEM), Geology (GEOL), Physics (PHYS)
  • Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 30
JUNIOR YEAR
  • Course
  • Fine Arts
  • Business Communications 305 or ENGL 303 or ENGL 336
  • Computer Information Systems 310
  • Finance 318
  • Management 310
  • Management 333
  • Marketing 300
  • Business 320
  • Elective
  • Business Elective*
  • Business Elective*
  • Total
  • * Require a minimum grade of "C" in these courses
  • Fine Arts: 3 hours of any classes in any of the areas listed here: Art (ART), Speech Theater (SPTH, Theatre (THTR), Music Applied, Private Lessons (MUPV), Music Ensemble (MUEV), Music General (MUGN), Music History and Literature (MUHS), Music Pedogogy, (MUPD), Music Theory (MUTH); or 3 hours of these specific classes: ARCH 211, ARCH 222, KINE 160, KINE 162, KINE 164, KINE 280
  • Business Electives: Any COB class not already required as a core business or major class; 3 hours may be at the 100 or 200-level; all others must be at the 300- or 400-level.
  • Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 3
  • 30
SENIOR YEAR
  • Course
  • Business 495
  • Elective
  • Business Elective
  • International Business Elective**
  • Accounting or CIS Elective (300 or 400 level)*
  • Economics Elective (300 or 400 level)*
  • Economics Elective (300 or 400 level)*
  • Finance Elective (300 or 400 level)*
  • Management Elective (300 or 400 level)*
  • Marketing Elective (300 or 400 level)*
  • TOTAL
  • Business Electives: Any COB class not already required as a core business or major class; 3 hours may be at the 100 or 200-level; all others must be at the 300- or 400-level.
  • * Require a minimum grade of "C" in these courses
  • ** International Business Electives:
    Choose from ACCT 485, ECON 485, MGMT 485, MKTG 485
  • Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 30

 

Total hours for curriculum: 120

Print Business Administration Curricula Sheet.


BUSINESS ECONOMICS
Business economists are at work in countless areas of industry and government. The role of the business economist varies with the size of the organization. Large banks, corporations, and government agencies normally have a large separate economics department staffed with several economists. Smaller businesses have one/two economists who provide expertise. Business not large enough to employ a full-time economist often employ economic consultants.

Business economists perform a variety of tasks for governmental agencies and private organizations (such as statistical and general research, pricing and marketing, financial analysis, forecasting business conditions, and economic regulation).

The Bachelor of Science in Business Economics at Louisiana Tech consists of 126 semester hours. These courses involve an intensive study of economics and business-related subjects, as well as a broad background in liberal education and science. In order to function effectively, the business economist must have both a knowledge of theory and an understanding of economic and business facts and institutions. A bachelor's degree in Business Economics is an excellent foundation for those contemplating continuing their formal education with the pursuit of a graduate degree in public administration, business administration, or law.

BUSINESS ECONOMICS CURRICULUM
FRESHMAN YEAR
  • Course
  • Business 110
  • Computer Information Systems 110
  • English 101
  • English 102
  • Mathematics 100 or 101 or 102
  • Mathematics 125
  • Biological Science 101
  • Communication 101
  • Humanities Elective
  • Humanities Elective
  • First Year Experience (FYE) 100*
  • TOTAL
  • * FYE 100 Must be taken by all freshmen. May be counted as part of the Elective. May NOT use FYE 100 for degree credit.

  • Humanities Electives
    Literature (ENGL), Foreign Language (FLNG, FREN, GERM, SPAN), History (HIST), Communications (COMM), Philosophy (PHIL).
  • Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 1
  • 30
SOPHOMORE YEAR
  • Course
  • Accounting 201
  • Accounting 202
  • Business Law 255
  • Economics 201
  • Economics 202
  • Quantitative Analysis 233
  • Natural Science Elective
  • Natural Science Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • TOTAL
  • Natural Science Elective
    3 hrs of BISC and 6 additional hours, with at least 3 of those hours in a physical science; courses do not need to be in sequence, but 6 hours must be in the same area (e.g 6 hours in CHEM)
  • Life Sciences - Biology (BISC)
    Physical Sciences - Chemistry (CHEM), Geology (GEOL), Physics (PHYS)
  • Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 30
JUNIOR YEAR
  • Course
  • Fine Arts
  • Business Communications 305 or ENGL 303 or ENGL 336
  • Computer Information Systems 310
  • Econ 312*
  • Finance 318
  • Management 310
  • Management 333
  • Marketing 300
  • Business 320
  • Elective
  • Business Elective*
  • Total
  • * Require a minimum grade of "C" in these courses
  • Fine Arts: 3 hours of any classes in any of the areas listed here: Art (ART), Speech Theater (SPTH, Theatre (THTR), Music Applied, Private Lessons (MUPV), Music Ensemble (MUEV), Music General (MUGN), Music History and Literature (MUHS), Music Pedogogy, (MUPD), Music Theory (MUTH); or 3 hours of these specific classes: ARCH 211, ARCH 222, KINE 160, KINE 162, KINE 164, KINE 280
  • Business Electives: Any COB class not already required as a core business or major class; 3 hours may be at the 100 or 200-level; all others must be at the 300- or 400-level.
  • Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 30
SENIOR YEAR
  • Course
  • Business 495
  • Elective
  • Business Elective
  • International Business Elective**
  • Economics 408*
  • Economics 437*
  • Economics Elective (300 or 400 level)*
  • Economics Elective (300 or 400 level)*
  • Economics Elective (300 or 400 level)*
  • Accounting or Finance Elective (300 or 400 level)*
  • TOTAL
  • Business Electives: Any COB class not already required as a core business or major class; 3 hours may be at the 100 or 200-level; all others must be at the 300- or 400-level.
  • * Require a minimum grade of "C" in these courses
  • ** International Business Electives:
    Choose from ACCT 485, ECON 485, MGMT 485, MKTG 485
  • Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 30


Total hours for curriculum: 120

Print Business Economics Curricula Sheet.


FINANCE
The Bachelor of Science in Finance was established at Louisiana Tech in 1976. The curriculum combines a liberal arts foundation and an in-depth coverage of business subjects with specialized knowledge in a variety of financial topics.

While Finance is an industry in itself, as evidenced by stock exchanges and other financial institutions, it is also an integral part of other businesses. A career in Finance will put you into the heart of American business. Finance graduates receive some of the top starting salaries among all business fields.

The Finance curriculum at Louisiana Tech offers concentrations in several areas: corporate finance, banking/investments, insurance, and real estate. Courses are designed to provide the specialized knowledge needed in each of these fields. Students may concentrate in any area of their choosing or may elect to combine courses to enhance their individual career goals.

FINANCE CURRICULUM
FRESHMAN YEAR
  • Course
  • Business 110
  • Computer Information Systems 110
  • English 101
  • English 102
  • Mathematics 100 or 101 or 102
  • Mathematics 125
  • Biological Science 101
  • Communication 101
  • Humanities Elective
  • Humanities Elective
  • First Year Experience (FYE) 100*
  • TOTAL
  • * FYE 100 Must be taken by all freshmen. May be counted as part of the Elective. May NOT use FYE 100 for degree credit.

  • Humanities Electives
    Literature (ENGL), Foreign Language (FLNG, FREN, GERM, SPAN), History (HIST), Communications (COMM), Philosophy (PHIL).
  • Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 1
  • 30
SOPHOMORE YEAR
  • Course
  • Accounting 201
  • Accounting 202
  • Business Law 255
  • Economics 201
  • Economics 202
  • Quantitative Analysis 233
  • Natural Science Elective
  • Natural Science Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • TOTAL
  • Natural Science Elective
    3 hrs of BISC and 6 additional hours, with at least 3 of those hours in a physical science; courses do not need to be in sequence, but 6 hours must be in the same area (e.g 6 hours in CHEM)
  • Life Sciences - Biology (BISC)
    Physical Sciences - Chemistry (CHEM), Geology (GEOL), Physics (PHYS)
  • Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 30
JUNIOR YEAR
  • Course
  • Fine Arts
  • Business Communications 305 or ENGL 303 or ENGL 336
  • Computer Information Systems 310
  • Econ 312
  • Finance 318*
  • Finance 319*
  • Management 310
  • Marketing 333 or Acct 308
  • Marketing 300
  • Business 320
  • Elective
  • Total
  • * Require a minimum grade of "C" in these courses
  • Fine Arts: 3 hours of any classes in any of the areas listed here: Art (ART), Speech Theater (SPTH, Theatre (THTR), Music Applied, Private Lessons (MUPV), Music Ensemble (MUEV), Music General (MUGN), Music History and Literature (MUHS), Music Pedogogy, (MUPD), Music Theory (MUTH); or 3 hours of these specific classes: ARCH 211, ARCH 222, KINE 160, KINE 162, KINE 164, KINE 280
  • Business Electives: Any COB class not already required as a core business or major class; 3 hours may be at the 100 or 200-level; all others must be at the 300- or 400-level.
  • Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 1
  • 2
  • 30
SENIOR YEAR
  • Course
  • Business 495
  • Elective
  • Business Elective
  • Business Elective
  • International Business Elective**
  • Finance 414*
  • Finance 425*
  • Finance Elective (300 or 400 level)*
  • Finance Elective (300 or 400 level)*
  • Finance Elective (300 or 400 level)*
  • TOTAL
  • Business Electives: Any COB class not already required as a core business or major class; 3 hours may be at the 100 or 200-level; all others must be at the 300- or 400-level.
  • * Require a minimum grade of "C" in these courses
  • ** International Business Electives:
    Choose from ACCT 485, ECON 485, MGMT 485, MKTG 485
  • Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 30
  • 30

 

Total hours for curriculum: 120

Print Finance Curricula Sheet.