Chair's Message:

The Department of Economics, Finance & Accounting offers a major in Accounting, Economics and a concentration in Finance.

An undergraduate major in economics can be an ideal preparation towards a Master's and/or Ph.D in Economics or Business Administration at a graduate school. Job opportunities are many for economics majors. State, local, federal governments and their agencies all employ a large number of economics majors. Business firms employ economics graduates to analyze economic conditions and forecast sales. Students with a strong background in economics and at least one foreign language may have some exciting opportunities with multinational corporations, banks, The World Bank, and The International Monetary Fund.

Students with a concentration in Finance have many opportunities in the financial and business world. They can find meaningful employment in financial institutions such as banks, investment brokerage firms and mutual funds. Students with a strong finance background and skills have career opportunities in non-financial institutions such as local, state and federal governments and their agencies.

Accounting as a profession provides flexibility and diversity in skills and specialties, which are often in great demand. As global firms react to market changes and challenges, so do accountants. Accountants are responsible for improving profitability, cash flow, corporate growth and return on investments. Accountants manage salary negotiations, executive compensations and money growth. Accountants work in banks, public accounting firms, manufacturing and sales organizations, hospitals and governments. They also work as consultants and entrepreneurs.

The Department of Economics, Finance & Accounting prepares and encourages students to pursue their graduate studies in order to achieve their potential.

Dean Gerald H. Smalls, Interim Chair
E-mail: Smallsg@benedict.edu

See College Catalogue for Courses and Programs of Study plus more information.


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