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Economics, Minor

Requirements

The Minor in Economics is intended for graduates from other disciplines to obtain the basics of economic theory and application to facilitate their ability to use economics analytical processes in the development of professional careers. Graduates learn the concepts of marginal analysis, demand and supply theory, characteristics of production and cost processes, and other related issues.

Total Program Credits: 18

Discipline Core Requirements: 12 Credits
  ECON 2010 Microeconomics 3
  ECON 2020 Macroeconomics 3
  ECON 3020 Managerial Economics 3
  ECON 3830 History of Economic Thought 3
Elective Requirements: 6 Credits
 Choose six hours from the following courses: 6
  ECON 3030 Intermediate Macroeconomics (3.0)  
  ECON 3040 Environmental Economics (3.0)  
  ECON 3810 Labor Economics (3.0)  
  ECON 3820 Economic Development (3.0)  
  ECON 4150 Public Finance (3.0)  
  ECON 4320 Mathematical Economics (3.0)  
  FIN 4100 Management of Financial Institutions (3.0)  
  FIN 4180 International Finance Management (3.0)  

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ECON 2010* Microeconomics 3
  Semester total: 3
Note:*Pre-requisites are required to be taken. Please see the advisor.  
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ECON 2020* Macroeconomics 3
  Semester total: 3
Note: *Pre-requisites are required to be taken. Please see the advisor.   
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
ECON 3020 Managerial Economics 3
ECON 3830 History of Economic Thought 3
  Semester total: 6
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Choose six hours from the following:
ECON 3030 Intermediate Macroeconomics (3.0)  
ECON 3040 Environmental Economics (3.0)  
ECON 3810 Labor Economics (3.0)  
ECON 3820  Economic Development (3.0)  
ECON 4150  Public Finance (3.0)  
ECON 4320  Mathematical Economics (3.0)  
FIN 4100  Management of Financial Institutions (3.0)  
FIN 4180  International Finance Management (3.0)  
  Semester total: 6
  Degree total: 18

Department

Name:

Finances & Economics

Location: WB 215
Telephone:

801-863-8385

Email: lowell.glenn@uvu.edu
Web Address: uvu.edu/woodbury/finance-economics
Chair: Lowell M. Glenn
 
 

Mission Statement

The department offers three bachelor degree programs in Economics, Finance, and Personal Financial Planning (PFP). Graduates in economics find employment in a variety of public and private institutions while many go on to graduate education in economics, law, public policy, an MBA and other disciplines. Finance major’s move on to careers in corporate financial management, as investment managers and analysts, in banking and other careers in the finance industry. Faculty in the department have been remarkably successful in supporting students taking the financial industry’s most sophisticated accreditation exam, the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), first level that is available to seniors at the university level. The business world is more competitive today than in past generations. Decision makers understand the increasing importance of getting things right the first time using business models and measurement methods to make business and policy decisions.  

The PFP program is designed to prepare students for professional careers as fee-for-service certified financial planners.Unlike the other two degrees that offer Bachelor of Arts and Sciences as well as minors and emphases in integrated studies, the PFP program is restricted to a single bachelor of science degree. Students who complete the PFP degree will in many respects emulate the careers of accountants who work with individuals and organizations in the management of wealth, personal resources, and provide other professional functions.The PFP Program is registered with the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) Board of Standards, Inc. The classes taught in the Department of Finance and Economics are designed to give students the background they need to make professional business decisions. The department also offers an online group of courses in cooperation with Dalton Education that meet the CFP® educational requirements for practicing professionals in the financial industry to sit for the accreditation examination. Finally, the department offers a post-bachelor Certificate in PFP which again has been registered with the CFP® Board to meet education requirements to qualify to take the professional accreditation exam.

Experienced faculty work with students in understanding the theory of their discipline and then demonstrate how to apply that theory in the pragmatic application of those principles in financial management, economics, statistics, and other business courses critical to their professional development.


 
 

Finance & Economics

Job Outlook

The need for economic and financial decision makers is increasing at all levels of business and government. Job demand is high, particularly in larger metropolitan areas, and the employment outlook is excellent. Those trained in finance and economics who also have competence in information analysis can enter fields such as fund management, energy, securities, securities market regulation, or government financial management. Those with foreign language capabilities may also have access to employment in international business, international finance, import/export, and securities operations. The PFP program gives graduates an opportunity to both work for themselves in the capacity of an individual planner as well as to obtain employment in other organizations as they provide needed services to clients.

Programs

As noted earlier, students interested in finance and economics may receive a Bachelor of Science Degree (BS) or Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics or Finance. There are also Minors in both Economics and Finance as well as an emphasis in Integrated Studies in both the Economics and Finance disciplines. However, the PFP program only offers a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree with a variety of courses designed to prepare students to take certification exams offered by national financial planning associations.

 
 

Woodbury School of Business

Advisement Center:

  • Office: WB 257
  • Telephone: 801-863-8032


Dean:
Norman S. Wright

 
 

Faculty

Kyle Allen(2017)

Assistant Professor

Department: Finance & Economics
Faculty



A.A., Business Administration, Snow College; B.S., Business Management, Utah Valley University; M.B.A., Global Management, Thunderbird School of Global Management; Ph.D., Finance, Texas Tech University .

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Vaughn Armstrong(2003)

Associate Professor

Department: Finance & Economics
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

B.S., Mathematics, J.D., J. Reuben Clark College of Law, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Finance, Arizona State University.

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Rachel Bi(2014)

Assistant Professor

Department: Finance & Economics
Faculty



B.S., Management of Information Systems, Dalian Maritime University; M.S., Personal Financial Planning; M.B.A., Finance; Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

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Leo Chan(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Finance & Economics
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

B.A., Ph.D., Economics, University of Kansas.

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Vaughn Cox(2011)

Professional in Residence

Department: Finance & Economics
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

B.A., M.B.A., Finance, University of Utah.

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Lukas Dean(2014)

Associate Professor

Department: Finance & Economics
Faculty



B.A., M.S., Finance, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Personal Finance, Texas Tech University.

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Lowell Glenn(1999)

Associate Professor

Department: Finance & Economics
Department Chair

Department: Business Graduate Studies
Faculty

B.S., Public Administration/Political Science, M.B.A., Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Economics, The George Washington University.

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Amir Kia(2006)

Professor

Department: Finance & Economics
Faculty



M.A., Mathematical Economics and Econometrics, University of Ottawa; Ph.D., Economics, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.

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Ryan Law(2015)

Professional In Residence

Department: Finance & Economics
Faculty



B.S., Family & Consumer Sciences, Utah State University; M.S., Personal Financial Planning, Texas Tech University.

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Laura Ricaldi(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Finance & Economics
Faculty



JD, Law, California Western School of Law; M.S.S, Strategic Studies, US Army War college; L.L.M., Law, University of Virginia; B.B.A, Business Administration, National University.

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Andre Rossi De Oliveira(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Finance & Economics
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

B.A., M.A., Economics, University of Brasilia; M.Sc., Mathematics, Ph.D., Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Abdus Samad(2002)

Professor

Department: Finance & Economics
Faculty



B.A. (Honors) Econ, M.A. Econ, Rajshai University, Bangladesh; M.A., Economics, Lakehead University, Canada; Ph.D., Economics, University of Illinois, Chicago.

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Hyrum Smith(2013)

Assistant Professor

Department: Finance & Economics
Faculty



B.S., Accounting, Utah State University; M.B.A., Business, University of Utah; Ph.D., Personal Financial Planning, Texas Tech University.

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Maritza Sotomayor(2009)

Associate Professor

Department: Finance & Economics
Faculty



B.A., Economics, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru; M.A., Economics, Centro de Investigavion y Docencia Economicas; Ph.D., Applied Economics, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona.

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Scott Stratton(2015)

Lecturer

Department: Finance & Economics
Faculty



B.S., Information Systems, Business Administration, University of Utah; M.S., Personal Finance, J.D., Texas Tech University.

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Xu (Kiera) Sun(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Finance & Economics
Faculty



B.A., Finance, Henan University of Economics & Law; M.B.A., Ph.D., Finance, The University of Texas - Pan American.

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Cary Wasden(2015)

Visiting Professor

Department: Finance & Economics
Faculty



B.S., Zoology, M.P.A., Business Development, Brigham Young University; Ph.D. ( ABD), International Finance & Economics, Ohio State University.

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