Finance & Economics Department

Career Opportunities

Economics

Graduates in economics find employment in a variety of public and private institutions while many go on to graduate education in law, public policy, an MBA and other disciplines.

Finance

Finance majors move on to careers in corporate financial management, as investment managers and analysts, in banking and other careers in the finance industry.

Personal Financial Planning

The PFP program is designed to prepare students for professional careers as certified financial planners. Read more about the PFP program.

Programs

BA in Economics123 Credits

General Education Requirements:37 Credits

  • ENGL 1010Introduction to Writing3.0
  • ENGL 2010Intermediate Writing--Humanities/Social Sciences3.0
  • or ENGL 2020Intermediate Writing--Science and Technology
  • MATH 1050College Algebra4.0
  • or an Advanced Placement (AP) Mathematics Test with a score of 3 or higher
  • Complete one of the following:3.0
  • HIST 2700US History to 1877 (3.0)
  • and HIST 2710US History since 1877 (3.0)
  • HIST 1700American Civilization (3.0)
  • HIST 1740US Economic History (3.0)
  • POLS 1000American Heritage (3.0)
  • POLS 1100American National Government (3.0)
  • Complete of the following:3.0
  • PHIL 2050Ethics and Values3.0
  • HLTH 1100Personal Health and Wellness2.0
  • or PES 1097Fitness for Life (2.0)
  • Distribution Courses
  • ECON 2020Macroeconomics* (fulfills Social/Behavioral Science credit)
  •  Biology3.0
  •  Physical Science3.0
  •  Additional Biology or Physical Science3.0
  •  Humanities Distribution (Foreign Language 202G for BA degree, 4cr)3.0
  •  Fine Arts Distribution3.0

Discipline Core Requirements:74 Credits

  • Business Foundation Courses:
  • ACC 2010Financial Accounting3.0
  • and ACC 2020Managerial Accounting3.0
  • or ACC 2030Principles of Accounting (6.0)
  • DGM 2010Business Computer Proficiency3.0
  • or Business Computer Proficiency Exam*
  • ECON 2010Microeconomics3.0
  • MATH 1100Introduction to Calculus4.0
  • MGMT 2200Business Communications3.0
  • MGMT 2340Business Statistics I3.0
  • Business Core Courses:
  • FIN 3100Principles of Finance3.0
  • INFO 3120Principles of Information Systems--A Managerial Approach3.0
  • LEGL 3000Business Law3.0
  • MKTG 3600Principles of Marketing3.0
  • MGMT 3010Principles of Management3.0
  • MGMT 3450Operations Management3.0
  • MGMT 493REntrepreneurship Lecture Series1.0
  • or MGMT 495RExecutive Lecture Series (1.0)
  • Economics Core Courses:
  • ECON 3010Intermediate Microeconomics3.0
  • ECON 3030Intermediate Macroeconomics3.0
  • ECON 3340Managerial Statistics3.0
  • ECON 3830History of Economic Thought3.0
  • ECON 4500US Economic Development and History3.0
  • ECON 4960Senior Seminar Current Economic Issues3.0
  • Economics Elective Requirements:
  •  Choose 15 credits from any 3000 or 4000 level ACC, ECON, or FIN course not already taken in consultation with appropriate faculty or an advisor15.0

Elective Requirements:12 Credits

  • Complete 12 credits of any foreign language course 1010, 1020, 2010 sequence12.0

Graduation Requirements: 

  1. Completion of a minimum of 123 semester credits required in the BA degree; at least 40 credit hours must be upper-division courses.
  2. Overall grade point average 2.0 or above with a minimum of 2.5 GPA in all Woodbury School of Business courses. No grade lower than a “C-” in core and specialization courses.
  3. Residency hours: Minimum of 30 credit hours of business courses through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements. Students are responsible for completing all prerequisite courses.
NOTE: Students will be limited to 15 hours of upper-division credit until advanced standing status is completed.
Footnotes:
* Students will be required to complete the Business Computer Proficiency exam with a score of 80 percent or higher or complete the DGM 2010 course with a score of 80 percent or higher.

BS in Economics120 Credits

General Education Requirements:36 Credits

  • ENGL 1010Introduction to Writing3.0
  • ENGL 2010Intermediate Writing--Humanities/Social Sciences3.0
  • or ENGL 2020Intermediate Writing--Science and Technology
  • MATH 1050College Algebra4.0
  • or an Advanced Placement (AP) Mathematics Test with a score of 3 or higher
  • Complete one of the following:3.0
  • HIST 2700US History to 1877 (3.0)
  • and HIST 2710US History since 1877 (3.0)
  • HIST 1700American Civilization (3.0)
  • HIST 1740US Economic History (3.0)
  • POLS 1000American Heritage (3.0)
  • POLS 1100American National Government (3.0)
  • Complete of the following:3.0
  • PHIL 2050Ethics and Values3.0
  • HLTH 1100Personal Health and Wellness2.0
  • or PES 1097Fitness for Life (2.0)
  • Distribution Courses
  • ECON 2020Macroeconomics* (fulfills Social/Behavioral Science credit)
  •  Biology3.0
  •  Physical Science3.0
  •  Additional Biology or Physical Science3.0
  •  Humanities Distribution (Foreign Language 202G for BA degree, 4cr)3.0
  •  Fine Arts Distribution3.0

Discipline Core Requirements:74 Credits

  • Business Foundation Courses:
  • ACC 2010Financial Accounting3.0
  • and ACC 2020Managerial Accounting3.0
  • or ACC 2030Principles of Accounting (6.0)
  • DGM 2010Business Computer Proficiency3.0
  • or Business Computer Proficiency Exam*
  • ECON 2010Microeconomics3.0
  • MATH 1100Introduction to Calculus4.0
  • MGMT 2200Business Communications3.0
  • MGMT 2340Business Statistics I3.0
  • Business Core Courses:
  • FIN 3100Principles of Finance3.0
  • INFO 3120Principles of Information Systems--A Managerial Approach3.0
  • LEGL 3000Business Law3.0
  • MKTG 3600Principles of Marketing3.0
  • MGMT 3010Principles of Management3.0
  • MGMT 3450Operations Management3.0
  • MGMT 493REntrepreneurship Lecture Series1.0
  • or MGMT 495RExecutive Lecture Series (1.0)
  • Economics Core Courses:
  • ECON 3010Intermediate Microeconomics3.0
  • ECON 3030Intermediate Macroeconomics3.0
  • ECON 3340Managerial Statistics3.0
  • ECON 3830History of Economic Thought3.0
  • ECON 4500US Economic Development and History3.0
  • ECON 4960Senior Seminar Current Economic Issues3.0
  • Economics Elective Requirements:
  •  Choose 15 credits from any 3000 or 4000 level ACC, ECON, or FIN course not already taken in consultation with appropriate faculty or an advisor15.0

Elective Requirements:10 Credits

  • Complete 10 credits of any courses 1000 or higher10.0

Graduation Requirements: 

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 semester credits required in the BS degree; at least 40 credit hours must be upper-division courses.
  2. Overall grade point average 2.0 or above with a minimum of 2.5 GPA in all Woodbury School of Business courses. No grade lower than a “C-” in core and specialization courses.
  3. Residency hours: Minimum of 30 credit hours of business courses through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements. Students are responsible for completing all prerequisite courses.
NOTE: Students will be limited to 15 hours of upper-division credit until advanced standing status is completed.
Footnotes:
* Students will be required to complete the Business Computer Proficiency exam with a score of 80 percent or higher or complete the DGM 2010 course with a score of 80 percent or higher.

BA in Finance123 Credits

General Education Requirements:37 Credits

  • ENGL 1010Introduction to Writing3.0
  • ENGL 2010Intermediate Writing--Humanities/Social Sciences3.0
  • or ENGL 2020Intermediate Writing--Science and Technology
  • MATH 1050College Algebra4.0
  • or an Advanced Placement (AP) Mathematics Test with a score of 3 or higher
  • Complete one of the following:3.0
  • HIST 2700US History to 1877 (3.0)
  • and HIST 2710US History since 1877 (3.0)
  • HIST 1700American Civilization (3.0)
  • HIST 1740US Economic History (3.0)
  • POLS 1000American Heritage (3.0)
  • POLS 1100American National Government (3.0)
  • Complete of the following:3.0
  • PHIL 2050Ethics and Values3.0
  • HLTH 1100Personal Health and Wellness2.0
  • or PES 1097Fitness for Life (2.0)
  • Distribution Courses
  • ECON 2020Macroeconomics (fulfills Social/Behavioral Science credit)
  •  Biology3.0
  •  Physical Science3.0
  •  Additional Biology or Physical Science3.0
  •  Humanities Distribution (Foreign Language 202G for BA degree, 4cr)3.0
  •  Fine Arts Distribution3.0

Discipline Core Requirements:74 Credits

  • Business Foundation Courses:
  • ACC 2010Financial Accounting3.0
  • and ACC 2020Managerial Accounting3.0
  • or ACC 2030Principles of Accounting (6.0)
  • DGM 2010Business Computer Proficiency3.0
  • or Business Computer Proficiency Exam*
  • ECON 2010Microeconomics3.0
  • MATH 1100Introduction to Calculus4.0
  • MGMT 2200Business Communications3.0
  • MGMT 2340Business Statistics I3.0
  • Business Core Courses:
  • INFO 3120Principles of Information Systems--A Managerial Approach3.0
  • LEGL 3000Business Law3.0
  • MGMT 3010Principles of Management3.0
  • FIN 3100Principles of Finance3.0
  • MKTG 3600Principles of Marketing3.0
  • MGMT 3450Operations Management3.0
  • MGMT 493REntrepreneurship Lecture Series1.0
  • or MGMT 495RExecutive Lecture Series (1.0)
  • Finance Core Courses:
  • ECON 3010Intermediate Microeconomics3.0
  • or ECON 3020Managerial Economics (3.0)
  • ECON 3340Managerial Statistics3.0
  • FIN 3150Financial Management3.0
  • FIN 3400Investment Management3.0
  • FIN 4100Management of Financial Institutions3.0
  • MGMT 4800Strategic Management3.0
  • and MGMT 4830Strategic Management Capstone Simulation1.0
  • Finance Elective Requirements:
  •  Choose 14 credits from any 3000 or 4000 level ACC, ECON, or FIN course not already taken in consultation with appropriate faculty or an advisor. 14.0

Elective Requirements:12 Credits

  • Complete 12 credits of any foreign language course 1010, 1020, 2010 sequence12.0

Graduation Requirements: 

  1. Completion of a minimum of 123 semester credits required in the BA degree; at least 40 credit hours must be upper-division courses.
  2. Overall grade point average 2.0 or above with a minimum of 2.5 GPA in all Woodbury School of Business courses. No grade lower than a “C-” in core and specialization courses.
  3. Residency hours: Minimum of 30 credit hours of business courses through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements. Students are responsible for completing all prerequisite courses.
NOTE: Students will be limited to 15 hours of upper-division credit until advanced standing status is completed.
Footnotes:
* Students will be required to complete the Business Computer Proficiency exam with a score of 80 percent or higher or complete the DGM 2010 course with a score of 80 percent or higher.

BS in Finance123 Credits

General Education Requirements:36 Credits

  • ENGL 1010Introduction to Writing3.0
  • ENGL 2010Intermediate Writing--Humanities/Social Sciences3.0
  • or ENGL 2020Intermediate Writing--Science and Technology
  • MATH 1050College Algebra4.0
  • or an Advanced Placement (AP) Mathematics Test with a score of 3 or higher
  • Complete one of the following:3.0
  • HIST 2700US History to 1877 (3.0)
  • and HIST 2710US History since 1877 (3.0)
  • HIST 1700American Civilization (3.0)
  • HIST 1740US Economic History (3.0)
  • POLS 1000American Heritage (3.0)
  • POLS 1100American National Government (3.0)
  • Complete of the following:3.0
  • PHIL 2050Ethics and Values3.0
  • HLTH 1100Personal Health and Wellness2.0
  • or PES 1097Fitness for Life (2.0)
  • Distribution Courses
  • ECON 2020Macroeconomics (fulfills Social/Behavioral Science credit)
  •  Biology3.0
  •  Physical Science3.0
  •  Additional Biology or Physical Science3.0
  •  Humanities Distribution (Foreign Language 202G for BA degree, 4cr)3.0
  •  Fine Arts Distribution3.0

Discipline Core Requirements:77 Credits

  • Business Foundation Courses:
  • ACC 2010Financial Accounting3.0
  • and ACC 2020Managerial Accounting3.0
  • or ACC 2030Principles of Accounting (6.0)
  • DGM 2010Business Computer Proficiency3.0
  • or Business Computer Proficiency Exam*
  • ECON 2010Microeconomics3.0
  • MATH 1100Introduction to Calculus4.0
  • MGMT 2200Business Communications3.0
  • MGMT 2340Business Statistics I3.0
  • Business Core Courses:
  • INFO 3120Principles of Information Systems--A Managerial Approach3.0
  • LEGL 3000Business Law3.0
  • MGMT 3010Principles of Management3.0
  • FIN 3100Principles of Finance3.0
  • MKTG 3600Principles of Marketing3.0
  • MGMT 3450Operations Management3.0
  • MGMT 493REntrepreneurship Lecture Series1.0
  • or MGMT 495RExecutive Lecture Series (1.0)
  • Finance Core Courses:
  • ECON 3010Intermediate Microeconomics3.0
  • or ECON 3020Managerial Economics (3.0)
  • ECON 3340Managerial Statistics3.0
  • FIN 3150Financial Management3.0
  • FIN 4100Management of Financial Institutions3.0
  • FIN 3400Investment Management3.0
  • MGMT 4800Strategic Management3.0
  • and MGMT 4830Strategic Management Capstone Simulation1.0
  • Finance Elective Requirements:
  •  Choose 14 credits from any 3000 or 4000 level ACC, ECON, or FIN course not already taken in consultation with appropriate faculty or an advisor. 14.0

Elective Requirements:10 Credits

  • Complete 10 credits of any courses 1000 or higher10.0

Graduation Requirements: 

  1. Completion of a minimum of 123 semester credits required in the BS degree; at least 40 credit hours must be upper-division courses.
  2. Overall grade point average 2.0 or above with a minimum of 2.5 GPA in all Woodbury School of Business courses. No grade lower than a “C-” in core and specialization courses.
  3. Residency hours: Minimum of 30 credit hours of business courses through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements. Students are responsible for completing all prerequisite courses.
NOTE: Students will be limited to 15 hours of upper-division credit until advanced standing status is completed.
Footnotes:
* Students will be required to complete the Business Computer Proficiency exam with a score of 80 percent or higher or complete the DGM 2010 course with a score of 80 percent or higher.

BS in Personal Financial Planning121 Credits

General Education Requirements:36 Credits

  • ENGL 1010Introduction to Writing3.0
  • ENGL 2010Intermediate Writing--Humanities/Social Sciences3.0
  • or ENGL 2020Intermediate Writing--Science and Technology
  • MATH 1050College Algebra4.0
  • or an Advanced Placement (AP) Mathematics Test with a score of 3 or higher
  • Complete one of the following:3.0
  • HIST 2700US History to 1877 (3.0)
  • and HIST 2710US History since 1877 (3.0)
  • HIST 1700American Civilization (3.0)
  • HIST 1740US Economic History (3.0)
  • POLS 1000American Heritage (3.0)
  • POLS 1100American National Government (3.0)
  • Complete of the following:3.0
  • PHIL 2050Ethics and Values3.0
  • HLTH 1100Personal Health and Wellness2.0
  • or PES 1097Fitness for Life (2.0)
  • Distribution Courses
  • ECON 2020Macroeconomics (fulfills Social/Behavioral Science credit)
  •  Biology3.0
  •  Physical Science3.0
  •  Additional Biology or Physical Science3.0
  •  Humanities Distribution (Foreign Language 202G for BA degree, 4cr)3.0
  •  Fine Arts Distribution3.0

Discipline Core Requirements:85 Credits

  • Business Foundation Courses:
  • ACC 2010Financial Accounting3.0
  • and ACC 2020Managerial Accounting3.0
  • or ACC 2030Principles of Accounting (6.0)
  • DGM 2010Business Computer Proficiency3.0
  • or Business Computer Proficiency Exam*
  • ECON 2010Microeconomics3.0
  • MATH 1100Introduction to Calculus4.0
  • MGMT 2200Business Communications3.0
  • MGMT 2340Business Statistics I3.0
  • Business Core Courses:
  • LEGL 3000Business Law3.0
  • MGMT 3000Organizational Behavior3.0
  • FIN 3100Principles of Finance3.0
  • FIN 4290Technological Applications in Personal Financial Planning3.0
  • MGMT 3450Operations Management3.0
  • MKTG 3600Principles of Marketing3.0
  • MGMT 4800Strategic Management3.0
  • and MGMT 4830Strategic Management Capstone Simulation1.0
  • MGMT 493REntrepreneurship Lecture Series1.0
  • or MGMT 495RExecutive Lecture Series (1.0)
  • Personal Financial Planning Core Requirements:
  • ACC 3400Individual Income Tax3.0
  • BESC 3800Interview Skills4.0
  • FIN 3060Introduction to PFP Profession3.0
  • FIN 3200Financial Counseling3.0
  • FIN 3210Retirement Planning3.0
  • FIN 3220Risk Management and Insurance3.0
  • FIN 3400Investment Management3.0
  • FIN 4210Estate Planning Fundamentals3.0
  • FIN 4270Wealth Management Seminar3.0
  • FIN 4800Personal Financial Planning Capstone3.0
  • FIN 481RPersonal Financial Planning Internship (for a maximum of 6 credits) (3.0)6.0
  • LEGL 4150Wills Trusts and Probate3.0
  • INFO 3120Principles of Information Systems--A Managerial Approach3.0
  • MGMT 3010Principles of Management3.0
  • ECON 3010Intermediate Microeconomics3.0
  • or ECON 3020Managerial Economics (3.0)
  • ECON 3340Managerial Statistics3.0
  • FIN 3150Financial Management3.0
  • FIN 4100Management of Financial Institutions3.0
  • FIN 3400Investment Management3.0
  • Finance Elective Requirements:
  •  Choose 14 credits from any 3000 or 4000 level ACC, ECON, or FIN course not already taken in consultation with appropriate faculty or an advisor. 14.0

Graduation Requirements: 

  1. Completion of a minimum of 121 semester credits required in the BS degree; at least 40 credit hours must be upper-division courses.
  2. Overall grade point average 2.0 or above with a minimum of 2.5 GPA in all Woodbury School of Business courses. No grade lower than a “C-” in core and specialization courses.
  3. Residency hours: Minimum of 30 credit hours of business courses through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements. Students are responsible for completing all prerequisite courses.
NOTE: Students will be limited to 15 hours of upper-division credit until advanced standing status is completed.
Footnotes:
* Students will be required to complete the Business Computer Proficiency exam with a score of 80 percent or higher or complete the DGM 2010 course with a score of 80 percent or higher.

Minor in Economics18 Credits

Discipline Core Requirements:12 Credits

  • ECON 2010Microeconomics3.0
  • ECON 2020Macroeconomics3.0
  • ECON 3020Managerial Economics3.0
  • ECON 3830History of Economic Thought3.0

Elective Requirements:6 Credits

  • Choose six hours from the following courses6.0
  • ECON 3030Intermediate Macroeconomics (3.0)
  • ECON 3040Environmental Economics (3.0)
  • ECON 3810Labor Economics (3.0)
  • ECON 3820Economic Development (3.0)
  • ECON 4150Public Finance (3.0)
  • ECON 4320Mathematical Economics (3.0)
  • FIN 4100Management of Financial Institutions (3.0)
  • FIN 4180International Finance Management (3.0)

Minor in Finance18 Credits

Discipline Core Requirements:9 Credits

  • ECON 2010Microeconomics3.0
  • MGMT 2340Business Statistics I3.0
  • MGMT 3100Principles of Finance3.0

Elective Requirements:9 Credits

  • Choose nine hours from the following courses9.0
  • FIN 3150Financial Management (3.0)
  • FIN 3400Investment Management (3.0)
  • FIN 4100Management of Financial Institutions (3.0)
  • FIN 4160Portfolio Management (3.0)
  • FIN 4170Derivative Securities (3.0)
  • FIN 4180International Finance Management (3.0)

BA/BS in Integrated Studies123 Credits

The following Integrated Studies Emphasis is available (see the Integrated Studies section for complete degree requirement listings.)

Emphasis in Economics Requirements18 Credits

  • Discipline Core Requirements:12.0
  • ECON 2010Microeconomics3.0
  • ECON 2020Macroeconomics3.0
  • ECON 3020Managerial Economics3.0
  • ECON 3830History of Economic Thought3.0
  • Elective Requirements:6.0
  • Choose six hours from the following courses6.0
  • ECON 3030Intermediate Macroeconomics (3.0)
  • ECON 3040Environmental Economics (3.0)
  • ECON 3810Labor Economics (3.0)
  • ECON 3820Economic Development (3.0)
  • ECON 4150Public Finance (3.0)
  • ECON 4320Mathematical Economics (3.0)
  • FIN 4100Management of Financial Institutions (3.0)
  • FIN 4180International Finance Management (3.0)

Emphasis in Finance Requirements18 Credits

  • Discipline Core Requirements:9.0
  • ECON 2010Microeconomics3.0
  • MGMT 2340Business Statistics I3.0
  • MGMT 3100Principles of Finance3.0
  • Elective Requirements:9.0
  • Choose nine hours from the following courses9.0
  • FIN 3150Financial Management (3.0)
  • FIN 3400Investment Management (3.0)
  • FIN 4100Management of Financial Institutions (3.0)
  • FIN 4160Portfolio Management (3.0)
  • FIN 4170Derivative Securities (3.0)
  • FIN 4180International Finance Management (3.0)

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