Black Hills State University Students pursue their degree in Economics and Finances

Specialize in Economics & Finance

Economics and Finance Course Requirements

Pre-Business Core - 24 semester hours

  • ACCT 210 - Principles of Accounting I
  • ACCT 211 - Principles of Accounting II
  • BADM 320 - Quantitative Decision Analysis
  • BADM 344 - Managerial Communications
  • ECON 201 - Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 202 - Principles of Macroeconomics
  • BADM 220 - Business Statistics
  • MIS 205 - Advanced Computer Applications

Business Core - 33 semester hours

  • 300/400 level ECON elective
  • BADM 310 - Business Finance
  • BADM 321 - Business Statistics II
  • BADM 350 - Legal Environment of Business
  • BADM 360 - Organization and Management
  • BADM 370 - Marketing
  • BADM 407 - International Business
  • BADM 425 - Production/Operations Management
  • BADM 457 - Business Ethics
  • BADM 482 - Business Policy and Strategy
  • MIS 325 - Management Information Systems

Specialization in Economics & Finance - 18 semester hours

  • BADM 411 Investments 
  • BADM 413 Advanced Corporate Finance 
  • ECON 330 Money and Banking
  • ECON 300/400 electives - 9 semester hours, may not duplicate from above

Gen Ed Requirements - 30 semester hours

  • MATH - Gen Ed - Mathematics - 3 semester hours
  • Gen Ed - Social Science - 6 semester hours
  • Gen Ed - Art & Humanities - 6 semester hours
  • Gen Ed - Natural Science & Lab - 6-8 semester hours
  • ENGL 101 - Composition I
  • ENGL 201 - Composition II
  • SPCM 101 - Fundamentals of Speech
    or
  • SPCM 215 - Public Speaking
    or
  • SPCM 222 - Argumentation and Debate

A degree in Business Administration with a specialization in economics/finance at BHSU provides the tools necessary to solve problems associated with asset valuation and investment decisions. The curriculum cover major social, political, and economic issues.

At BHSU, you will learn to think critically, analyze and solve business problems effectively, work in teams, appreciate diversity, and strategically anticipate and adapt to change. With a degree in economics/finance, you will enter one of the most in-demand fields of study.


The Benefits of Earning this Degree From BHSU Include:

  • Credibility:The BHSU School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). www.bhsu.edu/aacsb
  • Experiential:Internship opportunities in the region.
  • Employability:Opportunities for employment with a variety of entities/organizations throughout the region and nation.
  • Involvement:The opportunity to join the Financial Management Association (FMA) on campus -- an active engaging student organization dedicated to economics and finance.

BHSU Business Administration with an Economics & Finance Specialization: 4-YEAR PLAN
A minor is NOT required with a Business major. The Required Core and Specialization Credits are highly recommended to be taken as listed. This will allow you to fulfill your General Education Requirements for the University and progress through the Business Program efficiently.


FRESHMAN YEAR

Fall Semester
ACCT 210 Principles of Accounting I (pre-req for ACCT-211)
ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics (gen ed)
MIS 105 Introduction to Computers (pre-req for MIS 205 & BADM 320)

Spring Semester
ACCT 211 Principles of Accounting II (pre-req for BADM 310)
ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics (gen ed)
MATH 281 Introduction to Statistics (gen ed; pre-req for BADM 320, 321, & 425 )
MIS 205 Advanced Computer Applications 


SOPHOMORE YEAR

Fall Semester
BADM 310 Business Finance (pre-req for BADM 411, 413 & 482)
BADM 321 Business Statistics II

Spring Semester
BADM 321 Quantitative Decision Analysis
BADM 344 Managerial Communications
ECON 300/400 Elective


JUNIOR YEAR

Fall Semester
BADM 413 Advanced Corporate Finance*
BADM 350 Legal Environment of Business (pre-req for BADM 482)
ECON 300/400 Elective - 2
MIS 325 Management Information Systems
ECON 330 Money and Banking*

Spring Semester
BADM 411 Investments **
BADM 360 Organization & Management (pre-req for BADM 482)
BADM 407 International Business
ECON 300/400 Elective


SENIOR YEAR

Fall Semester
BADM 370 Marketing (pre-req for BADM 482)
BADM 457 Business Ethics

Spring Semester
BADM 425 Production & Operations Management
BADM 482 Business Policy & Strategy
ECON 300/400 Elective


Key:
*Fall Only Classes
** Spring Only Classes

 NameDepartmentTitlePhone
Ronald DebeaumontSchool of BusinessChair of Business; Professor, Economics(605)642-6236
Bernard SchuchmannSchool of BusinessAdjunct MGMT 605 B207(605)642-6236






Career Opportunities

Economics & Finance majors are able to find careers in a variety of fields:

  • Bank Managment
  • Loan Officer
  • Bank Examiner
  • Commodities/Stock Broker
  • Economic Forecaster
  • Credit Accounting Coordinator
  • Securities Analyst
  • Pension Funds Administrator
  • Portfolio Administrator
  • Commercial Credit Analyst