Economics, Finance & Quantitative Analysis
Economics is the science of efficient allocation and is crucial to operating a private business or nonprofit organization. In addition economics provides guidance for both national and international policy. Today’s businesses also necessitate a strong background in sound financial principles. The application of such financial knowledge through a strong foundation in the finance discipline, can be the difference between an efficient profitable company and one that is failing. Furthermore, businesses are constantly in need of good sound statistical analysis to succeed.
Here at the Samford School of Business we group the disciplines of economics, finance and quantitative analysis together in one department, so that we can use the synergies between the fields to the student’s advantage. Thus, students will benefit from the overlap and complements between the disciplines. The department offers extensive course work in both Economics and Finance, with a substantial support from the quantitative courses.