Economics and Finance

Economics

Economics is the study of how society manages and allocates scarce resources.

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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)  in Economics

Semester Courses Total hours
Year 1 total   30
Year 1: Semester 1
  • ECO 100T Transitions (1 hour)
  • MAT 150 Algebra and Trigonometry (5 hours)
  • ENG 105 Critical Reading, Writing, and Inquiry (4 hours)
  • CSC 199 Intro to Information Technology (3 hours)
  • University Studies Course (3 hours)

 

16 hours
Year 1: Semester 2
  • MAT 250 Calculus and Analytical Geometry I (5 hours)
  • COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking (3 hours)
  • Eco 231 Principles of Microeconomics (3 hours)
  • University Studies Course (3 hours)
14 hours
Year 2 total   32 hours
Year 2: Semester 1
  • ECO 230 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 hours)
  • STA 135 Intro to Probability and Statistics (4 hours)
  • CIV 201/202 World Civilizations I/II (3 hours)
  • ACC 200 Principles of Financial Accounting (3 hours)
  • University Studies Course (3 hours)
16 hours
Year 2: Semester 2
  • ECO 305 Money and Banking (3 hours)
  • HUM 211 The Humanities Tradition (3 hours)
  • University Studies Course (3 hours)
  • Science and Lab (4 hours)
  • Elective - Approved general elective (3 hours)
16 hours
Year 3 total   30 hours
Year 3: Semester 1
  • ECO 331 Intermediate Microeconomics (3 hours)
  • ECO elective - Advanced ECO elective (3 hours)
  • Elective - Approved general elective (3 hours)
  • Minor - Minor requirement (3 hours)
  • Minor - Minor requirement (3 hours)
 15 hours
Year 3: Semester 2
  • ECO 330 Intermediate Macroeconomics (3 hours)
  • ECO 460 International Trade and Finance (3 hours)
  • Elective - Approved general elective (3 hours)
  • Minor - Minor requirement (3 hours)
  • Minor - Minor requirement (3 hours)
15 hours
Year 4 total   30 hours
Year 4: Semester 1
  • ECO 485 Applied Econometrics (3 hours)
  • ECO elective - Advanced ECO elective (3 hours)
  • Minor - Minor requirement (3 hours)
  • Elective - Approved general elective (3 hours)
  • Elective - Approved general elective (3 hours)
15 hours
Year 4: Semester 2
  • ECO 499 Senior Seminar in Economics (3 hours)
  • ECO elective - Advanced ECO elective (3 hours)
  • Minor - Minor requirement (3 hours)
  • Minor - Minor requirement (3 hours)
  • Elective - Approved general elective (3 hours)
 15 hours
Total program    122 hours

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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Economics

Semester Courses Total hours
Year 1 total   30
Year 1: Semester 1
  • ECO 100T Transitions (1 hour)
  • MAT 140 College Algebra (4 hours)
  • ENG 105 Critical Reading, Writing, and Inquiry (4 hours)
  • CSC 199 Intro to Information Technology (3 hours)
  • Foreign Language (3 hours)

 

15 hours
Year 1: Semester 2
  • MAT 220 Business Calculus (3 hours)
  • COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking (3 hours)
  • Eco 231 Principles of Microeconomics (3 hours)
  • University Studies Course (3 hours)
  • Foreign Language (3 hours)
15 hours
Year 2 total   32 hours
Year 2: Semester 1
  • ECO 230 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 hours)
  • STA 135 Intro to Probability and Statistics (4 hours)
  • CIV 201/202 World Civilizations I/II (3 hours)
  • ACC 200 Principles of Financial Accounting (3 hours)
  • Foreign Language (3 hours)
16 hours
Year 2: Semester 2
  • ECO 305 Money and Banking (3 hours)
  • HUM 211 The Humanities Tradition (3 hours)
  • University Studies Course (3 hours)
  • Foreign Language
16 hours
Year 3 total   30 hours
Year 3: Semester 1
  • ECO 331 Intermediate Microeconomics (3 hours)
  • ECO elective - Advanced ECO elective (3 hours)
  • University Studies Course (3 hours)
  • Minor - Minor requirement (3 hours)
  • Minor - Minor requirement (3 hours)
 15 hours
Year 3: Semester 2
  • ECO 330 Intermediate Macroeconomics (3 hours)
  • ECO 460 International Trade and Finance (3 hours)
  • Elective - Approved general elective (3 hours)
  • Minor - Minor requirement (3 hours)
  • Minor - Minor requirement (3 hours)
15 hours
Year 4 total   30 hours
Year 4: Semester 1
  • ECO 485 Applied Econometrics (3 hours)
  • ECO elective - Advanced ECO elective (3 hours)
  • Minor - Minor requirement (3 hours)
  • Elective - Approved general elective (3 hours)
  • Elective - Approved general elective (3 hours)
15 hours
Year 4: Semester 2
  • ECO 499 Senior Seminar in Economics (3 hours)
  • ECO elective - Advanced ECO elective (3 hours)
  • Minor - Minor requirement (3 hours)
  • Minor - Minor requirement (3 hours)
  • Elective - Approved general elective (3 hours)
 15 hours
Total program    122 hours

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For students transferring with an Associates degree

Economics Transfer Path

Contact Transfer Admissions for information about course equivalencies and transfer credit. This timeline is meant to serve as a guide and assumes students have taken the following courses or their equivalents during their community college career:

  • ACC 200 Principles of Financial Accounting
  • ECO 230 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECO 231 Principles of Microeconomics
  • CSC199 Introduction to Information Technology
  • MAT 220 or 250 Business Calculus or Calculus I

Electives and minor requirements may be taken at any time with advisor consent.

Semester Courses
Year 1: Fall
  • ECO 331 Intermediate Microeconomics
    (ECO 231 and calculus are pre-requisites)
  • Minor - Minor requirement
  • Minor - Minor requirement
Year 1: Spring
  • ECO 330 Intermediate Microeconomics
    (ECO 231 and calculus are pre-requisites)
  • ECO 305 Money and Banking
    (ECO 230 and 231 are pre-requisites)
  • ECO elective - Approved ECO elective
  • Minor - Minor requirement
  • Minor - Minor requirement
Year 2: Fall
  • ECO 460 International Economics (3 hours)
    (ECO 231 is pre-requisite)
  • ECO 498 Research Methods in Economics
    (Senior standing required)
  • ECO elective - Approved ECO elective
  • Minor - Minor requirement
Year 2: Spring
  • ECO 499 Senior Seminar in Economics
    (ECO 498 is pre-requisite)
  • ECO elective - Approved ECO elective
  • Minor - Minor requirement
  • Minor - Minor requirement
  • The major accounts for 27 of the required 42 upper level electives.
  • Students need 120 total hours with a minimum GPA, overall and in the major/minor, of 2.0 to graduate from Murray State.
  • 40 hours of course work must be taken at Murray State.

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Finance

Finance prepares students for careers in banking, corporate finance, investment management, financial planning and more.

Bachelor of Science in Business (B.S.B.)  Area: Finance

Semester Courses Total hours
Year 1 total   30
Year 1: Semester 1
  • FIN 100T Transitions (1 hour)
  • MAT 220 Business Calculus (3 hours)
  • ENG 105 Critical Reading, Writing, and Inquiry (4 hours)
  • CSC 199 Intro to Information Technology (3 hours)
  • COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking (3 hours)

 

14 hours
Year 1: Semester 2
  • BUS 215 Business Communication (3 hours)
  • STA 135 Intro. to Probability and Statistics (4 hours)
  • Eco 230 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 hours)
  • HUM 211 The Humanities Tradition (3 hours)
  • LST 240 The Legal Environment of Business (3 hours)
16 hours
Year 2 total   31 hours
Year 2: Semester 1
  • ECO 231 Principles of Microeconomics (3 hours)
  • ACC 200 Principles of Financial Accounting (3 hours)
  • CIV 201/202 World Civilizations I/II (3 hours)
  • University Studies Course (3 hours)
  • Unrestricted Elective (3 hours)
15 hours
Year 2: Semester 2
  • ACC 201 Principles of Managerial Accounting (3 hours)
  • FIN 330 Principles of Finance
  • Ethics Elective (3 hours)
  • Science with Lab (4 hours)
  • Unrestricted elective (3 hours)
16 hours
Year 3 total   29 hours
Year 3: Semester 1
  • FIN 333 Principles of Investment (3 hours)
  • MGT 350 Fundamentals of Management (3 hours)
  • MKT 360 Principles of Marketing (3 hours)
  • CIS 343 Business Statistics II (2 hours)
  • Approved business elective (3 hours)
14 hours
Year 3: Semester 2
  • FIN 332 Financial Management (3 hours)
  • FIN 334 Banking and Financial Institutions (3 hours)
  • ECO 310 Issues in Global Economy
  • LSC 343 Fundamentals of Operations (3 hours)
  • ECO 305 Money and Banking (3 hours)
15 hours
Year 4 total   30 hours
Year 4: Semester 1

BUS 355 Information Syst. And Decision Mak(3 hours)

Limited Finance Elective (3 hours)

Limited Finance Elective (3 hours)

Unrestricted elective (3 hours)

Unrestricted elective (3 hours)

15 hours
Year 4: Semester 2
  • BUS 442 Business Ethics and Environments (3 hours)
  • MGT 590 Strategic Management (3 hours)
  • FIN 480 Senior Seminar in Finance (3 hours)
  • Limited Finance Elective (3 hours)
  • Limited Finance Elective (3 hours)
 15 hours
Total program    120 hours

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Bachelor of Arts in Business (B.A.B.) in Finance

Semester Courses Total hours
Year 1 total   30
Year 1: Semester 1
  • FIN 100T Transitions (1 hour)
  • MAT 220 Business Calculus (3 hours)
  • ENG 105 Critical Reading, Writing, and Inquiry (4 hours)
  • COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking (3 hours)
  • Foreign Language 101 (3 hours)

 

14 hours
Year 1: Semester 2
  • HUM 211 The Humanities Tradition (3 hours)
  • STA 135 Intro. to Probability and Statistics (4 hours)
  • Eco 230 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 hours)
  • CSC 199 Intro. to Information Technology (3 hours)
  • Foreign Language 102 (3 hours)
16 hours
Year 2 total   31 hours
Year 2: Semester 1
  • ECO 231 Principles of Microeconomics (3 hours)
  • ACC 200 Principles of Financial Accounting (3 hours)
  • CIV 201/202 World Civilizations I/II (3 hours)
  • LST 240 The Legal Environment of Business (3 hours)
  • Foreign Language 201 (3 hours)
15 hours
Year 2: Semester 2
  • ACC 201 Principles of Managerial Accounting (3 hours)
  • FIN 330 Principles of Finance (3 hours)
  • BUS 215 Business Communication (3 hours)
  • Science with Lab (4 hours)
  • Foreign Language 202 (3 hours)
16 hours
Year 3 total   29 hours
Year 3: Semester 1
  • FIN 333 Principles of Investment (3 hours)
  • MGT 350 Fundamentals of Management (3 hours)
  • MKT 360 Principles of Marketing (3 hours)
  • CIS 343 Business Statistics II (2 hours)
  • Ethics Elective (3 hours)
 14 hours
Year 3: Semester 2
  • FIN 332 Financial Management (3 hours)
  • FIN 334 Banking and Financial Institutions (3 hours)
  • ECO 310 Issues in Global Economy (3 hours)
  • LSC 343 Fundamentals of Operations and Tech. (3 hours)
  • University Studies Course (3 hours)
15 hours
Year 4 total   30 hours
Year 4: Semester 1
  • BUS 355 Information Syst. And Decision Making (3 hours)
  • ECO 305 Money and Banking (3 hours)
  • Limited Finance Elective (3 hours)
  • Limited Finance Elective (3 hours)
  • Unrestricted Elective (3 hours)
15 hours
Year 4: Semester 2
  • BUS 442 Business Ethics and Environments (3 hours)
  • MGT 590 Strategic Management (3 hours)
  • FIN 480 Senior Seminar in Finance (3 hours)
  • Limited Finance Elective  (3 hours)
  • Limited Finance Elective (3 hours)
 15 hours
Total program    120 hours

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Bachelor of Science in Business (B.S.B) Area in Finance/Commercial Banking

Semester Courses Total hours
Year 1 total   30
Year 1: Semester 1
  • FIN 100T Transitions (1 hour)
  • MAT 220 Business Calculus (3 hours)
  • ENG 105 Critical Reading, Writing, and Inquiry (4 hours)
  • CSC 199 Intro to Information Technology (3 hours)
  • COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking (3 hours)

 

14 hours
Year 1: Semester 2
  • BUS 215 Business Communication (3 hours)
  • STA 135 Intro. to Probability and Statistics (4 hours)
  • ECO 230 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 hours)
  • HUM 211 The Humanities Tradition (3 hours)
  • LST 240 The Legal Environment of Business (3 hours)
16 hours
Year 2 total   31 hours
Year 2: Semester 1
  • ECO 231 Principles of Microeconomics (3 hours)
  • ACC 200 Principles of Financial Accounting (3 hours)
  • CIV 201/202 World Civilizations I/II (3 hours)
  • University Studies Course (3 hours)
  • Unrestricted Elective (3 hours)
15 hours
Year 2: Semester 2
  • ACC 201 Principles of Managerial Accounting (3 hours)
  • FIN 330 Principles of Finance
  • Ethics Elective (3 hours)
  • Science with Lab (4 hours)
  • Unrestricted elective (3 hours)
16 hours
Year 3 total   29 hours
Year 3: Semester 1
  • FIN 333 Principles of Investment (3 hours)
  • MGT 350 Fundamentals of Management (3 hours)
  • MKT 360 Principles of Marketing (3 hours)
  • CIS 343 Business Statistics II (2 hours)
  • Approved business elective (3 hours)
14 hours
Year 3: Semester 2
  • FIN 332 Financial Management (3 hours)
  • FIN 334 Banking and Financial Institutions (3 hours)
  • ECO 310 Issues in Global Economy
  • LSC 343 Fundamentals of Operations (3 hours)
  • ECO 305 Money and Banking (3 hours)
15 hours
Year 4 total   30 hours
Year 4: Semester 1

BUS 355 Information Syst. And Decision Mak(3 hours)

FIN 350 Intro to Counter Threat Fin. Method (3 hours)

FIN 537 Commercial Banking (3 hours)

Unrestricted elective (3 hours)

Unrestricted elective (3 hours)

15 hours
Year 4: Semester 2
  • BUS 442 Business Ethics and Environments (3 hours)
  • MGT 590 Strategic Management (3 hours)
  • FIN 480 Senior Seminar in Finance (3 hours)
  • FIN 344 Principles of Lending and Fin. Statements (3 hours)
  • FIN 354 Compliance Issues (3 hours)
 15 hours
Total program    120 hours

Download B.S.B. in Finance/Commercial Banking course path as pdf

Bachelor of Arts in Business (B.A.B.) Area in Finance/Commercial Banking

Semester Courses Total hours
Year 1 total   30
Year 1: Semester 1
  • FIN 100T Transitions (1 hour)
  • MAT 220 Business Calculus (3 hours)
  • ENG 105 Critical Reading, Writing, and Inquiry (4 hours)
  • COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking (3 hours)
  • Foreign Language 101 (3 hours)

 

14 hours
Year 1: Semester 2
  • HUM 211 The Humanities Tradition (3 hours)
  • STA 135 Intro. to Probability and Statistics (4 hours)
  • Eco 230 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 hours)
  • CSC 199 Intro. to Information Technology (3 hours)
  • Foreign Language 102 (3 hours)
16 hours
Year 2 total   31 hours
Year 2: Semester 1
  • ECO 231 Principles of Microeconomics (3 hours)
  • ACC 200 Principles of Financial Accounting (3 hours)
  • CIV 201/202 World Civilizations I/II (3 hours)
  • LST 240 The Legal Environment of Business (3 hours)
  • Foreign Language 201 (3 hours)
15 hours
Year 2: Semester 2
  • ACC 201 Principles of Managerial Accounting (3 hours)
  • FIN 330 Principles of Finance (3 hours)
  • BUS 215 Business Communication (3 hours)
  • Science with Lab (4 hours)
  • Foreign Language 202 (3 hours)
16 hours
Year 3 total   29 hours
Year 3: Semester 1
  • FIN 333 Principles of Investment (3 hours)
  • MGT 350 Fundamentals of Management (3 hours)
  • MKT 360 Principles of Marketing (3 hours)
  • CIS 343 Business Statistics II (2 hours)
  • Ethics Elective (3 hours)
 14 hours
Year 3: Semester 2
  • FIN 332 Financial Management (3 hours)
  • FIN 334 Banking and Financial Institutions (3 hours)
  • ECO 310 Issues in Global Economy (3 hours)
  • LSC 343 Fundamentals of Operations and Tech. (3 hours)
  • University Studies Course (3 hours)
15 hours
Year 4 total   30 hours
Year 4: Semester 1
  • BUS 355 Information Syst. And Decision Making (3 hours)
  • ECO 305 Money and Banking (3 hours)
  • FIN 350 Intro to Counter Threat Fin. Method. (3 hours)
  • FIN 537 Commercial Banking (3 hours)
  • Unrestricted Elective (3 hours)
15 hours
Year 4: Semester 2
  • BUS 442 Business Ethics and Environments (3 hours)
  • MGT 590 Strategic Management (3 hours)
  • FIN 480 Senior Seminar in Finance (3 hours)
  • FIN 344 Principles of Lending and Fin. Statements  (3 hours)
  • FIN 354 Compliance Issues (3 hours)
 15 hours
Total program    120 hours

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Bachelor of Science in Business (B.S.B.) Area in Finance/Financial Planning

Semester Courses Total hours
Year 1 total   30
Year 1: Semester 1
  • FIN 100T Transitions (1 hour)
  • MAT 220 Business Calculus (3 hours)
  • ENG 105 Critical Reading, Writing, and Inquiry (4 hours)
  • CSC 199 Intro to Information Technology (3 hours)
  • COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking (3 hours)

 

14 hours
Year 1: Semester 2
  • BUS 215 Business Communication (3 hours)
  • STA 135 Intro. to Probability and Statistics (4 hours)
  • Eco 230 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 hours)
  • HUM 211 The Humanities Tradition (3 hours)
  • LST 240 The Legal Environment of Business (3 hours)
16 hours
Year 2 total   31 hours
Year 2: Semester 1
  • ECO 231 Principles of Microeconomics (3 hours)
  • ACC 200 Principles of Financial Accounting (3 hours)
  • CIV 201/202 World Civilizations I/II (3 hours)
  • University Studies Course (3 hours)
  • Unrestricted Elective (3 hours)
15 hours
Year 2: Semester 2
  • ACC 201 Principles of Managerial Accounting (3 hours)
  • FIN 330 Principles of Finance
  • Ethics Elective (3 hours)
  • Science with Lab (4 hours)
  • Unrestricted elective (3 hours)
16 hours
Year 3 total   32 hours
Year 3: Semester 1
  • FIN 333 Principles of Investment (3 hours)
  • MGT 350 Fundamentals of Management (3 hours)
  • MKT 360 Principles of Marketing (3 hours)
  • CIS 343 Business Statistics II (2 hours)
  • Unrestricted elective (3 hours)
14 hours
Year 3: Semester 2
  • FIN 332 Financial Management (3 hours)
  • FIN 334 Banking and Financial Institutions (3 hours)
  • ECO 310 Issues in Global Economy
  • Limited Finance Elective (3 hours)
  • FIN 331 Principles of Insurance (in summer only) (3 hours)
18 hours
Year 4 total   27 hours
Year 4: Semester 1

BUS 355 Information Syst. And Decision Mak(3 hours)

ACC 302 Federal Income Tax (3 hours)

ECO 305 Money and Banking(3 hours)

FIN 338 Estate Planning (3 hours)

Unrestricted elective (3 hours)

15 hours
Year 4: Semester 2
  • BUS 442 Business Ethics and Environments (3 hours)
  • MGT 590 Strategic Management (3 hours)
  • FIN 480 Senior Seminar in Finance (3 hours)
  • FIN 336 Employee Benefits and Retirement (3 hours)
 12 hours
Total program    120 hours

Download B.S.B. in Finance/Financial Planning course path as pdf

Bachelor of Arts in Business (B.A.B) Area in Finance/Financial Planning

Semester Courses Total hours
Year 1 total   30
Year 1: Semester 1
  • FIN 100T Transitions (1 hour)
  • MAT 220 Business Calculus (3 hours)
  • ENG 105 Critical Reading, Writing, and Inquiry (4 hours)
  • COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking (3 hours)
  • Foreign Language 101 (3 hours)

 

14 hours
Year 1: Semester 2
  • HUM 211 The Humanities Tradition (3 hours)
  • STA 135 Intro. to Probability and Statistics (4 hours)
  • Eco 230 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 hours)
  • CSC 199 Intro. to Information Technology (3 hours)
  • Foreign Language 102 (3 hours)
16 hours
Year 2 total   31 hours
Year 2: Semester 1
  • ECO 231 Principles of Microeconomics (3 hours)
  • ACC 200 Principles of Financial Accounting (3 hours)
  • CIV 201/202 World Civilizations I/II (3 hours)
  • LST 240 The Legal Environment of Business (3 hours)
  • Foreign Language 201 (3 hours)
15 hours
Year 2: Semester 2
  • ACC 201 Principles of Managerial Accounting (3 hours)
  • FIN 330 Principles of Finance (3 hours)
  • BUS 215 Business Communication (3 hours)
  • Science with Lab (4 hours)
  • Foreign Language 202 (3 hours)
16 hours
Year 3 total   32 hours
Year 3: Semester 1
  • FIN 333 Principles of Investment (3 hours)
  • MGT 350 Fundamentals of Management (3 hours)
  • MKT 360 Principles of Marketing (3 hours)
  • CIS 343 Business Statistics II (2 hours)
  • Ethics Elective (3 hours)
 14 hours
Year 3: Semester 2
  • FIN 332 Financial Management (3 hours)
  • FIN 334 Banking and Financial Institutions (3 hours)
  • ECO 310 Issues in Global Economy (3 hours)
  • LSC 343 Fundamentals of Operations and Tech. (3 hours)
  • University Studies Course (3 hours)
  • FIN 331 Principles of Insurance (summer only - 3 hours)
15 hours
Year 4 total   27 hours
Year 4: Semester 1
  • BUS 355 Information Syst. And Decision Making (3 hours)
  • ECO 305 Money and Banking (3 hours)
  • ACC 302 Federal Income Tax (3 hours)
  • FIN 338 Estate Planning (3 hours)
  • Limited Finance Elective (3 hours)
15 hours
Year 4: Semester 2
  • BUS 442 Business Ethics and Environments (3 hours)
  • MGT 590 Strategic Management (3 hours)
  • FIN 480 Senior Seminar in Finance (3 hours)
  • FIN 336 Employee Benefits and Retirement (3 hours)
 12 hours
Total program    120 hours

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For students transferring with an Associates degree

Finance Transfer Path

Contact Transfer Admissions for information about course equivalencies and transfer credit. This timeline is meant to serve as a guide and assumes students have taken the following courses or their equivalents during their community college career:

  • ACC 200 Principles of Financial Accounting
  • ACC 201 Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • ECO 230 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECO 231 Principles of Microeconomics
  • CSC 199 Introduction to Information Technology
  • MAT 220 or 250 Business Calculus or Calculus I
  • MAT 135 or CIS 243 and 343 Introduction to Probability and Statistics or Business Statistics

Electives and minor requirements may be taken at any time with advisor consent.

Semester Courses
Year 1: Fall
  • FIN 330 Principles of Finance
    (ACC 200 required)
    Note: FIN 330 is required for all subsequent FIN courses
  • Business core courses
Year 1: Spring
  • FIN 334 Banking and Financial Institutions
  • FIN 332 Financial Management
  • ECO 305 Money and Banking
    (ECO 230 and 231 required)
  • FIN elective
  • Business core courses
Year 2: Fall
  • FIN 333 Principles of Investment
  • FIN elective
  • Business core courses
Year 2: Spring
  • FIN 480 Senior Seminar
  • FIN elective
  • FIN elective
  • Business core courses
  • Students must take 4 FIN electives in their final three semesters at Murray State. These can be taken at any time.
  • Students must complete the Business core, these courses can be taken at any time.
  • Students need 120 total hours with a minimum GPA, overall and in the major/minor, of 2.0 to graduate from Murray State.
  • 40 hours of course work must be taken at Murray State.

Download Finance Transfer path as pdf

Financial Planning Transfer Path

Contact Transfer Admissions for information about course equivalencies and transfer credit. This timeline is meant to serve as a guide and assumes students have taken the following courses or their equivalents during their community college career:

  • ACC 200 Principles of Financial Accounting
  • ACC 201 Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • ECO 230 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECO 231 Principles of Microeconomics
  • CSC 199 Introduction to Information Technology
  • MAT 220 or 250 Business Calculus or Calculus I
  • MAT 135 or CIS 243 and 343 Introduction to Probability and Statistics or Business Statistics

Electives and minor requirements may be taken at any time with advisor consent.

Semester Courses
Year 1: Fall
  • FIN 330 Principles of Finance
    (ACC 200 required)
    Note: FIN 330 is required for all subsequent FIN courses
  • Business core courses
Year 1: Spring
  • FIN 334 Banking and Financial Institutions
  • FIN 332 Financial Management
  • Business core courses
Summer
  • FIN 331 Principles of Insurance
    (web course - only offered in summer)
Year 2: Fall
  • FIN 333 Principles of Investment
  • FIN 338 Estate Planning
  • Business core courses
Year 2: Spring
  • ECO 305 Money and Banking
  • FIN 480 Senior Seminar
  • FIN 336 Employee Benefits and Retirement
  • Business core courses
  • Students must complete the Business core, these courses can be taken at any time.
  • Students need 120 total hours with a minimum GPA, overall and in the major/minor, of 2.0 to graduate from Murray State.
  • 40 hours of course work must be taken at Murray State.

Download Finance/Financial Planning Transfer path as pdf

Graduate Programs in Economics

Your program tailored to your career goals

Students in the Department of Economics and Finance have a wide choice of curricula offered by highly qualified faculty members, most of whom hold the doctorate degree. The department offers a major in economics for those students who wish to pursue a traditional liberal arts education containing a mixture of business and non-business classes outside the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business. This option may be especially attractive for pre-law students. The flexibility of the economics major allows students to tailor the program to their career goals or for further graduate study. It is also one of the approved majors for teaching the social sciences. In such cases the required minor and non-economics electives should be carefully selected in consultation with a departmental advisor. The department offers minors in economics, business economics and international economics. The department also supports a minor in Secondary Social Studies for those students seeking secondary certification in social studies (grades 8-12). This minor combined with the economics major, increases the probability for success on the PRAXIS examination.

The department offers an area in finance that prepares a student to operate in a variety of career paths, including banking, corporate finance, investments, securities analysis, and financial services. Students successfully completing requirements for the area in finance are prepared to successfully transition into a business environment or to continue on to graduate studies in finance or other areas of business. In addition to the area in finance, the department offers an area in finance with an information systems option and an area with a financial planning option. The first area of study provides finance professionals with advanced skills that allow them to easily interact with information system professionals at all levels in both financial and non-financial corporations. The financial planning option is an area in which many career opportunities exist, is approved by the Certified Financial Planning Board of Standards, and provides students with the background necessary to be allowed to take the test for CFP certification. The department also offers a minor in finance for non-business students. Each area of specialization provides preparation for a variety of employment opportunities or serves as a basis for graduate study. Electives are available to prepare qualified students for positions calling for skills in financial analysis in both the private and public sectors of the economy.

Also located in the department are the Center for Economic Education, Center for Banking and Finance, and the Center for Financial Planning. The Center for Economic Education provides materials and aid to area school systems in incorporating economics into the K-12 curriculum. The Center of Banking and Finance at Murray State University is dedicated to serving current and future financial services professionals by developing and maintaining strong relationships between Murray State and area financial institutions, and by developing internship and permanent employment opportunities available to Murray State students. The new Center for Financial Planning prepares aspiring Certified Financial Planner for the certification examination in a nine-month online program.