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Economics and Finance


Outstanding teaching, a curriculum relevant to contemporary business, integrating theory into practice, students working closely with faculty, great track record in placing graduates — these are just a few of the things that characterize the Department of Economics and Finance.

Programs of Study

Economics and applied mathematical economics majors are available through the College of Arts and Sciences.

Experiential Learning and Career Preparation

Economics and finance offer exceptional preparation for many fields — banking, financial analysis, brokers, corporate finance, government, law, insurance, international business — and many more. Department majors also are well qualified for graduate work. Many students obtain real-world experience through a variety of internship experiences. Some serve as tutors for other students, and some assist faculty members with research projects.

There is considerable hands-on learning in our department. Many students become members of the Davis Center for Portfolio Management where they are given the opportunity to help manage the $59.9 million Flyer Investments Fund in conjunction with students enrolled in the senior-level Seminar in Investments course. Team members supplement classroom work by learning securities management strategies and by familiarizing themselves with software of the sort used on Wall Street. There is also the Hanley Trading Center, where students have experience learning about the complex world of derivatives, also called alternative investments. UD is one of very few schools to offer hands-on learning for traditional investments and alternative investments.

Economics and finance majors find it easy to build strong resumes because of so many opportunities to connect theory with practice. And that's so important in the contemporary business world. All courses are taught by qualified and talented faculty who are eager to assist students in learning. We do not utilize any graduate students for teaching functions.

Campus visits
Interested in learning about our department? We'd love to meet with you. Schedule an academic appointment by calling our department at 937-229-2416. If you'd like to schedule a general campus visit or tour, learn about the options available.

Department of Economics and Finance

Miriam Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2251