The Economics and Finance Department in UALR’s College of Business offers both an Economics major and a Finance major, as well as minors in Economics, Finance, Personal Finance, and Real Estate.

The Economics major prepares students for careers in industry, financial services or government, and for graduate study in law, business, and economics. For more examples of career opportunities for economics majors, check out Economics for College Students.

Students majoring in Finance develop the strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills necessary for success in today’s global business environment. UALR’s Finance graduates are extremely successful on the Series 7 exam and on other professional exams necessary for a career in finance.

The Bottom Line:
Average Starting Salary Offers to Inexperienced Bachelor’s Degree Recipients by Curriculum, Summer 2011.

Baccalaureate Curriculum Salary
Chemical Engineering $63,200
Electrical/electronics Engineering $60,900
Computer Science $55,900
Economics $50,100
Finance $47,900
Accounting $46,000
Business Administration/Management $43,000
Chemistry $42,600
Marketing $40,800
Biological Sciences $38,800
History $39,200
Sociology $36,500
Psychology $35,900

Source: Payscale Inc.

Department of Economics and Finance Annual Report 2016 – 2017

Department of Economics and Finance Annual Report 2015 – 2016