The Department of Economics and Finance offers degrees in Economics, Finance, and Insurance & Risk Management. The National Association of Colleges and Employers Salary Survey for 2013 indicates the national average starting salary for Finance majors is $57,300 – the highest of all business disciplines. The national average starting salary for Economics majors is $55,800 – the second highest of all business disciplines. Our degree programs equip students with the skill set that employers want and are willing to pay handsomely to get.
The faculty members of the Department of Economics and Finance are experts in their respective academic fields. They have contributed to both Congressional Oversight Committees and Senate Hearings on public policy issues, been referenced in publications such as the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, have appeared on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, and have made many local media appearances. They have been hired as consultants by economic development organizations as well as by various law firms. Of the Department’s 15 full time faculty members, 12 have earned doctorate degrees.
Economics Faculty & Staff
Department of Economics & Finance
P.O. Box 44570
Lafayette, LA 70504
Moody Hall Rm 326
214 Hebrard Blvd.
Lafayette, LA 70504
Office: (337) 482-6662
Fax: (337) 482-6675
The curriculum in each of the Department’s degree programs requires a total of 120 credit hours. The faculty members regularly review curricula to ensure relevancy to current market conditions and ever-changing financial regulations. Additionally, stakeholders from outside of the University also provide input which is incorporated in the classroom. Students who graduate from our degree programs are well prepared to enter the business world or graduate school.
• ECON Curriculum Sheet 2013-2015
• ECON Curriculum Sheet 2011-2013
• ECON Curriculum Sheet 2009-2011
• FNAN Curriculum Sheet 2013-2015
• FNAN Curriculum Sheet 2011-2013
• INSR Curriculum Sheet 2013-2015
• INSR Curriculum Sheet 2011-2013
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There are active student organizations in each of our 3 academic areas. In Economics, Omicron Delta Epsilon – an international honor society in economics – maintains an active chapter on the UL Lafayette campus. The Economics Club, a less formal organization, provides a forum where local business leaders come speak to students – thus providing real world business applications to our majors.