Department of Economics, Accounting, and Finance
The Department of Economics, Accounting, and Finance represents those areas that are quantitative. It houses three separate, distinct undergraduate degree programs. Our Economics majors receive a Bachelor of Arts degree which is liberal arts based. Accounting majors receive a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, and finance is one of the four areas of emphasis available to undergraduate business majors who attain a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration upon graduation.
Two distinctive features of this department include the presence of the Investment Center and the Bureau of Economic Research. The Investment Center is a classroom with a trading room atmosphere and 12 Bloomberg terminals. The Director of the Investment Center guides students in two credit-bearing financial investment practicums in which students are responsible for the financial portfolio of the Greystone Fund. The Director of the Bureau of Economic Research produces economic reports on the Hudson Valley region, maintains vital professional contact with business and economic groups in the area, and provides opportunities to students through research and internships.