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2021-2022 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics and Finance Department

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Professors: R. Christopherson, K. Petrova, C. Read
Associate Professors: S. Henry, R. Pascalau, D. Qirjo
Assistant Professor: J. Strzalkowski
Lecturer:  S. Henry, K. Verma

Contact Us
Chairperson: Robert Christopherson, Professor
Phone: 518-564-4195
Email: christrl@plattsburgh.edu


The major in economics focuses on understanding economic theory, its historical development, and its application to the study of significant sociopolitical and economic problems. The curriculum covers principles of government and business, international trade and investment, economic history, labor-management relations, labor economics, urban and regional economics, economic development, monetary and fiscal policy, banking and finance, business cycle theories, energy and environmental economics, and managerial economic problems. A B.A. or a B.S. in economics may lead to a career in banking, business, or government. It may also serve as preparation for graduate study in economics, professional study in law, or a specialized area of business or public administration.

The student majoring in finance will be well prepared for a variety of jobs within the financial services sector. Recent graduates hold positions in investment banking, commercial banking, financial analysis, retirement planning, currency and commodity trading, brokerage, speculation and arbitrage. Finance has been and will continue to be one of the fastest growing occupations for years to come as baby boomers retire and plan for their retirement. Compensation in the area of finance is considerably above the national average for all college graduates.


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