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Department of Economics and Finance

Degrees Available

Economics and Finance Faculty

Welcome to the Department of Economics and Finance

Rakesh Bharati

Our department houses both economics and finance, as well as the Office of Regional Economic Development (OREA), which provides our students with the best-possible background for a wide-variety of jobs in local, state and federal government, as well as various financial markets and institutions. Our curriculum is designed so that our graduates will succeed in their chosen professional career in the fields of economics and finance.

Our faculty and staff are dedicated to provide an excellent educational experience for our students. Faculty members in our department are dedicated to student learning and success as well as to their research agendas.

Our courses are diverse as well, encompassing corporate finance, investment and risk management in finance and prominent micro- and macroeconomic subjects such as labor, international and public sector economics in economics.

Our department offers specializations in economics and finance in the BS Business Administration degree and a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science in economics through the College of Arts and Sciences.

Most of our graduates with a bachelor’s work for well-known corporations and financial companies such as The Boeing Co., Emerson, Sigma Aldrich, Edward Jones, Wells Fargo, Stifel Nicolaus, TheBANK of Edwardsville and First Cloverleaf Bank. Some find jobs in the public sector. Some of them are interested in an academic career and continue with their education toward their Master’s and doctoral degrees.

Please feel free to contact me or any of our faculty if you have any questions.  

Rakesh Bharati, PhD
Professor and Chair
Alumni Hall 3129

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