Undergraduate Economics and Finance Programs

Develop advanced analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.

Students studying Economics and Finance will provide an intensive study of the principles of both subjects, in addition to a broad understanding of business environments, to prepare you for a career managing financial operations and investment resources for businesses and individuals.


What You’ll Learn

As part of your degree, we will also equip you with a broad range of general business knowledge in functional areas such as accounting, marketing, and management.

Coupled with an emphasis on Christian business ethics and classroom knowledge of the business environment, the Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance will offer you opportunities for reality-based education through internships at regional and national companies.

Available Programs

Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance

In addition to the University’s required general education and prerequisites, the Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance includes 36 credit hours in Broyhill Undergraduate School of Management core business courses, as well as 24 hours of Economics and Finance coursework including mandated classes in operations and financial management.

For a more in-depth look at program requirements, visit our Academic Catalog.

Finance and Economics Minor

The Broyhill School of Management offers a minor in Economics and Finance, which requires 18 credit hours of coursework.

For a more in-depth look at minor requirements, visit our Academic Catalog.

Accelerated Master of Business Administration

The Accelerated Master of Business Administration (MBA) program allows undergraduate Gardner-Webb students to begin work in the MBA program while completing their bachelor’s degree.  

Qualified students may apply for admission to the Accelerated MBA during their junior year (or after 60 credit hours). If accepted, students can take up to six credit hours of graduate coursework to apply toward their MBA degree and earn combination credit for these hours at the undergraduate level. 

Courses in this program are taught online in eight-week terms to increase flexibility.  


What You’ll Do

A degree in Economics and Finance provides you with a flexible skillset that offers choices in a variety of business, management, finance and other careers. Economics majors often work in

  • research
  • public administration
  • credit lending and trusts
  • sales
  • hospitality
  • higher education

Some careers require an advanced degree.

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Kevin MillsKevin Mills, a financial institution examiner at Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), earned a degree in finance in 2016. “My business classes prepared me with a foundation for learning additional technical skills after graduation, but the most valuable portion of my education has come from the core classes that I have taken. These courses have taught me how to think, how to evaluate, and how to learn. My professors pushed me to become the best student I could be and gave me opportunities to lead.”

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