Make Your Mark

Make Your Mark

Economics & Finance

You’ll focus on the study of the allocation of resources with an emphasis on community, business and financial resources. In particular, you’ll be able to develop and interpret:


•   Operating budgets

•   Capital budgets

•   Investment portfolios

•   Capital structure


You’ll also be able to use tools like opportunity costs, supply, demand, marginal analysis, the equation of exchange, and the theory of trade.

Minors in both Economics and Finance are also available.


Mission Statement


The mission of the Economics and Finance program, within the context of the College’s liberal arts tradition, is to equip students with the analytical skills and institutional understanding fundamental to the disciplines of Economics and Finance, and to provide them with the mental framework that will allow them to lead productive and successful professional and social lives.


Employment


The major in Economics and Finance provides a solid academic base and opens a number of finance-related career doors in:


•   Banking

•   Insurance

•   Consulting

•   Investments


Many businesses and government agencies value the analytical and statistical skills of economics and finance graduates. Across the country, starting salaries of economics and finance graduates are in the top ten among all professions.


Meet the Faculty


Frank SprengFrank Spreng, Ph.D., J.D.

Professor of Economics
Director of the MBA Program
Piper Academic Center (PAC) 100
(618) 537-6902
fspreng@mckendree.edu

Eric AbramsEric Abrams, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Economics
907 Royse Street
(618) 537-6553
ebabrams@mckendree.edu

   

John WattersJohn Watters, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Economics
Chair of the School of Business
Piper Academic Center (PAC) 102

(618) 537-6406
jswatters@mckendree.edu

Jeff BraselJeffry L. Brasel, M.B.A.

Instructor of Finance
907 Royce Street
(618) 537-6441
jlbrasel@mckendree.edu

   

John WattersM. Faisal Safa, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Finance
Piper Academic Center (PAC) 105
(618) 537-6892
mfsafa@mckendree.edu