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​Welcome to the Department of Finance and Economics



The analytical and general knowledge acquired through programs in finance, agribusiness and economics prepares students for a large array of careers in public, not-for profit, and private organizations. Studies in finance, agribusiness and economics are particularly relevant for policy analysis and policy making. Students who graduate from these programs are also prepared to pursue graduate studies in finances, economics, business, law, public policy, public administration, urban planning and other fields.


Mission Statement/Objectives

The mission of the Department of Finance and Economics is to support the mission of the College of Business and Public Affairs to offer high quality academic programs. The Department offers programs of instructions for those who expect to pursue careers in finance, agribusiness or economics working in public, private or non-profit organizations. The Department also offers service courses for business and non-business majors. The Department functions in the land-grant tradition of teaching, research, and extension by providing contemporary baccalaureate studies and within the reach of all qualified and capable individuals who are interested in further developing their technical and professional. The department endeavors to provide a cohesive, dynamic, forward looking and market-driven educational process for the emergence of scholars, leaders, thinkers, and other contributors to society. 

The objectives of the department are:

  1.    To develop teaching programs in finance in response to the emerging business and economic issues and enhance students’ professional competence for career in business, non-profit and governmental organizations.

  2.    To create a keen interest and understanding among students and faculty about the world at large through various academic and extra-curricular activities.

  3.    To create a competitive and interdisciplinary learning, research, and service environment within the College and the University.



Contact Information

Dr. Mohammad G. Robbani


Room 215

New School of Business (NSB)

Phone: 256.372.5095

Fax: 256.372.5874