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What will I learn?

The mission of the Department of Finance and Economics is to provide students the ability to pursue learning throughout their lives, accept responsibility for their actions, and contribute to the common goals of society. Departmental programs are designed to develop informed citizens capable of thinking critically and succeeding in a highly-complex, interdependent, global society. Ideally, graduates will successfully compete for employment in both the public and private sectors and for entrance to high-quality graduate education.

The Department includes two closely related disciplines - finance and economics. Economics studies the use of scarce resources to satisfy unlimited wants. The department’s introductory courses meet the need for basic economic and legal understanding in a complex modern society. Upper-division economics and business law courses build upon this foundation. Finance addresses the behaviour and determinants of securities prices, portfolio management, and the management of corporate and public funds. In addition, the relationships among monetary policy, the banking system, and financial markets are analyzed.

Students completing one of the three curricula offered by the department earn a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in either economics or finance, or they may earn a Bachelor of Arts with a major in economics. Finance graduates pursue careers in financial management, banking and other financial institutions, the securities industry, financial planning, and real estate. Economics graduates follow career paths similar to finance majors. Those with the B.A. degree often enter graduate or law school.

Which department am I in?

McCoy College of Business Administration

Study options

Full Time (Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$19,200.00 per year
Given tuition fee is based on 12 hours

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

15 November 2020

Start date

24 August 2020, 19 January 2021


Texas State University

601 University Drive,



78666, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed a high school. Students applying without this curriculum will go through our review process. 4 credits of English - Including: English I, II, III and IV; 4 credits of Math - Including: algebra I and II, geometry and advanced math courses such as pre-calculus, calculus and statistics; 4 credits of Science - Including: biology, chemistry and two advanced sciences such as physics, environmental science, anatomy and physiology, or integrated physics and chemistry (IPC) is acceptable between biology and chemistry; 3 credits of Social Studies - Including: world/human geography or world history, U.S. history since 1877, U.S. government and economics; 2 credits of Foreign Language; 1 credit of Fine Arts; 1 credit of Physical Education.

For international students

Students must have attended at least two years of school in the U.S. must provide SAT/ACT scores and meet regular freshman admission standards are as follows: Four credits of English; Four credits of Math; Four credits of Science; Three credits of Social Studies; Two credits of Foreign Language; One credit of Fine Arts; One credit of Physical Education.

Minimum Score for Regular Admission: Total: 78 (Each Section: 19; Except Writing: 18), TOEFL PBT: Total: 550, IELTS (Overall: 6.5; Each Section: 6.0), GCE/GCSE/IGCSE: Grade of "C", WASSCE: Grade of "B3".

An International Baccalaureate grade of 4 or higher in English A1 or A2 at the Higher Level or Standard Level or English B at the Higher Level is required for regular admission (predicted or actual).

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About this uni

TXST boasts an idyllic location close to blackland prairies and the San Marcos River, welcoming students from across the globe to come & study there.

  • A dynamic learning environment
  • Investing over $650 million across its campuses
  • Diverse and integrated university community
  • Hosts regular, tailored events for international students