Economics & Finance
Welcome to the Department of Economics and Finance Homepage. The
department offers studies in two closely related disciplines; Economics
and Finance. All full-time faculty members in the department are
terminally qualified in their fields.
Feel free to follow the links provided to learn more about the faculty,
their specialties, the degree programs offered within the department,
course descriptions and other departmental facts.
An important distinction of the department is the administration of the
School Student Investment Fund. This is an equity portfolio
managed entirely by undergraduate students, the first and only such
program among University System of Maryland Schools.
- Practicum in Portfolio Management students
attend G.A.M.E Forum in
New York City, March 20-22, 2014
16 Finance students participate in Global
Asset Management Education (G.A.M.E.) forum in New York City April 4-6,
2013, thanks to gift from PNC Foundation, supplemented with grants from
BB&T and the Perdue School. (see
- FMA students travel to NYC for
annual financial district visit, April 4-6, 2013 (see details)
PNC Foundation gift supports student travel to Global Asset Management
Education (G.A.M.E.) forum in New York City in April 2013. (see
- CFA Institute, the global association that sets the standard for
professional excellence and administers the industry gold standard CFA
charter, recently recognized Salisbury University’s Bachelor of Science
Business Administration, Major in Finance, Investments Track as
incorporating at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of
Knowledge (CBOK) and placing emphasis on the CFA Institute Code of
Ethics and Standards of Practice within the program. Salisbury
University is the first institution in Maryland to receive the honor.
- 20 Finance students participate in Global
Asset Management Education (G.A.M.E.) forum in New York City March
29-31, 2012, thanks to gift from PNC Foundation. (see
- FMA students travel to NYC for
annual financial district visit, March 29-31, 2012 (see details)
- PNC Foundation gift supports student travel to Global
Asset Management Education (G.A.M.E.) forum in New York City in March
2012. (see press release).
- Economics student Susan Hamer was selected as a
fellow to the prestigious American Academy of Political and Social
Science (only 100 undergraduate fellows are selected nationally.
http://www.aapss.org According to
their website, "the Academy's members have included distinguished public
servants such as Herbert Hoover and Francis Perkins. Notable individuals
such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. DuBois, Harold
Lasswell, Margaret Mead, and Mahatma Ghandi have served as special
editors or contributing authors to The Annals"
- FMA students travel to NYC to visit Financial district
- Department hosts Financial Planning Association of
- ShoreEnergy is born
(Visit Website). This is
a grass roots effort by Finance faculty Dr. Danny Ervin and Dr. Tylor
Claggett to address energy issues affecting the shore and the nation.
(see latest newsletter)
- Economics Students finalists in
2006 College Fed Challenge. Click
here to see Fed news release. Click
here to see feature in the Daily
- New Financial Planning track attains
educational program status from Certified Financial Planner Board of
Standards Inc. (CFP Board) in Denver, CO.
- Department launches three new specialization tracks
(Financial Planning, Investments, Corporate Finance) within the
Finance Major starting Fall 2003.
- Finance Minor kicks off Fall 2003.
- Economics Students declared finalists in
2003 College Fed Challenge
- Economics students win
2002 College Fed Challenge! Click
to see feature in The Daily Times.