Department of Economics & Finance

Mission Statements

Economics

The mission of the economics program in the School of Business at Southern Utah University is to achieve excellence in economics education through teaching, research, and service. The program endeavors to provide high quality economics preparation for professional careers and graduate school to students, to make intellectual contributions to the field of economics through the dissemination of research, and to provide service.

The primary mission is to provide high quality preparation for professional careers in economics and business or preparation for graduate school. The program is devoted to providing basic economics knowledge and skills, along with general education, needed to serve this primary mission.

Intellectual contributions to the field of economics are important to the mission of the program. These include the dissemination of the results of economics and pedagogical research; the development and use of relevant economics textbooks, case studies, web pages and other instructional materials.

Service to the University, the economics profession, and society in general is also fundamental to the mission of the program. Service is provided through participation in university committees, professional organizations and seminars, and consulting activities. In addition to assisting others, service experiences develop the knowledge and skills of those who serve, and provide relevant, practical examples for use in the classroom.

Finance

The mission of the finance program in the School of Business at Southern Utah University is to achieve excellence in finance education through teaching, research, and service. The program endeavors to provide high quality finance preparation for professional careers and graduate school to students, to make intellectual contributions to the field of finance through the dissemination of research, and to provide service.

The primary mission is to provide high quality preparation for professional careers in finance and business or preparation for graduate school. The program is devoted to providing basic finance knowledge and skills, along with general education, needed to serve this primary mission.

Intellectual contributions to the field of finance are important to the mission of the program. These include the dissemination of the results of finance and pedagogical research; and the development and use of relevant finance textbooks, case studies, web pages, and other instructional materials.

Service to the University, the finance profession, and society in general is also fundamental to the mission of the program. Service is provided through participation in university committees, professional organizations and seminars, and consulting activities. In addition to assisting others, service experiences develop the knowledge and skills of those who serve, and provide relevant, practical examples for use in the classroom.

Jessica Wilde Name: Jessica Wilde
Degree: Economics
Graduation Date: May 2013
Hometown: Cedar City, Utah

"The most important lesson I have learned at SUU's School of Business is that social relationships in the business world are just as important as an understanding of the subject material..."ceteris paribus" Here I build the social relationships that prepare me for my career and will continue throughout it. At SUU , its not just a business its personal.

I love the small class sizes at SUU. They facilitate open discussion in class, present leadership opportunities, and allow for personal communication with professors. Not only has SUU's School of Business equipped me with the tools to formulate and develop ideas, but I am encouraged to do so."

Simon Saw Name: Simon Saw
Degree: Finance
Graduation Date: December 2012
Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah

"I enjoy studying at SUU because of the small size of classes. I get the attention and personal help I need. I know who my professor are. I have learned more than I did at the University of Utah."

Rebecca Ennis Name: Rebecca Ennis
Degree: Finance
Graduation Date: May 2012
Hometown: St. George, Utah

"I've only ever known SUU's small class sizes. I can't imagine going to a school where I was another face in the crowd and where the professor didn't know my name. I see my professors every day and we have our own inside jokes! They have become great allies in my mission to succeed.

My mother is an alumnus of SUU's School of Business, and she still talks to her favorite accounting professor who, before he retired, hired my favorite professors! I've found lifelong friends who have given me a world class education, just like my mother. The School of Business' track record speaks for itself."