Department of Finance and Economics

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The Department of Finance and Economics offers three degrees that provide the foundation you need to prepare for a career in finance, securities, real estate, law, and beyond, including a BA with a major in economics, a BBA with a major in finance or economics, and a minor in international business. Extend your classroom learning in our state-of-the-art T. Paul Bulmahn Research and Trading Lab, and join of our four student organizations, such as our 2018 Future of Energy Challenge-winning Net Impact Team, for even more opportunities for real-world applications of the skills you need to become a leader in finance and economics here in Central Texas or around the world.

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Programs that fit your goals

At McCoy College you’ll be challenged academically, but we don’t learn in a vacuum. We believe in connecting what you learn here to the world beyond college. You'll gain experience and knowledge to apply classroom discoveries to meet real-world challenges.

Recent News

SMIF team wins 2nd place in the Fixed Income division at Quinnipiac University in Global Asset Management Education (GAME) forum, March 24-25, 2022.

March 24

CFA Trophy

CFA team recently competed in Southwest US Research Challenge and won the first place trophy. Mentored by Dr. Janet Payne. 

March 1

The Department of Finance and Economics wants to send out a big congratulations to our Texas State University SMIF team, mentored by Dr.Toles. They recently competed in the Global Asset Management Education (GAME) competition and walked away with the 1st place trophy in the Fixed Income Division. 

April 14

Upcoming Events

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Location:
McCoy Hall, Room TBD; Room TBA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Josh Daspit
Department of Management
josh.daspit@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
McCoy College of Business
Speaker:
Harry Conley, Principal, Conley Advisory Group and Former CEO, Collaborative Real Estate Group
 
Each fall and spring semester, the McCoy College of Business invites accomplished entrepreneurs and business leaders to speak with students enrolled in the Studies in Entrepreneurship (MGT 3360) course. As part of this speaker series, students gain personal insights into entrepreneurship as the guest speakers describe their accomplishments, share stories about their career path, and offer recommendations for growth and success.
 
Although the speaker series is intended for students enrolled in MGT 3360, we are able to accommodate special guests on certain occasions. If you are interested in attending a presentation, complete our guest registration form via the link below.

Full Schedule and Registration
Studies in Entrepreneurship
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Location:
Via Zoom
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Michelle Redepenning
McCoy College of Business
mredepenning@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
McCoy College of Business Graduate Programs
McCoy College Graduate Programs
Professional Development Unit (PDU)

 
In this presentation, Talent Acquisition Consultant Tom Laing will discuss the following:
  • What to include on resumes that will get recruiters' attention
  • Interviewing — how to make sure you are effective
  • Communicating with recruiters and hiring managers
  • What recruiters look for at career fairs
  • Interviewing Post-Covid
» Register for This Event (for McCoy graduate students only)
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Location:
Online via Zoom
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Alexis Stokes
Associate Dean for Faculty and Research
McCoy College of Business
stokes@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
McCoy College of Business
Interested in studying abroad in June 2023? Join Dr. Alexis Stokes for a Zoom information session to learn about the McCoy College Flex MBA / MSHRM trip to Portugal and Morocco. We will discuss the destinations, tentative itinerary, cost, offered courses, scholarship opportunities, application process, and more.
 
» Zoom Session Access
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Location:
McCoy Hall, First Floor
San Marcos Campus
; First Floor
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Nina Camacho
McCoy College of Business
512.245.2311
businessgraduate@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
McCoy College of Business and Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
The McCoy College of Business invites graduate students to attend the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Entrepreneurship Roundtable on Saturday, October 8, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event will provide a unique opportunity to interact with industry experts and peers. You will learn about both the challenges and opportunities business owners face post-pandemic, and you will connect the theory developed in graduate business courses with the real-world experiences of establishing and growing small- and mid-size businesses.
 
The SBDC Entrepreneurship Roundtable is free and open to all McCoy College graduate students. Registration is required. Lunch and refreshments will be served, and graduate students will receive two PDU credits for participation.
 
» Event Registration (required)
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Location:
Bobcat Stadium
San Marcos, Texas
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kent Hamilton
Executive Director, McCoy College Foundation
wh18@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
McCoy College of Business
» Event Webpage + Tickets (required)
 
Please join us for our first McCoy College Tailgate on Saturday, October 8, 2022, starting at 3 p.m. before the Bobcats play Appalachian State. Enjoy food, drinks, music, and more! Tickets for the McCoy College Tailgate will also grant access to the Alumni Association Tailgate, located next door. Our tailgate will end at 5:30 p.m. The Bobcats kick off at 6 p.m.
more about event
Location:
McCoy Hall, Room TBD; Room TBA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Josh Daspit
Department of Management
josh.daspit@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
McCoy College of Business
Speaker:
April Hernandez Castillo, Actor, Author, and Speaker
 
Each fall and spring semester, the McCoy College of Business invites accomplished entrepreneurs and business leaders to speak with students enrolled in the Studies in Entrepreneurship (MGT 3360) course. As part of this speaker series, students gain personal insights into entrepreneurship as the guest speakers describe their accomplishments, share stories about their career path, and offer recommendations for growth and success.
 
Although the speaker series is intended for students enrolled in MGT 3360, we are able to accommodate special guests on certain occasions. If you are interested in attending a presentation, complete our guest registration form via the link below.

Full Schedule and Registration
Studies in Entrepreneurship
more about event
Location:
Online via Zoom
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Alexis Stokes
Associate Dean for Faculty and Research
McCoy College of Business
stokes@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
McCoy College of Business
McCoy Conversations Series
Join us October 18 for a lunchtime webinar with faculty and industry experts exploring how businesses can use artificial intelligence for social good, address social problems, and enact social change.
 
» Event Website and Zoom Registration
 
Speakers:
  • Dr. Robert (Bob) Giacalone, Fields Chair in Ethics and Corporate Responsibility, McCoy College of Business
  • Ilana Goblin, Director in PwC Labs (Emerging Tech & AI)
  • Dr. Bernhard Koelmel, Professor of Global Process Management Pforzheim, University School of Engineering, and International Visiting Scholar, McCoy College of Business
  • Dr. Haniyeh Mahmoudian, Global AI Ethicist at DataRobot’s Trusted AI Team
  • Host: Dr. Alexis Stokes, Associate Dean for Faculty and Research, McCoy College of Business
more about event
Location:
McCoy Hall, Room 233; 233
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Michelle Redepenning
McCoy College of Business
mredepenning@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
McCoy College of Business Graduate Programs
McCoy College Graduate Programs
Professional Development Unit (PDU)

 
Open communication builds trusting relationships, including the working relationships that let people within a company coordinate their efforts and convey important information. During this presentation we'll discuss essential communication skills for your career (at any level) as well as ways to effectively communicate across hierarchical levels.
 
» Register for This Event (for McCoy graduate students only)
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