Accounting, Economics and Finance

Accounting is the language of business. It is not only the measurement and recording of financial information but also a discipline that involves analysis and critical thinking to provide management and investors with accurate information to make intelligent business decisions. Areas of specialization within accounting include auditing, tax, cost accounting, and financial statement reporting.

At Berry, our faculty members view economics as being everywhere and about everything because economics is a powerful lens for understanding human decision making.  Economics has been applied to issues as diverse as crime, global warming, and the wealth and poverty of nations.  With course offerings such as sports economics, health economics, development economics, and environmental economics in addition to the core areas of microeconomics and macroeconomics, our curriculum reflects the breadth of economics’ applicability.

Berry’s economics faculty members are committed teachers and scholars, bridging the liberal arts and business curricula. Courses in economics develop critical thinking, communication, and data analysis skills, thereby providing excellent preparation for jobs or postgraduate study.  Berry economics graduates have gone on to successful careers in public policy, law, financial advising, banking, insurance, and many other fields.  Whatever students’ career ambitions, economics is an interesting and rewarding field of study.  Economics at Berry—Home of the Head, the Heart, and the Invisible Hand!

Finance is the art and science of managing money. Berry’s finance curriculum focuses on concepts that include the time value of money, risk and return, asset evaluation, and understanding and interpreting financial statements and ratios.