Female Economics-Finance and Liberal Studies Double Major C/O 2021
Can you describe the weekly coursework for your majors?
For my Economics-Finance major, it’s mostly based on two or three exams. For my Finance class, we have one midterm and one final, which is most of the weight, and the rest is based on group projects, participation, and homework. For my Economics class, it’s entirely based on how you do on two midterms, a final, and two quizzes. It differs on the professor, but for the most part, that’s what it’s like for most of the classes.
Is there anything you feel either of your majors’ departments do especially well or poorly?
The Finance department is really strong at Bentley. The level of education that we get is really good. I started taking Principles of Accounting and Finance during my first year. All students have to take two Accounting and Finance classes because of the General Business Core. On top of that, they provide a lot of resources for jobs, networking, and things like that. The Economics department is also pretty good but is not as developed as the Finance department.
How would you describe the learning environment? Do you think it’s particularly competitive or collaborative?
A lot of it is focused on group work. That is something the professors always emphasize. In pretty much every General Business Core class that we take there will be at least one group project. It differs between classes, for example, the Management course that I’m in now is a lot of lectures.