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The Fed Challenge is a competition intended to enhance students' understanding of the Federal Reserve System and how it formulates and implements monetary policy. The Fed Challenge teams consist of three to five undergraduate students. The team creates a cogent presentation that assesses financial, economic, and inflation trends and advocates monetary policy actions before a panel of judges.

For more information, contact Dr. Soques,

A team of up to five students conduct an in-depth valuation assessment of a publicly-traded North Carolina corporation. The UNCW student team competes against other North Carolina Universities, and the North Carolina competition is part of a global competition sponsored by the CFA Institute.

Contact Dr. Hossain, and Dr. Moffett,, for more information.

The Prague experience is an opportunity for students to take on a real consulting project for a company in the Czech Republic. The student team spends the first half of the spring semester tracking the company’s project and then travels to Prague over spring break to present their findings and recommendations to company executives.

For more information, contact Dr. Watson,

Each winter the Department of Economics and Finance takes a small contingent of students to New York City to visit financial firms and explore career opportunities in finance with an emphasis on careers in New York City.

For more information, contact Dr. Watson,

Students participating in the Student Managed Investment Fund (through FIN 440) actively manage the Truist Capitalism Center’s $2 million endowment. Each semester the students in the program analyze the state of the US economy, the fund’s current holdings, and make recommendations to the fund’s board. The investment fund allows students to truly be analysts and help manage a real endowment.

Economics Club

NABE (National Association of Business Economics) is UNCW's economics club. We provide an inclusive environment for the advancement of economic ideas and discussion, while providing networking opportunities for our members.  As a member you will have the opportunity to attend interesting presentations to enhance your economic knowledge, attend trips to regional businesses that frequently hire UNCW economics majors, and participate in social events with students who share similar interests. 

For more information, please contact the club's faculty advisor: Dr. Brandon Brice,

Real Estate Investment Club

The Real Estate Investment Club is  a group of students, from various majors, who have any interest in real estate. Whether planning a real estate career, expecting one day to own a home, or hoping to build value with an inclusion of real estate in a retirement portfolio, anyone that harbors an interest in real estate is invited to check out this club.

For more information, please contact Professor Graham:

Student Finance Association

SFA objectives are to collect, preserve, and disseminate knowledge and information with reference to the field of finance while providing professional training for all students interested in these endeavors.

For more information, please contact the club's faculty advisors: Dr. Joe FarinellaDr. Ethan Watson.

Students with a strong GPA are eligible to take on Departmental Honors research projects. These projects are faculty mentored projects where students push society’s knowledge forward by developing a research question, a plan to answer the question, and then executing on that plan. The projects culminate in a thesis defense shortly before graduation.  All students who complete the project are eligible to graduate with university honors. 

For more information, contact Dr. Jones,

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Dr. Adam Jones, Department Chair

Cameron Hall 220
601 S College Rd
Wilmington, NC 28403

Samantha Herring, Administrative Associate