Financial Economics

The Financial Economics concentration is primarily designed for students who wish to pursue careers in the financial services industry, including commercial banking, investment banking, insurance, real estate and financial advising.

The Financial Economics concentration requirements are:

CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (21 credits)
Course Title Credits
ECON 62061 Monetary Theory and Policy 3
FIN 66061 Financial Management I 3
FIN 66062 Financial Management II 3
    Economics electives* 6
TOTAL     15
   
Choose two from the following:  6
FIN 66063 Financial Markets and Institutions (3)  
FIN 66064 International Financial Management (3)  
FIN 66066 Advanced Security and Investment Theory (3)  
FIN 66069 Real Estate (3)  
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 21

Students who choose this concentration typically complete the program in three semesters (Fall-Spring-Fall).

A typical class schedule is as follows:

YEAR 1    
Fall Semester    
  Microeconomic Theory 3
  Econometrics I 3
  Economics or Finance elective* 3
  Economics of Finance elective* 3
Total   12
Spring Semester    
  Macroeconomic Theory 3
  Monetary Theory and Policy 3
  Financial Management I 3
  Economics or Finance elective* 3
Total   12
YEAR 2    
Fall Semester    
  Financial Management II 3
  Economics or Finance elective* 3
Total   6
TOTAL   30

*Electives may include at most two 50000 course. Instead of economics electives, students may complete an Internship in Economics (3 credit hours). 

Economics Electives:

  • ECON 52065 Problems of Monetary and Fiscal Policy

  • ECON 52068 Industrial Organization and Public Policy

  • ECON 52072 Economics of Labor Markets

  • ECON 52076 Economic Development

  • ECON 52081 Urban Economics

  • ECON 52086 Economics of Health Care

  • ECON 64004 Quantitative Methods

  • ECON 62055 Econometrics II

  • ECON 62056 Time Series Analysis

  • ECON 62075 Theory of International Trade

  • ECON 62072 Economics of Labor Markets

  • ECON 62180 Regional Economics

  • ECON 62976 International Finance