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.

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The Financial Economics concentration requirements are:

CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (18 credits)
Course Title Credits
FIN 56055 Advanced Derivative Securities 3
FIN 56066 Advanced Fixed Income Management 3
FIN 56059 Applied Financial Management Strategies 3
FIN 56067 Advanced Portfolio Analysis 3
TOTAL     12
   
Choose two from the following:  6
ECON 62092 Internship in Economics (3)  
ECON 5XXXX
6XXXX
Economics Electives* (3)  
FIN 5XXXX
6XXXX
Finance Electives* (3)  
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 18

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
  Advanced Derivative Securities 3
  Advanced Portfolio Analysis 3
Total   12
Spring Semester    
  Macroeconomic Theory 3
  Time Series Analysis 3
  Advanced Fixed Income Management 3
  Advanced Financial Management Strategies 3
Total   12
YEAR 2    
Fall Semester    
  Economics or Finance elective* 3
  Economics or Finance elective* 3
Total   6
TOTAL   30

* Students may select any graduate-level Economics (ECON) or Finance (FIN) courses subject to these restrictions: (1) All choices must have the approval of the Graduate Coordinator, and (2) At least one elective must be at the 6XXXX level.

Economics and Finance Electives:

  • ECON 52065 Problems of Monetary and Fiscal Policy

  • ECON 52068 Industrial Organization and Public Policy

  • ECON 52076 Economic Development

  • ECON 64004 Quantitative Methods

  • ECON 62055 Econometrics II

  • ECON 62061 Monetary Theory and Policy

  • ECON 62075 Theory of International Trade

  • ECON 62076 International Finance

  • FIN 56061 Real Estate Finance

  • FIN 56064 International Business Finance

  • FIN 56068 Commercial Bank Management

  • FIN 56070 Advanced Commercial Bank Management

  • FIN 56280 Student Managed Investment Fund Director

  • Students may complete an internship in Economics (3 credit hours)