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 (18 credits)
Course Title Credits
FIN 66066 Advanced Security and Investment Theory 3
FIN 66080 Derivatives I 3
FIN 66084 Financial Risk Management 3
FIN 66085 Fixed Income Markets 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 Security and Investment Theory 3
  Derivatives I 3
Total   12
Spring Semester    
  Macroeconomic Theory 3
  Time Series Analysis 3
  Financial Risk Management 3
  Fixed Income Markets 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) Maximum 6 credit hours at the 5XXXX 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 66062 Financial Management II

  • FIN 66064 International Financial Management

  • FIN 66069 Real Estates

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