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Department of Financial Economics
Bachelor of Arts or Science in Financial Economics:
As a student of Financial Economics, you will explore the fundamentals of economic theory with particular emphasis on its application in financial markets, banks, and other financial institutions. By studying the interaction of producers, consumers, and governments, you will gain an understanding of the factors and relationships that drive markets and economies. The goal of the Financial Economics Department is to produce graduates who can apply economic theory to complex business decision making. Graduates from the department are well prepared for highly rewarding careers in corporate finance, investment management, commercial and retail banking, financial institution management, and business and financial analysis. Successful degree candidates also have an excellent background for graduate study in economics, business, law, and related fields.
A dynamic and expert faculty works alongside our students to guide their success. Professors serve not only as instructors, but also as advisors and mentors. You will have the opportunity to work with faculty on special projects, research, and other collaborative efforts during your time in the Reeves School of Business.
Like all Reeves School of Business majors, the Financial Economics degree can be paired with a concentration in Health Care Administration; PGA Golf Management; Professional Tennis Management; Resort, Club, and Hospitality Management; and Sport Management.
Requirements for the major in Financial Economics: In addition to the foundation core and professional core courses required of all majors in the Reeves School of Business, the following courses are required for a degree in financial economics:BUS 315, BUS 412, ECO 311, ECO 313, and ECO 316, plus 6 s.h. from: BUS 415, BUS 437, or 300/400-level economics classes (ECO).
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Requirements for the minor in Financial Economics: 18 s.h.—12 s.h. of required courses (ECO 261, ECO 262, and ECO 311; BUS 332) and 6 s.h. of electives (from BUS 412, BUS 415, BUS 437, or any 300/400 economics course).
Requirements for the A.A. Concentration: 18 s.h.—15 s.h. of required courses (ECO 261, ECO 262, and ECO 311; BUS 332 and BUS 412) and a (3 s.h.) elective from BUS 415, BUS 437, or any 300/400-level Economics course.
Writing-Enrichment Course: BUS 352, ECO 452
Computer Intensive Course: BUS 225 or CSC 100
Ethics Course: BUS 315
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