B.S. in Financial Economics

The Bachelor of Science in Financial Economics contains a unique mix of courses linking economic theory to financial decision-making, while also offering practical courses in finance and investment. Students in this program are challenged to stretch their intellectual competencies and problem-solving abilities.

Major RequirementStatement of Outcomes Assesment

Requirements for a B.S. in Financial Economics
DEGREE: Bachelor of Science

Liberal Arts and Sciences Core         49 credits
Major in Financial Economics         60 credits
Open Electives         11 credits
Total      120 credits

STUDENTS WHO MAJOR IN FINANCIAL ECONOMICS MUST COMPLETE:

BU 105 Contemporary Business
BU 110 Business Communications
BU 205 Principles of Economics I (liberal arts core social science requirement for business majors)
BU 208 Introduction to International Business
BU 210 Principles of Economics II
BU 211 Accounting I
BU 212 Accounting II
CS 219 Business Spreadsheet Applications
BU 221 Marketing
BU 245 Decision Analysis
BU 260 Principles of Management
CS 285 Fundamentals of Management Information Systems
BU 305 Introduction to Statistics
BU 337 Principles of Finance
BU 350 Legal Environment of Business I
BU 400 Quantitative Financial Economics
BU 417 International Finance
BU 420 Ethical Business Strategy
BU 433 Financial Markets I
BU 434 Financial Markets II
BU 455 Financial Economics

NOTE: Financial Economics majors are strongly encouraged to participate in an internship (BU 487).

This program is ACBSP-accredited.

In addition to the outcomes achieved in the Business Administration program, the Financial Economics program develops an understanding of the connection between economics and finance. Students analyze capital markets, risk allocation, diversification of assets, the Federal Reserve System, monetary and fiscal policy, and factors impacting financial decision analysis. Students engage in active learning activities, including case studies and market analyses in specific industries.