B.S. in Financial Economics

The Bachelor of Science in Financial Economics contains a unique mix of courses providing economic theory that correlates 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
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.