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Economics | MA Financial Track

Course Requirements (18 credit hours)

  • ACCT-607: Accounting Concepts and Applications
  • ECON-633: Financial Economics
  • ECON-639: Policy Issues in Financial Economics
  • FIN-614: Financial Management
  • Six credit hours of electives in economics or business


Typical Program

A typical program for full-time students beginning in the fall semester is as follows:

First Year Fall
ECON-601: Macroeconomics
ECON-605: Mathematical Economics
ECON-623: Econometrics I

First Year Spring
ECON-633: Financial Economics
ACCT-607: Accounting Concepts and Applications
ECON-600: Microeconomics

Second Year Fall
ECON-624: Econometrics II Elective
ECON-639: Policy Issues in Financial Economics Elective
FIN-614: Financial Management

Second Year Spring
Two Electives
ECON-680: Master's Capstone Seminar

Note that the department offers a limited number of courses in the two summer terms (May-June and July-August). Taking courses in the summer may allow you to finish a semester early or take fewer courses each semester.


Choosing Electives in the Financial Economic Policy Track

In addition to your nine required courses in economic theory, econometrics, mathematical economics, and business, you take an additional nine credit hours of course work to complete your degree requirements. In consultation with your adviser, you choose courses in which you are interested and that make up a coherent program of study.

ECON-541: Public Economics
ECON-547: Economics of Antitrust/Regulation
ECON-630: Monetary Economics
ECON-634: Development Finance and Banking
ECON-663: Development Macroeconomics
ECON-672: International Economics: Finance
ECON-691: Internship
FIN-672: Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
FIN-674: Derivatives and Risk Management
FIN-676: Financial Institutions (1.5 credits)
IBUS-700: International Finance
IBUS-701: International Banking (1.5 credits)