Major in Economics with Financial Economics Concentration

The concentration in financial economics provides students with the opportunity to analyze financial markets in the context of domestic and international economic concerns. Internships will be arranged where possible with banks and other financial companies to give students work experience and exposure to job opportunities.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will:

    • demonstrate a thorough understanding of the tools and inputs involved in asset valuation and portfolio management
    • demonstrate and ability to apply the principles and concepts of economics, financial statement analysis , and quantitative methods to practical problems in asset valuation
    • demonstrate an appreciation and mastery of the strategies for applying tools and inputs in managing portfolios of equities, fixed-income, and derivative assets
    • demonstrate an understanding and appreciation for the ethical and regulatory issues involved in asset valuation and portfolio management



  • ECON 350 Money, Banking, and Financial Institutions
  • ECON 425 Financial Econometrics
  • ECON 451 Monetary Economics

Electives (8 UNITS)

  • ECON 318 Game Theory
  • ECON 390 Experimental Courses
  • ECON 471 International Finance
  • ECON 455 Options and Futures
  • BUS 202 Principles of Accounting II
  • BUS 305 Financial Management
  • BUS 330 Investment Analysis

Other units may be chosen from related areas such as mathematics and statistics, or from the School of Management.

Internship Opportunity

Students may do an internship (ECON 396) or complete a research project (ECON 398) in which they demonstrate mastery of a topic in financial analysis. Given the wide range of options available to students in this area, a consultation with a faculty adviser as to the best choice of courses for a particular area of interest is recommended.