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Financial Economics (ECON)
Program Options: B.A., B.S.
Studying financial economics at St. Kate's will challenge you and stimulate your thinking about the economies of the United States and the world. The financial economics major will prepare you for a career in the financial sector (banking, insurance, corporate finance, investment, trusts) or securities analysis or will help you develop analytical skills to enter the corporate sector with a stronger finance background.
Your career opportunities in financial economics are very good and should remain strong in the future, especially for women with solid mathematical backgrounds. If you are interested in translating your talents in mathematics and business into a career, a financial economics major can prove very lucrative. Our graduates have accepted jobs at institutions such as Wells Fargo, Retek Corporation, Merrill Lynch, St. Paul Travelers, Ecolab and First Bank. Some opt to continue on to graduate programs in economics.
As a financial economics major, you'll gain practical experience through an internship in your major area. Such experience increases the value you bring to organizations after graduation. Students majoring in financial economics have interned at large and small corporations in the Twin Cities area, including Wells Fargo, 3M, American Red Cross, Dain Rauscher, Lucent Technologies, Green Tree Financial and the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
You'll also have the opportunity to participate in the Economics Club, which brings students together from the financial economics, the international business and economics, and the economics majors. As a financial economics major, you will be well positioned for graduate programs in finance and business administration.
See also: Economics, International Business and Economics.
ECON 2250 Statistical Analysis for Decision Making
ECON 2610 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 2620 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 3350 Money and Banking
ECON 3460 Global Financial Issues
ECON 3480 International Economics
ECON 3500 Managerial Economics
ECON 3650 Investment Theories
MATH 1070 Finite Math Analysis
ACCT 2110 Financial Accounting
ACCT 2130 Managerial Accounting
One course in computer programming (Recommended courses: CSCI 1060, CSCI 1110)
Financial economics majors satisfy the Writing Requirement for Majors by completing at least one writing intensive course in economics. You complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core Writing Requirement with three other writing-intensive courses (CORE 1000 and CORE 3990, and any other writing-intensive course in this or another department).