The economics department has extensive course breadth and faculty expertise in the area of financial economics. By completing a specialized set of electives, majors can earn the "Certificate in Financial Economics." This will be a permanent notation on your academic record.
The requirements for the milestone “Certificate in Financial Economics” are listed below:
- Complete a total of 10 economics courses (versus 9 classes for the major).
- The required math and core economics classes are the same as in the major: Econ 1011, Econ 1021, Econ 413 (or Econ 413W), Econ 4011, Econ 4021, Math 131, Math 132, Math 2200, and Econ 493 or Math 233.
- Of the five electives required for the Certificate (vs. 4 for the major), a minimum of three electives must come from the following list:
- Econ 3311: Financial Markets & Analysis
- Econ 335: Money & Banking
- Econ 428: Capital Market Imperfections & Entrepreneurial Finance
- Econ 429: Decision Under Risk & Time
- Econ 4301: Understanding Financial Crises
- Econ 435: Open Economy Macroeconomics
- Econ 437: The Economics of Financial Intermediation
- Econ 477: Topics in Financial Economics: Asset Pricing
- Econ 477: Topics in Financial Economics: Investments