Certificate in Financial Economics

This program offers students the opportunity to obtain a broad understanding of various aspects of financial markets, ranging from capital markets and financial institutions to foreign exchange markets. A certificate in Financial Economics can be earned in one of two tracks:

The first track is in tandem with a formal undergraduate degree. Students from all academic majors are eligible to participate as long as they possess a minimum 2.75 cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA), and have completed 30 semester hours of academic credit.

The second option is the professional track, designed for individuals with a professional or occupational interest in financial economics. Under this track, non-degree students, such as business professionals, are eligible to enroll in the program upon proof of valid undergraduate degree from an accredited institution. In this case, the minimum GPA requirement is waived. Under either track, an application to the program can only be made after successful completion of all the following courses with a grade of C or better in each:
  • ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 3230 Finance
  • ECON 4100 Financial Economics: Portfolio Analysis
  • ECON 4150 Money and Capital Markets
  • ECON 5300 Money and Banking
  • ECON 5310 International Finance

One additional course at the 3000 level or above, as approved by the Head of the Economics Department.

An official certificate and notation will be awarded along with the transcript upon completion of the program.


Economics Course Descriptions