Financial Economics Sequence
Financial EconomicsThe Financial Economics Sequence is part of the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance. The curriculum of the Sequence is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in the financial sector and/or graduate education in economics, finance, and related fields.
The Sequence has a rigorous quantitative focus and is designed to complement majors in economics, economics-accounting, and mathematics, as well as dual majors having an economics component. In addition, the Sequence is complementary to the coursework required for the undergraduate Robert Day Scholars Program. Under the auspices of the Financial Economics Institute (FEI), students complete the Sequence, which is noted on the transcript, thereby attesting to their solid understanding of the discipline.
For further information, please contact Professor Meulbroek, Director of the FEI, or Professor Hughson, Associate Director of the FEI.
Sequence RequirementsThe Sequence consists of four parts: prerequisite courses in mathematics, statistics, and economics; core finance courses; elective courses; and an oral defense of an independent research project (or senior thesis) that addresses a financial economics topic.
Prerequisite courses in mathematics, economics, and statistics
MATH 031 CM - Calculus II
ECON 086 CM - Accounting for Decision Making
ECON 101 CM - Intermediate Microeconomics
ECON 125 CM - Econometrics
Two core courses in financial economics
Three elective courses in financial economics
Students must complete a major research project in the area of financial economics. The project may be the student's senior thesis, which is also a general education requirement. Students who use the senior thesis for this requirement must register for the one-half credit research seminar course (ECON 180 CM), and will be asked to present and defend their research at the end of the semester in which they complete their research work.