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Financial Economics

Dr. Matthew Dobra
Department Chair
Associate Professor of Financial Economics


Office: Clark Hall 117


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Bachelor of Arts or Science in Financial Economics:

As a student of Financial Economics, you will explore the fundamentals of economic theory with particular emphasis on its application in financial markets, banks, and other financial institutions. By studying the interaction of producers, consumers, and governments, you will gain an understanding of the factors and relationships that drive markets and economies. The goal of the Financial Economics Department is to produce graduates who can apply economic theory to complex business decision making. Graduates from the department are well prepared for highly rewarding careers in corporate finance, investment management, commercial and retail banking, financial institution management, and business and financial analysis. Successful degree candidates also have an excellent background for graduate study in economics, business, law, and related fields.

A dynamic and expert faculty works alongside our students to guide their success. Professors serve not only as instructors, but also as advisors and mentors. You will have the opportunity to work with faculty on special projects, research, and other collaborative efforts during your time in the Reeves School of Business.

Like all Reeves School of Business majors, the Financial Economics degree can be paired with a concentration in Health Care Administration; PGA Golf Management; Professional Tennis Management; Resort, Club, and Hospitality Management; and Sport Management.


Degree Requirements

Requirements for the major in Financial Economics: In addition to the foundation core and professional core courses required of all majors in the Reeves School of Business, the following courses are required for a degree in financial economics:BUS 3150, BUS 4120, ECO 3110, ECO 3130, and ECO 3160, plus 6 s.h. from: BUS 4150, BUS 4370, or 3000/4000-level economics classes (ECO).


Note: An elective course for any Reeves School of Business major may only be used to meet the requirements of one major. A required class in any Reeves School of Business major may not be used as an elective for another Reeves School of Business major.

View Degree Checksheets: Bachelor of Science

Sample Four Year Plan: View


Requirements for the minor in Financial Economics: 18 s.h.—12 s.h. of required courses (ECO 2610, ECO 2620, and ECO 3110; BUS 3320) and 6 s.h. of electives (from BUS 4120, BUS 4150, BUS 4370, or any 3000/4000 economics course).

Requirements for the A.A. Concentration: 18 s.h.—15 s.h. of required courses (ECO 2610, ECO 2620, and ECO 3110; BUS 3320 and BUS 4120) and a (3 s.h.) elective from BUS 4150, BUS 4370, or any 3000/4000-level Economics course.

Writing-Enrichment Course: BUS 3520, ECO 4520

Computer Intensive Course: BUS 2250 or CSC 1000

Ethics Course: BUS 3150


Department of Financial Economics Courses: View