The study of Financial Economics is a combination of economic analysis and tools from accounting and finance that can be used to guide financial decisions. Financial Economics provides an understanding of core economic concepts and how the economy and financial markets function.
The Economics Department and the Department of Finance and Marketing jointly offer this major to provide a program which gives students rigorous training in theory and applications of accounting, economics, and finance. An emphasis is placed on developing critical thinking skills to apply economic and financial analysis in problem solving. This major is designed for students interested in both economics and finance, and is aimed particularly at those who wish to pursue careers in corporate finance, financial analysis, insurance and real estate, and government agencies where special emphasis is placed on financial economic knowledge.