The Financial Economics minor provides students with an in-depth understanding of financial markets, corporate finance, personal wealth management and the government’s role in markets. Students study the influential entities in the financial world, including corporations, commercial and investment banks, hedge funds, private equity funds, private wealth managers, and government agencies, such as the Fed and SEC. Intricacies of financial markets are learned from careful examination and discussion of historical and current events. After completing the minor, students have the ability to analyze financial statements, properly consider investment opportunities, and create profitable solutions to changes in the economy and financial markets.
The minor in Financial Economics requires 18 credit hours.
The following courses are required:
- ECON 150: Economic Statistics
- FNEC 140: Financial Accounting
- FNEC 240: Corporate Finance
Three elective courses to be chosen from:
- FNEC 220: Managerial Accounting
- FNEC 261: Investment Analysis
- FNEC 275: Financial Management
- ECON 209: Money and Banking
- ECON 259: Financial Instruments and Markets
Economics majors must complete 15 hours of credit in FNEC courses to complete the Financial Economics minor.
Minors may be combined with any departmental or interdisciplinary major; however, the minor in Managerial Studies must include 15 credit hours that are being counted solely toward the minor. Students electing a second minor in Managerial Studies must complete at least 12 credit hours counted solely toward the second minor.