This program combines the resources of the Department of Economics, in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Maine Business School to offer a specialized curriculum in financial economics in the context of a liberal arts education. The program is designed to prepare students for employment in occupations where specific knowledge of financial economics will be useful in entry-level positions and in enhancing subsequent opportunities for advancement. The program also provides a strong undergraduate background for graduate professional degrees in business, economics, and law. The multi-disciplinary approach incorporates the fundamentals of economic theory in the areas of macroeconomics and monetary economics along with the applied analytical tools of finance and econometrics.
Note: Of ECO and INT courses taken at the 100 level, only ECO 120 and ECO 121 may be counted toward the Bachelor of Arts in Financial Economics program requirements. (All other 100-level ECO and INT courses may be counted toward the 120 credits required for the baccalaureate degree.) ECO 410 Introduction to Economics Analysis for MBA students may not be used as a substitute for ECO 120 and ECO 121.
ECO 420 and ECO 421 should be taken early in the student’s program of study. A minimum grade of C- is required in both ECO 420 and ECO 421.