This 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. This 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.
Students are required to work with their advisor to select 18 credit hours of Professional Electives. Courses selected to fulfill this requirement must be approved by the faculty advisor and must benefit the student’s career or graduate school plans. With this block of courses, students are encouraged to explore minors in other academic areas, take foreign languages, or study in another country or another university. electives recommended for this block of courses includes, for example, BUA 201, Principles of Financial Accounting, more business courses as well as one or more computer courses.
6. A Minimum grade-point average of 2.0 is required in all required courses.
Financial Economics majors must complete a minimum of 12 of the required credits in economics and 6 of the required credits in business at the University of Maine.