Certificate in Financial Economics: This concentration provides students with a deep background in the institutions, theory, quantitative practice, and history of the important field of financial economics. Students completing this certificate are well prepared for a career in Wall Street or for graduate study in economics, quantitative finance or financial engineering. Besides the normal core courses for the economics major, students take four of the following courses as part of the seven electives required for the major. One of these is a required core course. There are specific grade requirements, including a minimum overall g.p.a. of 3.0 to receive the certificate, and a minimum B grade for all courses taken to satisfy the certificate requirements.In additional, students completing the Certificate in May 2021 or later must take either 01:220:423, 436, 444, or 481 as one of their electives to complete the certificate.
01:220:413 Financial Economics
Electives (three courses)
01:220:414 Economics of Capital Markets
01:220:415 Portfolio Theory
01:220:421 Economic Forecasting and Big Data
01:220:423 Advanced Time Series and Financial Econometrics (formerly 400)
01:220:436 International Finance and Macroeconomics.
01:220:444 Financial and Monetary History of the United States
01:220:481 Economics of Uncertainty
01:220:484 Market Discipline
Faculty advisor for the Certificate in Financial Economics: