Financial Economics Minor Requirements

The main objective of the minor is to provide students with training in the conceptual framework, guiding concepts, and technical tools of modern finance. The broader goal is to provide insights into the large and the small—the macro and micro—of how this framework helps us understand the workings of the economy.

The minor in financial economics includes five required courses and two elective courses chosen from the list below.

Required Courses
AS.180.101Elements of Macroeconomics3
AS.180.102Elements of Microeconomics3
AS.180.263Corporate Finance3
AS.180.301Microeconomic Theory4.5
AS.180.367Investment-Portfolio Management3
Elective Courses
Select two of the following:6
International Monetary Economics
Rethinking Economics After the Great Recession
Financial Writing and Analysis
Monetary Analysis
Financial Markets and Institutions
The History and Future of the Hedge Fund Industry
Topics in International Macroeconomics and Finance
Economics of Fixed Income Instruments
Macroeconomic Strategies
Financial Accounting
Total Credits22.5

The minor is open to all majors. A minimum grade of C- or better is required for all courses and they may not be taken satisfactory/unsatisfactory. One cannot take both the economics and financial economics minor. For economics majors, there is a restriction on double-counting: two courses counting toward the minor cannot also count toward the economics major.