Financial Economics Major

Financial Economics Major

St. Kate's financial economics major — available in the day (traditional) and weekend/evening format — gives you a solid theoretical grounding and practical business and finance knowledge.

Choose this major if you are interested in a career in the financial sector, including banking, insurance, corporate finance, investment, trusts and securities analysis.

Below is a sample course plan. Upon admission, you will work with an adviser to tailor the courses to your interests.

First-Year

Fall

MATH 1070: Finite Mathematics
CORE 1000: The Reflective Woman*
ENGL: English literature course*
LANG: Foreign language course*

Winter

ECON 2250: Statistical Analysis for Economics and Business
LANG: Foreign language course*
THEO: Theology course*
HIST: History course*

Sophomore

Fall

ECON 2610: Microeconomics
ACCT 2110: Financial Accounting
ART/MUS: Fine arts course*
BIO/CHEM: Lab science course*

Winter

ECON 2620: Macroeconomics
ACCT 2130: Managerial Accounting
PHIL: Philosophy course*
EXSS: Exercise and sport science course*

Junior

Fall​

CSCI 1060: Introduction to Computers or CSCI 1110: Algorithms and Computer Programming I
ECON 3350: Money and Banking
THEO/PHIL: Theology or philosophy course*
Elective

Winter

ECON 3460: Global Financial Issues
CRST/WOST: Critical studies of race and ethnicity or women's studies course*
EXSS: Exercise and sport science course*
Elective

Senior

Fall​

ECON 3480: International Economics
CORE 1000: Global Search for Justice*
Elective
Elective

Winter

ECON 3650: Investment Theory
ECON 3500: Managerial Economics
Elective
Elective

Writing requirement​

Financial economics majors satisfy the Writing Requirement for Majors by completing at least one writing intensive course in economics. You complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core Writing Requirement with three other writing-intensive courses (CORE 1000: The Reflective Woman, CORE 3990: Global Search for Justice and any other writing-intensive course in this or another department).