Major in Economics - Financial Economics Track

The major in Economics requires 36-37 units in Economics, the Financial Economic Track requires an additional 21 units in Finance, All courses must be completed with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher. 

Transfer students must take a minimum of 15 units in economics at Towson University to qualify for an Economics major.

Required Courses (21-22 Units)
ECON 201MICROECONOMIC PRINCIPLES3
or ECON 203 HONORS MICROECONOMIC PRINCIPLES
ECON 202MACROECONOMIC PRINCIPLES3
or ECON 204 HONORS MACROECONOMIC PRINCIPLES
ECON 205STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS I3
ECON 306STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS II3
ECON 309INTERMEDIATE PRICE THEORY3
ECON 310MACROECONOMIC THEORY3
MATH 211CALCULUS FOR APPLICATIONS3 - 4
or MATH 273 CALCULUS I
Electives (15 Units)
Two 400-level ECON courses (excluding ECON 495 and ECON 497)6
Three upper-level ECON electives 9
Only one ECON 497 will count toward major.
The department will allow the following course outside the department to count toward the major in satisfying electives:
MATHEMATICAL MODELS
Financial Economics Track Required Courses (21 Units)
FIN 331PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT 13
FIN 333INVESTMENTS AND EQUITY SECURITY ANALYSIS3
FIN 350FINANCIAL MODELING IN CORPORATE FINANCE3
FIN 351ADVANCED CORPORATE FINANCE3
FIN 423INVESTMENTS AND FIXED INCOME SECURITY ANALYSIS3
Select two of the following: 6
FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND MANAGEMENT OF RISK
PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
FINANCIAL VALUATION AND STRATEGY
Total Units57-58
1

Prerequisites for FIN 331 are: ACCT 201 ACCT 202, ECON 201, ECON 202 and ECON 205 / MATH 231 and Junior Standing.

The prerequisite for all Finance courses beyond FIN 331 require that FIN 331 is completed with a grade of C or better.

1. Knowledge of economic theories and concepts
2. Knowledge of real world economic institutions and actors
3. Skill in framing questions and gathering appropriate resources
4. Skill in problem solving and analysis
5. Skill in communication