Major in Economics - Financial Economics Track

The major in Economics requires 36-37 units in Economics and 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
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
Two 400-level ECON courses (excluding ECON 495 and ECON 497)6
Three upper-level ECON electives (excluding ECON 306, ECON 309 and ECON 310)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
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
FINANCIAL VALUATION AND STRATEGY
GLOBAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
Total Units57-58

Suggested Four-Year Plan

Based on course availability and student needs and preferences, the selected sequences will probably vary from those presented below. Students should consult with their adviser to make the most appropriate elective choices.

Freshman
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
ECON 201 or 203 (Core 6)3ECON 202 or 2043
MATH 111 (or higher) (Core 3)3MATH 211 or 2733-4
Core 1 (or Core 2)3Core 2 (or Core 1)3
Core 53Core 43
Core 103Core 123
 15 15-16
Sophomore
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
ECON 2053Core 93
Core 113Core 74
Core 133Core 143
Core 83-4ECON 3063
ACCT 201 or 2113ACCT 202 or 2123
 15-16 16
Junior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
ECON 3093ECON 3103
FIN 3313ECON Upper-Level Elective13
Elective3ECON Upper-Level Elective13
Elective3FIN 3333
Elective3FIN 3503
 15 15
Senior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
FIN 3513ECON 400-level Elective3
FIN 4233FIN Elective3
ECON 400-level Elective13FIN Elective3
ECON Upper-Level Elective3Elective3
Elective3Elective2-3
 15 14-15
Total Units 120-123
  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