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The Dual Degree Program for MA-Economics and MS-Finance


For students wishing to combine the quantitative skills of an economics degree with the practical applications of a business degree, the Economics Department offers an M.A. Economics/M.S. Finance dual degree program. This 42 credit-hour program is offered jointly with the Graduate School of Business. Students must be accepted in both the M.A. Economics and M.S. Finance programs. The dual degree program is intended to create highly-skilled research professionals with considerable econometric skill as well as familiarity with their chosen financial institutions. Given the similarity in course work within the two programs there can be considerable time savings for the student.  Students without an accounting background need to take BUSN 6550 before the other courses in Business and Finance.  This does not count toward the 14 courses for the degrees.

List of 14 courses that satisfy the requirement for both degrees

Core Courses:

Microeconomics Theory (Econ 5073) - 3 hrs.

Macroeconomic Theory (Econ 5083) - 3 hrs.

Mathematical Economics (Econ 5803) - 3 hrs.

Econometrics I (Econ 5813) - 3 hrs.

Econometrics II (Econ 5823) - 3 hrs.

Research Seminar (Econ 6073) - 3 hrs.

Financial Management (Busn 6640) - 3 hrs.

Macro and Financial Mrkts (Fnce 6300) - 3 hrs.

Investment Man. Analysis (Fnce 6330) - 3 hrs.


Electives:

Four 6000 level Finance elective courses - 12 hrs.

One 5000 level or above Econ. elective course - 3 hrs.

The semester of graduation, the student fills out two degree candidacy forms.

The form for Economics lists:

Microeconomics Theory (Econ 5073) - 3 hrs.

Macroeconomic Theory (Econ 5083) - 3 hrs.

Mathematical Economics (Econ 5803) - 3 hrs.

Econometrics I (Econ 5813) - 3 hrs.

Econometrics II (Econ 5823) - 3 hrs.

Sem. in Applied Econ. (Econ 6053)

(Substitutive Fnce elective) - 3 hrs

Research Seminar (Econ 6073) - 3 hrs.

Two from Fnce and One from Econ - 9 hrs

The form for Finance lists:

Fnce 6290 (Substitute Econ 5803 and 5813) -3 hrs

Fnce 6620 (Substitute Econ 5073 and 5083) -3 hrs

Busn 6640 Financial Management - 3 hrs

Fnce 6300 Macro and Financial Mrkts - 3 hrs

Fnce 6330 Investment Man. Analysis - 3 hrs

Four Fnce electives + Econ 5823 - 15 hrs

The Econ elective listed on the Economics Departments degree candidacy sheet may be a Math course (4000 or above) at the Economics Department's discretion.