The Financial Economics Major provides a comprehensive foundation to launch your career in finance.

Unique in the Tri-State area, our major in Financial Economics builds a strong foundation in economics as applied to financial markets, banks, and other financial institutions. Students are prepared to work in a variety of settings as they learn tools and models used by financial analysts and financial advisors. They learn how producers, consumers, and governments interact to drive financial markets and economies and the role they play in shaping the national and global economy.

Financial economics students may enroll in the 4+1 M.B.A. Program during their senior year. This option enables students to graduate with two degrees in five years: a Bachelor of Science degree in Financial Economics and a Master of Business Administration.

Financial Economics at the Mount

  Featured Courses
  • Current Topics in Finance
  • Fundamentals of Investing
  • International Economics and Finance
  • Macroeconomic Theory
  • Money and Banking.
  Career Future

Graduates with a major in Financial Economics can pursue careers in a variety of fields including:

  • Banking
  • Insurance firms
  • Money management
  • Investment banking
  • Government.
  • Financial Advisor
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Nearly any college or university can help you plan for your first job after graduation. We prefer the long-term approach. A liberal arts education at Mount St. Joseph University prepares you for a lifetime of career successes.

Our smaller class sizes and supportive environment enable you to thrive as you define your impact on the world. You’ll “learn how to learn” as you build the skillsets of the future: critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, digital literacy, and entrepreneurism.

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"Coming out of high school and my first year of college I really got into the stock market and gained a major interest in the field of finance. I originally came in as a Business Management major but switched to Financial Economics after my freshman year. I realized I was interested in working in personal finance with portfolio and wealth management which made the Financial Economics major a perfect fit. I chose the Mount because I loved the environment and close community feel everywhere on campus. I was drawn to the school by athletics and was sold by the people on campus that made it feel like home. The small, student focused classes were also an important aspect to me and they have paid dividends for having success in the classroom. I would say my educational experience here at the Mount has been exceptional. The professors in the financial economics and business department are tremendous, always willing to assist and help their students in any way that they can. The professors get to know you personally and want to help you succeed not only in the classroom but want to help you professionally in your desired field in any way they can." Brice McGee Financial Economics '21 & MBA '23
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Hands-On Learning:

Co-op and service learning immerse students in the real world and provide rich opportunities for experiential learning and the application of skills and knowledge learned in the classroom. Students work under the supervision of a faculty member and an agency professional in a variety of non-profit and for-profit organizations and community partners.

Business students are encouraged to take advantage of co-op opportunities and a variety of career services and programs available through the university Career and Experiential Education Center.

Open to full-time students, the innovative Talent Opportunity Program (TOP) allows students to build skills in career planning, professionalism and ethical leadership from freshman year to graduation.

Additional Resources

  Faculty and Staff

School of Business Faculty & Staff

 

Charles Kroncke

Chairperson and Professor

charles.kroncke@msj.edu

 

Jamal Rashed

Professor

jamal.rashed@msj.edu

 

Jiayi Xu

Assistant Professor

  Curriculum Guide
  Program Requirements

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