2014-2015 Catalog 
    Apr 18, 2021  
2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Financial Economics Sequence

Sequence Requirements

The Sequence consists of four parts: prerequisite courses in mathematics, statistics, and economics; core finance courses; elective courses; and an oral defense of an independent research project (or senior thesis) that addresses a financial economics topic.

1. Prerequisite Courses in Mathematics, Economics, and Statistics

Note: These courses may be used to meet other major or general education requirements.

4. Research Project

Students must complete a major research project in the area of financial economics. The project may be the student’s senior thesis, which is also a general education requirement. Students who use the senior thesis for this requirement must register for the one-half credit research seminar course (ECON 180 CM  -  Seminar in Research Methods ), and will be asked to present and defend their research at the end of the semester in which they complete their research work.

Educational Objectives for the Financial Economics Sequence

The Sequence emphasizes the understanding of modern finance as a tool for those looking for a greater understanding of finance, accounting, economics, and policy. Consistent with CMC’s liberal arts orientation, the Sequence is designed so that students can major in fields other than economics, while at the same time gain the necessary background to facilitate placement in the financial sector of top graduate programs in economics and related fields. For details, see Learning Goals and Student Learning Outcomes of the Program in Economics and Economics-Accounting  in Economics.