Bachelor of Science in Applied Economics major in Financial Economics
Degree Codes: Program - BSAEC   Plan - BSAE-FE


The applied economics major in financial economics program is designed to equip students with knowledge in economic theory and the basic skills needed for undertaking economic analysis in general and their application to financial markets and financial decision making. The program is for those interested in pursuing a career in financial analysis.

Students will learn the importance of formal economic and econometric modeling frameworks and strategies emphasizing the increasingly dominant role of mathematics and logic.  They will develop the ability to communicate the essential aspects of economic policy and its implications through applied research, develop problem solving skills, and integrate the core La Sallian values into one’s life. Aside from incorporating mathematical and logical rigor, the curriculum encompasses important fields like financial statement analysis, international trade and finance, money and banking, futures, options and derivatives, portfolio analysis, and other fields directly related to finance.

It takes 9 trimesters and 1 summer term to finish the program. To successfully complete the program, students should be able to sucessfully complete 159 units of formal academic coursework as well as comply with other academic requirements set by the department. Students will also have to take up 12 units of non-academic subjects for their wholistic development. Students in this program need to write a  thesis that conforms with standards prescribed by the department. Students are also required to undertake practicum work in any private corporation or government entity.

 

Course Descriptions

Bachelor of Science in Applied Economics major in Financial Economics

Updated: July 29, 2013