General Information and Mission
The mission of the Department of Economics and Finance is to provide high-quality degree programs and service courses in economics and finance that: focus on teaching students current theory and practice; to conduct relevant; original research that supports our teaching activities. Accordingly, the Department offers students at Medgar Evers College a course of study that is well grounded in the body of economic and financial theories and practices that are employed by businesses and governments.
Educational Objective of the Department of Economics and Finance
The Department of Economics and Finance offers students at Medgar Evers College an educational foundation in the body of economic and financial theories and practices that are employed by businesses, governmental entities and nonprofit institutions. The Department also prepares students for careers at business and public organizations in economic analyses; financial management; and for positions in the private or public sector; for work and study leading to professional certification; and for graduate study.
The BS in Financial Economics
The BS in Financial Economics will equip students with the skills necessary to operate in the financial industry. They will be skilled in an understanding of modern financial theory and the tools they need to conduct theoretical and applied research. Our graduates will have a strong understanding of how financial instruments are priced in markets and how individuals and firms manage financial risk.
- Modern financial theory and Practices, Theoretical and applied research
- How financial instruments are priced in markets,
- How individuals and firms manage financial risk
Career Opportunities are available in the private sector as:
- Bank Lending/Loan Officer, Real Estate Investment Analyst, Asset and Portfolio Manager, Credit Analyst
- Equity Security Analyst, Fixed Income Analyst and Bond Trader, Career Opportunities are available in the Government sector as Bank Examiner, Budget Analyst, Compliance Officer, Economist, Financial Analyst,
- Statistician-Economist, Research Analyst.
Students in the Department of Economics and Finance are expected to pass all economics and finance courses with a grade of “C” or better. For graduation, a student must have an index of 2.0 in the major.
Students applying for advanced standing are required to meet the general advanced standing requirements of the College. Required and prerequisite courses taken elsewhere must be completed with a grade of “C” or better by transfer students and by Medgar Evers students who wish to receive credits toward their degree program.