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 is an extraordinarily powerful and versatile degree program. Besides our state-of-the-art facilities, we have a degree program that allows you up to 14 – 17 credit hours of free electives to explore other areas of academic interest, including minors in mathematics, psychology, computer information systems and accounting, to name a few. You will be prepared for careers in Banking, Investment banking, corporate finance, real estate management, loan officer, etc. We will also prepare you to take the Securities Industries Essentials (SIE) certification exam using our state-of-the-art Wall Street Trading Lab. Our professors are highly experienced in their fields.
The BS in Financial Economics – 100% Online
You may be constrained because you are not able to juggle time schedules at work or other personal obligations and attend school at the same time? Your worries are over!! You can now complete your education 100% online at a low tuition cost – at the Department of Economics and Finance of Medgar Evers College.
Students in our 100% online BS in Financial Economics will have remote access to our state-of-the-art Wall Street Trading Floor, using the industry-standard software such as StockTrak to prepare for the Securities Industries Essentials (SIE) exam. Recent graduates who have passed this exam have found employment on Wall Street and the Royal Bank of Canada.
Now you have two ways to enroll in the BS in Financial Economics. You can enroll in face-to-face (Classroom courses) or you can attend 100% online. Go here for more information on how to enroll in the 100% online degree.
- 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.