Financial Economics

The MS in Econometrics and Quantitative Economics with a sub-plan of Financial Economics is a STEM-eligible degree designed specifically for students who wish to pursue careers in the banking and monetary systems.

Degree Requirements

To earn the MS in Econometric and Quantitative Economics with financial focus degree, students must complete 36 credit hours and pass the Comprehensive Exams. The degree has been designed to be completed within three semesters.

The 36 credit hours consist of 12 courses (3 credits each). The following 9 courses are required:

  • ECO 505 Microeconomic Theory
  • ECO 507 Macroeconomic Theory
  • ECO 515 Math for Economists
  • ECO 526 Financial Economics I
  • ECO 528 Empirical Methods in Financial Economics or ECO 529 Economics of Asset Valuation or ECO 592 Economics of Risk Management
  • ECO 561 Economics of Fluctuation & Forecasting
  • ECO 567 Economics and Game Theory
  • ECO 580 Econometrics I
  • ECO 581 Econometrics II
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The additional three courses are made up of approved electives. Please contact an advisor to view sample course plans. 

Financial Economics Elective Course Options

  • ECO 504 Financial Analysis & Reporting
  • ECO 527 Financial Economics II
  • ECO 536 International Finance
  • ECO 570 Economics of Regulation
  • ECO 576 Topics in Microeconomics
  • ECO 582 Computational Econometrics or ECO 583 Econometric Applications
  • ECO 588 Practicum in Financial Economics I
  • ECO 589 Practicum in Financial Economics II
  • ECO 598 Independent Research

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Graduate Programs

Phone: (716) 645-8679

ecoma@buffalo.edu

Jameson Yu
Department of Economics
College of Arts and Sciences

453 Fronczak Hall

Phone: (716) 645-8671

Fax: (716) 645-2127

ecowwc@buffalo.edu

Director of Master's Program
Professor
Department of Economics
College of Arts and Sciences

453 Fronczak Hall

Phone: (716) 645-8671

Fax: (716) 645-2127

ecowwc@buffalo.edu