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Financial Economics

Youngstown State University (YSU)

12 months
18358 USD/year
18358 USD/year
12358 USD/year
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At Financial Economics from Youngstown State University (YSU) you learn how to apply economic theory to financial markets.


The Financial Economics from Youngstown State University (YSU) prepares you to make critical business decisions for organizations, exploring financial management on the corporate level and strengthening your skills in other areas of finance and accounting.

You'll analyze microeconomic and macroeconomic models and study how to manage financial capital and interpret stock valuations. The master's program also focuses on preparing you to advance your career in banking, insurance and financial advising with an internship component.

Graduates with Financial Economics from Youngstown State University (YSU) will be able to:

  • demonstrate how to measure, detrend, and analyze macroeconomic variables such as GDP and inflation.  
  • evaluate monetary and fiscal policy using various versions of the IS-LM model.
  • demonstrate the importance of expectations in current macroeconomic theory.
  • compare the basic theories and models of Neoclassical and New-Keynesian Economics.
  • solve for utility-maximizing and cost-minimizing outcomes using calculus.
  • mathematically model the behavior of firms in competitive markets and firms who are monopolies.
  • calculate the welfare losses due to a lack of competition.
  • use an econometric approach to model economic phenomenon, estimate the resulting model, and interpret the estimated regression coefficients.
  • demonstrate how to conduct a literature search of professional economic journals using EconLit.
  • demonstrate knowledge of the various financial markets, instruments, agents, functions, and intermediaries.
  • demonstrate knowledge of hedging versus speculating, primary and secondary markets for mortgage loans, and markets for future and options contracts.
  • demonstrate knowledge of the market interest rates swaps, and how to use financial instruments to hedge against interest risk.
  • demonstrate how to use financial models to aid managers in making value maximizing choices.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Quantitative Methods for Economics
  • Microeconomic Theory 
  • Health Policy   
  • Economic Analysis of Markets and Industries 
  • Macroeconomic Theory
  • The Economics of Financial Markets and Institutions    
  • Financial Economics  
  • Monetary Economics  
  • Public Finance 
  • State and Local Public Finance 
  • Transfer Programs and Poverty  
  • Antitrust and Market Structure
  • Econometrics
  • Applied Time Series Analysis and Forecasting
  •  International Finance  
  • International Trade and Development 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


30 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from a college or university certified by a regional accrediting agency approved by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Cumulative grade-point average in undergraduate work of at least 2.7 on a 4.0 scale 
  • A test of written/spoken English, which the University reserves the right to request, of any entering graduate student whose primary language is not English.
  • Degree-seeking students having an undergraduate GPA below 2.7 must present a satisfactory score on the general test of the Graduate Record Exam, the Miller Analogies Test, or graduate level subject-specific exam as specified by the department of the major.
  • Applicants must have completed at least one course in each of the following areas: principles of microeconomics, principles of macroeconomics, statistics, and calculus.

Tuition Fee

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    18358 USD/year
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    18358 USD/year
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  • In-State

    12358 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12358 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Youngstown

787 - 1299 USD /month
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