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Financial Economics, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

This program is designed to provide students with a background in applied economics and financial markets. The course-work covers micro and macro theory, econometrics, financial markets, management of financial capital and analysis of valuation of stocks. Graduates of the program will be prepared to work in banking, insurance, and financial advising.

For the M.A. in Financial Economics, you must complete 33 semester hours of graduate credit with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Depending on the student's background, ECON 6904 (Quantitative Methods for Economics) may be waived, which reduces the total number of semester hours required to 30. The decision to waive ECON 6904 is made by the department's Graduate Coordinator.

Students can choose between writing a thesis and or taking a research seminar. Students who write a thesis must take one elective, students taking the research seminar must take two electives.

Accreditation

Youngstown State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Quantitative Methods for Economics
  • Microeconomic Theory
  • The Economics of Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Econometrics
  • Finance for Decision Making
  • Corporate Financial Management
  • Securities Analysis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.7

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.7 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from a college or university certified by a regional accrediting agency (e.g., North Central Association of Colleges and Schools) 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 (some programs require higher GPAs).
  • Satisfactory preparation for the graduate program in which the student wishes to enroll as specified by the department of the major.
  • 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12114 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6057 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    12114 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6057 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Youngstown

  • 787 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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