Program Information

The Department of Economics proudly offers programs that advance students through the theory and applications of Economics. A Master of Science in Economics (MS) is offered at FAU, with three concentrations to choose from.

The General Economics Concentration is designed to provide tools for in-depth analysis of economics in the general setting of economics.

The Financial Economics Concentration aims to blend the core of economics with the essence of finance to enable students to take full advantage of the integration of the two disciplines.

The International Economics Concentration gears the economics program to an international dimension of business in an environment of globalization.

For a detailed description of each of these concentrations see the College of Business section in the FAU Graduate Catalog.

Students must complete a minimum of 30 credits to earn the M.S. degree. The M.S. in Economics has two options: (i) a thesis option requiring 30 credit hours, with a minimum of 24 credit hours of graduate course work and completion of the 6 credit thesis, and (ii) a non-thesis option requiring 30 credit hours of graduate course work. Note: Students must maintain a 3.00 cumulative GPA throughout their attendance in the M.S. Economics Program.

Students scoring slightly below minimum admission requirements are recommended to submit supplemental information. Supplemental applications, letters of recommendation, and/or portfolios should be submitted directly to the Graduate Program Office. Applicants are becoming increasingly more dynamic and competitive, and the Department of Economics strongly encourages applicants to schedule an interview with the Program Advisor to demonstrate their promise within the program.

Core of Economics Courses (12 credits)

Advanced Microeconomics

ECO 6115

3

Advanced Macroeconomics

ECO 3203

3

Advanced Mathematical Economics

ECO 6403(1)

3

Advanced Econometrics

ECO 6426(2)

9

  • (1) ECO 6405 can fulfill this requirement.
  • (2) ECO 4422 can fulfill this requirement.

The core classes are taken by all Economics students. Additional requirements for the General Economics program and two concentrations are as follows:

General Economics

Two Field Courses in Economics (6 credits)

Advanced Monetary Economics

ECO 6216

3

Advanced Game Theory and Applications

ECO 6409

3

Advanced Econometrics

ECO 6424

3

Advanced International Trade

ECO 6706

3

Advanced International Development

ECO 6709

3

Advanced International Monetary Economics

ECO 6716

3

International Economics Field Experience

ECO 6958

3

International Economics Concentration

Two Field Courses in Economics (6 credits)

Advanced International Trade

ECO 6706

3

Advanced International Development

ECO 6709

3

Advanced International Monetary Economics

ECO 6716

3

International Economics Field Experience

ECO 6958

3

Two Graduate Courses in Business (6 credits)

Multinational Finance

FIN 6605

3

International Business Operations

MAN 6614

3

Global Business Strategy

MAN 6721

3

Emerging Market Economies

MAN 6728

3

Global Environment of Management

MAN 6937

3

Financial Economics Concentration

Two Field Courses in Economics (6 credits)

Advanced Monetary Economics

ECO 6216

3

Advanced International Monetary Economics

ECO 6716

3

International Economics Field Experience

ECO 6958

3

Two Graduate Courses in Finance (6 credits)

Financial Management

FIN 6406*

3

* This course or its equivalent must be completed before any other finance course and cannot be counted for graduate credit. Students with prior training in finance may choose two courses from the following:

Seminar in Financial Markets

FIN 6246

3

Financial Management: Investment Decisions and Policy

FIN 6436

3

Investment Management

FIN 6515

3

Financial Risk Management and Derivatives

FIN 6537

3

Multinational Finance

FIN 6605

3

Theory of Financial Management

FIN 6804

3

Advanced Financial Management

FIN 6806

3

Contact Us

Contact Dr. Eric Chiang of the Master of Science in Economics

Department of Economics
Dr. Eric Chiang, Assosciate Professor
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431
email: chiang@fau.edu
p: (561) 297-2947
office: KH (25) 108

Academic advisor and student and contact information for Academic Advising

Graduate Advising

It is recommended that you contact your academic advisor directly to make an appointment.
cobgradadvising@fau.edu p: (561) 297-2545 office: (FW) 101

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