Master of Arts in Financial Economics

The Master of Arts in Financial Economics focuses on the study of economics and financial principles related to U.S. and international financial systems.Earning your Master of Arts in Financial Economics provides deep knowledge of history, institutions andworld economy. The program addresses moral and ethical issues related to the field of finance.

Financial Economics defines the management structure of a business, explores industry-specific trends, and breaks down the fundamentals of risk and return evaluation for investors. Earning your M.A. in Financial Economics from Detroit Mercy teaches you investment strategies while measuring prices, interest rates, money flows and the financial markets and the globalization process. This program compares financial instruments relevant in today's faced-paced world.

The program includes some data analytics courses (electives) that students can use for advancement in the job market. A Master of Arts in Financial Economics gives students adaptability to the labor market, and adds an additional layer of analytical skills beyond a typical business-oriented finance degree.

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Program Benefits

  • Begin the program in fall, winter or summer.
  • For full time students, the program can be completed in one year.
  • The program is offered completely online or at Detroit Mercy's McNichols Campus, with the online program being offered at a substantial savings.
  • Small class sizes allow professors and students to interact for effective teaching and learning.
  • No GRE/GMAT required.

Career Pathways

Earning your Master of Arts in Financial Economics provides deep knowledge of monetary and fiscal policy, markets, and world economy. Individuals with graduate degrees in financial economics can be found in business, finance and government as managers, financial analysts, financial advisors and policy advisors.

While you are a student completing courses relevant to the world of finances, you will also have opportunities to work with expert financiers as instructors and research leads. Our faculty have areas of expertise in labor economics, health economics, network economics, banking, investment banking, international economics and political economy.

Course Tuition & Fees*

Students taking courses online realize a substantial cost savings. Please click here for the fee and tuition schedule for online programs.

*Note: Online only students are not eligible to take classes at the McNichols Campus. Students who elect their course of study at the McNichols campus are not eligible to take classes online at the discounted rate.

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