BS in Financial Economics

General

Program Description

The Department of Economics and Finance offers students at Medgar Evers College an educational foundation in the body of economic and financial theories and practices that are employed by businesses, governmental entities, and nonprofit institutions. The Department also prepares students for careers at business and public organizations in economic analyses; financial management; and for positions in the private or public sector; for work and study leading to professional certification; and for graduate study.

The BS in Financial Economics

The BS in Financial Economics will equip students with the skills necessary to operate in the financial industry. They will be skilled in an understanding of modern financial theory and the tools they need to conduct theoretical and applied research. Our graduates will have a strong understanding of how financial instruments are priced in markets and how individuals and firms manage financial risk.

Skills Developed:

  • Modern financial theory and Practices, Theoretical and applied research
  • How financial instruments are priced in markets,
  • How individuals and firms manage financial risk

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities are available in the private sector as:

  • Bank Lending/Loan Officer, Real Estate Investment Analyst, Asset and Portfolio Manager, Credit Analyst
  • Equity Security Analyst, Fixed Income Analyst and Bond Trader, Career Opportunities are available in the Government sector as Bank Examiner, Budget Analyst, Compliance Officer, Economist, Financial Analyst,
  • Statistician-Economist, Research Analyst.

Academic Standards

Students in the Department of Economics and Finance are expected to pass all economics and finance courses with a grade of “C” or better. For graduation, a student must have an index of 2.0 in the major.

Advanced Standing

Students applying for advanced standing are required to meet the general advanced standing requirements of the College. Required and prerequisite courses taken elsewhere must be completed with a grade of “C” or better by transfer students and by Medgar Evers students who wish to receive credits toward their degree program.

Freshman Applicant 

Medgar Evers College offers a unique range of classes that allows students to learn, grow, and explore their interest within a cordial and supportive campus community of distinguished scholars. With more than 20 majors to choose from, students are prepared for careers in fields such as business, health, social services, and education. Medgar Evers College offers flexible day, evening, and weekend schedules that allow students to work at their own pace to complete their degree. Located conveniently in central Brooklyn, Medgar Evers College is easily accessible by public transportation and to cultural, recreational, and entertainment venues.

To apply as a freshman, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Show proof of high school completion. Official high school transcripts and diplomas, or official GED or TASC scores and certificates are accepted.
  • Minimum academic requirement – High School average of 65 or 2250 on the GED or 2500 on the TASC. SAT/ACT scores (to be considered for entry into a four-year degree program)
  • Provide proof of residency to qualify for in-state tuition.
  • Pay $65 application fee

Applicants applying to a Bachelor’s program must have at least a high school GPA of 80 or a TASC score 2500 or a GED score of 2250 and the following scores: 480 on SAT Critical Reading or Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and 500 on SAT math, or 20 on ACT English and 21 on ACT math.

For more information about the curriculum, please access the college catalog.

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Last updated Oct 2020

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Medgar Evers College has the distinction of being the youngest of the four-year senior colleges in The City University of New York. In the early 1960s, the Central Brooklyn community recognized the ne ... Read More

Medgar Evers College has the distinction of being the youngest of the four-year senior colleges in The City University of New York. In the early 1960s, the Central Brooklyn community recognized the need and expressed a desire for a local public college. Through various community organizations including, but not limited to, the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, the Central Brooklyn Coordinating Council, and the NAACP, and through their local elected officials, the residents of Central Brooklyn approached the Board of Higher Education of the City of New York with this request. Read less