Financial Economics - Specialist (Science)

This program is intended for students planning careers in finance. It prepares students for jobs in banks, investment services, insurance companies, and finance departments of corporations and government agencies. This program will also prepare students for graduate studies in Economics or Financial Economics. Many courses in the program have a technical or analytical focus. This program has a stronger focus on courses related to Financial Economics than the Economics Specialist program (ERSPE1478).

Limited Enrolment — Enrolment in this program is limited to students with:

There will be a limited number of spaces available to students with 8.0 credits (including the prerequisites listed above) and a CGPA of 3.30 or with the approval of the Chair or Associate Chair of the Economics Department.

Students enrolled in this program cannot be simultaneously enrolled in the Economics Specialist (ERSPE1478), Economics Specialist-BCOM(ERSPE0137), Economics Major (ERMAJ1478), Economics Minor (ERMIN1478), or Commerce: Finance Specialist (ERSPE2034) program.

13.0 credits, including at least 1.0 credit at the 400 level.

First Year:

  1. ECO100Y5 or ( ECO101H5 and ECO102H5)
  2. One of the following:
    1. MAT133Y5 and MAT233H5; or
    2. MAT135H5 and MAT136H5 and MAT223H5

Note: ( MAT135H5 and MAT136H5) can be replaced by ( MAT132H5 and MAT134H5) or MAT137Y5 or ( MAT137H5 and MAT139H5) or MAT157Y1

Higher Years:

  1. ECO206Y5
  2. ECO208Y5
  3. ECO227Y5 or ( STA256H5 and STA260H5)
  4. ECO325H5 and ECO326H5
  5. ECO375H5
  6. ECO358H5 and ECO359H5
  7. 5.0 credits of ECO at the 300/400-level of which at least 1.5 credits must be chosen from ECO348H5, ECO349H5, ECO356H1, ECO434H5, ECO440H5, ECO456H5, ECO460H5, ECO461H5, ECO462H1, ECO463H5, ECO475H5. Not more than 1.0 credit in Economic History.