Financial Economics Institute

Course Requirements for the Financial Economics Sequence

Prerequisite Courses (All courses must be completed)

Math 31 CM: Calculus II
Econ 86 CM: Accounting for Decision Making
Econ 101 CM: Intermediate Microeconomics
Econ 125 CM: Econometrics
These courses may be used to meet other major or general education requirements.

Financial Economics Core Courses

Econ 134 CM: Corporate Finance (required)

Choose one of the following:
Econ 134B CM: Advanced Corporate Finance
Econ 136 CM: Derivatives
Econ 137 CM: Special Topics in Corporate Finance
Econ 139 CM: Topics in Investments and Valuation

Elective Courses (choose any three)

Any of the following three courses will satisfy the elective requirement (if not used to satisfy the core requirement):

Econ 129 CM: Game Theory*
Econ 134B CM: Advanced Corporate Finance**
Econ 135 CM: Money and Banking
Econ 136 CM: Derivatives
Econ 137 CM: Special Topics in Corporate Finance**
Econ 138 CM: Current Issues in Money and Finance
Econ 139 CM: Topics in Investments and Valuation**
Econ 145 CM: International Money and Finance
Econ 150 CM: Asset and Income Measurement (Intermediate Accounting I)
Econ 154 CM: Financial Statement Analysis
Econ 164 CM: Economics of Strategy
Econ 165 CM: Industrial Organization

Math 109 CM: Introduction to the Mathematics of Finance
Math 156 CM: Stochastic Processes and Modeling
Math 182 CM: Partial Differential Equations
Math 188 CM: Mathematics of Game Theory*

Drucker School of Management (CGU):
Mgt 339: Financial Derivatives
Mgt 373: Financial Strategy & Policy
Mgt 402: Asset Management Practicum
Mgt 475: Fixed Income

Research Project Requirement

Students must complete a major research project in the area of financial economics. The project may be the student's senior thesis, which is also a general education requirement. Students who use the senior thesis for this requirement must register for the research seminar course (Econ 180 CM), and will be asked to present and defend their research at the end of the semester in which they complete their research work. The Institute provides faculty advising and databases support related to the research project.

*Students may take either Econ 129 CM or Math 188 CM, but not both, to satisfy the elective requirement

**These courses may only be used for the elective requirement if they are not used  to satisfy the core requirement.

Financial Economics Institute
Claremont McKenna College
Bauer Center
500 E. Ninth Street
Claremont, CA 91711-6400