Financial Economics

The Master of Arts in Financial Economics degree provides advanced training in economics and finance to students interested in careers involving quantitative analysis in various areas of finance. Graduate students acquire the skills for employment in the financial services sector in positions requiring advanced analytical skills and in-depth familiarity with the structure and functioning of financial markets and institutions.

Core courses:

  • ECO 511 Macroeconomic Theory
  • ECO 514 Microeconomic Theory
  • ECO 530 Econometrics
  • ECO 531 Econometrics Models and Applications
  • ECO 524 Advanced International Finance
  • BUA 651 Financial Management

Additional Graduate Economics Courses:

  • Two additional graduate-level ECO elective courses (6 credits); and
  • Two of three graduate business courses:
    • BUA 652 Management of Financial Institutions
    • BUA 653 Investment Management
    • BUA 654 Futures and Options Markets

Degrees offered: MA

Program Format: On Campus

Application deadline: January 15 preferred date for assistantship consideration, rolling if space is available (Fall) / November 15 (Spring)

Test Required: None

Contact: Sharon Klein

Contact Email:

Program Website: Financial Economics

Accelerated Program Information for UMaine Undergraduates

Major Pathways: Economics Majors, Financial Economics Majors

Accelerated Program Deadline:

End of sophomore year or beginning of junior year