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Financial Economics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (ARWU) Orono, ME, United States
This program is designed to prepare students for employment in occupations where specific knowledge of financial economics will be useful. This approach incorporates the fundamentals of economic theory in the areas of macroeconomics and monetary economics along with the applied analytical tools of finance and econometrics.
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Overview

Available Concentrations
  • Renewable energy economics: The purpose of this concentration is the opportunity to focus on renewable energy options and the key role economics plays in making energy decisions. Students pursuing this concentration will take pertinent policy and science/engineering courses along with key economics courses
  • Agribusiness Administration: The purpose of this concentration is to obtain the skills necessary to manage an agricultural business. Students pursuing this concentration may pursue business courses in addition to their economics work
  • Individualized Concentration: This concentration is for advanced students who are interested in assembling a selection of courses to meet a topical focus not offered in other concentrations. For example, a student might concentrate in quantitative and statistical methods. Students taking the 4+1 program should select the individualized concentration unless other concentrations can be accommodated or preferred. This concentration must be approved by your adviser and the School of Economics director

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Students are strongly encouraged to apply by Dec 1 to guarantee priority consideration for merit scholarship awards and to have their application fee waived.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Issues and Opportunities in Economics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Issues and Opportunities in Economics II 
  • Issues and Opportunities in Economics III 
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • International Finance 
  • Money and Banking 
  • Applied Economic Data Analysis
  • Intermediate Microeconomic Theory with Calculus
  • Introduction to Economic Statistics and Econometrics
  • Principles of Financial Accounting
  • Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • Business Finance
  • Financial Institutions 
  • Valuation and Corporate Investment Decisions
  • Investment Strategy
  • Financial Derivatives

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • a completed application (either the Mobile Friendly App or the Common Application)
  • an official high school transcript
  • SAT or ACT scores (waived for transfers with more than 12 completed credits or applicants age 20 and older)
  • official college transcripts for all attempted college coursework
  • an essay
  • a school recommendation (first-year applicants only)
  • an application fee of $40

Tuition Fee

  • International

    953 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 953 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    953 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 953 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    293 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 293 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Orono

  • 1216 - 1890 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • International Presidential Scholarship
  • International Flagship Scholarship
  • International Dean’s Scholarship
  • Maine Global Partner Scholarship
  • IEI Bridge Scholarship
  • IEI Discovery Scholarship

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