The Financial and Business Economics program combines a rigorous quantitative and analytical approach with practical application designed for students who are particularly interested in pursuing careers in the financial sector and/or graduate education in financial economics. The program is highly structured and provides a broad understanding of the economic framework upon which financial theory is based. Through a blend of economic theory and applied tools of modern finance, you will develop a solid knowledge of the microeconomic principles underlying financial markets and instruments, the macroeconomic role of finance, and the quantitative tools commonly used for analyzing financial markets. You will be able to pursue a degree in financial and business economics at the Specialized Honours BA level.
Prior to entering the Financial and Business Economics program, students are required to have completed 4U mathematics MHF4U (Advanced Functions) or an equivalent course.
Specialized Honours BA: 120 Credits
Residency requirement: a minimum of 30 course credits and at least half (50 per cent) of the course credits required in each undergraduate degree program major/minor must be taken at York University.
Graduation requirement: students must successfully complete (pass) at least 120 credits which meet the Faculty's degree and program requirements with a cumulative grade point average of at least 5.00.
General education: 24 credits of general education chosen from approved courses in humanities, modes of reasoning, natural science and social science, including a minimum of six credits in each of humanities, natural science and social science.
Major credits: 78 credits including the following 60 credits:
Note: many of the ADMS courses listed above have prerequisites and students are advised to consult the Undergraduate Calendar and/or unit in planning their course selections.
Upper-level credits: at least 36 credits at the 3000 or 4000 level, including at least 18 credits at the 4000 level.
Credits outside the major: at least 18 credits.
Subject to course exclusions, program requirements/restrictions and residency requirements, the following courses are acceptable substitutes for the purpose of meeting the economics program requirements.