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About the Financial Economics Program at TROY

A bachelor’s degree in Economics with a concentration in Financial Economics is designed for students with an interest in financial markets. Students will receive a strong educational foundation in economics with a particular emphasis on modern finance. Topics such as financial statement analysis, derivative securities, and international finance will complement the core theories of economics. Financial economics students will be well prepared for applications such as asset valuation, capital budgeting, long-term and short-term financing, and investment decisions.

John Robert Lewis Hall on Troy University's Campus.
“I fell in love with the Banking Industry after beginning my internship at Troy Bank & Trust. Finance was a great avenue to learn the basics about what banking deals with on a day-to-day basis.​”
Madeline Taylor | 2016 graduate,  B.S.B.A. Financial Economics | Consultant at Abrigo

Opportunities in Financial Economics

Students with a background in financial economics will find employment opportunities within both the private and public sectors. Entry-level positions in the private sector include corporate finance, brokerage firms, financial consulting firms and financial institutions such as banks, insurance companies and mutual funds. Graduates may also find employment within government regulatory agencies such as the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Federal Reserve System and state banking departments.

Students may also choose to pursue a graduate education. An undergraduate degree in Economics with a concentration in Financial Economics is an excellent foundation for graduate study in business, finance, law, public policy or economics.

Financial Economics Internships

Many students in the Financial Economics program complete internships while pursuing their degree. In the last few years, students have accepted internships both locally and in other areas of the country with companies like Northwestern Mutual, Gerhardi, Inc., River Bank & Trust, AAA Cooper, Regional Finance, Alliance Bernstein, Strategic Financial Partners, BNSF Logistics, and the Alabama Department of Finance. In many cases, students may earn course credit for their internship experience and count that towards fulfilling their program requirements.
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Financial Economics Curriculum

While specific courses may vary from year to year, coursework may include but is not limited to:
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Financial Economics Program Locations

For more information about program availability and delivery options, call 1-800-414-5756


Careers in Financial Economics

The financial services industry offers a wide range of career opportunities, such as financial analysts, investment banking, personal financial planning, loan officers, and more. The Financial Economics program at Troy University prepares students to enter this industry and achieve a successful, rewarding career.

Faculty Profiles

Dr. Courtney Baggett

Dr. Courtney Baggett

Dr. Baggett, a graduate of the Sorrell College of Business at Troy University, serves as the Department Chair of Economics, Finance, Risk Management and Insurance.

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