Due to COVID-19, BGSU is temporarily waiving the GRE and GMAT requirements for students applying to any of the University’s graduate certificates and master’s degree programs for summer 2020 and fall 2020.
Graduate application fees for new domestic and international applicants for the summer and fall semesters will also be waived.
Master of Arts
The Master of Financial Economics program combines experiential learning and academic rigor to develop advanced knowledge and skills in the financial, economic and banking sector. The program provides opportunities for internships and directed research projects before graduation, significantly increasing graduates’ competitiveness in the job market.
Graduates seek advanced career opportunities in these fields or pursue a doctorate in economics or finance.
To obtain a Master's of Arts degree in Financial Economics, students are required to complete 30 credit hours of coursework at the graduate level. Given that most courses are 3 credit hours, that means one needs to take minimum 10 courses. Please refer to the Bursar Department for current information on tuition and fees.
The program strongly recommends that applicants have a minimum 3.0 undergraduate grade point average (GPA) and at least one undergraduate course in each of the following disciplines: calculus, economics and statistics. Applicants are required to submit an official transcript from all colleges and universities attended.
Applicants are required to submit official scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) with a recommended quantitative reasoning score of at least 50th percentile (153). The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is also accepted. All applicants must submit three letters of recommendation.
International applicants are also required to submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
Stand Out in courses
- Small Class Sizes
- Late Afternoon & Evenings Options
- Financial Assistance
- Internship/Assistantship Opportunities
- Investment Analysis and Management
- Financial Modeling
- Graduate Econometrics
- Microeconomic Theory
- Macroeconomic Theory
- Central Banking and the Financial System
- Internship or Directed Research