Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s in Financial Economics Program Policy

Please see the Graduate College’s Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Program webpage and official Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Program Policy for information pertaining to all Accelerated Programs.

Admissions Requirements

Students interested in pursuing the Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s in Financial Economics program plan in Financial Economics must complete the following application requirements:  

1.      By the start of the student’s Accelerated status, they must have either:

o   75 credit hours earned and an overall BGSU GPA of at least 3.2[1], or

o   90 credit hours earned and an overall BGSU GPA of at least 3.0;

2.      They must be enrolled in at least one of the following bachelor’s degree programs:

o   BA in Economics

o   BS in Economics

o   BS in Business Administration

o   BA in Mathematics

o   BS in Mathematics

o   BS in Statistics

o   BA in Statistics

o   BA in Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law

3.      A completed Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Program Application;

4.      Official transcripts from all universities attended;

5.      At least one letter of recommendation from a full-time BGSU faculty member, preferably from graduate faculty within the student’s major or targeted graduate program.

Accelerated Bachelor’s to MA in Financial Economics Program Plan  

Students enrolled in the Accelerated Bachelor’s to MA in Financial Economics should follow the following course schedule for planning out graduate work that begins while still enrolled as an undergraduate student, followed by the courses taken when fully enrolled as a graduate student in the Financial Economics program.

Undergraduate Accelerated Status (limited to 9 credits maximum)

Courses that may be taken while an undergraduate student with Undergraduate Accelerated Status that will overlap between the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees (choose three):

  • ECON 5010: Mathematical Economics (Elective, 3 credits)
  • ECON 5020: Econometrics (Required, 3 credits)
  • ECON 5800: Seminar in Economics, Topic: Game Theory (Elective, 3 credits)
  • ECON 6100: Microeconomic Theory (Required, 3 credits)
  • ECON 6110: Macroeconomic Theory (Required, 3 credits)
  • MBA 5510: Investment Analysis and Management (Required, 3 credits)
  • MBA 5520: Financial Modeling (Required, 3 credits)

Graduate Accelerated Status

Courses to be taken once the bachelor’s degree has been completed and the student is fully enrolled as a graduate student in the Financial Economics master’s program:

  • Any courses not taken in the list above while in Undergraduate Accelerated Status

Requirements:

o   ECON 6070: Graduate Econometrics (3 credits)

o   ECON 6720: Central Banking and the Financial System (3 credits)

o   ECON 6890: Internship or ECON 6900: Directed Research (3 credits)

Electives: (6 credit hours are required from these electives)

o   ECON 6000: Behavior of Firm Global Environment (3 credits)

o   Related courses from other fields with approval of the graduate coordinator

Capstone Experience: (Choose ONE)

o   ECON 6890: Economic Internship (3 credits)

o   ECON 6900: Directed Research (3 credits)

[1] For the purposes of this policy, BGSU GPA is calculated based on BGSU credits only. However, credits transferred into BGSU may be counted as part of credit hours earned (not GPA).