Financial Economics

Degree: B.A.

A degree in Financial Economics from Millersville University will allow you to master all aspects of economics and finance to prepare for a rewarding career in this field or pursue graduate school.

Why Study This Program?

A degree in Financial Economics provides students with a mixture of economics and business finance. The option is ideal for students who have taken business classes and for majors seeking employment in financial markets, banking, insurance, investments and corporate finance. 

All economics courses are taught at Millersville University’s state-of-the art, multimedia-equipped classrooms. In addition, the department also has its own computer lab, equipped with advanced statistical software subscriptions to a wide range of national and international databases and its own seminar room that is open for student use and features a variety of reference materials for economics courses, as well as several mass-media and research publications.

What Will You Learn?

Millersville economics students receive personalized instruction in the classroom, individualized counsel outside of class, opportunities for hands-on experience, and counsel in career pursuits. Students take an array of courses including macroeconomics, microeconomics, statistics, calculus, history of economic thought, financial and managerial accounting and finance. In addition to traditional classwork, students have the opportunity to complete two different types of student research within this field - an honors thesis or an original project through the capstone course. 

The economics department also encourages all economics majors to include a co-op/internship experience so they gain valuable real-world experience in the field. Past students have interned for a variety of companies including Armstrong World Industries, British Petroleum, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Cardno ENTRIX, Franklin & Marshall Local Economy Center, Illuminas, Intel Corporation, Lockheed Martin, Merrill Lynch, Monsanto, Morgan Stanley, Social Security Administration and the United States Department of Agriculture.