Master of Arts in Financial Economics

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Victoria Mantzopoulos, Ph.D.
armstrov@udmercy.edu
313-993-3254

Deep knowledge in Financial Economics

Financial Economics focuses on the study of economics and financial principles related to U.S. and international financial systems. Earning your Master of Arts in Financial Economics provides deep knowledge of history, institutions and world economy. The program addresses moral and ethical issues related to the field of finance.

Financial Economics defines the management structure of a business, explores industry-specific trends, and breaks down the fundamentals of risk and return evaluation for investors. Earning your M.A. in Financial Economics from Detroit Mercy teaches you investment strategies while measuring prices, interest rates, money flows and the financial markets. This program compares financial instruments relevant in today’s faced-paced world.

The program includes some data analytics courses (electives) that students can use for advancement in the job market. A Master of Arts in Financial Economics gives students adaptability to the labor market, and adds an additional layer of analytical skills beyond a typical business-oriented finance degree.

Financial Analysts with a master's degree generally earn $73K
Senior Financial Analysts generally earn 30k more per-year than those with just a bachelor's degree
Many advanced analyst positions and investment management positions require a master's degree

Program Benefits

  • Begin the program in fall, winter or summer.
  • For full time students, the program can be completed in one year.
  • The program is offered completely online or at Detroit Mercy’s McNichols Campus, with the online program being offered at a substantial savings.
  • Small class sizes allow professors and students to interact for effective teaching and learning.
  • No GRE/GMAT required.

Career Pathways

Earning your Master of Arts in Financial Economics provides deep knowledge of monetary and fiscal policy, markets, and world economy. Individuals with graduate degrees in financial economics can be found in business, finance and government as managers, financial analysts, financial advisors and policy advisors.

While you are a student completing courses relevant to the world of finances, you will also have opportunities to work with expert financiers as instructors and research leads. Our faculty have areas of expertise in labor economics, health economics, network economics, banking, investment banking, international economics and political economy.

University of Detroit Mercy Graduate Programs for Economics

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    Master of Arts in Financial Economics (McNichols Campus)

    Degree: Master of Arts in Financial Economics
    Credits: 30

    The Master of Arts in Financial Economics focuses on the study of economics and financial principles related to U.S. and international financial systems. The program also provides a deep knowledge of history, institutions and world economy. The program also addresses moral and ethical issues related to the field of finance.

    *Note: Students who elect their course of study at the McNichols campus are not eligible to take classes online or through Macomb University Center at the discounted rate. Online only students are not eligible to take classes at the McNichols Campus or Macomb University Center.

    Sample Course Rotation

    Sample Syllabi

    • ECN 5100 - Economic Analysis of Enterprises
    • ECN 5120 - Analysis of Economic Conditions
    • ECN 5150 - Quantitative Foundations for Data Analysis
    • ECN 5480 - Business Forecasting
    • ECN 5500 - Advanced Microeconomics Analysis I
    • ECN 5600 - Advanced Macroeconomic Analysis I
    • ECN 5660 - International Monetary Analysis
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    Master of Arts in Financial Economics (Online)

    Degree: Master of Arts in Financial Economics
    Credits: 30

    In just ONE academic year, you could earn a Master of Arts in Economics completely online from University of Detroit Mercy.

    The Master of Arts in Financial Economics focuses on the study of economics and financial principles related to U.S. and international financial systems. The program also provides a deep knowledge of history, institutions and world economy. The program also addresses moral and ethical issues related to the field of finance.

    Consider these features and benefits:

    • 30 credits/10 courses
    • No GRE/GMAT required
    • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission's North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
    • Structured lectures with discussion boards, weekly self-assessments and timed exams with the economics courses.
    • Taught by the full-time faculty who teach the on-campus economics and financial economics courses.
    • Substantial savings of almost 50% off with the online economics degree program over attending on-campus classes. Please click here for the fee and tuition schedule for online programs*.
    • Upon successful completion of the online econ program, your diploma will be from University of Detroit Mercy with no reference to an online economics degree.
    • You are welcome to join us for the commencement ceremony in Detroit, Michigan, and walk across the stage. 

    *Note: Students who elect their course of study at the McNichols campus are not eligible to take classes online at the discounted rate. Online only students are not eligible to take classes at the McNichols Campus.

    Sample Course Rotation

    Sample Syllabi

    • ECN 5100 - Economic Analysis of Enterprises
    • ECN 5120 - Analysis of Economic Conditions
    • ECN 5150 - Quantitative Foundations for Data Analysis
    • ECN 5480 - Business Forecasting
    • ECN 5500 - Advanced Microeconomics Analysis I
    • ECN 5600 - Advanced Macroeconomic Analysis I
    • ECN 5660 - International Monetary Analysis

Jacob Meyers

Jacob Meyers '21, Master of Arts in Financial Economics

"Throughout my career in banking, I’ve found that working in the financial industry is, while extremely rewarding, certainly not without its share of challenges. I consider myself so fortunate for having found a program of study that gave me the edge I needed to help me meet the challenges of the modern workplace head on in the Master of Arts in Financial Economics at University of Detroit Mercy. Through my studies in Detroit Mercy’s Financial Economics program, which boasts an exceptional faculty and a rich foundation in the liberal arts tradition, I’ve been able to take my career to new horizons by being hired on at JP Morgan Chase & Co. Thanks to the wonderful people at Detroit Mercy, I feel more than prepared for a long and fruitful career in the financial sector!"

Economics awards and recognitions For a complete list, please visit our national rankings page.

Admission to the Programs

Requirements for Acceptance into the Online Graduate Degree Economics Program*

  • An undergraduate degree in economics or business administration is preferred.
  • An overall grade point average of 3.0 or better.

*Please contact us if you are interested in these programs but do not meet the above requirements.

Contact
Victoria Mantzopoulos, Ph.D.
Associate Dean & Professor
College of Liberal Arts & Education

Email: armstrov@udmercy.edu

Faculty

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Bruce Brorby
Adjunct Professor of Economics
313-993-1097
brorbybm@udmercy.edu

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Ablaye Camara
Assistant Professor of Economics
313-993-1098
camaraab@udmercy.edu

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Michael DiGiovanni
Executive-in-Residence
Adjunct Professor of Economics
313-993-2005
digiovmc@udmercy.edu

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Yu Peng Lin
Associate Professor of Economics
313-993-1096
linyp1@udmercy.edu

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Christopher Rakovalis
Adjunct Professor of Economics
rakovacl@udmercy.edu

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Raphael Shen, S.J.
Professor of Economics
* Department Chair
313-993-1738
shenrs@udmercy.edu

Administrators

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Chi-Dar L. Lin
Vice President for Joint Programs and Initiatives
248-890-4356
udmusa@udmercy.edu

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Victoria Mantzopoulos
Associate Dean, Professor
Academic Coordinator for International Programs
Executive Director of China Programs
313-993-3254
armstrov@udmercy.edu


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