College for Women | School of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences
Do you have a head for numbers and the drive for the world of business? As a St. Kate’s financial economics major, you will be prepared to take on a career in the financial sector or a graduate degree. A financial economics degree furnishes you with both solid theoretical foundation and practical business and finance knowledge.
Put Economics Theory into Practice
Financial economics is a flexible major and combines well with accounting, giving you the tools to expand your options in the corporate world or pursue a role as public accountant or actuary.
We teach economics through social justice. This means you won’t just study basic theories — together we challenge the assumptions of those theories, always exploring alternative solutions!
St. Kate’s robust collaborative undergraduate research program gives you opportunities to conduct research with faculty mentors and present your findings at local, regional, and national conferences, as well as discipline-specific symposiums.
Internships at organizations and corporations across the Twin Cities will give you practical experience and deeper knowledge, helping you build a network of support.
With a degree in financial economics, you'll be prepared for careers in the financial sector or corporate finance, including:
- investment and securities companies
- financial services companies
- insurance organizations
A major in financial economics will also position you for graduate and professional programs in economics, finance, or business administration, among others.