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Financial Economics

Are you good at math and interested in a career in 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 gives you a solid theoretical foundation and practical business and finance knowledge.

Financial economics is a flexible major and combines well with accounting if you’re interested in expanding your options in the corporate world or plan to become a certified public accountant or actuary.

what can I do with a degree in Financial Economics?

With a degree in financial economics, you'll be prepared for careers in the financial sector or corporate finance, including:

  • Investment and securities companies
  • Banks
  • 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.

what will I study?

In the financial economics major, you’ll explore financial systems as you develop your analytical skills.

  • In classes such as "Financial Markets and Institutions," you’ll learn the nature, evolution and functions of money.
  • In "Global Financial Issues," you’ll discuss international finance, foreign exchange markets and risk management.
  • Seminar classes cover topics such as "International Business and Economics" and include guest lecturers who will share their experience and knowledge with you.

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 and help you build a network of support.

Did you know?

  • Financial Economics is offered as a major, minor, and second degree.

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why St. Kate's?

At St. Catherine University, you will grow as a leader who engages with intention, acts with justice and serves with compassion. You will build personal relationships with faculty and students alike, while you become immersed in active and collaborative methods of learning to achieve your goals.

Major Course Requirements

Major Course Requirements

Explore the required, supporting, and recommended courses.

Core Curriculum

Core Curriculum

The path to a baccalaureate degree at St. Kate’s begins with a core curriculum that emphasizes intellectual inquiry and social teaching; challenging students to transformational leadership.



Our faculty members have lived and studied at universities around the world, including India and Iran. The economics department is one of the most diverse at St. Kate's. Their unique experiences will deepen your understanding of multicultural business etiquette and expand your perspective. Most of all, they’re passionate, caring teachers.

The St. Kate's Experience

The St. Kate's Experience

This unique program brings together resources, activities and personal support to help you achieve your goals.