Combined major offered by the department of Economics and the department of Finance and Marketing, College of Business and Economics
The study of Financial Economics will provide a combination of economic analysis and tools from accounting and finance that can be used to guide financial decisions. The Economics Department and the Department of Finance and Marketing jointly offer this major and strive to provide a program which gives students rigorous training in theory and applications of accounting, economics, and finance.
Learning Competency Goals
- Demonstrate knowledge of financial concepts
- Demonstrate knowledge of economic concepts
- Demonstrate knowledge of accounting concepts
- Analyze economic data using quantitative techniques
- Produce quality business documents
Why Consider a Financial Economics Major?
This major is designed for students interested in both economics and finance, and is aimed particularly at those who wish to pursue careers in corporate finance, financial analysis, insurance and real estate, and/or government agencies where special emphasis is placed on financial economic knowledge.
CBE Admissions & Scholarships
Parks Hall 419
Economics Department Chair
Parks Hall 315A
Economic Major Information:
Academic Department Manager
Parks Hall 315
Finance & Marketing Department Chair
Edwin A. Love
Parks Hall 429
Finance Major Information:
Academic Department Manager
Parks Hall 415
Actuary | Financial Planner/Analyst | Government | Investment Banker | Budget Analyst | Banking Securities | Financial Economist | Business Forecaster
How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):
Students planning to major in Economics should declare their major as early as possible, preferably their first year at Western. Completion of the CBE foundation courses is not required to declare this combined major in economics.
Admissions: Programs in the College of Business and Economics (CBE) are selective and based upon prior academic performance and other evidence of high promise. For admission to CBE as a full Economics major, a student must have completed the following requirements:
- Confirmed admission to Western Washington University
- Achieved a 2.5 cumulative college GPA (including transfer work)
Complete the online application form at: cbe.wwu.edu/apply-cbe.
Advising tips: 1) Complete MATH 157 and DSCI 205 requirements early; 2) For information regarding the MIS 220 Equivalency Exam see the Department of Decision Sciences website for test-out information: cbe.wwu.edu/mis-220-test-out; 3) Meet with your faculty advisor (assigned following admission to the major).
A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.