Dr. Timothy Gronberg, Department Head :: 3035 Allen, College Station, TX 77843 :: (979) 845-7351 :: (979) 847-8757 fax
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Master of Science in Economics with a concentration in Financial Economics or Econometrics

This newly restructured program has two concentrations: financial economics and financial econometrics. The table below contains the curriculum for the class entering in Fall, 2014.

TAMU Master of Science in Financial Economics or Econometrics 2014-2015 M.S. ECON Curriculum
Economics Track Econometrics Track
Semester Core Courses Core Courses
Fall IECON 607 - Foundations of Microeconomic TheoryECON 607 - Foundations of Microeconomic Theory
Fall IECMT 674 - Economic ForecastingECMT 674 - Economic Forecasting
Fall IFINC 629 - Financial ManagementFINC 629 - Financial Management
Fall IFINC 632 - InvestmentsFINC 632 - Investments
Spring IECON 689 - Economic AnalyticsECON 689 - Economic Analytics
Spring IECMT 680 – Financial Econometrics
Spring IECON 617 - Strategies of Multinational Corporations
Fall IIECON 618 – Behavioral Economics of Financial MarketsECON 618 – Behavioral Econarkets
Fall II ECMT 670 – Econometric Analysis of Financial Data
Fall IIECON 612 – Money, Banking, and Financial Markets
Fall IIECON 675 - Capstone in Financial Economics and EconometricsECON 675 - Capstone in Financial Economics and Econometrics
Total Core Credit Hours - 27Total Core Credit Hours - 27
Semester Elective Courses Elective Courses
Spring IECON 611 - Foundations of Macroeconomic TheoryECON 611 - Foundations of Macroeconomic Theory
Spring IECMT 680 – Financial Econometrics
Spring IECON 614 – The Economics of MicrofinanceECON 614 – The Economics of Microfinance
Spring IECON 617 - Strategies of Multinational Corporations
Summer IECON 684 – Internship (1-6 Credit Hours)ECON 684 – Internship (1-6 Credit Hours)
Fall IIECMT 670 – Econometric Analysis of Financial Data
Fall IIECON 612 – Money, Banking, and Financial Markets
Fall IIECON 633 - Energy Markets, Finance, and PolicyECON 633 - Energy Markets, Finance, and Policy
ECON 680 - Financial EconomicsECON 680 - Financial Economics
ECON 668 - Financial Decision Making under RiskECON 668 - Financial Decision Making under Risk
ECMT 679 – Econometrics V - Advanced Financial Time SeriesECMT 679 – Econometrics V - Advanced Financial Time Series
Total Elective Credit Hours - 9Total Elective Credit Hours - 9

TUITION AND HOUSING COSTS

Texas A&M University is consistently ranked one of the Best Value Colleges in the country. Academic year 2014-15 tuition and fees for the 12 fall-semester credit hours are $6,206 for residents and $12,854 for non-residents and international students, and $5,283 and $10,269 respectively for the 9 spring-semester credit hours . This includes the $2,000 M.S. in Economics program fee payable in both semesters. Fall and spring living expenses are estimated to be $11,000 to $12,000 total. The summer semester following the first year is open so that students can get an internship, return to their home country if they are international, or take other courses in the university.

Completing the masters program requires a total of 36-semester credit hours complete in either three or four semesters. Note that tuition and fees may change for the academic year in which you actually enroll. Please refer to http://sbs.tamu.edu for detailed and up-to-date information on tuition and fees.

Bryan/College Station consistently ranks as one of the least expensive cities in the United States in which to live, and several nationwide rankings have listed Bryan/College Station among the best places to live in America. For example, the average 820 square feet apartment rents for an average of $690 per month, $110 less than the average for the State of Texas. The community offers many affordable and pleasant living, dining, and entertainment options and the University offers excellent recreational facilities plus athletic and performing arts events.