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Study financial economics abroad

An in-depth guide to studying financial economics as an international student.

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Financial economics degrees abroad

Financial economics is a fast-paced discipline that examines the theories and strategies behind the use of financial resources. Programs equip students with the knowledge, analytical skills, and decision-making capabilities needed to excel in an array of finance-related careers.

As a financial economics student, you’ll develop a thorough understanding of economic concepts, theories, and models. You’ll sharpen your skills in mathematics and statistics, before applying them to your analysis of financial markets. You’ll learn how to balance risk and reward and build the professional skills necessary for working closely with clients.

Studying abroad is a priceless opportunity to see how financial systems and performances differ from country to country. You’ll gain a global perspective of the field that’s crucial for success in today’s age of international trade and business.

Financial economics program structure

Bachelor’s degrees in financial economics can be studied over three years, or four years if you participate in an additional industry placement. Placements are a fantastic way to sample different roles and build professional contacts.

As the world’s largest economy, the US is an in-demand study abroad location for financial economics students. US undergraduate degrees last at least four years, but you’ll only declare a major in financial economics at the end of your second year.

If you’re still hungry to learn more, postgraduate programs in financial economics are available. Master’s degrees usually require one year of full-time study, or two years if you study part-time. Research-based PhDs can take anywhere between three and seven years to finish.

Your timetable will likely consist of lectures, seminars, laboratory sessions, and tutorials. Assessment methods will vary according to the specific module, but exams, essays, in-class tests, presentations, and group projects are common.

Every university will offer a different selection of elective modules as part of their financial economics program. However, most will still introduce students to the following core topics:

  • Introduction to microeconomics
  • Introduction to macroeconomics
  • Introduction to econometrics
  • Data analysis
  • Mathematics for financial economics
  • Statistics for financial economics
  • Understanding global financial markets
  • Money and banking

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Financial economics study abroad programs

Financial economics undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in financial economics

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    Financial Economics with Spanish - BA University of Dundee, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    16,450 GBP
    Start date
    September
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    Financial Economics - BA Western Washington University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    24,690 USD
    Start date
    January, September
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    Politics, Philosophy & Economics: Financial Economics - BA Seattle Pacific University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    44,604 USD
    Start date
    January, March, September
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    Financial Economics - BA Millersville University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    21,560 USD
    Start date
    January, September
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Financial economics graduate programs

Master's in financial economics

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    Financial Economics - MSc Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Netherlands

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    15,000 EUR
    Start date
    September
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    Financial Economics with French - MA (Hons) University of Dundee, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    16,450 GBP
    Start date
    September
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    Financial Economics - MAFE American University of Beirut, Lebanon

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    27,900 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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Future financial economics careers

Your numerical, analytical, and theoretical expertise will make you a stand-out candidate for countless exciting roles.

Employers across finance, banking, insurance, and education will be eager to snap up your skills and invest in your potential. Here are some of the most popular career destinations amongst financial economics graduates:

  • Financial risk analyst
  • Economist
  • Financial trader
  • Investment banker
  • Accountant
  • Actuary
  • Stockbroker
  • Statistician

It’s clear you won’t be short of potential career prospects, but deciding on the right path for you can be difficult. Most institutions have a careers office that provides free and professional advice. They can help with work experience, resumes, interview techniques, and so much more.