- Offered as:
- Specialization track in Economic Sciences
Financial markets—a specialization area in the economic sciences major—provides students with solid, analytical training in the substantial overlap between economics and finance.
Economists can help investors understand the impact of national policy and other events on business conditions. A solid foundation in economics also gives investors the tools to predict macroeconomic conditions and to understand the implications of predictions on companies, stocks, markets, etc. The option requires coursework that focuses on the analysis of financial markets.
- Signature courses
The specialization in financial markets involves courses such as these:
Introduction to Financial Management
Money and Banking
Monetary Theory and Policy
Risk and Insurance
See the WSU Catalog for degree requirements and talk with your academic advisor about planning and scheduling your courses. All students must meet requirements as outlined in the catalog in order to graduate.
- Scholarships and financial aid
For economics students
The School of Economic Sciences offers scholarships for economics majors. Students may also be eligible for other University scholarships or financial aid.
For all students
A variety of state, federal, and university-sponsored programs are available to help students with educational costs. Washington State University awards millions of dollars in financial aid and scholarships to students every year based on financial need, academic merit, or a combination of the two.
Students should complete the Washington State University general scholarship application and the FAFSA to ensure their eligibility for the widest range of scholarships and need-based financial aid.
For information or to apply for financial aid and scholarships from WSU, see the Scholarships and Finances section of the WSU website.