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As an economics or finance major, you'll have the chance to work on research with professors in preparation for graduate school, or land a hands-on internship in one of the world's greatest financial centers: New York City. The reputation of this department continues to grow as teams of students succeed in nationwide contests, such as the College Fed Challenge, a rigorous academic competition judged by economists at the Federal Reserve.
With faculty support and a competitive course load in the dual degree program, you'll be well equipped to take the CFA exam, which is the certification needed to become a qualified investment or financial professional.
Meet our Students
An international student from Tokyo, economics and finance major Riko Mochizuki initially struggled with understanding dense material, but took advantage of learning experiences like the Investment Club and the College Fed Challenge to refine her skill set.
The Economics & Finance Department prepares students to work in the hands-on fields of business, government, nonprofits or economic research. The department offers three majors and two minors:
Dual degree in economics and finance: Because economics and finance are so closely intertwined, students are encouraged to pursue a dual degree. This program is officially recognized by the CFA Institute. This status is only given to schools whose degree programs cover at least 70% of the material that appears on the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam.
Minors in economics or finance are available to students enrolled in the School of Business.
If you choose to pursue a B.A. in economics through the School of Liberal Arts, you will take classes through this department.
Every year, several Manhattan College students participate in the College Fed Challenge, an unforgettable experience in economic analysis, monetary policy decision-making, public speaking and teamwork.