The B.Econ. Honours Concentration in Financial Economics is normally completed during the last three of four years of full-time study and provides a rigorous and intensive grounding in financial economics. This concentration is recommended to individuals who plan to pursue a career in the financial sector, which requires a strong background in economics in addition to finance and accounting.

The concentration can be completed via one of three streams, which vary in terms of the relative proportions of constituent ECON and BUSI courses (Stream I being 6 : 2 and Stream III being 0 : 8).

Recommended Course Patterns

Stream I

Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Fall Winter Fall Winter Fall Winter
BUSI 1001 BUSI 1002 ECON 3050 ECON 4051
ECON 4052
1.5 credits from: ECON 3602 or ECON 4602, ECON 3607, ECON 4053, ECON 4056, ECON 4057, PSCI 4805
Concentration and (non-concentration) elective courses may be re-distributed to some extent across years. As a general rule, students should schedule concentration courses first and elective courses second for a given year.

Stream II

Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Fall Winter Fall Winter Fall Winter
BUSI 1001 BUSI 1002 BUSI 2504 * BUSI 2505 * BUSI 3500
BUSI 3502
BUSI 3512
1.5 credits from: ECON 3602 or ECON 4602, ECON 3607, ECON 4053, ECON 4056, ECON 4057, PSCI 4805
Concentration and (non-concentration) elective courses may be re-distributed to some extent across years. As a general rule, students should schedule concentration courses first and elective courses second for a given year.

Stream III

Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Fall Winter Fall Winter Fall Winter
BUSI 1001 BUSI 1002 BUSI 2504 BUSI 2505 BUSI 3500 BUSI 4500 or BUSI 4502
BUSI 3502
BUSI 3512
Concentration and (non-concentration) elective courses may be re-distributed to some extent across years. As a general rule, students should schedule concentration courses first and elective courses second for a given year.

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*  BUSI 2504 and BUSI 2505 are not counted as part of the concentration unless either BUSI 4500 or BUSI 4502 is included. As prerequisites for BUSI 3500, BUSI 3502, and BUSI 3512, however, BUSI 2504 and BUSI 2505 must be taken by students pursuing Stream II and will be counted among their non-Major electives not in Economics or free electives.

  Instead of BUSI 1001, students may use BUSI 1004.

  Instead of BUSI 1002, students may use BUSI 1005.

*Please note registration in BUSI 1004 and BUSI 1005 is restricted to students in the Sprott School of Business