The major of Financial Economics is designed to prepare graduates for employment in a wide variety of careers in both the public and private sectors. Most graduates will find employment in banking and financial services as brokers, financial planners and analysts. Additionally, this degree is excellent preparation for students desirous of going on to graduate studies in finance or applied economics. Students develop an understanding of financial markets and institutions, fiscal and monetary policy objectives, and how to apply microeconomic and macroeconomics theory to financial decision-making.