Master of Financial Economics (MFE)

Dive deep into the world of finance and economics

The MFE curriculum includes courses in key areas of finance and supporting areas of economics and quantitative methods. This degree prepares students for a wide range of careers both inside and outside the financial industry.

Career Acceleration

Upon completion of the MFE program, students have excellent career opportunities in asset/wealth management, corporate finance, commercial banking, diversified financial services, investment banking, real estate, financial technology, and more. Recent graduates have landed jobs with industry leaders, such as:

  • Goldman Sachs
  • Zions Bank
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Intermountain Healthcare
  • Wells Fargo, and many more

Recent MFE students have also placed in outstanding Ph.D. programs, such as:

  • University of Utah
  • University of Arizona
  • Washington State University
  • Texas Tech
  • Florida State University
  • Ohio State University
  • Arizona State University
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Memphis
  • Penn State
  • University of Mississippi.

Professional Designations

The coursework in the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) specialization is designed to help you pass the CFA Level I Exam. The completion of the CFA program is considered one of the highest distinctions in the investment management profession. The department provides competitive scholarships to offset part of the cost of taking the exam.

The curriculum in the Personal Financial Planning (PFP) specialization is registered through the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) Board of Standards. The successful completion of the program qualifies you to sit for the CFP exam, which is the standard of excellence in financial planning.