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, including risk management, asset management, financial forecasting, trading, and financial and economic research.

Career Acceleration

Upon graduation, MFE students have excellent job opportunities. 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.

And recent MFE students have placed in PhD 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, and University of Mississippi.

Preparation for the CFA Exam

The MFE curriculum is designed to help students pass the first CFA exam (i.e., Level I exam) at the end of their second semester in the program. The department provides competitive scholarships to offset part of the cost of taking the exam.

Preparation for the CFP Exam 

The MFE curriculum is designed to help students pass the Certified Financial Planning (CFP) exam at the end of their second semester in the program. If a student wants to join the national Financial Planning Association (FPA) chapter as an “Aspiring Financial Planner,” the club is willing to pay half of the annual membership fee, which is $50. Benefits include, but are not limit to, $200 off CFP exam, subscription to the FPA journal, next gen magazine, Forbes magazine, and discounted fees to various professional conferences.