The degree curriculum consists of a core as well as two options: Financial Economics and Global Economics.
The Financial Economics option provides students with essential analytical and technical skills in both economics and financial analyses desired by consulting firms, securities companies, and other related businesses in investment services such as investment banking, mutual funds, and insurance.
The Global Economics option equips students with current knowledge of the global economy, together with investigative and technical skills, for business economic analysis desired by consulting companies, government agencies, multinational business corporations, and international organizations.
Admission to the Program
In addition to University requirements for admission to graduate study with conditionally classified standing, applicants must have a 2.75 grade point average in the last 90 quarter units attempted, a minimum cumulative score of 900 on the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE General Test, and a minimum score of 2.5 on the analytical writing portion of the GRE general test.
For admission to classified graduate standing in Economics, applicants must meet the above admission requirements plus the following prerequisites: equivalent of the baccalaureate in Economics at Cal State L. A. or completion with a B (3.0) average of a set of prerequisite courses selected by a Department of Economics and Statistics adviser at Cal State L.A.; filing of a program, including electives, with the College of Business and Economics Advisement Center.
If qualifying courses are required, they must be designated in advance. They may include upper division and prerequisite courses.