Courses & Curricular Programs

Courses

The DFE bolsters financial education at Duke by giving undergraduates more finance courses to choose from each academic year. The number of DFE-affiliated faculty also continues to expand.

Fall 2019

  • ECON 174 Financial Accounting (Skender; does not count as a finance elective)
  • ECON 255S Shakespeare & Financial Markets (Forlines)
  • ECON 256 Practical Financial Markets (Caccavale & Rasiel)
  • ECON 305 History of International Financial & Monetary Crises (Zanalda)
  • ECON 370 Global Capital Markets (Caccavale)
  • ECON 372 Intermediate Finance (Rasiel)
  • ECON 373 Corporate Finance (Fullenkamp)
  • ECON 377 Financial Derivatives & Financial Engineering (Leven)
  • ECON 379 Emerging Markets (Leven)
  • ECON 381S Inside Hedge Funds (Hughes)
  • ECON 477 Fixed Income Markets and Quantitative Methods (Kreicher)
  • ECON 671 Financial Markets & Investments (Bollerslev)
  • ECON 673 Mathematical Finance (Mela)

We are committed to collaborating with other departments, such as the Pratt School of Engineering, the Department of Mathematics, and the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience, to cross-list courses that are relevant to the study of finance.

Finance Minor and Concentration

For students interested in gaining significant exposure to finance but whose academic focus is in a different discipline, the Department of Economics offers a minor in finance. The minor provides a guided course of study that will make students interested in finance more competitive and prepared during the recruiting process. The finance concentration allows students majoring in economics to be better prepared to compete with students from both liberal arts and undergraduate business programs in securing employment.

For more information about the requirements for the finance minor and concentration, visit our undergraduate program's Majors & Minors page.

Study Away

The Duke Financial Economics Center (DFE) and Duke's Global Education Office for Undergraduates (GEO) offer three study-away programs, Duke in New York: Financial Markets & Institutions, Duke in London: Finance, and Duke in Chicago: Finance. Through these programs, students take courses with Duke faculty and connect with the extensive alumni and parent network in New York, London, and Chicago.

 GEO is the initial point of contact for all students wishing to study away.

Duke in New York: Financial Markets and Institutions

This is a liberal arts-based, one-semester program in New York City for Duke undergraduates interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the financial services industry. The most up-to-date information is on the GEO's Duke in New York program page. Watch the video made by a program alum.

Duke in London: Finance

This is a six-week, two-course program in London, England for Duke students interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the financial services industry and global financial markets. London is an ideal setting in which to study these topics, given the city’s role as a center for financial transactions throughout Europe, as well as links to the United States, Asia, and emerging markets. The location likewise offers students a variety of opportunities to interact with Duke alumni living and working in London. Learn more on GEO's Duke in London program page.

Duke in Chicago: Finance

This is a four-week, one-course summer session 1 program. Open to rising sophomores and juniors, the program taps into the alumni network in the Chicago area, bringing finance professionals with a Duke background into the classroom to share their expertise via guest lectures. Additionally, students enjoy outings to firms, exchanges, and historical and cultural sites. Visit GEO's Duke in Chicago program page for more information. Watch the video made by a program alum.

View the 2018 DFE Study-away Update.