Courses & Curricular Programs


Fall 2020

  • ECON 174 Financial Accounting (Skender; does not count as a finance elective)
  • ECON 255S Shakespeare & Financial Markets (Forlines: does not count as a finance elective)
  • ECON 256 Practical Financial Markets (Caccavale & Rasiel: does not count as a finance elective)
  • ECON 305 History of International Financial & Monetary Crises (Zanalda)
  • ECON 370 Global Capital Markets (Caccavale)
  • ECON 372/572/FINTECH 522  Asset Pricing & Risk Management (Kreicher: formerly titled Intermediate Finance; syllabus unchanged – only the name has changed)
  • ECON 373 Corporate Finance (Fullenkamp)
  • ECON 379 Emerging Markets (Leven)
  • ECON 381S Inside Hedge Funds (Hughes)
  • ECON 383 Foreign Exchange Markets (Leven)
  • ECON 471/671 Financial Markets and Investments (Bollerslev)
  • ECON 477/677 Fixed Income Markets and Quantitative Methods (Kreicher)
  • ECON 590-01 ESG Investing (Wedding)
  • ECON 673 Mathematical Finance (Petters/Mela)
  • FINTECH 534 Quantitative Financial Analysis for Technology-Driven Investment (Vestal: instructor permission required)
  • FINTECH 540-01 Machine Learning for FinTech (Lenz: instructor permisson required)
  • FINTECH 550-01 Emerging Trends for FinTech (Lenz: instructor permission required)

Spring 2020

  • ECON 174 Financial Accounting (Skender; does not count as a finance elective)
  • ECON 274 Advanced Financial and Managerial Accounting (Skender does not count as a finance elective)
  • ECON 333 Private Equity (Forlines)
  • ECON 368 Behavioral Finance (Forlines)
  • ECON 372 Intermediate Finance (Kreicher)
  • ECON 373 Corporate Finance (Fullenkamp)
  • ECON 378 Financial Risk Management (Fullenkamp)
  • ECON 379 Emerging Markets (Zanalda)
  • ECON 381S Inside Hedge Funds (Hughes)
  • ECON 382 Asset Management (Jones)
  • ECON 472S Goodner Equity Research (Rasiel)
  • ECON 581 Investment Strategies (Tower)
  • FINTECH 590-01 Blockchain (Lenz)
  • FINTECH 590-02 Fintech Business Models (Balnaves)
  • FINTECH 590-03 Financial Institutions (Lenz, Rasiel)
  • ECON 591-01: Private Equity Buyouts (Thomason)
  • ECON 672 Financial Derivatives (Mela)
  • ECON 823 Forecasting Financial Markets (Patton)

We are committed to collaborating with other units, such as the Pratt School of Engineering, 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.

Master of Engineering in Financial Technology (FinTech)

The Master of Engineering in FinTech program is a partnership between the Pratt School of Engineering and DFE. People entering finance with an understanding of both the underlying technology and the landscape in which that technology is being applied are in huge and increasing demand. This program will prepare students with the technical skills, industry-specific business knowledge, and hands-on experience to deliver innovative technological solutions. The online program launches this summer, and the on-campus program is set to begin in fall 2020.

Study Away

View the 2019 DFE Study-away Update.

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.