Courses & Curricular Programs


Fall 2023

All FinTech courses require permission numbers and not all are guaranteed to be available to undergraduates.

Spring 2023

  • 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 307A Understanding Financial Crises (Caccavale; Duke in New York ONLY)
  • ECON 333 Private Equity (Forlines)
  • ECON 368 Behavioral Finance (Forlines)
  • ECON 370A Global Capital Markets (Caccavale; Duke in New York ONLY)
  • ECON 372 Asset Pricing & Risk Management (Rasiel)
  • ECON 379 Emerging Markets (Zanalda)
  • ECON 381S Inside Hedge Funds (Hughes)
  • ECON 390S Inflation (Meade)
  • Econ 390S Marrs Climate Change and Financial Markets (Ceci, Reiners)
  • ECON 390S Private Equity Buyouts (Thomason)
  • ECON 390S Commercial Real Estate Lending (Ryan)
  • ECON 390S Intro to Sustainable Investing (Larson)
  • ECON 471A Financial Market & Investments (Bollerslev; Duke in New York ONLY)
  • ECON 472S Goodner Equity Research (Rasiel)
  • ECON 474S Eichel Securitization Project (Kreicher)
  • ECON 477/677 Fixed Income Markets and Quantitative Methods (Kreicher)
  • ECON 674 Financial Derivatives (Mela)
  • ECON 678 Derivatives for Speculation and Risk Management (Leven)
  • FINTECH 533 Financial Engineering (Vestal)
  • FINTECH 536: Robo-Advising (Balnaves)
  • FINTECH 552 FinTech Business Models (Balnaves)
  • FINTECH 550: Emerging Trends for Fintech (Hurwitz)
  • FINTECH 564 Blockchain (Lenz)

      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 prepares students with the technical skills, industry-specific business knowledge, and hands-on experience to deliver innovative technological solutions. Study online or on campus.

      Study Away

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

       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. For more information, inquire with the Global Education Office.