Ohio University

MFE in Athens

MFE students in Athens
MFE students in Athens


The Master of Financial Economics program in Athens is designed for full-time students who desire to find employment in financial services.

Time to Degree: The program is structured such that all academic requirements can be completed within 15 months, beginning in the Fall semester and ending in December of the following year.

The Economics Department, in collaboration with the College of Business (Department of Finance and School of Accountancy) offers a Master of Financial Economics (MFE) degree. The Master of Financial Economics program is designed for professionals in financial services who desire to advance in the industry. The content of the Financial Economics master’s program emphasizes insight into the links between the economy and financial markets, while preparing students for the tremendous challenges of the future. This applied program provides both theoretical foundations and practical experience. The Ohio University’s Master of Financial Economics has been endorsed by CFA Institute for incorporating at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of knowledge (CBOK™) and placing emphasis on the CFA® Institute Code of Ethics and Standard Practices within the program. The MFE program positions students well to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, which has become the most respected and recognized investment credential worldwide.

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Student Body

The student body of the MFE program is very diverse. A number of students earned their undergraduate degrees in the United States, but many students received their undergraduate training in other countries.

Recently, students from Ukraine, Ghana, England, Russia, Botswana, Brazil, China, Vietnam, India and Mongolia, among others, have successfully completed this degree program.

Most students have some background in economics, finance, math or business. However, candidates with strong analytical and quantitative skills from any field are welcome to apply.