Sample Curriculum

First Year | Second Year | Third Year | Fourth Year |

  First Year (all courses in NYU's economics department)
 

Fall

  • Microeconomics I
  • Macroeconomics I
  • Econometrics I
  • Math for Economists

Spring

  • Microeconomics II
  • Macroeconomics II
  • Econometrics II
Summer
  • Comprehensive exams (Microeconomics & Macroeconomics)
 
Second Year (all courses in Stern's Finance Department)
 

Fall

  • Asset Pricing Theory (Fin I)
  • Corporate Finance Theory (Fin II)
  • Empirical Corporate Finance (Fin III)
  • Household Finance (elective)
  • Additional electives (GSAS, Stern, Courant)
  • Research practicum

Spring

  • Continuous-Time Finance & From Micro to Macro (Fin IV)
  • Empirical Asset Pricing (Fin V)
  • Financial Intermediation (elective)
  • Macro-Finance (elective)
  • The Nexus between Sovereign and Financial Sectors (elective)
  • Additional electives (GSAS, Stern, Courant)
  • Research practicum

Summer

  • 2nd year summer paper (with faculty mentor)
 
Third Year
 
Fall
  • 2nd year summer paper presentation
  • Research practicum
Spring
  • 3rd year research presentation
  • Research practicum
  • Teaching practicum
Summer
  • Teaching (six-week undergraduate course)
 
Fourth Year & Beyond
 
  • Dissertation proposal presentation
  • Dissertation proposal defense
  • Job market paper "tryout" presentation
  • Job market paper presentation
  • Job market practice interviews
  • Dissertation defense