Through this degree, you will acquire a solid understanding of financial and monetary economics. You will gain the ability to apply tools of economic analysis to the workings of the financial and banking sectors of the economy.
The Financial Economics associate of science degree follows a prescriptive pathway through general education requirements and basic skills courses. After completing this degree you will have a significant amount of coursework that can be directly applied toward a bachelor's degree in either economics, business management, accounting, marketing, or a number of other majors.
Financial Economics (AS) graduates develop valuable analytical skills and knowledge. According to PayScale's 2016-017 College Salary Report on "Highest Paying Associate Degrees by Salary Potential," an economics associate degree has the second highest salary potential, behind computer engineering (1), but ahead of management information systems (3), electrical engineering (4), and nursing (17).
She received her B.A. in Economics and Political Science (2003) from UW-Madison, her M.A. in Economics (2004) from UW-Milwaukee and her Ph.D. in Economics (2007) from UW-Milwaukee. She has taught previously at the business schools of UW-Milwaukee, UW-Whitewater, Georgia Southern University and Marquette University.
Currently she teaches MBA courses: Investments, International Financial Management and Management of Financial Institutions. She teaches undergraduate courses in the Department of Business on Corporate Finance and Security Analysis & Portfolio Management.
Professor Bahmani has published over 50 articles on money market dynamics in such journals as Empirical Economics, Journal of Economics and Finance, Journal of Developing Areas, Journal of Emerging Market Finance, Economics Bulletin, and Applied Economics. She was the winner of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside 2017 Excellence in Research Award.
She was awarded both as a Wisconsin Teaching Fellow 2013-14 and Wisconsin Teaching Scholar 2019-20. She is a certified Quality Matters course reviewer and holds the following 4 certifications: Certificate in Effective College Instruction from The Association of College and University Educators and the American Council on Education, Certificate in Advanced Effective College Instruction from The Association of College and University Educators and the American Council on Education, the University of Wisconsin System Certificate in Online Learning, the University of Wisconsin System Canvas Certified Educator Program Certificate as a Certified Educator in Higher Education.