Econometric course for prospect financial engineering student?


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I'm a sophomore in an undergraduate business school. For some reasons, my courses are a bit packed. I've decided to apply to master in financial engineering programs so that besides tons of graduate requirement courses I have to take, most of the courses I plan to take are finance, math, stats and some economics. With that being said, there's not much room for economic classes. Now, I'm just wondering if I need to take econometrics. If I don't take it, my life will be a lot easier in terms of school work. But, if it's very important to financial engineering, I'll squeeze it into my schedule and do well in it no matter what. Any advice is appreciated!