School of Business

Major in Finance

The major in finance prepares students for careers in banking, investing, manufacturing, and insurance. In addition, graduates will be strong candidates for positions in government, utilities, communications, and nonprofit organizations. The finance curriculum also provides an excellent background for students who desire to pursue graduate work in business administration, economics, finance, or law. The courses offered in this major are designed to equip students with the necessary background for interpreting data, forecasting, and decision making in a changing global economy.

Course Requirements taken in the Junior and Senior Years:  Finance Program (24 credits).  All courses listed require a C or higher.

Required: (12 cr.)

  • BUS-A 325 Cost Accounting (3 cr.)
  • BUS-F 302 Financial Decision Making (3 cr.)
  • BUS-F 420 Investments (3 cr.)
  • BUS-F 451 Financial Modeling (3 cr.)

Choose three of the following options: (9 cr.)

  • BUS-A 311 Intermediate Accounting I (3 cr.)
  • BUS-F 491 Internship in Finance (3 cr.) (cannot be repeated)
  • BUS-F 494 International Finance (3 cr.)
  • BUS-F XXX Personal Finance Planning (3 cr.)
  • BUS-F XXX Financial Statement Analysis (3 cr.)

In addition, each student is required to complete an applied learning experience. See an academic advisor for options. (3 cr.)

4+1 Program
By working with the undergraduate and graduate advisors and taking 15 credits a semester, it is possible to graduate in 5 years with both Bachelor of Science in Business and Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees. Students interested in this program must be qualified to begin calculus their freshman year or must enroll in summer classes. Contact the undergraduate business advisors for more information.

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