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Department of Finance

The finance undergraduate curriculum provides a high degree of flexibility while offering the basic preparation needed to deal with the complexities of the modern financial environment.

All students in the major must take a common core of three courses: BUS-A 310, BUS-F 303, and BUS-F 305. These three courses provide a basic grounding in financial accounting systems, the capital and money markets, and corporate financial decision making. An understanding of these areas is necessary for someone who is planning a career in finance.

Finance Major

The undergraduate curriculum in this major is designed to provide familiarity with the instruments and institutions of finance and with a financial approach for structuring and analyzing management decisions.

Course offerings are designed to integrate various aspects of the environment—such as the state of the economy, taxes, and legal considerations—into the decision-making process.

Study in finance, along with appropriate electives, provides academic preparation for careers in corporate financial management; commercial banking, savings and credit institutions; investment analysis; and the selling of financial instruments and services.

Candidates are encouraged to select electives in accordance with career objectives.

Major Requirements

Junior and Senior Years
  • Finance core requirements:
    • BUS-A 310
    • BUS-F 303
    • BUS-F 305
  • Selective 5 electives total:
    • Select two of the following:
      • BUS-F 402
      • BUS-F 420
      • BUS-F 446
      • BUS-F 494
    • Select three of the following:
      • BUS-A 312
      • BUS-A 325
      • BUS-A 328
      • BUS-L 408
      • BUS-R 305
      • BUS-R 440
      • BUS-R 443
      • ECON-E 305
      • ECON-E 470 or ECON-E 450 (Not Both)
      • May also choose additional courses from the following:
        • BUS-F 402
        • BUS-F 420
        • BUS-F 446
        • BUS-F 494

NOTE: Double majors in finance and accounting must take BUS-A 311 in lieu of BUS-A 310.


Real Estate Co-Major

Real estate intersects with most areas of business. You may decide to work for a real estate development company or investor or in one of the many business roles in real estate, such as brokerage, appraising, property management, debt placement, private equity, property tax or corporate real estate.

Whether you’re an accountant for a property management group or a supply chain professional influencing the design of real estate, this co-major can add value to your future career prospects. There are many real estate companies located in Indiana, and they are seeking graduates with real estate credentials who are committed to living and working here. By pairing the real estate co-major with your business degree, you gain several advantages in the job market, including:

  • An ability to analyze the physical, legal, locational and financial aspects of real estate and their impact on value and marketability.
  • Experience with highest and best use development analysis, valuation analysis and investment analysis for real estate.
  • A portfolio of real-life, case-based presentations from the Commercial Real Estate Workshop.
  • Connections and interactions with real estate professionals.

Additional educational activities are provided by the Center for Real Estate Studies. Real estate is only offered as a second major and must be combined with another major offered by the Kelley School of Business.

Required Real Estate Courses (15 credit hours)

  • BUS-L 408 (3 cr.) Real Estate Law (Spring only)
    • P: BUS-L203 or L204 with a C or higher
  • BUS-R 305 (3 cr.) Introduction to Real Estate Analysis (Fall and Spring)
    • P: Kelley admit
  • BUS-R 440 (3 cr.) Real Estate Appraisals (Spring only)
    • P: Kelley admit, F371 or F374 with C or higher
  • BUS-R 443 (3 cr.) Real Estate and Investment Analysis (Fall only)
    • P: Kelley admit, F371 or F374 with C or higher
  • BUS-R 428 (formerly BUS-F 455) (1.5 cr.) Commercial Real Estate Workshop (Fall and Spring)
    • (must be taken once in Fall and once in Spring for a total of 3 credits)
    • P: Kelley admit, F371 or F374 with C or higher, faculty approval (see advisor)

Updated 04/23