In preparing for a career in fund management or the management of complex portfolios, the major in finance gives graduates a sound footing in strategic decision making and risk management—ensuring paths to a successful career or graduate school stay well within our graduate's grasp.
With a wealth of opportunities, including careers in banking, stock brokerage and international finance, core courses include additional work in business, corporate finance, investments and financial institutions. Electives options include courses in international economics, money and banking and public finance.
Requirements for the Major
A student specializing in finance must complete the business core (maintaining a 2.0 overall average in the core curriculum), BUS 340 Business Finance, and five additional courses in the following manner.
BUS 441 Corporate Finance
BUS 442 Investment Theory and Portfolio Management
BUS 444 Financial Institutions
Electives: two courses required
BUS 361 Intermediate Accounting I*
BUS 362 Intermediate Accounting II*
BUS 376 International Finance
BUS 440 Personal Investment Management
BUS 468 Internship (in finance)
ECO 314 International Economics
ECO 410 Money and Banking
Students majoring in finance should consider the following electives:
COM 213 Public Speaking
COM 319 Business and Professional Communication
*Students planning to pursue a career as a financial analyst (or in the area of corporate finance) should consider taking the following electives:
BUS 361 Intermediate Accounting I
BUS 362 Intermediate Accounting II