Finance Major


Major Requirements
The finance curriculum balances the academic interests and career intentions of its majors. The program outlined below emphasizes analytical and quantitative skills. In order to declare and remain a major in good standing, a student must achieve and maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.000 in all courses applicable to the major. Students majoring in finance cannot enroll accounting, business, economics, or finance courses on a pass-fail basis.

A major in finance must complete 12 courses as outlined below:

Foundation:

ECN 101 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECN 102 Principles of Microeconomics
ACT 101: Financial Accounting
MTH 119 Statistical Analysis OR
MTH 331 Mathematical Statistics I AND MTH 332 Mathematical Statistics II
MTH 121 Calculus I

Core:

BUS 236 or 237: Management
FIN 237 or 238: Corporation Finance
FIN 330 or 331: Monetary Economics
Culminating Undergraduate Experience:
FIN 490 CUE: Advanced Topics in Financial Management

Electives (Choose three):

ACT 226 or 227: Concepts of Federal Taxation
FIN 241 Current Topics in Financial Markets: Investment Strategies
FIN 311 or 312 Mathematics for Financial Analysis
FIN 344 or 345 Investments & Portfolios
FIN 365 or 366 Mergers & Acquisitions
FIN 367 or 368 Derivative Markets