Major in Finance, BS

Admission Requirements

Majors in finance must complete the 27-credit common business core requirements plus the following 30 credits.

Common Business Core (27 Credits)

AC 211 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
AC 212 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
FIN 295 Managerial Finance 3
LAW 250 Legal Environment of Business 3
MC 207 Managerial Communications 3
MGT 295 Fundamentals of Management and Organizational Behavior 3
MGT 480 Strategic Management 3
MIS 201 Introduction to Management Information Systems 3
MKT 295 Fundamentals of Marketing 3

Finance Core

FIN 301 Intermediate Managerial Finance 3
FIN 310 Principles of Investments 3
FIN 320 Financial Markets and Institutions 3
Directed finance electives 12
Finance, accounting, or economics electives 9

Directed Finance Electives (12 credits)

The finance program requires completion of 12 credits selected from the following list of courses. Consultation with an advisor is recommended if the student wishes to pursue a specific specialization or career goal.

FIN 321 Insurance 3
FIN 330 International Finance 3
FIN 400 Advanced Managerial Finance 3
FIN 410 Securities Analysis 3
FIN 411 Financial Statement Analysis 3
FIN 420 Bank Management 3
FIN 422 Risk Management 3
FIN 425 Financial Derivatives 3
FIN 490 Independent Study in Finance 3
FIN 498 Finance Seminar 3
FIN 499 CFA Seminar 3
ECON 450 Money, Credit, and Banking 3

Finance, Accounting, or Economics Electives

Students must complete 9 credits of 300- or 400-level courses, which may include LAW 400 Advanced Business Law.

Specialization in Banking (12 credits)

For students interested in preparing for careers in banking. Required courses include:

ECON 450 Money, Credit, & Banking 3
FIN 411 Financial Statement Analysis 3
FIN 420 Bank Management 3
FIN 330 International Finance 3
or    
FIN 425 Financial Derivatives 3
Specialization in Investments (12 credits)

For students interested in preparing for careers in investments. Required courses include:

FIN 410 Securities Analysis 3
FIN 411 Financial Statement Analysis 3
and two of the following three courses:  
FIN 425 Financial Derivatives 3
FIN 499 CFA Seminar 3
ECON 310 Mathematical Economics I 3
Specialization in Risk Management/Insurance (12 credits)

For students preparing for careers in the insurance industry. Required courses include:

FIN 321 Insurance 3
FIN 422 Risk Management 3
FIN 425 Financial Derivatives 3
And one finance elective 3
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