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The AACSB-accredited Finance Major prepares students to assume professional positions in one of the many finance functions in business and non-profit organizations, such as financial banking, planning, cash management, and investment analysis. The program also prepares students for graduate study.

General Education Requirements(30-34 Credits)

Admission to the Program

A student’s cumulative GPA in the foundation courses is used to determine whether the student will be admitted to the major. Students must earn a minimum average GPA of 2.5 in the following seven foundation courses, with no grade lower than “C-.” Transfer grades are included in the calculation of the overall GPA.

Foundation Course Requirements (21-22 credits)

  • CIS 217 Fundamentals of Business Computing
  • ECN 201 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECN 202 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECN 204 Introduction to Business Statistics
  • ACC 281 Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • ACC 282 Introduction to Managerial Accounting

Program Requirements

Students pursue the Finance Major as part of a Bachelor of Science degree, and must satisfy its requirements. Students are also bound by the terms of study in the School of Business and Management. To satisfy degree requirements, students must earn (1) a grade of at least “C-” in each course used to satisfy a finance major requirement, and (2) an overall cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 in all courses required for the major.

Prerequisites (0-6 Credits)

  • MTH 111 College Algebra
  • MTH 122 Pre-Calculus 

Co-requisite Courses (7 credits)

  • BUS 377 Business Communication
  • ECN 302 Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • BUS 389 Business Careers Seminar

Business Core Courses (27 credits)

  • ECN 304 Intermediate Statistics
  • BUS 317 Management Information Systems
  • BUS 325 Principles of Finance
  • BUS 335 Principles of Marketing
  • BUS 345 International Business Environment
  • BUS 366 Organizational Behavior
  • BUS 375 Business Law I
  • BUS 378 Business, Government, and Society
  • BUS 475 Strategic Management

Finance Specialty Courses (6 credits)

  • BUS 421 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • BUS 422 Corporate Financial Policy

Major Electives (6 credits)

At least one of these electives must be from Group A.

Other Electives (5-12 Credits)

Total Credits (120 Credits)

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

Goal 1: Knowledge of Business: Students master knowledge of key business concepts and theories.

Objective 1.1 Students are able to apply key business concepts and theories associated with core business areas.

Goal 2: Analytical and Critical Writing: Students are capable of critically analyzing business conditions, and communicate effectively in a written format.

Objective 2.1 Students demonstrate skills to critically analyze business issues.

Objective 2.2 Students demonstrate effective written communication skills.

Goal 3: Professional Preparedness: Students are prepared for successfully entering the job market.

Objective 3.1 Students demonstrate market readiness in a professional setting.