Finance

The finance major prepares students to assume the various positions available in financial management. A career in finance is both challenging and rewarding, and successful majors in this field are in high demand. Study in finance requires careful attention to detail since finance blends concepts from accounting, economics and statistics into the coursework. For those who enjoy the challenge of analytical work and the responsibility of managing financial resources, finance is a great fit.

Students enrolled in this program take basic coursework in the functional areas of business: accounting, economics, management, marketing and information systems.

In-depth study in finance includes coursework in corporate finance, investments and portfolio management, financial markets and taxation. Additional courses may be taken in accounting, management and economics. Students will also benefit from the required professional internship experience in the finance field.

Required Core Courses: 36 semester hours

  • ACC2010 Principles of Financial Accounting (4)
  • ACC2020 Principles of Managerial Accounting (4)
  • ECN2030 Principles of Economics (4)
  • FIN3400 Principles of Finance (4)
  • FIN3450 Wealth Management (4)
  • FIN3480 Financial Markets and Institutions (4)
  • FIN4250 Investment and Portfolio Management (4)
  • FIN4430 Capstone: Advanced Corporate Finance (4)
  • MTH2320 General Statistics (4)

Select one of the courses below: 4 semester hours

  • ACC3110 Intermediate Accounting I (4)
  • ACC3310 Federal and State Taxation of Individuals (4)
  • FIN3490 Finance Internship* (4)
  • FIN3560 International Finance (4)
  • MTH3590 Business Analytics (4)
  • PHL3200 Business Ethics (4)

*Internship is strongly recommended to be completed during the junior or senior year.

The preceding curriculum goes into effect as of fall 2017.