Develop a solid foundation in principles of finance, including capital management, investment and portfolio management, financial institutions, and personal finance.

The Program also equips students for the relevant professional examinations such as Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA), Certified Financial Management (CFM), and Certified Financial Planning (CFP).

Finance Major Requirements - 21 Credits

  • ACC 357 or 358 - Intermediate Financial Accounting II or Financial Reporting
    FIN 407 - Investment Fundamentals

  • (A minimum of four courses must be from BE, FIN, or IB)

    ACC 355 - Cost Accounting
    ACC 416 - Advanced Financial Accounting I
    BE 403 - Business Conditions Analysis
    BI 350 - Business Internship*
    FIN 402 - Advanced Corporate Finance
    FIN 406 - Financial Markets and Institutions
    FIN 411 - Financial Planning Fundamentals and Insurance Planning
    FIN 443 - Commercial Banking
    FIN 445 - Corporate Finance Models
    FIN 447 - Derivative Markets
    FIN 456 - Fixed Income Securities
    FIN 484 - Seminar: Financial Management
    FIN 494 - Research: Financial Management (Must obtain instructor approval in advance)
    IB 441 - International Financial Management
    ITM 382 - Advanced Computer Applications
    MKT 434 - Sales Management and Personal Selling 

Finance Major with Financial Management Concentration

The Financial Management concentration prepares students for a career in which they help organizations develop and implement their financial strategy and tactics. Financial managers in corporations, governments, and organizations usually supervise the preparation of financial reports, guide investment activities, and execute cash-management strategies. Potential job positions include controller, treasurer, credit management, cash management, and risk management.

  • ACC 357 or 358 - Intermediate Financial Accounting II or Financial Reporting
    FIN 402 - Advanced Corporate Finance
    FIN 407 - Investment Fundamentals
    FIN 445 - Corporate Finance Models 
    IB 441 - International Financial Management

  • (A minimum of one course must be from BE or FIN)

    ACC 355 - Cost Accounting
    ACC 416 - Advanced Financial Accounting I
    BE 403 - Business Conditions Analysis
    BI 350 - Business Internship*
    FIN 447 - Derivative Markets
    FIN 484 - Seminar: Financial Management
    FIN 494 - Research: Financial Management (Must obtain instructor approval in advance)
    ITM 382 - Advanced Computer Applications

Finance Major with Financial Services Concentration

The Financial Services concentration helps prepare students to pursue careers in the banking industry and financial/investment services. These are generally careers that are client based, although your firm's clients may be individuals, businesses, or institutions. Potential job positions include financial analyst, credit analyst, portfolio management, loan officer, mortgage banker, financial advisor, and financial planner.

  • ACC 357 or 358 - Intermediate Financial Accounting II or Financial Reporting
    FIN 406 - Financial Markets and Institutions
    FIN 407 - Investment Fundamentals
    FIN 443 - Commercial Banking
    FIN 447 - Derivative Markets

  • (A minimum of one course must be from BE, FIN, or IB)

    BE 403 - Business Conditions Analysis
    BI 350 - Business Internship*
    FIN 402 - Advanced Corporate Finance
    FIN 411 - Financial Planning Fundamentals and Insurance Planning
    FIN 456 - Fixed Income Securities
    FIN 484 - Seminar: Financial Management
    FIN 494 - Research: Financial Management (Must obtain instructor approval in advance)
    IB 441 - International Financial Management
    ITM 382 - Advanced Computer Applications
    MKT 434 - Sales Management and Personal Selling


    *Permission to utilize BI 350 must be requested by petition.  Only 3-credit hour internships will be considered for approval.