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Finance Major

Program Outcomes:
The Finance major prepares a student for a career as a financial professional. The program emphasizes a combination of studies in accounting, economics and mathematics to make financial decisions. Students will be introduced to financial theory, concepts and practices in financial management.  Students will be prepared for financial management in fields such as banking, insurance, financial planning and analysis, real estate, government. In addition, students will be prepared for graduate studies in finance.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students majoring in Finance will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively in both written and oral forms
  • Prepare, analyze and interpret financial information and apply financial and economic theories to make sound financial decisions
  • Analyze risk and appropriate methods to mitigate financial exposure
  • Evaluate financial strategies to align short and long-term operating requirements with financial instruments, markets, and financial capacities
  • Prepare financial analysis and forecasts using appropriate information technology and analytical tools
  • Demonstrate knowledge of professional ethics and values in financial decisions, their implications and their consequences on individuals and firms


Business Administration Core Courses + 22 credits in the following:

BU 320 Cost Accounting OR
BU 255 Intermediate Accounting I
BU 370 Investments
BU 400 Advanced Corporate Finance
EC 331 Money, Banking & Global Financial Markets
EC 432 Public Finance
EC 442 International Finance
MA 120 Precalculus Mathematics

Recommended Coursework:

BU 256 Intermediate Accounting II
BU 388 Business Ethics
EC 350 Managerial Economics