Finance

Program Objective

The purpose of the finance major is to provide students with a fundamental understanding of the methods and techniques employed to manage the financial instruments and resources of an enterprise so that they can function as business leaders and effective decision makers. Emphasis is placed on understanding and managing working capital, long-term capital, capital structure, and dividend policy, and on evaluating a firm’s financial condition and prospects. The Finance program focuses on three major Finance areas: Financial Management, Investments, and Financial Markets and Institutions as well as a global perspective incorporated in all Finance courses.

Learning Goals

  • Graduates will have a broad understanding of the functional areas of business and the application of finance to business decision-making and risk/return analysis.
  • Graduates will be able to analyze the financial statements of a business enterprise.
  • Graduates will be able to effectively communicate financial theories and analyses.
  • Graduates will have an understanding of the financial system of the United States.
  • Graduates will have an understanding of domestic and international finance, financial institutions, investments, and markets.

Major Requirements

All finance majors must take the following sequence of courses:

Course
Title
Credits
ACCT B205 Corporate Accounting + Reporting I
3
FIN B305
Analysis of Financial Statements
3
FIN B310
Financial Institutions
3
FIN B315
Investments
3
FIN B325 International Finance 3
FIN B400 Advanced Financial Management 3
FIN B###
Finance Elective* (1)
3
  Business Electives (1) 3
Total Credits in Major 24
Total Credits in Degree 120

* May also choose ACCT B206, Corporate Accounting + Reporting II, or ACCT B300, Tax Accounting I; may NOT include FIN B200, Personal Finance.

Other Information

FIN Course + Elective Descriptions

Common Curriculum Requirements

Business Adjunct Requirements

Business Core Requirements