Curriculum & Courses

The program in finance provides students with a balance between economic theory and accounting with concentration and emphasis on the monetary system and its relationship to the firm and financial management.


Requirements for a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance

The following table summarizes all requirements for a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance. For an overview of a particular course, click on its title. Our Course Descriptions page lists all finance courses. For one possible breakdown of the major by semester, see the Plan of Study below.

 REQUIREMENTS    CREDITS 
 Finance Courses Required for the Major
27
   FIN 312. Econometrics for Finance
   FIN 321. Money and Banking
   FIN 322. Financial Institutions and Markets
   FIN 401. Advanced Corporate Finance
   FIN 402. Problems in Finance (capstone)
   FIN 421. Investments
   ACCT 361. Intermediate Financial Reporting I
   Finance Electives*
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
6
   
 School of Business Required Courses
 30
    ACCT 201. Introduction to Financial Accounting
    ACCT 202. Introduction to Managerial Accounting
    BIS 310. Business Information Systems
    BLX 210. Business Law I
    FIN 301. Corporation Finance
    MKT 301. Principles of Marketing
    MGT 301. Management and Organizational Behavior
    MGT 306. Production and Operations Management
    MGT 413. Business Policy
    QMX 212. Statistical Applications for Business
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
   
 Non-Business Requirements
26
     ECO 101. Microeconomic Principles
     ECO 102. Macroeconomic Principles
     MATH 121. Finite Mathematics for Management & Social Sciences** (Gen. Ed.)
     MATH 122. Calculus for Management & Social Sciences**
     QMX 211. Introduction to Statistics
     IT 220. Data Crunching in Business
     Non-Business Electives
     General Electives
3
3
X
3
3
3
8
3
   
 General Education Requirements
37
   
 TOTAL  120
*FINANCE MAJOR ELECTIVES: Two courses or at least six credits required among: FIN 333, FIN 410, FIN 420FIN 422, FIN 461, FIN 498, FIN 499, ACCT 308, ACCT 362, ACCT 420, ECO 313, ECO 314

**MATH SUBSTITUTION: You may substitute MATH 151 for MATH 121 and MATH 122. The remaining credits must be from non-business courses.

Plan of Study for a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance

Changes in the sequence of the plan of study below may be desirable. These must be made in consultation with the student’s academic adviser. To see the title of a course in the plan of study, simply pass the cursor over the course's number. To see an overview of a course, click on its number. A list of all finance courses is found on our Course Descriptions page.

(NOTE: See explanations above for asterisks) 

 FIRST YEAR
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester
Credits
FS/THEO 101
MATH 121**
ENG 101
ACCT 201
SBU 101
3
3
3
3
2
MATH 122**
ECO 101
ENG 102
ACCT 202
IT 120
SBU 102
3
3
3
3
3
1
 Total
14 Total
16 
       
 SECOND YEAR
 Fall Semester
Credits
Spring Semester
Credits
ECO 102
QMX 211
General Education Requirement
General Education Requirement
MKT 301/MGT 301/FIN 301
3
3
3
3
3
MKT 301/MGT 301/FIN 301
MKT 301/MGT 301/FIN 301
BIS 310
QMX 212
General Education Requirement
3
3
3
3
3
 Total 15 Total
15
       
 THIRD YEAR
 Fall Semester
Credits
Spring Semester
Credits
FIN 321
FIN 312
MGT 306
ACCT 361
General Education Requirement
3
3
3
3
3
FIN 322
FIN 421
BLX 210
Non-business Elective
General Education Requirement
3
3
3
3
3
 Total 15
Total
15
       
 FOURTH YEAR:
 Fall Semester
Credits
Spring Semester
Credits
FIN 401
FIN Elective*
Non-business Elective
General Education Requirement
Non-business Elective
3
3
3
4
2
FIN 402
Finance Elective
MGT 413
General Elective
General Education Requirement
3
3
3
3
3
 Total 15
Total
15 

Requirements for a minor in Finance

For non-majors, the following courses constitute a minor in finance. For an overview of a particular course, click on its title. Our Course Descriptions page lists all finance courses.

NOTE: Students must fulfill prerequisites for FIN 301 and, in addition, must take MATH 122 or MATH 151 before beginning the requirements.

To declare a minor, a special form must be filed with the Records Office by the end of the student's junior year. Interested students should see their adviser.