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Finance

A finance major is for you if you're interested in gaining a global understanding of the financial markets, an ability to value real and portfolio investments, an understanding of how to hedge financial risks, and an ability to make informed financial management decisions.

What You'll Study

We designed the finance major to provide you with a global understanding of financial markets. You'll learn to make informed financial management decisions. You'll also gain an understanding of the risk and return characteristics of investment instruments.

Practical Experience

In the Investments course, you'll manage a one million-dollar virtual portfolio. You'll learn to invest in stocks, bonds, options, commodities and foreign exchange futures. In Security Analysis & Portfolio Management, you'll perform macro-economic, industry, and security analyses. As part of this project, you'll learn how to examine a firm’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.

What's Next?

A major in finance will prepare you for careers in corporate finance, wealth management, insurance, banking, and real estate management, among others.

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I am beyond excited for what is in store for me after graduation. I love all of my classes and how close knit all of the professors are with each other and with the students. Katherine Malloy, Finance, 2019
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I am beyond excited for what is in store for me after graduation. I love all of my classes and how close knit all of the professors are with each other and with the students. Katherine Malloy, Finance, 2019

Major Requirements

Required Courses
51 Credit Hours
ACC
211
Principles of Financial Accounting
ACC
349
Intermediate Accounting I
ECO
201
Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO
202
Principles of Microeconomics
ECO
311
Intermediate Microeconomics
or ECO
420
Managerial Economics
ECO
312
Intermediate Macroeconomics
BUS
301
Financial Management I
BUS
302
Financial Management II
ECO
321
Money & Banking
BUS
353
Investments
BUS
450
International Finance
BUS
453
Security Analysis & Portfolio Management
FIN
470
Senior Seminar in Finance
LAW
310
Legal Environment of Business
MAT
135
College Algebra
or MAT
161
Pre-calculus
or MAT
171
Applied Calculus
or MAT
201
Calculus I
MAT
223
Statistics
MIS
206
Data Management for Business
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Elective Courses (Choose 3)
9 Credit Hours
ACC
350
Intermediate Accounting II
ACC
359
Managerial Accounting
ACC
411
Intermediate Accounting III
ECO
331
International Economics
ECO
450
Econometrics
BUS
305
Real Estate Fundamentals
BUS
340
Risk Management
FIN
340
Selected Topics in Finance
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Minor Requirements

Required Courses
18 Credit Hours
BUS
301
Financial Management I
BUS
302
Financial Management II
BUS
353
Investments
BUS
450
International Finance
BUS
453
Security Analysis & Portfolio Management
ECO
321
Money & Banking
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