Bachelor of Science in Finance

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Admission to the Finance major required the completion of the Business Foundation Requirements. Once admitted to the Finance major, students also complete the following.

Classes in () are prerequisites that have to be met before registering for a class.

Finance Core Requirements:

  • FINA 460-3 Investments (362)
  • FINA 462-3 Strategic Financial Management (362)
  • FINA 464-3 Financial Institutions and Markets (362)
  • FINA 467-3 Insurance and Risk Management

Plus at least one of the following areas of emphasis:

A. Corporate Finance

  • ACCT 300-3 Intermediate Financial Accounting I (200)
  • ACCT 310-3 Management Accounting I (200, 210)
  • FINA 461-3 Advanced Corporate Finance (362)

Choose two of the following, at least one being FINA, for a total of at least 6 credits. Students who register for FINA 493 should register for 3 credits each time they register for the course. FINA 375, 463, 469, 480, 493, 498, ACCT 301, 311, 320, 330, 410, ECON 463 or BUS 397 (397 can only be taken as part of the IBE program)

 

B. Financial Planning and Insurance** 

  • ACCT 330-3 Individual Income Tax (200, 210)
  • FINA 459-3 Personal Financial Planning (100 or 362, 470)
  • FINA 470-3 Personal Insurance

Choose two of the following, at least one being FINA, for a total of at least 6 credits. Students who register for FINA 493 should register for 3 credits each time they register for the course. FINA 458, 463, 466, 477, 478, 480, 493, 498, ACCT 410, MRKT 312, ECON 463 or BUS 397 (397 can only be taken as part of the IBE program)

**Students who intend to take the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) examination are required to take ACCT 410, FINA 458, FINA 463, and FINA 466 in addition to completing the Finance Core requirements and the required courses in the Financial Planning and Insurance area of emphasis.

 

C. General Finance

Choose five of the following, three of which must be FINA courses, for a total of at least 15 credits. Students who register for FINA 493 should register for 3 credits each time they register for the course.

  • FINA 375-3 Business Analytics (ECON 207)
  • FINA 458-3 Estate Planning (100 or 362)
  • FINA 459-3 Personal Financial Planning (100 or 362, 470)
  • FINA 461-3 Advanced Corporate Finance (362)
  • FINA 463-3 Security Analysis (362, 460)
  • FINA 466-3 Employee Benefit Planning (100 or 362)
  • FINA 469-3 International Business Finance
  • FINA 470-3 Personal Insurance
  • FINA 477-3 Real Estate (100 or 362)
  • FINA 478-3 Real Estate Investments (362)
  • FINA 480-3 Options and Futures (362)
  • FINA 482-3 Commercial Bank Management (362)
  • FINA 492-3 Study Tour (Prof. and Dept. Chair Permission)
  • FINA 493-3 Maverick Fund (362, 460 or concurrent)
  • FINA 498-3 Internship
  • ACCT 300-3 Intermediate Financial Accounting I (200)
  • ACCT 301-3 Intermediate Financial Accounting II (300)
  • ACCT 310-3 Management Accounting I (200, 210)
  • ACCT 311-3 Management Accounting II (310)
  • ACCT 330-3 Individual Income Tax (200, 210)
  • ACCT 410-3 Business Income Tax (300, 330)
  • BUS 397-3 IBE Practicum (397 can only be taken as part of the IBE Program)
  • ECON 463-3 Applied Econometrics of Financial Markets (207)
  • MRKT 312-3 Professional Selling (310)

 

D. Institutional Finance

  • FINA 461-3 Advanced Corporate Finance (362)
  • FINA 463-3 Security Analysis (362, 460)
  • FINA 482-3 Commercial Bank Management (362) 

Choose two of the following, at least one being FINA, for a total of at least 6 credits. Students who register for FINA 493 should register for 3 credits each time they register for the course. FINA 469, 470, 477, 478, 480, 493, 498, ACCT 300, 301, ECON 463 or BUS 397 (397 can only be taken as part of the IBE program)

 

E. Investment Analysis

Students who register for FINA 493 should register for 3 credits each time they register for the course.

  • FINA 463-3 Security Analysis (362, 460)
  • FINA 480-3 Options and Futures (362)
  • FINA 493-3 Maverick Fund (362, 460 or concurrent)
  • ACCT 300-3 Intermediate Financial Accounting I (200)

Choose one of the following: FINA 375, 459, 466, 469, 470, 477, 478, 498, ACCT 301, 330, ECON 463 or BUS 397 (397 can only be taken as part of the IBE program)