Major Requirements

Finance is the study of financial decisions made within a firm; investments made by individuals and institutions; and the function of money and capital markets. Students learn the concepts, skills, and techniques for raising funds, making investments and controlling costs. Students develop the analytical skills to identify and solve problems and to make effective management decisions.


Undergraduate core requirements: up to a total of 48 hours, including mathematical perspectives and STAT 210 [For further information, see the Recommended Class Schedule in the course catelogue]

Business Core requirements: 42 hours

  • ACCT 200 Introductory Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 201 Introductory Managerial Accounting
  • BLAW 300 Legal Environment
  • ECON 200 Microeconomic Principles
  • ECON 201 Macroeconomic Principles
  • ECON 300 International Trade and Business Environment
  • FINC 300 Business Finance (B- or better needed for majors)
  • INFO 120 Introduction to Business Technology
  • INFO 200 Managing Information Technology
  • MGMT 300 Managerial Behavior
  • MGMT 301 Managerial Communication
  • MGMT 302 Quality and Productivity in Operations
  • MKTG 300 Principles of Marketing
  • SHRM 200 Human Resources in a Diverse Society
  • STAT 211 Statistics for Business II

Major Requirements: 21 total credit hours in addition to the Business Core Requirements as well as a GPA of 2.5 or higher, as follows:

15 hours of required finance courses:

  • FINC 350 Financial Statement Analysis
  • FINC 365 Investments
  • FINC 401 Intermediate Financial Management
  • FINC 385 Financial Modeling
  • FINC 488 Applied Financial Strategy or FINC 492 Portfolio Management II or FINC 495 Cases and Problems in Finance

6 hours in finance electives

  • FINC 306-499 (except 403 and 490)