Bachelor of Science in Finance

The field of finance is primarily concerned with the acquisition and management of
funds by business firms, governments, and individuals. A business seeks financial
advice when considering the purchase of new equipment, the expansion of present
facilities or raising additional funds. Determining the value of financial and real assets
and derivatives is a key activity in finance. As the study of finance is designed to
provide the student with both the theoretical background and the analytical tools
required to make effective judgments in finance, many students select careers in
business financial management, commercial and investment banking, investments,
government finance, insurance, and real estate.

Requirements (admitted students Fall 2016 & later):

  1. FIN 221: Corporate Finance (required core course for all BUS students, not a major course)
  2. FIN 300: Financial Markets
  3. FIN 321Advanced Corporate Finance
  4. FIN 411: Investment & Portfolio Mngt
  5. Four additional full-semester, 3 hour 400 level-Finance courses except FIN 494 or FIN 495(Senior Research) and FIN 490 (Special Topics).
  6. One additional full-semester, 3-hour Finance course, which may be one 200-level course, one 3-hour 490, or one 3-hour 494 or 495

Requirements (admitted students Fall 2015 & earlier):

  1. Finance 221 (required core course for all BUS students, not a major course)
  2. Finance 300: Financial Markets (Prerequisite: Finance 221); CS 105 or electronic
    spreadsheet competency
  3. Fin 321: Advanced Corporate Finance (Prerequisite: Fin 300)
  4. Three additional full-semester, 3-hour, 400-level Finance courses except Fin 494 or 495 (Senior Research) and Fin 490 (Special Topics)
  5. Major Elective. Choose one of the following:
    • Accountancy 301: Accounting Measurement and Disclosure (Prerequisite: Accy
      202)
    • Accountancy 302: Decision Making for Accountancy (Prerequisite: Accy 202)
    • Agricultural and Consumer Economics 428: Commodity Futures and Options
      Markets
    • Business Administration 374: Management Decision Models (Prerequisite: Econ
      203 or consent of instructor)
    • Economics—Any 300- or 400-level course excluding Economics 302 (was 300)
    • Geography 483: Urban Geography
    • Mathematics or Statistics—Any course above the minimum mathematics or
      statistics requirement of the College, except Math 225.
    • Or other courses as recommended by Department of Finance faculty and
      approved by the Department of Finance chairperson