B.S. in Business: Finance

64-66 units


The finance major is designed for students interested in the stewardship of the financial resources of individuals, corporations, or financial institutions. As future managers, students learn the principles and applications of financial analysis, management, and strategy, and gain experience in portfolio construction; applications of derivatives in financial management, asset management, and international financial management; and case studies in corporate finance. The program equips students with the theoretical understanding and practical skills necessary to evaluate and direct decisions regarding the allocation of financial resources among a variety of competing opportunities, with the goal of maximizing the value of the resources managed. To ensure that all finance (FIN) prerequisites are satisfied, business finance students should choose MATH 151 or MATH 161 in the Business Core. To complete the finance major in four years, students must complete FIN 320 and MATH 151 or MATH 161 by the end of their sophomore year.

Career Opportunities

This program prepares students for employment in a variety of fields, such as corporate financial management, investment analysis and planning, financial institution management, and risk management. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, such occupations are expected to experience strong rates of growth. Moreover, these occupations generally offer attractive starting salaries and working conditions.


The finance major comprises 64-66 units. Students must achieve an average GPA of 2.5 or higher in their major courses (this includes the Business Core).

Business Core Courses
ACCT 120Principles of Accounting I4
ACCT 121Principles of Accounting II3
MATH 130Introduction to Statistics 13
MGMT 210Principles of Management3
BUSI 240Introduction to Information Systems3
ECON 250Principles of Macroeconomics 23
ECON 251Principles of Microeconomics3
MKTG 260Principles of Marketing3
BUSI 296Business Law3
FIN 320Principles of Corporate Finance3
BUSI 370International Business 33
MGMT 448Organizational and Administrative Behavior 43
MGMT 450Strategic Management 53
Select one of the following:3-5
Quantitative Analysis for Management
Applied Calculus I
Calculus I
Finance Courses
ECON 352Financial Markets and Institutions (F)3
ECON 372International Trade and Finance (S)3
FIN 330Financial Analysis (S)3
FIN 432Investment Analysis (S)3
FIN 434Derivatives3
FIN 436Financial Risk Management (F)3
FIN 439Seminar in Finance (S)3
BUSI 350Business Internship (Finance)1-3
Total Units64-66
F Offered in Fall
S Offered in Spring