Finance Curriculum

Current Students: Be sure to read Advice for Finance Majors. See the Recommended Academic Plans for more detailed course recommendations and refer to the University Bulletin for course descriptions and more degree requirements. Or find other resources on the Current Students page.

Students can also choose a concurrent major in Finance and Accounting, Finance and Business Economics, or Finance and Interdisciplinary Business with Engineering Studies.

Typical Course Sequence

This is meant to be representative of a typical course sequence for the Finance bachelor's degree program. Schedules will vary by student, depending on areas of interest and course availability.

Semester 1 Credits   Semester 2 Credits
Calculus 4 Effective Speech 3
Rhetoric and Composition 3 Arts Course 3
Humanities Course 3 Introduction to Microeconomics 3
Natural Science Course 1 Natural Science Course 3
Health and Physical Activity 1.5 Humanities Course 3
First-Year Seminar 1 Total Credits 15
Total Credits 15.5    
Semester 3     Semester 4  
Financial and Managerial Accounting 4 Writing for Business 3
Arts course 3 Statistics 4
Legal Environment of Business 2 Natural Science Course 3
Social and Ethical Environment of Business 2 Introduction to Management Information Systems 3
Introduction to Macroeconomics 3 Health and Physical Activity 1.5
Total Credits 14 Total Credits 14.5
Semester 5     Semester 6  
Corporate Finance 3 Advanced Financial Management 3
Money and Banking (example) 3 Investment and Portfolio Analysis 3
Principles of Marketing 3 Financial Statements 4
Non-Business elective 3 Introduction to Operations Management 3
Basic Management Concepts 3 Non-Business elective 3
Total Credits 15 Total Credits 16
 
Semester 7     Semester 8  
Finance elective 3 Finance elective 3
International Finance 3 Strategic Management 3
Financial Statement Analysis 3 Non-Business elective 3
Supporting Business course 3 Non-Business elective 3
Supporting Business course 3 Non-Business elective 3
Total Credits 15 Total Credits 15