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Finance, Economics & Decision Science

 

 

Degree Requirements

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Students are expected to:

  • Work with a finance advisor throughout their program
  • Maintain a portfolio of finance-related work throughout their program
  • Complete an exit interview upon completion of their program
  • Submit a final reflection paper upon completion of their program

Finance Major (48 credits)

Students will be required to work with a Finance advisor in maintaining a portfolio of finance-related work throughout their program and will be asked to submit a final reflection paper prior to completion.

Required:
FNCE 301 Financial Valuation in the Corporation
FNCE 302 Investments: Security Analysis in a Global Environment
ACCT 201 Accounting Principles I
ACCT 202 Accounting Principles II
BUS 201 Legal Environment of Business
ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics
FNCE 300 Principles of Finance
FNCE 301 Financial Valuation in the Corporation
FNCE 302 Investments: Security Analysis in a Global Environment
STBE 137 Quantitative Reasoning in Business
STBE 237 Statistics for Business and Economics
MGMT 310 Principles of Management
MGMT 349 Strategic Management & Policy
MKTG 209 Principles of Marketing
PHIL 305 Business Ethics
INTL 400 International Experiential Portfolio (1 credit)

Concentrations

Finance majors must complete a concentration in one of the following: Financial Institutions, Corporate, or Financial Economics.

Students will be required to work with a Finance advisor in maintaining a portfolio of finance-related work throughout their program and will be required to take part in an exit interview and submit a final reflection paper prior to completion.

  • Financial Institutions Concentration: FNCE 402, 403, 492; and two of any 300-level Economics course. This sequence will earn a major in finance and a minor in economics.
  • Corporate Concentration: ACCT 301, 302, 307; FNCE 401, 491; one of the following: ACCT 306 or 401. This sequence will earn a major in finance and a minor in accounting.

Corporate Finance

This concentration prepares the graduate to work in the traditional corporate setting and so combines finance and accounting, awarding a major in finance and a minor in accounting. It is highly recommended that students considering this career also major in accounting since most corporate finance is done in the treasury, and most initial positions have an accounting focus.

Financial Institutions

The concentration prepares the graduate to work in the financial services industry–the largest employer of finance majors–and encompasses the fastest-growing sector of finance positions. Possible careers include: Asset Manager, Financial Advisor, Investment Banker, Portfolio Manager, Stockbroker, and Trader. 

The requirement of the concentration correspond to the Candidate Body of Knowledge of the CFA Institute, preparing the student for the *CFA® series of examinations. This degree awards a major in finance and a minor in economics.

*The CFA® stands for Chartered Financial Analysts® and is governed by the CFA Institute and both are registered trademarks of the CFA Institute and the CFA is the sole grantor of this designation. Taking this program does not guarantee acceptance into or passage of the CFA program. For more detail, please visit www.cfainstitute.org.

Financial Economics

The Financial Economics concentration combines both the finance and economics major for those students interested in graduate studies in either economics or finance. This combination requires calculus and so is directed towards students with strong quantitative skills. Students also can elect to do a double major in economics and finance.


Finance Minor (33 credits)

Requirements:
ACCT 201 Accounting Principles I
ACCT 202 Accounting Principles II
ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics
FNCE 300 Principles of Finance
FNCE 301 Financial Valuation in the Corporation
FNCE 302 Investments: Security Analysis in a Global Environment
STBE 237 Statistics for Business and Economics

Choose three of the following:
FNCE 401 Financial Planning and Decision-Making
FNCE 402 Investments: Bond, Fund and Risk Management
FNCE 403 Management of Financial Institutions
FNCE 491 Topics in Corporate Finance
FNCE 492 Topics in Valuation