The Finance major provides students with the academic background essential for pursuing careers in all areas of finance. Students are exposed to decision-making in the corporate finance world, risk-return trade offs in the investments world, financial planning in financial intermediaries, and the importance of global markets. The Finance major requires students to develop technical skills and apply them to solve problems faced by financial managers. The Finance major prepares students for careers in corporate finance, commercial and investment banking, financial planning, financial analysis, and risk management.
Requirements for Graduation:
To be eligible for graduation, students majoring in Finance must complete a minimum of 121 credits of which 48 credits must be from non-business courses, achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher, and complete the General Education Requirements of the College. A minimum grade of 2.0 is required for First Year Seminar and all courses taken as part of Foundations. Courses used to complete General Education Requirements may not be taken on a pass/fail basis.
The General Education Requirements of the college require students to successfully complete First Year Seminar, Foundations (FCO 103 will be a required co-requisite with FCO 105 for students who have a high school GPA below 3.20), Disciplinary Perspectives, and a Constellation. Students who enter the college with 30 credit hours completed will not take a First Year Seminar course and therefore must take an additional 3 credits for graduation. Transfer students that are awarded 60 or more credits upon acceptance to York College will not be required to complete a Constellation.
Students majoring in Finance must maintain a 2.0 average in the General Business Component courses and a 2.0 average in the Finance Component courses. In addition, students must attain a 2.0 or higher in each course that serves as a prerequisite to a subsequent Business course. (Refer to the course description section of this catalog for specific prerequisites.) Failure to attain a 2.0 in prerequisite courses may lengthen the time to graduation. Students must also earn a grade of 2.0 or higher in their senior capstone course, BUS 495 . Students majoring in Finance must earn a minor in one of the following disciplines; Accounting, Business Analytics, Economics or Entrepreneurial Studies. Additionally, students graduating with a declared major in Finance, may not simultaneously declare a minor in Finance. Students who are waived from FYS must complete 3 credits of non-business coursework.