The Finance major provides students with the academic background essential for pursuing careers in all areas of finance. The focus of study is a program in which students are exposed to decision-making in the corporate finance world, risk-return tradeoffs 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 125 credits, achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher, and complete the General Education Requirements of the College. Courses used to complete General Education Requirements may not be taken on a pass/fail basis.
Students majoring in Finance must maintain a 2.0 average in the General Business Component courses, a 2.0 average in the Finance Component courses, and successfully complete IFS 100 or IFS 105 within the first 30 credits at the College.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 sectionof 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 higherin their senior capstone courses, BUS 494 and BUS 495 . Students graduating with a declared major in Finance may not simultaneously declare a minor in Finance.