Finance Major

College of Business – Department of Accounting, Economics, and Finance
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) with major in Finance

The General Education Requirement

All students must satisfy a general education requirement consisting of eleven (11) courses outside of the major department. The General Education Domain III-C (Global Competency, Ethical Reasoning, and/or Human Diversity) requirement is satisfied through the completion of major in Finance.


Course Prerequisites

Courses may have specified conditions for enrollment, such as prior completion of less advanced courses, permission of the instructor, or appropriate placement test scores. Students should refer to course descriptions in the department listings for prerequisite requirements.


Related Minors

Students are encouraged but not required to select a minor in another discipline that may enhance the students’ preparation for their individual employment or graduate school goals. Students should discuss these possibilities with their academic advisors.


Requirements for the major in Finance:

Major Required Core courses (12):

  • ACCT 220 Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 221 Introduction to Managerial Accounting
  • BUIS 200 Introduction to Business Systems
  • ECON 101 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics
  • FINA 248 Managerial Finance
  • MATH 107 Business Statistics
  • MATH 217 Business Calculus
  • MGMT 215 Legal Environment of Business
  • MGMT 280 Organizational Behavior
  • MGMT 372 Operations Management
  • MRKT 181 Marketing Principles


Finance Concentrations

All Finance majors need to select either Finance – General or Financial Planning as their concentration as follows:


Concentration in Finance - General (UFIG) (7)

Four (4) Concentration Core Required courses:

  • FINA 301 Financial Markets and Institutions
  • FINA 431 Corporate Finance
  • FINA 445 Investments
  • MGMT 485 Business Policy and Strategy

Plus choose three (3) elective courses from:

  • ACCT 303 Accounting Information Systems
  • ACCT 326 Cost Accounting
  • ACCT 428 Taxation
  • ECON 320 Money and Banking
  • FINA 300 Fundamentals of Financial Planning and Insurance
  • FINA 321 Retirement and Estate Planning
  • FINA 357 Multinational Finance
  • FINA 420 Financial Theory and Modeling

Concentration in Financial Planning (UFIP) (7)

Students in Financial Planning concentration learn the skills necessary to assist clients in financially preparing for their future as an independent financial advisor or for a money management firm. The concentration is approved by the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Board. Upon completion of the major and concentration requirements, students are eligible to take the CFP® Exam administered by the CFP Board, which is an integral part of the prestigious CFP® certification process. For more information about the CFP® exam, please refer to

Five (5) Concentration Core Required courses:

  • ACCT 428 Taxation
  • FINA 300 Fundamentals of Financial Planning and Insurance
  • FINA 321 Retirement and Estate Planning
  • FINA 400 Case Studies in Financial Planning
  • FINA 445 Investments

Plus choose two (2) elective courses from:

  • FINA 100 Principles of Financial Literacy
  • FINA 301 Financial Markets and Institutions
  • FINA 357 Multicultural Finance
  • FINA 431 Corporate Finance


Effective as of the 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog