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Finance Major Requirements

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Finance Major Requirements

All business students must complete the Business Core.

Major Requirements

For entry into the Finance major, students need at least a “C-” in FIN 220 Introduction to Finance. A Finance degree consists of six courses (18 credits). To graduate, students must receive at least a “C-” in each of the major courses with a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the major. All Finance majors must take the following three courses: 

  • FIN 307 Financial Markets & Institutions
  • FIN 309 Intermediate Corporate Finance
  • FIN 312 Investments

In addition, three upper level Finance electives (300-400 level) are required excluding FIN 491 Finance Internship and FIN 399 Finance Co-op. Available Finance concentrations have stricter requirements for graduation. Qualified Finance majors are required to complete at least one of three concentrations. Most eligible students will be automatically enrolled in the Concentration in Private Wealth Management in their sophomore year. Students desiring a career path in Corporate Finance can switch their program to the Concentration in Financial Management. Eligible juniors/seniors are encouraged to add the Concentration in Investment Analysis. Students who desire the greatest flexibility with no specialization may opt for the standard Finance degree consisting of three required courses and any three Finance electives. Students who desire a more generalist degree can opt-out of participating in a concentration with permission of the Department Chair.