Finance, B.S.

Degree Type
Bachelor of Science

The Finance degree provides students with the mastery of skills needed to facilitate, organize, analyze, and evaluate financial transactions in domestic as well as global financial markets. The core courses convey the cognitive and analytic competencies that underlie the discipline of finance. The specialized courses emphasize and reinforce the conceptual and quantitative underpinnings of financial transactions. Students are prepared for gainful employment in financial institutions including: investment banks, finance companies, and financial intermediaries such as commercial banks, savings banks, and insurance companies. Students are also prepared for employment in: brokerage firms, investment advisory services, finance departments of non-financial corporations, nonprofit institutions, and governmental agencies.





A. Liberal Education Curriculum and Freshman Seminar


B. Business Core: 50 cr.

  • PE2420 Principles of Microeconomics (GE)
  • PE2430 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • BU3010 Information Systems for Managers
  • MA2000 Applied Statistics
  • MA2300 Calculus for Business & Economics (GE)
  • BU3502 Accounting I 3cr.
  • BU3511 Accounting II 3cr.
  • BU3600 Principles Business Law 2cr.
  • BU3800 Marketing: Principles & Concepts
  • BU3905 Business Communication 2cr.
  • BU4110 Organizational Behavior & Management
  • BU4762 Financial Management
  • BU5115 Operations Management
  • BU5190 Business Strategy & Policy


BS in Finance: (5 courses with 16 credits min. at OW)

  • BU4720 Global Financial Markets
  • BU4774 Financial Markets & Institutions
  • BU5710 Financial Modeling and Forecasting
  • BU5740 Investment Management & Security Analysis

Select of one of the following:

  • BU5760 Corporate Finance
  • BU5789 Futures & Options

Departmental Requirements 70 cr.


D. General Electives