Finance and Banking

Whether you intend to be a finance specialist or part of management, financial markets and corporate finance are integral parts of understanding the world of business. Our curriculum provides an understanding of the decision-making process in organizations and an understanding of how financial markets work.

An emphasis in finance prepares you for careers in commercial banking, corporate finance, financial planning, real estate, insurance, investment banking, or money management. Learn how to analyze financial information to produce forecasts of business, industry and economic conditions for use in making investment decisions.  

Typical Finance Careers

Appraiser, budget analyst, commodity trader, controller, financial planner, investment banker, portfolio analyst, audit manager, bank manager, chief executive officer, chief financial officer, commodity trader, consumer banker

Sample Course Sequence for BS BA with an Emphasis in Finance

This sample course plan provides an example of one path to degree completion. Students can complete courses in any number of combinations. Consult with your academic advisor to select courses in a sequence that makes sense for you

Freshman Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester

Math 1100 (College Algebra)

3

Math 1400 (Calculus)

3

State Requirement

3

Economics 1014 (Microeconomics)

3

Humanity

3

English 1000

3

Science

3

Humanity (2000 level)

3

Elective

3

Elective

3

Management 1010

1

 

 

 

16

 

15

 

 

Sophomore Year

3rd Semester

4th Semester

Math 1300 (Finite)

3

Accountancy 2037

3

Economics 1015 (Macroeconomics)

3

Statistics 2500

3

Science + Lab

4/5

Science

3

Accounting 2036 (Accounting I) 

3

Economics 3229

3

Humanity (Writing Intensive)

3

Elective

3

 

16

 

15

 

 

Junior Year
5th Semester 6th Semester
Management 3000 3 Finance 4010 3
Finance 3000 3 Finance 4020 3
Business Administration 3500 3 Accounting 4356 3
Management 3540 3 Emphasis Support (Writing Intensive) 3
Statistics 3500 3 Marketing 3000 3
  15   15

 


 

Senior Year
7th Semester 8th Semester
Business Administration 4500 (Internship) 3 Additional Finance Course 3
Economics 4351/3251 3 Emphasis Support 3
Management 4010 3 Management 4970 3
Additional Finance Course 3 Additional Finance Course 3
Accounting 2258 3 Elective 3
  15   15