Finance and Banking Emphasis

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.

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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 (for students starting Summer 2018) Students can complete coursework in any number of combinations. Consult with your academic advisor to select courses in a sequence that makes sense for you. If you started college prior to Summer 2018 please visit 111 Cornell Hall for a sample course plan.
First Semester Credit Hours Second Semester Credit Hours
Math 1100 (College Algebra) 3 Math 1400 (Calculus) 3
State Requirement 3 Economics 1014 (Microeconomics) 3
Humanity 3 English 1000 3
Biological or Physical Science with Lab 3 Humanity 3
Elective 1 Elective 3
BA 1500 2    
Total 15 Total 15
Third Semester Credit Hours Fourth Semester Credit Hours
Math 1300 (Finite) 3 Accountancy 2037 3
Economics 1015 (Macroeconomics) 3 Finance 3000 3
Statistics 2500 3 Accountancy 2258 3
Accountancy 2036 3 Humanity (Writing Intensive) 3
Elective 2 Elective 3
BA 2500 2    
Total 16 Total 15
FIfth Semester Credit Hours Sixth Semester Credit Hours
Management 3000 3 Finance 4020 3
Finance 4010 3 Management 3300 3
Economics 3229 3 Management 3540 3
Statistics 3500 3 Emphasis Support (Writing Intensive) 3
BA 3500 2 Elective 3
Total 14 Total 15
Seventh Semester Credit Hours Eighth Semester Credit Hours
Marketing 3000 3 Management 4970 3
Management 4010 3 Economics 4351/3251 3
Accounting 4356 3 Additional Finance Course 3
Additional Finance Course 3 Additional Finance Course 3
BA 4500 (Internship) 3 Emphasis Support 3
Total 15 Total 15