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.
Ready to track your progress?
Use the Emphasis Checksheet that corresponds with your start date:
- Finance Emphasis Checksheet - Students starting college on or after Summer 2019
- Finance Emphasis Checksheet - Students starting college on or after Summer 2018
- Finance Emphasis Checksheet - Students starting college on or after Fall 2016
- Finance Emphasis Checksheet - Students starting college before Fall 2016
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
|First Semester||Credit Hours||Second Semester||Credit Hours|
|Math 1100 (College Algebra)||3||Math 1400 (Calculus)||3|
|State Requirement||3||Economics 1014 (Microeconomics)||3|
|Biological or Physical Science with Lab||3||Humanity||3|
|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|
|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|
|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|