Finance Major

Program Requirements

For all students, a minimum of 45 credits is required. 18 credits in the Core, 15 credits in the Finance concentration, 9 credits in the Final Tier and an additional 3 credit elective.

Tier 1: Initial Tier
Core Curriculum (18 Credits= all 6 courses)

BU 613  Statistics for Managers (3 credits)
BU 617  Economics for Managers (3 credits)
BU 619  Finance and Managerial Accounting (3 credits)* - PREREQUISITE (1)
BU 624 Managerial Communications (3 credits)
MK 660 Business and Economics Forecasting for Managers (3 credits)
MG 619  Law and the Manager (3 credits)

Tier 2: Major Tier
Finance Major (15 Credits= 5 courses)

BU 620 Managerial Finance (3 credits)* - REQUIRED/PREREQUISITE (1)
FI 632  Investment Analysis (3 credits)* - REQUIRED (1)

AND  (Choose 3 out of 7 courses immediately listed below)

FI 637  Securities Laws and Regulations (3 credits)
FI 638  Portfolio Theory and Management (3 credits)
FI 639  Management of Financial Institutions (3 credits)
FI 640  Money Capital Markets (3 credits)
FI 641  Financial Statement Theory & Analysis (3 credits)
FI/IB 604  International Banking (3 credits)
FI/IB 605  Seminar in International Business (3 credits)
FI/IB 607  International Corporate Finance (3 credits)
IB 531 Global Perspectives in Business (3 credits)

Tier 3: Capstone Tier (2)
Core Curriculum (9 Credits= all 3 courses)

BU 652  Strategic Management (3 credits)
BU 662  Managing Organizational Change (3 credits)
BU 669  Strategic Leadership (3 credits)

Additional Requirements

Elective (3 Credits)* – REQUIRED
International Requirement* – REQUIRED (3)
(At least one International course must be taken by each student sometime during his/her studies)

(1) BU 619 Finance and Managerial Accounting and BU 620 Managerial Finance are prerequisites for all finance courses; MUST be taken BEFORE all other finance courses. FI 632 Investment Analysis is a required course for all Finance major students; however it is not a prerequisite for the other finance courses.
(2) Capstone Tier courses may only be taken after completion of all core curriculum courses.
(3) The International Requirement of 3 credits is included in the total 45 credits.

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