The Bachelor of Science in Finance (BSF) degree, also known as the Finance major, emphasizes a finance-focused education and directly targets the financial industry, including commercial banks, investment banks, investment companies and insurance companies.
The following requirements must be fulfilled:
|General education and prerequisite course requirements|
|UW 1020||University Writing|
|One critical analysis course in the humanities 1|
|One scientific reasoning with lab course 1|
|MATH 1231||Single-Variable Calculus I|
|MATH 1232||Single-Variable Calculus II|
|ECON 1011||Principles of Economics I|
|ECON 1012||Principles of Economics II|
|DNSC 1001||Business Analytics I: Statistics for Descriptive and Predictive Analytics|
|or STAT 1051||Introduction to Business and Economic Statistics|
|or STAT 1053||Introduction to Statistics in Social Science|
|or STAT 1111||Business and Economic Statistics I|
|or APSC 3115||Engineering Analysis III|
|STAT 2118||Regression Analysis|
|or ECON 2123||Introduction to Econometrics|
|or STAT 2123||Introduction to Econometrics|
|School of Business courses|
& BADM 1002
|First Year Development Course I|
and First Year Development Course II 2
|or BADM 1003||Transfer Student Development Course|
|BADM 3001||Career Management Strategy 3|
|BADM 4001||Leadership and Career Launch 4|
|BADM 4101||Business Ethics and the Legal Environment|
|or BADM 4101W||Business Ethics and the Legal Environment|
|Courses in the major|
|ACCY 2001||Introduction to Financial Accounting|
|ACCY 3106||Financial Statement Analysis|
|BADM 3501||Financial Management and Markets|
|FINA 3001||Intermediate Finance|
|FINA 3101||Investment and Portfolio Management|
|FINA 4001||Advanced Financial Management|
|or FINA 4001W||Advanced Financial Management|
|Four additional courses in the major selected from the following:|
|FINA 3201||Exploring Finance with Simulation|
|or FINA 3201W||Exploring Finance with Simulation|
|FINA 3301||Money and Capital Markets|
|FINA 3401||A Brief History of Finance|
|or FINA 3401W||A Brief History of Finance|
|FINA 4101||Applied Financial Securities Analysis|
|FINA 4201||Real Estate Investment|
|FINA 4301||Financial Derivatives|
|FINA 4900||Special Topics (Applied Financial Security Analysis: Fixed Income)|
|FINA 4900||Special Topics (Applied Financial Security Analysis: Real Estate)|
|FINA 4900||Special Topics (Investment Analysis Venture Capital)|
|One international field course selected from the following:|
|ECON 2180||Survey of International Economics|
|ECON 2181||International Trade Theory and Policy|
|ECON 2182||International Macroeconomic Theory and Policy|
|IBUS 3001||Introduction to International Business|
|IBUS 3101||Global Financial Environment|
|IBUS 3301||International Business Finance|
|IBUS 4302||International Banking|
|IBUS 4303||International Monetary and Financial Issues|
|SMPP 4900W||Special Topics (Strategy and International Political Economy)|
|TSTD 3302||Financial Management in Tourism and Hospitality|
|In general, students complete 34 credits of electives or the minimum necessary to reach the 120 credits required for the degree. Elective courses may be numbered from 1000 to 4999. Electives may not include LSPA (Lifestyle, Sport, and Physical Activity) courses. They may include one HLWL (Health and Wellness) course.|
|Elective courses may be applied toward a GWSB concentration or a GWSB or non-GWSB second major. 6,7|
|A minor outside of the School of Business is required for the degree. Courses vary by minor and typically require a minimum of 18 credits. Students may pursue a second minor or a second major in lieu of the minor. 7|
1A list of approved courses can be found in this Bulletin under General Education Requirements.
2Freshmen take BADM 1001 and BADM 1002. Transfer students take BADM 1003.
3BADM 3001 is offered with finance-specific sections and should be completed during the sophomore year, after completing BADM 1001 and BADM 1002 or BADM 1003. Students should take one of the following sections, in accordance with their career interests: Finance and Accounting or Finance and Investment Banking.
4BADM 4001 is offered with experiential-specific sections and should be completed in the senior year.
5FINA 4001 must be taken at GW.
6Students pursuing a double major who wish to earn a major in accountancy must declare the BS in accountancy as their first major; i.e., accountancy may not be listed as a second major. Major courses in both majors must be completed with a grade of C- or above.
7Students should consult the regulations in this Bulletin and their academic advisor for assistance and additional information concerning elective courses and the minor requirement.
Finance as a Second Major Requirements
Review the Finance as a Second Major document to see the requirements.
2201 G Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20052