Bachelor of Science in Business

Finance Concentration

Overview

The concentration in Finance provides undergraduate students with the analytical tools and conceptual framework needed to evaluate financial transactions and firms and to make financial decisions. The academic program allows students to understand finance from three inter-related perspectives:

  1. financial management related to capital budgeting, financial structure, financial analysis, working capital management, and dividend policy;

  2. investment and portfolio management related to the valuation of stocks, bonds, and derivative contracts and the construction of efficient portfolios; and

  3. the money and capital market related to the issuance and investment in financial instruments by banking organizations with emphasis on the consequence of interest rates and interest rate structure on valuation and risk.

Career Options in Finance

Upon successful completion of the concentration in Finance, students can apply for professional positions such as a credit analyst, equity analyst, or financial analyst with governmental agencies, for-profit corporations, and investment banks. Finance also provides an excellent foundation for graduate study in business, economics, public policy, and law.

 

 

Finance Concentration Requirements

In addition to the requirements for the bachelor of science with a major in business, the concentration in finance requires five field courses:

Required
Field Courses
FINA 3001Intermediate Finance
FINA 3101Investment and Portfolio Management
FINA 4001Advanced Financial Management
or FINA 4001W Advanced Financial Management
Additional field courses
Two of the following:
FINA 3201Exploring Finance with Simulation
or FINA 3201W Exploring Finance with Simulation
FINA 3301Money and Capital Markets
FINA 4101Applied Financial Securities Analysis
FINA 4201Real Estate Investment
FINA 4301Financial Derivatives
FINA 4900Special Topics (Applied Financial Security Analysis: Fixed Income)
FINA 4900Special Topics (Applied Financial Security Analysis: Real Estate)
FINA 4900Special Topics (Investment Analysis Venture Capital)

Students should consult with an advisor for specific bachelor of science in business general education courses that apply to this concentration