Bachelor of Science in Business - Finance Concentration



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

  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.


Degree Requirements

The following requirements must be fulfilled for the concentration in finance: 15 credits in required and selected courses; at least 9 of these credits must be taken in residence. All concentration courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C-.

Concentrations are only available to GWSB students. See Concentrations under GW School of Business Undergraduate Regulations in this Bulletin for additional information.

FINA 3001Intermediate Finance
FINA 3101Investment and Portfolio Management
FINA 4001Advanced Financial Management
or FINA 4001W Advanced Financial Management
Two courses selected from the following:
FINA 3201Exploring Finance with Simulation
or FINA 3201W Exploring Finance with Simulation
FINA 3301Money and Capital Markets
FINA 3401A Brief History of Finance
or FINA 3401W A Brief History of Finance
FINA 4101Applied Financial Securities Analysis
FINA 4102Investing in Real Estate Investment Trusts
FINA 4103Quantitative Investing
FINA 4104Foundations of Venture Capital
FINA 4201Real Estate Investment
FINA 4301Financial Derivatives
FINA 4900Special Topics
or FINA 4900W Special Topics