All College of Business and Economics students must complete the Core Curriculum, as well as the requirements for their major area of study.

Required for all Finance Majors

2-Course Foundation Requirement

  • FIN 323: Investments
  • FIN 328: Corporate Financial Policy

Depth Requirement

Choose 3 depth electives:

  • FIN 324: Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • FIN 330: Financial Markets and Institutions
  • FIN 333: Global Finance
  • FIN 334: Derivatives and Management of Risk
  • FIN 335: Advanced Topics—Financial Management (various topics) Note: Course offered with a different topic can be repeated.
  • FIN 336: Real Estate Finance
  • FIN 377: Advanced Topics—Investments (various topics) Note: Course offered with a different topic can be repeated.


Breadth Requirement

Choose one of the following six breadth tracks (Each track requires at least 2 breadth electives):

Track 1: Financial Analysis (6 credits)

  • ACCT 315: Financial Accounting I
  • ACCT 316: Financial Accounting II


Track 2: Financial Marketing (6 credits): Choose 2 of the following courses:

  • MKT 312: Marketing Research
  • MKT 319: Development and Marketing of New Products
  • MKT 320: Global Marketing
  • MKT 325:/ECO 325: Consumer Insights Through Data Analytics
  • MKT 332: Sales Management


Track 3: Analytical Finance (6 credits): Choose 2 of the following courses:

  • IE 316: Optimization Models and Applications
  • IE 339: Stochastic Models and Applications OR MATH 310. Random Processes and Applications
  • MATH 205: Linear Methods OR MATH 242. Linear Algebra
  • MATH 231: Probability and Statistics OR MATH 309. Theory of Probability


Track 4: Financial Economics (6 credits): Take 1 course from each group

  • ECO 209: Comparative Economics Systems
  • ECO 322: Competitor and Market Analysis 
  • ECO 328: Electricity Systems
  • ECO 333: Economics of Business Decisions
  • ECO 336: Business and Government
  • ECO 353: Public Finance Federal
     
  • ECO 203: Microfinance: Financial Inclusion for the Poor
  • ECO 303: Economic Development
  • ECO 339: International Trade
  • ECO 340: International Finance


Track 5: Real Estate Valuation (7 credits): Must take all 3 courses

  • IPRE 301: Case Studies in Real Estate Value Creation
  • IPRE 347: Practicum in Real Estate I
  • IPRE 348: Practicum in Real Estate II


Track 6: Expanded Finance (6 credits):
Must take 2 additional finance electives not taken within the depth requirement

  • FIN 324: Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • FIN 330: Financial Markets and Institutions
  • FIN 333: Global Finance
  • FIN 334: Derivatives and Management of Risk
  • FIN 335: Advanced Topics—Financial Management (various topics) Note: Course offered with a different topic can be repeated.
  • FIN 336: Real Estate Finance
  • FIN 377: Advanced Topics—Investments (various topics) Note: Course offered with a different topic can be repeated.


For full descriptions of these courses, link to catalog.