Finance majors must complete 120 hours of course work, of which 41 hours are general education courses, 6 credits are supporting liberal arts, and 73 credits are foundation knowledge and major subject requirements. A minimum grade of “C” must be earned in ENGL 101 , ENGL 102 , MATH 109 , and all foundation knowledge and major requirement courses.
The objectives of the Finance Program are to:
- Provide students with an understanding of the concepts that underlie the raising and spending of capital.
- Provide students with an understanding of the process of cash flows within an organization.
- Provide students with an understanding of the concepts of forecasting and discounting to determine appropriate investments.
- Provide students with an understanding of the nature of financial markets and institutions in the current global context.
- Provide students with an understanding of finance as it relates to them.
- Provide students with the skills to enter graduate school and conduct research.
A degree in Finance will allow students to pursue career opportunities in banking, business advising, budgeting, financial analysis, brokerage, and other finance related areas. The program also prepares students to be admitted into advanced degree programs.