The finance curriculum is designed to prepare students for (1) careers in government services, corporate financial management, commercial banking, security analysis, insurance, real estate, and other finance fields, and (2) graduate study. Students are encouraged to meet with faculty advisors as early as possible to plan a program which will fulfill their goals.
Learning Objectives for the Finance Concentration
Upon completion of a concentration in finance, students will be able to do the following:
- Demonstrate an understanding of interest rate determination and monetary policy.
- Demonstrate an understanding of agency issues in finance.
- Calculate and apply present value concepts to financial decisions.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the risk-return tradeoff and of insurable risk.
- Analyze accounting information to support financial decisions.
The following courses are required for the finance concentration:
|BU 488||Financial Management||3|
|EC 485||Money & Banking||3|
|Select three hours from the following:||3|
|Principles of Risk and Insurance|
|International Finance 1|
|Applied Portfolio Management|
|Graded upper-division elective hours in accounting, business, or economics||12|