Finance Major Curriculum

Employers look to hire graduates who have developed expertise in a specific area of business; have strong critical thinking, communication and teamwork skills; and possess the ability to strategize and lead across the whole business enterprise or organization.

The Robert P. Stiller School of Business incorporates this employer input with our academic and professional expertise to provide an integrated cutting-edge education that prepares you exceptionally well in your major field of study.

The Finance program provides a firm foundation in accounting, portfolio management, financial analysis and quantitative methods. Our hands-on approach allows you to work with real clients on actual cases. Six credits of Finance electives will enable you to further address your own interests, current trends and specific employer needs. During your junior year, you can study abroad at one of our international campuses in Montreal, Canada or Dublin, Ireland, or virtually anywhere in the world through one of our Global Partners or third-party programs.

All Robert P. Stiller School of Business students share a core business curriculum that includes:

Finance Curriculum 2015-2016


First Year

First Semester

Financial Accounting
(ACC 130)

Business & the Entrepreneurial Mindset
(BUS 110)

The Quantitative Language of Business
(BUS 115)

Concepts of the Self
(COR 110)

The Rhetoric of Self
(COR 115)

Second Semester

Managerial Accounting
(ACC 140)

Statistics
(MTH 180)

Financial Management I
(FIN 240)

Concepts of Community
(COR 120)

The Rhetoric of Community
(COR 125)


Second Year

First Semester

Intermediate Accounting I
(ACC 230)

Managerial Economics
(ECN 255)

Marketing & the OB Mindset
(BUS 120)

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR 2XX)

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR 2XX)

Second Semester

Intermediate Accounting II
(ACC 231)

Corporate Social Responsibility
(BUS 210)

Financial and Economic Modeling
(ECN 350)

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR 2XX)

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR 2XX)


Third Year

First Semester

International Business and Macroeconomics
(BUS 310)

Local Contexts, Global Connections
(COR 330)

Local Contexts, Global Connections
(COR 330)

Natural Science with Lab

General Elective

Second Semester

Investments
(FIN 300)

Applied Regression Analysis
(FIN 310

Business Law
(BLW 140)

The Global Condition
(COR 310)

Human Rights & Responsibilities
(COR 320)


Fourth Year

First Semester

Financial Management II
(FIN 340)

Advanced Investment Topics
(FIN 410)

Information Systems Management
(MGT 265)

Finance Elective

General Elective

Second Semester

Capstone
(CCC 410)

International Finance and Trade
(INT 320)

Finance Elective

Production and Operations Management
(MGT 320)