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 knows what skills employers need when building a curriculum. Knowing what employers want most, Stiller School faculty provide an integrated, relevant education that prepares you exceptionally well for life after college.

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 explore your own interests and develop skills in your priority topics. 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:

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Finance Major Curriculum 2019–2020

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)

(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 Organizational Mindset
(BUS 120)

Choose 200-level COR course

Choose 200-level COR course

Second Semester

Intermediate Accounting II
(ACC 231)

Corporate Social Responsibility
(BUS 210)

Financial and Economic Modeling
(ECN 350)

Choose 200-level COR course

Choose 200-level COR course

Talk to your Advisor and/or the Office of International Education about possible curriculum adjustments in order to create a semester abroad in your third year.

Third Year

*In the third year, students MUST take COR 310, 320, and two COR 330 courses. COR 310 and 320 MUST be taken together, and the two COR 330 courses MUST be taken together. Either pair may be taken in either semester.

First Semester

International Business and Macroeconomics
(BUS 310)

The Global Condition*

(COR 310)

Human Rights & Responsibilities*
(COR 320)

Choose two Local Contexts, Global Connections courses*
(COR 330)

Natural Science with Lab

General Elective

Second Semester

(FIN 300)

Applied Regression Analysis
(FIN 310)

Business Law
(BLW 140)

The Global Condition*
(COR 310)

Human Rights & Responsibilities*
(COR 320)

Choose two Local Contexts, Global Connections courses*

(COR 330)

Fourth Year

First Semester

Financial Management II
(FIN 340)

Advanced Investment Topics
(FIN 410)

Information Systems Management
(MGT 265)

Choose one of the following:

General Elective

Second Semester

College Capstone
(CCC 410)

International Finance and Trade
(INT 320)

Production and Operations Management
(MGT 320)

Choose one of the following:

Business Policy / Strategic Management (MGT 460)