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 experiential 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:

Finance Major Curriculum 2020–2021


First Year

First Semester

Accounting for Decision Making
(ACC 135)

Business & the Entrepreneurial Mindset
(BUS 110)

Introduction to Statistics
(MTH 180)

Navigating Higher Education in a Global Context
(COR 101)

FYI: Reading, Writing, & ____
(COR 102)

Second Semester

Financial Accounting
(ACC 130)

Marketing & the Organizational Mindset
(BUS 120)

Financial Management I
(FIN 240)

Navigating Your Information Landscape
(COR 103)

FYI: Making, Doing, & ____
(COR 104)


Second Year

First Semester

Intermediate Accounting I
(ACC 230)

Managerial Economics
(ECN 255)

Corporate Social Responsibility
(BUS 210)

Choose a 200-level COR course
(COR 2XX)

Choose a 200-level COR course
(COR 2XX)

Second Semester

Intermediate Accounting II
(ACC 231)

General elective

Financial & Economic Modeling
(ECN 350)

Choose a 200-level COR course
(COR 2XX)

Choose a 200-level COR course
(COR 2XX)

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, COR 320, and two COR 330 courses. COR 310 and COR 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 & Macroeconomics
(BUS 310)

The Global Condition
(COR 310)

Human Rights & Responsibilities
(COR 320)

Natural science w/ lab

General elective

Second Semester

Investments
(FIN 300)

Applied Regression Analysis
(FIN 310) or
Applied Statistics
(MTH 280)

Business Law
(BLW 140)

Choose a Local Contexts, Global Connections course
(COR 330)

Choose a Local Contexts, Global Connections course
(COR 330)


Fourth Year

First Semester

Financial Management II
(FIN 340)

Advanced Investment Topics
(FIN 400)

Information Systems Management
(MGT 265)

College Capstone
(CCC 410FIN)

Choose one of the following:

Second Semester

College Capstone
(CCC 410FIN)

International Finance & Trade
(INT 320)

Product/Operation Management
(MGT 320)

Business Policy/Strategic Management
(MGT 460)

Choose one of the following: