Finance Major

Requirements for the Major in Finance
The finance major utilizes foundational and elective courses from both accounting and economics to develop the tools and understandings essential to competent financial theory and practice. This knowledge base is extended and specialized to the finance discipline through study of international capital markets and financial institutions, financial planning and control, capital budgeting and development of capital resources, culminating in the senior-level ECB467 Advanced Corporate Finance. The two elective courses allow students to emphasize either corporate finance or financial markets/institutions.

Completing the Finance major requires at most 64 credits in total. The major and Gordon’s core curriculum fit easily into a 4-year undergraduate program. The following courses are required:

Required Foundations Courses
ECB101 Principles of Microeconomics
ECB102 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECB211 Statistics in Business and Economics
ECB311 Intermediate Microeconomics
One of the following courses: (or equivalent validation)
MAT134 Survey of Calculus
MAT141 Calculus I
Finance core
ECB117, 118 Principles of Accounting I, II
ECB247 Financial Management
ECB320 Business Law
ECB330 Financial Markets and Institutions
ECB366 International Economics
ECB372 Investment Analysis
ECB467 Advanced Corporate Finance
ECB492 Senior Seminar: Management, Strategy and Ethics
An additional 8 credits of elective courses from the approved list below:
ECB245 Principles of Management
ECB277 Principles of Marketing
ECB305 Economic Development
ECB313 Econometrics
ECB324 Intermediate Macroeconomics
ECB362 Cost Accounting
ECB364 Federal Income Taxation
ECB369 International Capitalisms: Asia, U.S. and Europe
ECB374 Small Business Management
ECB440 International Business
ECB471 Research I


Graduate Studies
Students interested in graduate work in finance should elect:

MAT141 Calculus I
MAT142 Calculus II
MAT223 Calculus III
ECB313 Econometrics
MAT318 Probability
MAT319 Statistics


\MAT318-319 also waives ECB211. Students must continuously maintain a 2.0 GPA within the major.