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Finance Courses

The finance major utilizes foundational and elective courses from both accounting and economics to develop the tools and understanding essential to competent financial theory and practice. In addition to learning about financial planning and control, capital budgeting and development of capital resources, the knowledge base is extended to cover the study of international capital markets and financial institutions, culminating in the senior-level ECB467 Advanced Corporate Finance.

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
ECB355  Risk Management and Insurance
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
ECB366  International Economics
ECB356  Personal Financial Planning

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.