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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.

Within the Department of Economics and Business the student will complete at least 60 credits. Required courses are:

Required Foundations Courses
ECB201 Principles of Microeconomics
ECB202 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECB211 Statistics for Business and Economics
ECB311 Intermediate Microeconomics
One of the following courses: (or equivalent validation)
MAT134 Survey of Calculus
MAT141 Calculus I
Finance core
ECB217, 218 Principles of Accounting I, II
ECB320 Business Law
ECB330 Financial Markets and Institutions
ECB347 Financial Management
ECB366 International Economics
ECB372 Investment Analysis
ECB467 Advanced Corporate Finance
ECB492 Senior Seminar
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 Taxes
ECB369 International Capitalisms
ECB374 Small Business Management
ECB440 International Business

Students interested in graduate work in finance should elect Calculus I, II and III (MAT141-142 and MAT223); plus either ECB313 Econometrics, or the calculus-based MAT318 Probability and MAT319 Statistics; MAT318-319 also waives ECB211. Students must continuously maintain a 2.0 GPA within the major.