WHY CHOOSE A FINANCE MAJOR?
WHAT DO FINANCE MAJORS STUDY?
Coursework in the major enables students to develop global perspectives on markets and economies, hone creative, problem-solving skills and acquire technical capabilities to be responsible stewards of financial resources. At Gordon, finance students learn about:
Finance students are well-prepared for graduate studies as Gordon’s Finance curriculum meets the CFA Institute’s “Recognized University” requirements. Qualified students are prepared to study for Level I of the CFA Exam prior to graduation. Finance students often complete internships in their junior or senior year, which confers a considerable advantage in securing permanent employment upon graduation.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A FINANCE MAJOR?
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|
|One of the following courses: (or equivalent validation)
|MAT134||Survey of Calculus|
|ECB117, 118||Principles of Accounting I, II|
|ECB330||Financial Markets and Institutions|
|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|
|ECB364||Federal Income Taxation|
|ECB369||International Capitalisms: Asia, U.S. and Europe|
|ECB374||Small Business Management|
Students interested in graduate work in finance should elect:
MAT318-319 also waives ECB211. Students must continuously maintain a 2.0 GPA within the major.