Engler College of Business
  • B.B.A. - Finance
  • Finance Minor
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Courses With a High Return on Investment

The new economy has brought with it the need for professionals who understand all of the nuances of corporate finance. In an extremely volatile economic environment, along with social demands for ethical decision making and sustainability, corporations have never had so many demands placed on them for responsible fiscal management.

And that’s why the job market for finance graduates is so strong. Balancing all of these demands is no small task, and those who choose this path will be called upon to demonstrate their command of mathematics, statistical analysis, and technology, all the while doing so in an ethically responsible way. Critical thinking, say hello to problem solving skills.

Along the way, you’ll be immersed in the fundamentals, including cash flows, capital budgeting, cost of capital, investments, business valuation, mergers and acquisitions, risk management, and payout policies. It’s no small task, but these are the demands placed upon modern financiers.

At the international level, you’ll learn about how monetary and macroeconomic policy affect corporate relations, along with exchange rates, foreign direct investment, balance of payments, and all the other factors you hear on the evening news. Blend in political differences and the prospects for global conflict, and the need for competent financial analysts has never been higher.

Because this isn’t your grandfather’s economy anymore. It takes special people with special skills to captain this ship, and our finance major will prepare you to take the helm.

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B.B.A. - Finance

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MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (2023-2024 Academic Catalog)
  • FIN 4311 - Corporate Governance and Ethics, FIN 4365 - Case Studies in Financial Planning, or FIN 4371 - Accounting & Financial Services Law
  • FIN 4320 - Investments
  • FIN 4323 - International Finance
  • FIN 4326 - Financial Management or FIN 4370 - Health Care Finance
  • 12 Hours of FIN Advanced Electives
  • 6 Hours of Accounting, Economics, or Finance Advanced Electives
For more details about courses required for this degree see the Advising Services Degree Checklist Page and select the catalog year that you are following for your degree plan.
Finance Minor

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  • FIN Elective
  • FIN Elective
  • FIN Elective
  • FIN Advanced Elective
  • FIN Advanced Elective
  • FIN Advanced Elective


Corporate and Public Finance
  • Cash and credit management
  • Budget analysis
  • Investment management
  • Investor relations
  • Financial reporting
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Credit analysis
  • Commercial and industrial lending
  • Trust and private wealth management
  • Bank operations
  • Cash management
  • Sales
  • Claims analysis
  • Underwriting
  • Risk management
  • Customer Service
Personal Financial Planning
  • Sales
  • Financial advising
  • Insurance advising
  • Portfolio management
  • Customer Service
Real Estate
  • Residential brokerage
  • Commercial sales appraisals
  • Property management
  • Real estate portfolio management
Money Management
  • Research bonds and equities
  • Derivatives analysis
  • Tax analysis
  • Trading
  • Business valuation

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Student Groups
Student Groups

Find Your Community

If you’re looking to combine professional with social activities, we have more than a dozen faculty-led student groups in the College of Business. Find your people and meet up for fun as well as the chance to network among yourselves and with guest speakers.

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Study Abroad
Study Abroad

Go Amazing Places

We live in a globally connected world, and that truth becomes crystal clear when you participate in one of our faculty-led Study Abroad programs. Step outside your comfort zone, and learn how other cultures live and do business. 

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Get to Work

There’s no better way to pad your resumé than to show practical work experience. Each semester, companies come to us looking for qualified students looking to set themselves apart from the pack. Work. Learn. Get paid. It doesn’t get much better.

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