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Girard School of Business

Concentration Requirements

Business Administration Major - Finance Concentration

Finance students enjoy a number of career opportunities in corporate and government institutions. Financial managers must be able to convey information to all functions of the firm. The field of finance includes positions of financial management such as financial analysts, cash management, credit management, as well as entrepreneurial areas such as personal financial planning and consulting. The growing field of investment and financial services offers positions from brokers and traders, to portfolio managers.

The finance profession is challenging, dynamic, and rewarding.  The successful student will develop and apply analytical and communication skills needed in today’s business environment. 

In addition to satisfying the institutional and distribution requirements and the core requirements of the Business Major, students who seek a concentration in Finance complete the following courses or their equivalents:

Concentration requirements:

  • FIN3315    Financial Analysis
  • FIN3325    Investments
  • FIN4406    International Financial Management

The requirements include the courses listed above plus three additional finance electives from the list below:

  • FIN3500    Fieldwork in Financial Coaching
  • FIN4410    Financial Planning and Services
  • FIN4431    Advanced Topics in Finance
  • FIN4433    Advanced Topics in Investments
  • FIN4900    Special Topics in Finance