Finance is the study and practice of decision-making to acquire and manage real and financial assets for the purpose of creating and maintaining economic (market) value. Students majoring in finance will be prepared for career opportunities in corporate financial management, investment analysis and management, international financial management and insurance. The finance major is also an excellent preparation for students planning to enter graduate programs or seeking a professional degree in law, accounting or other professional programs. 



Students majoring in finance must complete the University Core and Davis College of Business Core Curriculum requirements. In addition, they must take the following courses:             

Code Course  Credit 
ACCT/FIN 305 Financial Statement Analysis    3
FIN 420 Investments  3
FIN 435 Financial Management  3
FIN xxx​ Any two 3-credit hour FIN electives, selected from 300 or   6​
400 level FIN courses, except FIN 300​
XX xxx  One (1) 3-credit hour business elective course numbered  3
300 or above from outside the Davis College of Business​
core and major requirements.​
   Total:  18


FINANCE MAJOR Important Notes:

  • Students majoring in finance must earn a "C" or better in FIN 301.
  • FIN 435 should not be taken before the student's senior year unless all other finance course requirements are completed or in process of completion.



A minor in finance consists of 9 credit hours: FIN 305, 420, and 435. Students with a minor in finance must earn a "C" or better in FIN 301. A course taken as part of a major cannot also be used to satisfy the requirements of a minor.

Code Course   Credit
ACCT/FIN 305 Financial Statement Analysis  3
FIN 420 Investments  3
FIN 435 Financial Management  3
      Total:  9​