Davis College of Business at Jacksonville University

Curriculum

Finance




AACSBAACSB Accreditation

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. The finance curriculum consists of three main areas of study -corporate finance, investments and insurance tracks. The corporate finance track explores how to value the assets a firm acquires, how to raise the necessary funds to purchase, and how to manage the acquired assets to maximize the value of the firm. The investments track examines how to select and value stocks and other financial securities, the theory and practice of portfolio management and the functioning of capital markets. The insurance track examines property, liability, marine and health contracts including both personal and commercial lines. This track also examines the process for identifying and quantifying insurable risk including the legal issues arising from insurance operations and from the insurance policy as a legal contract.

Depending on the chosen career track. 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.

Major Requirements

A student majoring in finance must complete the core requirement of both the University and the Davis College of Business and must earn a “C” or better in FIN 301. Additionally, students must take one business elective course numbered 300 or above outside the Davis College of Business core and major requirements.

Courses Course Credit
FIN 305 Financial Statement Analysis 3
FIN 420 Investment 3
FIN 435 Financial Management 3
(2) Finance Electives 6
(1) Business Elective 3
   
Total: 18

Electives

Courses Course Credit
FIN 306 Real Estate 3
FIN 307 Risk Mgt & Insurance 3
FIN 310 Fiancial Markets and Institutions 3
FIN 415 International Finance 3
FIN 432 Security Analysis 3
FIN 440 Portfolio Management 3
   

* Business Elective must be numbered 300 or above outside the Davis College of Business core and major requirements.

Minor Requirements

A minor in finance, a valuable complement for any of the degree programs, is offered by the Davis College of Business and consists of 12 credit hours.

Courses Course Credit
ACCT/FIN 305 Financial Statement Analysis 3
FIN 420 Investments 3
FIN 435 Financial Management 3
FIN xxx  
Choose one (1):  
FIN 306 Real Estate  
FIN/INB 415 International Finance  
FIN 432 Security Analysis  
FIN 480 Venture Finance 3
Total: 12

Students minoring 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.​