Haub School of Business

Department of Finance

Curriculum

In addition to the University's core curriculum, finance majors must take the following courses:
Business Foundation (10 Courses)
ACC 101 - Financial Accounting
ACC 102 - Managerial Accounting
DSS 200 - Introduction to Information Systems
DSS 210 - Business Statistics
DSS 220 - Quantitative Methods
FIN  200 - Introduction to Finance
MKT 101 - Principles of Marketing
MGT 110 - Essentials of Organizational Behavior or MGT 120 - Essentials of Management
MGT 360 - Legal Environment of Business
BUS 495 - Business Policy

*FIN 200 should be taken 1st semester sophomore year.

Major Concentration (6 Courses)

Required Courses in Finance
FIN 201 Markets & Institutions
FIN 300 Intermediate Finance
FIN 301 Investments

*FIN 201 should be taken 2nd semester sophomore year.

Electives in Finance
Electives total 3. Choose 1 from Finance and 2 additional from Finance, Risk Management and Insurance, or Financial  Planning. 

  • Finance 
    • FIN 302 - International Finance (PRE-REQ: FIN 200, DSS 210)
    • FIN 303 - Small Firm Finance (PRE-REQ: FIN 200, DSS 210)
    • FIN 304-305 - Honors Research (PRE-REQ: FIN 200, DSS 210)
    • FIN 400 - Mergers and Acquisitions (PRE-REQ: FIN 200, FIN 300, DSS 210)
    • FIN 401 - Student Managed Funds (PRE-REQ: FIN 200, FIN 301, DSS 210)
    • FIN 402 - Portfolio Management (PRE-REQ: FIN 200, FIN 301, DSS 210, Math ILC)
    • FIN 403 - Speculative Market (PRE-REQ: FIN 200, FIN 301, DSS 210, Math ILC)
    • FIN 470 - Selected Topics (PRE-REQ: FIN 200, DSS 210, Additional as specified by Instructor) 
    • FIN 493-494 - Independent Research (PRE-REQ: FIN 200, DSS 210, Junior standing, Permission of Chair) 
    • ACC 315 - Federal Taxation
    • ACC 410 - Financial Statement Analysis

*Students may take either ACC 315 OR ACC 410 as a Finance Elective; not both.


  • Risk Management and Insurance (RMI)
    • RMI 200 - Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance
    • RMI 300 - Property and Casualty Insurance (PRE-REQ: RMI 200, DSS 210)
    • RMI 301 - Corporate Risk Management (PRE-REQ: FIN 200, DSS 210)
    • RMI 401 - Alternative Risk Financing (PRE-REQ: RMI 200, DSS 210)
    • RMI 470 - Topics in RMI (PRE-REQ: RMI 200, DSS 210)
    • RMI 493-494 - Individual Research in RMI (PRE-REQ: FIN 200, DSS 210, Junior standing, Permission of Chair)
  • Financial Planning
    • FPL 200 - Personal Financial Planning
    • FPL 300 - Retirement Planning (PRE-REQ: FPL 200)
    • FPL 301 - Estate Planning (PRE-REQ: FPL 200)
    • FPL 400 - Financial Plan Development (PRE-REQ: FPL 200)
    • FPL 470 - Topics in Financial Planning (PRE-REQ: FPL 200, Additional as specified by Instructor)
    • FPL 493-494 - Individual Research in Financial Planning (PRE-REQ: FPL 200, FIN 200, DSS 210, Junior standing, Permission of Chair)