Finance Concentration

Why study Finance?

Through the Finance Concentration, students acquire knowledge about how firms make financial decisions and how these decisions affect individual organizations and society as a whole. Students also learn how firms acquire and allocate funds, how financial markets operate and the role these markets play in economic welfare. The study of finance includes the use of models to develop analytical approaches to problems. Students are trained to take positions in financial institutions such as commercial and investment banks, in finance departments of major corporations or with consulting firms.

Finance faculty

Requirements to declare the concentration

Students must have completed BBUS 350 – Business Finance, to declare the Finance concentration.

Finance curriculum

Students in the Finance concentration must complete the following courses for graduation:

Course typeCourse names
Core Courses (prerequisites in parentheses)BBUS 300 – Organizational Behavior, Ethics and Inclusivity (5 credits/counts for DIV)
BBUS 307 – Business Writing
BBUS 310 – Managerial Economics
BBUS 320 – Marketing Management
BBUS 340 – Operations & Project Mgmt. (310)
BBUS 350 – Business Finance (310)
Required Courses (prerequisites in parentheses)BBUS 451 – Financial Policy & Planning (250)
BBUS 453 – Financial Institutions & Markets (350)
BBUS 454 – Investments (350)
Finance Electives (prerequisites in parentheses)5 credits – 1 course from the list below:

BBUS 361 – Intermediate Accounting I
BBUS 373 – Cost Accounting
BBUS 455 – Futures & Options (454)
BBUS 456 – Entrepreneurial Finance (350)
BBUS 457 – Advance Valuation (454)
BBUS 459 – Special Topics in Finance (350)
BBUS 465 – Applied Finance Accounting (350)
BBUS 490 – Special Topics in Business, Only counts when approved for concentration; see your advisor before registering.
BBUS 491 – Business Consulting
General Electives (any 300/400 level courses)30 credits
Capstone CoursesBefore you can register for the capstone course, you must complete all core courses and meet with your advisor to file a graduation application.

BBUS 470 – Business Policy & Strategic Mgmt.
BBUS 480 – Global Environment of Business
Total Credits90 Credits