Economics & Business Administration

Financial Management Major Requirements

A student majoring in financial management must complete a total of 49 credit hours. The student is first required to complete a common core of business courses in addition to the general college requirements. This core consists of the following courses totaling 34 semester hours:

Sophomore Year:

  • ACC 209 Principles of Accounting I
  • 
ACC 210 Principles of Accounting II

  • ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics
  • 
ECO 203 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • 
ECO 206 Business and Economics Statistics

  • MTH 213 Differential Calculus

Junior Year:

  • BUS 315 Principles of Marketing
  • 
BUS 320 Quantitative Analysis

  • BUS 330 Financial Management
  • 
BUS 400 Management Theory and Practice
  • 
LAW 320 Business Law I

In addition to this business core, the financial management major must take 15 advanced semester hours in financial management. Students majoring in financial management must take the following 9 semester hours:

  • BUS 401 Advanced Financial Management

  • BUS 410 Investments I
  • 
BUS 411 Futures and Options Markets
  • Also, the student must take one of these two courses:
  • BUS 418 Readings in Power, Leadership and Responsibility
  • 
BUS 419 Business Ethics

And one of the following:

  • BUS 431 Case Studies in Finance
  • 
BUS 432 International Finance
  • 
BUS 433 Investments II
  • 
BUS 434 Risk Management

  • ECO 362 Econometrics

Business students are encouraged to take additional math and computer science courses. Also, it is recommended that they learn a second language. The following courses from other departments are recommended as electives:

  • ENG 303 Business Writing

  • SPC 356 Organizational Communication 

  • PHL 107 Introduction to Logic