The finance major provides a comprehensive background in the areas of corporate finance, investments, derivatives, and financial institutions in a global environment. Elective courses are offered in specialized fields such as investment banking, private equity, international finance, fixed income, real estate finance, and financial statement analysis.

Many finance graduates accept positions with top investment banks and leading commercial banks. Other finance graduates accept employment in corporate and government financial management or in consulting. Finance majors are also well prepared for graduate study, such as in business, finance, or law.


In addition to completing courses in the business core, students must complete 15 credits in the area of Finance. All FINC courses are 1.5 credits, meeting for seven weeks during the semester.

Nine Credits of Required Courses

  • FINC-3101: Corporate Valuation
  • FINC-3102: Quantitative Investment Strategies
  • FINC-3103: Machine Learning for Finance
  • FINC-3104: Investments
  • FINC-3105: Global Financial Institutions
  • FINC-3106: Derivatives

Six Credits of Elective Courses

  • FINC-3220: Real Estate Finance
  • FINC-3225: Investment Banking
  • FINC-3245: Fixed Income Securities
  • FINC-3246: Asset Management
  • FINC-3247: Mergers and Acquisitions
  • FINC-3250: International Finance
  • FINC-3259: Financial Regulatory Policy
  • FINC-3262: Applied Value Investing
  • FINC-3263: ESG Investing
  • FINC-3265: Private Equity
  • FINC-3266: Venture Capital
  • Any 3000-level FINC Course
  • ACCT-3243: Financial Statement Analysis (3 credits)