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. 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. 



A student majoring in finance, in addition to completing the core curriculum requirements of both the University and the Davis College of Business, must take FIN 305 (ACCT 305), 420, 435, plus two (3) credit hours of  finance electives (from 300 or 400 level FIN courses, excluding FIN 300).  Students majoring in finance 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. FIN 435 should not be taken before the student's senior year unless all other finance course requirements are completed or in process of completion. 

Course Description  Credit 
ACCT/FIN 305 Financial Statement Analysis    3
FIN 420 Investments  3
FIN 435 Financial Management  3
FIN xxx Any FIN elective, except FIN 300  3
FIN xxx Any FIN elective, except FIN 300  3
XX xxx  Business Elective  3
   Total:  18


A minor in finance consists of 9 credit hours: FIN 305, 420, and 435. Students with a minor 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.

Course Description   Credits
ACCT/FIN 305 Financial Statement Analysis  3
FIN 420 Investments  3
FIN 435 Financial Management  3
      Total:  9​