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.


Twenty credits in 300 and 400-level finance courses are required to complete the Finance Concentration, including three required courses and one elective course (five credits each).


Business Finance - BBUS 350 is a prerequisite for all of the required 400-level finance courses.

Required Courses

  • BBUS 451 - Financial Policy and Planning
  • BBUS 453 - Financial Institutions and Markets
  • BBUS 454 - Investments

Elective Courses

Minimum of one required.

  • BBUS 361 - Intermediate Accounting I
  • BBUS 373 - Cost Accounting
  • BBUS 455 - Futures & Options
  • BBUS 456 – Entrepreneurial Finance
  • BBUS 459 - Special Topics in Finance
  • BBUS 465 - Applied Financial Accounting
  • BBUS 490 - Special Topics in Business (when approved for concentration)
  • BBUS 491 - Business Consulting

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