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Major Requirements

Major Requirements

Course ​Requirements

In addition to FIN 310 and FIN 320, a student majoring in Finance is required to complete the following courses totaling at least 32.0 hours:
Course Title Quarter Hours
ACC 304FINANCIAL REPORTING I4
FIN 202QUANTITATIVE REASONING2
FIN 250CAREER EXPLORATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT2
FIN 311CORPORATE FINANCE4
FIN 330INVESTMENTS: THEORY & PRACTICE4
FIN 333FINANCIAL STATEMENTS ANALYSIS4
FIN 380CASES IN FINANCIAL DECISION MAKING4
Select two elective courses from the following:8
FIN 313
INVESTMENT BANKING
FIN 323
COMMERCIAL BANKING
FIN 335
PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
FIN 336
PRINCIPLES OF STOCK PICKING
FIN 340
INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
FIN 355
GLOBAL IPOs & VENTURE CAPITAL
FIN 360
IPOs & VENTURE CAPITAL
FIN 362
ENTERPRISE RISK MANAGEMENT
FIN 363
DERIVATIVES: PRICING & APPLICATIONS
FIN 365
PRINCIPLES OF RISK & INSURANCE
FIN 366
FINANCIAL MODELING
FIN 381
BEHAVIORAL FINANCE
FIN 393
FINANCE INTERNSHIP (see note below)
FIN 394
APPLIED INTERNATIONAL PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT (2.0 quarter hours)
FIN 395
INVESTMENT SEMINAR (2.0 quarter hours)
FIN 398
SPECIAL TOPICS (multiple topics may be used)
FIN 399
INDEPENDENT STUDY
RE 350
REAL ESTATE ANALYSIS 1

 FIN 300 may not be used towards the major.

The Department of Finance enforces all course prerequisites; exceptions will not be made.

Note: FIN 394 and FIN 395 are 2.0 credit hour courses. Students must complete 4.0 credit hours of either the FIN 394 or FIN 395 sequences in order to earn Finance Elective credit. Two hour FIN 398 courses will not satisfy Finance Electives.

FIN 380 is a capstone course. It is recommended that students take this course after the completion of all required finance courses.

Students are encouraged to seek an internship with a Chicago-area business during the summer preceding either their junior or senior year.

Open Electives

Open elective credit (14.0 hours) is needed to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours.

Global Business Perspective

If a FIN course is shared between Global Business Perspective and the Finance major, additional hours of Open Elective credit are required. Any FIN course used toward Global Business Perspective must be passed with C- or higher.

Career Management Course

Students are required to complete the Career Course (250) associated with the major. Students who double major may choose the Career Course (250) associated with either major provided that hours for graduation are satisfied.​

Experiential Learning

If FIN 393 is completed in the Finance major consult with academic advisor regarding options for Experiential Learning.​

Combined Bachelor’s + Master’s Program Participants

Students admitted to the Finance Combined Bachelor’s + Master’s program may apply up to three approved graduate course(s) towards undergraduate Finance major or major electives.    If a student takes FIN 524 it will replace FIN 333 in the finance major requirements.

Graduation Requirements

All Finance (FIN) courses and any courses used toward the Finance major must be completed with a minimum grade of C- and with a combined GPA of 2.000 or higher.

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