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Major Requirements

Major Requirements

Admission Requirements 

Students with an overall GPA of 3.300 and a minimum grade of B+ in FIN 310 or currently enrolled in FIN 310 may apply for admission into the program. The admissions committee will consider the student’s GPA, grade in FIN 310 as well as other evidence of superior academic performance for admission into the program.

Course Requirements

In addition to FIN 310 and FIN 320, a student majoring in Finance Honors is required to complete the following courses totaling at least 32.0 hours:  

Course Title Quarter Hours
One Required Course (not taken as Honors Section)
FIN 202QUANTITATIVE REASONING2
Eight Required Courses (must be taken as Honors sections)
FIN 311CORPORATE FINANCE4
FIN 330INVESTMENTS: THEORY & PRACTICE4
FIN 333FINANCIAL STATEMENTS ANALYSIS4
FIN 380CASES IN FINANCIAL DECISION MAKING4
FIN 396HONORS SEMINAR2
FIN 397HONORS SEMINAR CONTINUATION0
ACC 307FINANCIAL REPORTING I FOR FINANCE HONORS STUDENTS4
ACC 309FINANCIAL REPORTING II FOR FINANCE HONORS STUDENTS4
One Finance elective to be chosen from:4
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) 1
FIN 395
INVESTMENT SEMINAR (2.0 quarter hours) 2
FIN 398
SPECIAL TOPICS (multiple topics may be used)
FIN 399
INDEPENDENT STUDY
RE 350
REAL ESTATE ANALYSIS 3

Financial Reporting Sequence

Students who have taken the financial accounting courses, ACC 304, ACC 305 and ACC 306, are exempt from taking the financial accounting courses taught within the finance cohort, ACC 307-H and ACC 309-H.
 
ACC 304 will fulfill ACC 307-H in the finance honors requirements.
ACC 306 will fulfill ACC 309-H in the finance honors requirements.

Expectations

A cumulative GPA of 3.000 is required to remain in the program. 

Once admitted, students will begin the curriculum in the spring quarter of the current academic year, and will complete the curriculum in the spring quarter of the following year. The honors student cohort will be exposed to rigorous and challenging courses in corporate finance, risk management, financial statement analysis, and financial accounting. Analytical writing and teamwork skills will be emphasized throughout the program.

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 Honors 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

Finance Honors students are exempt from FIN 250.  Students who double major must take the Career Course (250) associated with the double major.

Experiential Learning

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

Graduation Requirements

A minimum grade of B+ is required in FIN 310. All other 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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