Finance is the study of the purchase and sale of assets by individuals and institutions and the methods used to fund these transactions. The markets in which these transactions occur and the pricing of the financial instruments are integral to the study of finance.
Our Finance degree students develop a broad array of analytical skills, attain a thorough understanding of the finance function in different kinds of organizations and gain a global perspective of the institutions and markets in which finance operates. Required finance degree courses focus on the financial environment of business, the decision-making process of corporations, the key principles underlying the investment process, and the expanding international context of financial analysis, portfolio construction, and trading.
Finance degree students also spend much time outside of the classroom in the Hughey Center of Financial Services. The Trading Room is essentially an information technology laboratory wherein students can access real time financial data and witness markets at work. Students pursuing our Finance degree focus on the applications of information processing technology in financial analysis and risk management.
|FI 305||Principles of Accounting and Finance (Sophomore year)|
|FI 320||Financial Markets (Junior year)|
Managerial Finance (Junior year)
International Finance (Senior year)
|FI XXX||Four Finance Electives|
|Note: FI 320 and/or FI 380 are prerequisites for finance elective courses.|
|FI 312||Advanced Topics in Investments|
|FI 318||Estate Investment Decisions|
|FI 319||Mortgages and Mortgage Markets|
|FI 325||Operations of Financial Institutions|
|FI 327||Insurance and Risk Management|
|FI 330||Seminar in Equity Trading|
|FI 331||Capital Markets|
|FI 340||Introduction to Professional Financial Planning|
|FI 370||Seminar in Financial Institutions|
|FI 385||Corporate Treasury in Finance|
|FI 392||International Project Finance|
|FI 398||Advanced Topics in Financial Planning|
|FI 401||* Directed Study in Finance|
|FI 402||Seminar/Special Topics in Finance|
|FI 411||Research Seminar in Finance|
|FI 421||* Internship in Finance|
* Only One (FI 401 or FI 421) can be used as a finance elective,
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