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A degree in finance can prepare a student to work in a corporate or nonprofit finance department, enter a management-training program, pursue a career in the financial services industry, or be part of a start-up or entrepreneurial venture. Women with finance degrees are prepared to specialize in financial practice or look for applications across the organization because understanding the financial structure and demands of a company is a broad-based skill. In the course of their studies, students in finance learn how to evaluate the organization's financial needs, including cash flow, return on uses of cash, short- and long-term asset management, and issues of growth and capital structure. Few would deny the need for knowledgeable, dedicated and ethical finance participants in our global money world and a broad range of career options exist.

Required Elective Courses

  • ECON 101 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • MGMT 310 Financial Statement Analysis
  • MGMT 311 Investments
  • MGMT 315 Corporate Financial Planning and Strategy
  • MGMT 393 Financial Modeling


Students may select any of the following for additional depth in the Finance major but they do not substitute for the required finance electives:

  • ECON 203 Economic Models and Quantitative Methods
  • ECON 220 International Monetary Systems
  • ECON 231 Money and Banking
  • MATH 319 Financial Mathematics
  • MGMT 290 Special Topics in Management: Seminar (when relevant)