The primary objective of the undergraduate finance curriculum is to develop a broad understanding of the financial aspects of the activities and decisions and to provide thorough training in the fundamental tools of financial analysis. Toward these ends, the study of finance is complemented with the development of elementary mathematical and statistical skills and with study in economics, accounting, and business administration. The major in finance is intended to prepare students for positions with a wide variety of organizations that require special understanding of financial analysis, financial management and financial systems. Refer to careers for information about careers in finance. Three options are currently offered for the undergraduate finance major: general finance option, commercial bank management option, and risk management option. The risk management option will be phased out over the next several years.
All students take a core of finance courses in Financial Management, Investments, and Financial Markets and Institutions. Students may then select courses among upper division finance electives that they are most interested in.