The Washington State University Catalog

Finance

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Finance(120 Hours)

Preparation for careers in financial management, investment analysis, financial institutions management, financial services, real estate, or risk management and insurance.

Graduation Requirements
A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 in all Carson College of Business (CCB) courses required for the major is required for graduation. The calculation will only count WSU business courses that are taught by the CCB including HBM courses. Economic Sciences courses or any other courses outside the college are not included.

Finance majors are required to complete a minimum of 9 upper-division business courses in residence. Students within the College of Business must complete an International Learning Requirement option, see catalog for more information.

First Year
First TermHours
Biological Sciences [BSCI] or SCIENCE 101 [SCI]13 or 4
ECONS 101 [SSCI] or 102 [SSCI]3
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
Humanities [HUM]3
MATH 20123
Second TermHours
ECONS 101 or 1023
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
MATH 202 [QUAN]33
MIS 2503
Physical Sciences [PSCI] or SCIENCE 102 [SCI]14 or 3
Second Year
First TermHours
ACCTG 2303
B LAW 2103
Creative & Professional Arts [ARTS]3
Diversity [DIVR]3
Non-Business Electives43
Second TermHours
ACCTG 2313
COM 102 [COMM] or H D 205 [COMM]3 or 4
MGTOP 21554
SOC [SSCI] or PSYCH [SSCI]63
Non-Business Electives43
Complete Writing Portfolio
Consider studying abroad this summer7
Third Year
First TermHours
FIN 3253
MGMT 3013
MGTOP 3403
MKTG 3603
POL S Elective3
Second TermHours
ACCTG 3303
FIN 4213
FIN 425 [M]3
300-400-level FIN Elective83
Non-Business Electives43
Fourth Year
First TermHours
FIN 427 [M] or FIN 437 [M]3
300-400-level FIN Elective83
Non-Business Electives49
Second TermHours
ENGLISH 402 3
MGMT 491 [CAPS] or ENTRP 492 [CAPS]3
300-400-level Business Elective93
Non-Business Electives44

Footnotes

1For a total of 7 credits—one Biological Science [BSCI] and one Physical Science [PSCI] course, including one lab course, or 8 credits of [SCI] designated courses. (SCIENCE 101 [SCI] is offered Fall semester and is a prerequisite for SCIENCE 102 [SCI], which is offered Spring semester.)
2MATH 201 will be waived with the completion of MATH 202 or equivalent.
3Alternative to MATH 202 is MATH 171, 140 or 206.
4Non-Business courses to equal 60 credit hours.
5MATH/STAT 212 will be accepted as alternative to MGTOP 215 for transfer students.
6Required for the major.
7All students must complete an international learning requirement. Options for meeting the requirement include: 1) earn 6 or more credit hours through the Education Abroad program; 2) complete an additional major or minor in foreign language, global studies, or international business; or 3) earn a certificate in a global related field (as approved by advisor). An alternate option for completing the international learning requirement is to complete any 2 of the following requirements: 1) a minimum of 3 semester hours of Education Abroad; 2) International internship (as approved by advisor); 3) any 300-400-level IBUS course (excluding ENTRP 492), ACCTG 420, ECONS 327, FIN 481, IBUS 380, 415, 416, 435, 453, 470, 482, MIS 441, or other Carson College of Business international course approved by advisor; 4) non Carson College of Business international course. Approved courses include: AFS 336, AMDT 413, 417, ANTH 301, 306, 307, 309, 312, 316, 317, 320, 330, 350, 370, 402, 404, 405, 417, 418, 450, 463, 469, ARCH 428, ASIA 302, 314, 315, 373, 374, 475, 477, 479, BIOLOGY 401, CES 301, 325, 372, 377, 379, 380, 401, 405, 421, 426, 446, 470, COMSOC 321, 421, CRM J 405, CROP SCI 360, ECONS 427, 428, 430, 433, 453, ENGLISH 373, 410, 457, ENVR SCI 335, 410, FINE ART 302, 331, FOR LANG 410, GEOLOGY 390, H D 350, 403, HISTORY 331, 373, 374, 419, 426, 436, 464, 466, 473, 475, 477, 479, 491, 492, 494, 495, HUM 350, NATRS 300, 312, PHIL 314, 315, 435, POL S 314, 418, 424, 427, 435, RUSSIAN 410, SOC 331, 332, 375, 415, 418, SOIL SCI 360, TCH LRN 480, 487, WOMEN ST 316, 332, 340, 406.
8Two 300-400-level FIN electives (6 credits), which cannot be from the business administration core, the set of required FIN courses, or any 498 or 499 courses.
9Elective course may include ECONS 301 or 305. May not include courses from the business administration core, the set of required FIN courses, or any 498 or 499 courses.
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