The Washington State University Vancouver Catalog

Finance

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WARNING: The following information reflects a degree requirement which expired as of Summer 2023. Please click the appropriate link under "Degree Programs" on the right side of this page to view the currently effective requirements for this program. If a link to this program does not appear, the program may no longer be available, or may be available under a different academic unit. You can find past requirements under the appropriate archived catalog.

Finance (120 Credits)

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

Additional majors within the Business Administration Degree
Students already admitted to another major within the Business Administration degree, except for the Business Administration major, can elect to earn an additional major in Finance by completing the following courses: ACCTG 330, FIN 421, FIN 425, 3 credits of FIN 427 or FIN 437, and two 300-400-level Finance Electives9. None of the courses for an additional major may be used for a 300-400-level Business Elective and at least 15 credits of an additional major’s courses cannot be used elsewhere in the degree. If interested in this option, please contact a Carson College of Business advisor.

Graduation Requirements
To graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a major in Finance, students are required to complete all admission and graduation requirements listed in the Carson College of Business (CCB) section of this catalog and the coursework included in the sample 4-year plan listed below.

First Year
First TermCredits
B A 1003
ECONS 101 [SSCI] or 102 [SSCI]13
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG] or 105 [WRTG]13
MATH 20123
UCORE Inquiry33
Second TermCredits
B A 1021
ECONS 101 or 10213
HBM 10111
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
MATH 202 [QUAN]43
UCORE Inquiry34
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 1
Apply for Admission into the Major
Second Year
First TermCredits
ACCTG 2303
B A 204, 205, and 206, or B A 2123
MGTOP 21554
MIS 2503
UCORE Inquiry33
Consider studying abroad this summer6
Second TermCredits
ACCTG 2313
B A 201, 202, and 203, or B A 2113
B LAW 2103
COM 102 [COMM], H D 205 [COMM], or MKTG 279 [COMM]13 or 4
UCORE Inquiry33
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 2
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
ENGLISH 402 or 4033
FIN 3253
MGTOP 3403
International Experience Requirement or Electives63
Social Science or Humanities Elective73
Second TermCredits
ACCTG 3303
FIN 4213
FIN 425 [M]3
MKTG 3603
UCORE Inquiry33
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 3
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
FIN 427 [M] or FIN 437 [M]3
300-400-level Business Elective83
300-400-level Finance Elective93
International Experience Requirement or Electives63
Social Science or Humanities Elective73
Second TermCredits
I BUS 3803
MGMT 491 [CAPS] or ENTRP 492 [CAPS]3
300-400-level Finance Elective93
Electives105
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 4

Footnotes
1For students in the Honors Program: ECONS 198 is an approved substitute for ECONS 101 and 102; COM 102/H D 205/MKTG 279 requirement is waived; HONORS 198 is an approved substitute for HBM 101; ENGLISH 198 is an approved substitute for ENGLISH 101; ACCTG 298 is an approved substitute for ACCTG 230 and 231. Honors students may need to enroll in elective coursework to meet University requirement of 120 credits.
2MATH 201 will be waived with an ALEKS score of 80% or higher, or the completion of MATH 202 or equivalent. MATH 106 will be accepted as an alternative to MATH 201 for transfer students.
3Must complete 5 of these 6 UCORE designations: ARTS, BSCI, DIVR, EQJS, HUM, PSCI. One lab science (BSCI or PSCI) must be completed.
4Alternative to MATH 202 is MATH 140 or 171.
5STAT 212 will be accepted as alternative to MGTOP 215 for transfer students.
6All students must complete the International Experience Requirement. Options for completing the requirement can be found in the Carson College of Business Academic Unit section of the catalog under Business or Business Administration (Vancouver). Students should consult with their advisor to determine the best option.
7Social Science or Humanities Electives (6 credits): Any courses with the [SSCI] or [HUM] designation (excluding courses in ACCTG, B_A, B_LAW, ENTRP, FIN, HBM, I_BUS, MGMT, MGTOP, MIS, and MKTG), or courses in ANTH, ART, ASIA, CES, CRM J, DTC, ECONS, ENGLISH (excluding ENGLISH 402 or 403), FOR LANG, HISTORY, HONORS 270, 280, 370, 380, H D, HUMANITY, PHIL, POL S, PSYCH, SOC, and WGSS not used to fulfill other (including UCORE) requirements.
8300-400-level Business Elective (3 credits): ECONS 301 or 305, or any 300-400-level course taught by CCB, which cannot be from the CCB core, the set of required Finance courses, or any 498 Internships or 499 Special Topics courses.
9300-400-level Finance Electives (6 credits): Any 300-400-level FIN course. May not include courses from the CCB Core, the set of required Finance courses, or any 498 Internships or 499 Special Topics courses.
10Electives: 300-400-level coursework as needed to meet University requirements of 120 credits and 40 upper-division credits.

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