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Finance (120 Credits)

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 Experience Requirement option, see catalog for more information.

First Year
First TermCredits
Biological Sciences [BSCI] or SCIENCE 101 [SCI]13 or 4
ECONS 101 [SSCI] or 102 [SSCI]3
Humanities [HUM]3
MATH 20123
Second TermCredits
ECONS 101 or 1023
MATH 202 [QUAN]33
MIS 2503
Physical Sciences [PSCI] or SCIENCE 102 [SCI]14 or 3
Second Year
First TermCredits
ACCTG 2303
Arts [ARTS]3
B LAW 2103
Diversity [DIVR]3
Non-Business Electives43
Second TermCredits
ACCTG 2313
COM 102 [COMM] or H D 205 [COMM]3 or 4
MGTOP 21554
Non-Business Electives43
Complete Writing Portfolio
Consider studying abroad this summer7
Third Year
First TermCredits
FIN 3253
MGMT 3013
MGTOP 3403
MKTG 3603
POL S Elective3
Second TermCredits
ACCTG 3303
FIN 4213
FIN 425 [M]3
I BUS 3803
300-400-level FIN Elective83
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
FIN 427 [M] or FIN 437 [M]3
300-400-level FIN Elective83
Non-Business Electives49
Second TermCredits
MGMT 491 [CAPS] or ENTRP 492 [CAPS]3
300-400-level Business Elective93
Non-Business Electives44

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 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.
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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