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Finance

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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
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
Biological Sciences [BSCI] or Physical Sciences [PSCI]13
ECONS 101 [SSCI] or 102 [SSCI]23
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG] or 105 [WRTG]23
MATH 20133
Second TermCredits
B A 1021
Biological Sciences [BSCI] or Physical Sciences [PSCI] (with lab)14
ECONS 101 or 10223
HBM 10121
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
MATH 202 [QUAN]43
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 1
Apply for Admission into the Major
Second Year
First TermCredits
ACCTG 2303
B A 201, 202, and 203, or B A 2113
Humanities [HUM]3
MGTOP 21554
MIS 2503
Consider studying abroad this summer6
Second TermCredits
ACCTG 2313
Arts [ARTS]3
B A 204, 205, and 206, or B A 2123
B LAW 2103
COM 102 [COMM], H D 205 [COMM], or MKTG 279 [COMM]23 or 4
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
Diversity [DIVR]3
FIN 4213
FIN 425 [M]3
MKTG 3603
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 Elective103
Second TermCredits
I BUS 3803
MGMT 491 [CAPS] or ENTRP 492 [CAPS]3
300-400-level Finance Elective93
Electives115
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 4

Footnotes
1For a total of 7 credits—one Biological Sciences [BSCI] and one Physical Sciences [PSCI] course, including one lab course.
2For 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.
3MATH 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.
4Alternative to MATH 202 is MATH 140 or 171.
5MATH/STAT 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, or courses in ANTH, ASIA, CES, CRM J, DTC, ECONS, ENGLISH (excluding ENGLISH 402 or 403), FINE ART, FOR LANG, HISTORY, HONORS 270, 280, 370, 380, H D, HUMANITY, PHIL, POL S, PSYCH, SOC, and WOMEN ST 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.
10Social Science or Humanities Electives (6 credits) Any courses in ANTH, CRM J, DTC, ECONS, ENGLISH (excluding ENGLISH 402 or 403), FINE ART, FOR LANG, HISTORY, HONORS 270, 280, 370, 380, H D, POL S, PSYCH, SOC, and WOMEN ST not used to fulfill other (including UCORE) requirements.
11Electives: 300-400-level coursework as needed to meet University requirements of 120 credits and 40 upper-division credits.

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