Gatton College of Business & Economics

Finance

120

Total Hours

21

Finance Hours

31

UK Core Hours

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Eric Orr

Director of Recruitment

Gatton College of Business and Economics

Gatton College of Business & Economics

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Learn how to make the most of financial markets, raise capital, and assess risks and rewards. With expertise in corporate finance, investments, economics and financial markets and institutions, you'll be ready for careers in financial analysis, banking, real estate, and financial services.  

Careers

Real-World Preparation

Our finance majors learn the basic principles of accounting, economics, and quantitative methods, plus corporate finance and investments in order to prepare for careers as stock brokers, working on Wall Street or in corporate finance, banking, and real estate. The rigorous curriculum has the student ready to enter the job force, and to move into finance careers with companies such as Procter & Gamble, Humana, Fifth Third Bank, GE Capital and Northwestern Mutual Insurance.

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Classes & Requirements

What You'll Study

The Finance major offers a variety of courses, both to students who concentrate their studies in finance and to those who desire additional knowledge in various financial areas. Finance majors learn the basic principles of accounting, economics, and quantitative methods, plus corporate finance and investments. A suggested course to explore this career path is FIN 300.

To earn the bachelor of business administration (BBA) degree in finance, students in the Gatton College of Business and Economics must fulfill University Studies requirements (students enrolled prior to Fall 2011) or UKCore requirements (students enrolled Fall 2011 on), the College premajor and major requirements, and College core requirements.

Minimum Total Hours: 120

 

University Studies UK Core

Major Requirements 

Requirements for the Finance major consist of at least 21 credit hours. There are four required courses:

ACC 301           Intermediate Accounting I (3)

ACC 302           Intermediate Accounting II (3)

FIN 405           Capital Investment and Financing Decisions (3)

FIN 410           Investment Analysis (3)

 

The remaining nine (9) credit hours are selected from:

FIN 423           International Finance (3)

FIN 430           Financial Modeling (3)

FIN 432           Quantitative Portfolio Management (3)

FIN 452           Options and Futures (3)

FIN 464           Real Estate Finance (3)

FIN 465           Financial Institutions Management (3)

FIN 470           Financial Risk Management (3)

FIN 480           Money and Capital Markets (3)

FIN 490           Special Topics in Finance (Subtitle Required) (3)


Four Year Plan for students under UK Core requirements


Featured Career

Financial Managers

Financial managers are responsible for the financial health of an organization. They produce financial reports, direct investment activities, and develop strategies and plans for the long-term financial goals of their organization.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics | Click the link for more info.

Median Salary

$115,320

per year in 2014

Number of Jobs

555,900

in 2014

10 Year Job Outlook

37,700

new jobs (average)

Work Environment

Financial managers work in many industries, including banks and insurance companies. Most financial managers work full time, and about 1 in 3 worked more than 40 hours per week in 2014.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Similar Occupations

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • Accountants and Auditors
  • Budget Analysts
  • Financial Analysts
  • Insurance Sales Agents
  • Insurance Underwriters
  • Loan Officers
  • Personal Financial Advisors

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Eric Orr

Director of Recruitment

Gatton College of Business and Economics

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