Gatton College of Business & Economics

Finance

120

Total Hours

A minimum of three semesters is necessary to complete the Finance major courses in the required sequence once a student is admitted to upper division. If you have any questions or concerns about course sequencing, please contact your advisor.

21

Finance Hours

31

UK Core Hours

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Rachel Clark

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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.

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

A minimum of three semesters is necessary to complete the Finance major courses in the required sequence once a student is admitted to upper division. If you have any questions or concerns about course sequencing, please contact your advisor.

UK Core

Pre-Major Requirements

CIS 110 OR WRD 110 – Composition and Communication I

(3)

CIS 111 OR WRD 111 – Composition and Communication II

(3)

OR

CIS 112 OR WRD 112 – Accelerated Composition and Communication II

(3)

ACC 201 – Financial Accounting I

(3)

ACC 202 – Managerial Uses of Accounting Information

(3)

ECO 201 – Principles of Economics I

(3)

ECO 202 – Principles of Economics II

(3)

B&E 105 – Technology for Business Solutions

(1)

MA 123 – Elementary Calculus and Its Applications

(3)

MA 162 – Finite Mathematics and Its Applications

(3)

OR

MA 113 – Calculus I

(3)

OR

MA 137 – Calculus I with Life Science Application

(3)

Gatton Core Classes

MKT 300 – Marketing Management

(3)

FIN 300 – Corporation Finance

(3)

MGT 301 – Business Management

(3)

MGT 340 – Ethical and Regulatory Environment

(3)

AN 300 – Introduction to Business Analytics

(3)

ECO 391 – Economic and Business Statistics

(3)

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

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Imagine Your Future

Financial Managers

Financial managers create financial reports, direct investment activities, and develop plans for the long-term financial goals of their organization.

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

Median Salary

$134,180

per year in 2018

Number of Jobs

697,900

in 2018

10 Year Job Outlook

108,100

new jobs (average)

Work Environment

Financial managers work in many industries, including banks, investment firms, and insurance companies. Most financial managers work full time, and some work more than 40 hours per week.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Rachel Clark

Director of Recruitment

Gatton College of Business and Economics

Gatton College of Business & Economics

859.257.4627

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