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.
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.
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
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)
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.
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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.
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