2021-2022 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Jun 23, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Finance, BS

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Office of Undergraduate Programs, 215 Whitman School of Management, 315-443-2361


Amber Anand, Robert Arscott, Kivanc Avrenli, Tom Barkley, Markus Broman, Anna Chernobai, Fernando Diz, Erasmo Giambona, Roger Koppl, Peter E. Koveos, Sue Long, Ricardo Lopez Aliouchkin, Milena Petrova, Penelope Pooler Eisnebies, James Seward, Ravi Shukla, Fatma Sommez-Leopold, A. Joseph Warburton, David Weinbaum, Lai Xu

The study and understanding of finance is an integral component of decision-making in all areas and levels of management. Finance is a global, dynamic, and exciting discipline. It offers a unique blend of theory and practical applications. To prepare themselves for the study of finance, students should pay special attention to economics, accounting, and quantitative methods. The competitive nature of the field also necessitates a deep commitment and the appropriate work ethic. Since finance is a forward- looking discipline, those wishing to pursue a finance career should be willing to function in a world full of challenges and uncertainty. Whether it entails working on Wall Street or for a multinational company in Shanghai, the profession offers opportunities that can be both intellectually and professionally rewarding.

Offerings include courses in financial management, investments, the security market, international finance, distress investing, portfolio management, financial engineering, and financial institutions.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Understand a corporation’s financing choices and decisions

2. Be able to value securities and combine them into optimal portfolios that maximize return while controlling for risk

Major Requirements

In addition to the FIN 256  core requirement, students majoring in finance must take the following courses (credit hours in parentheses):

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