Finance is a field that merges economics with accounting. It investigates the allocation of monetary assets and liabilities, particularly over time and under conditions of uncertainty. When you focus your business study in finance you will be prepared to pursue a career in the financial sector proper, or join the finance and accounting division of organizations across the economy. This track covers topics that are necessary for success in the Chartered Financial Analyst, level I exam (CFA) administered by the CFA Institute. The average starting salary in finance is $56,500, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

Course requirements

A minimum of 12 course credits, to include the following required courses:

  • ECB 101
  • ECB 102
  • ECB 151
  • ECB 210
  • ECB 225
  • ECB 243
  • ECB 253
  • ECB 302
  • ECB 359
  • ECB 352
  • ECB 300-level elective or internship
  • STA 201 or STA 347
Recommended course sequence
1 ECB 101, 102 and 151
2 STA 201 OR 347; ECB 225, 243 and 210
3 ECB 253 and 302; ECB elective or internship
4 ECB 352 and 359

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