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Division of Natural Sciences & MathematicsDepartment of Mathematics

Degree Programs

Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts with Concentration in Finance

Rationale

The major combines a specialized degree in Mathematics with coursework in Finance. There are two main sets of students that the proposed concentration would serve: students who might want to enter a quantitatively-oriented finance graduate school program or enter directly into a career in this field, and students interested in entering a career in Actuarial Science.

Degree Requirements

At least 45 quarter hours of MATH courses at the 1951 level or higher, including:

  • at least 25 quarter hours of MATH courses at the 2000 level or higher
  • Calculus 1,2,3 (MATH 1951,2,3 or MATH 1961,2,3)
  • Elements of Linear Algebra (MATH 2060)
  • Introduction to Differential Equations (MATH 2070)
  • Calculus of Several Variables (MATH 2080)
  • Introduction to Probability (MATH 3080)
  • Introduction to Real Analysis (MATH 3161)
  • Introduction to Abstract Algebra (MATH 3170) or Linear Algebra 1 (MATH 3151)

The following courses offered by Daniels College of Business:

  • Introduction to Financial Reporting (ACTG 2200)*
  • Financial Decision Making (FIN 2800)
  • At least 12 credit hours of courses at the 3000-level from the following list:
    • Financial Institutions and Markets (FIN 3110)
    • Corporate Financial Problems (FIN 3200)
    • Corporate Financial Theory (FIN 3210)
    • Investments (FIN 3300)
    • Analysis of Securities (FIN 3310)
    • Multinational Financial Mgmt (FIN 3410)
    • Financial Modeling (FIN 3500)

Note: * Students may only enroll in this course if they are formally enrolled in the program, have completed MATH 3080 and have Microsoft Excel certification.

Students in this program are not eligible for a Business Foundations nor a Finance minor. The Finance minor is limited to Business majors only, and there is too much overlap between the major requirements for this concentration and the Business Foundations minor. Good choices for complementary minors may include Economics, Statistics, or Computer Science.

Annotated sample program

Annotated sample program is available here (pdf).