Bachelor of Science

Finance is a broad and dynamic area of study, with many career possibilities.  While pursuing a Finance degree at Plymouth State, you’ll learn financial management for large corporations and small businesses, investment analysis, international finance and gain an understanding of financial institutions and markets.  You can also pursue electives in areas from real estate investment to income tax preparation to public finance, among others.

PSU’s finance professors have worked in firms ranging from small businesses to large global corporations, bringing years of professional experience to the classroom. They understand the field of finance and serve as professional mentors as well as teachers.

At PSU you can join a host of active student organizations with business themes.  PSU’s Investment Club manages a portfolio of $10,000+.  Under the supervision of faculty, students in the Investment Club invest in the stock market, with profits funding scholarships.  There are also student clubs that focus on starting new businesses, marketing and accounting.  These clubs are great ways to meet students with similar interests, network with professionals in the field and run events.

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DescriptionDegree Requirements
PSU’s finance major prepares you to join the multifaceted field of finance. In addition to core accounting, math, and finance classes, you’ll complete advanced coursework in economics, financial modeling, managerial statistics, and international finance. Additionally, you’ll learn the fundamentals of investing and portfolio management.

Our comprehensive curriculum immerses students in the current issues and practices of finance, through hands-on problem-solving and project work, often with real businesses in the community.

This major will prepare you for a career in corporate finance, investment management, banking, or business analytics.


The Bachelor of Science in Finance degree program of study offers a complete undergraduate survey of the discipline aimed at preparing students for employment in the field of finance and/or for further graduate work in the field. Basic accounting and quantitative skills, plus economic theory, provide the foundation for further exploring the financial management of the firm, the nature of capital markets, and various investment strategies. Additional areas of study include financial model building techniques and the impact of globalization on financial decision making.


Degree Requirements (120 Credits)


BU 1100 Business Computer Applications (TECO) 3
BU 1152 Financial Accounting 3
BU 2262 Management Accounting 3
BU 2290 Organizational Communications (WRCO) 3
BU 2450 Principles of Marketing 3
BU 2480 Business Law I 3
BU 3100 Financial Modeling 3
BU 3210 Financial Management 3
BU 3240 Information Technology 3
BU 3300 Operations Management 3
BU 3420 Organizational Behavior (DICO) 3
BU 3550 Investment Principles 3
BU 4220 Strategic Management (INCO) 3
BU 4390 Seminar in Finance 3
EC 2550 Macroeconomics (GACO) 3
EC 2560 Microeconomics 3
EC 3510 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3
EC 3580 Managerial Statistics 3
EC 4460 Money and Banking 3
EC 4610 International Finance and Economic Policy 3
Finance Electives – complete two of the following: 6
BU 3170 Income Taxes
BU 3530 Real Estate Investment and Finance
BU 4600 Business Internship
EC 3520 Intermediate Microeconomics
EC 3600 Public Finance
Mathematics Foundations – complete one of the following: 3
MA 2200 Finite Mathematics (QRCO)
MA 2490 Applied Calculus I (QRCO)
MA 2550 Calculus I (QRCO)
Quantitative Reasoning in the Discipline Connection – complete one of the following: 3
BU 2240 Business Statistics (QRCO)
MA 2300 Statistics I (QRCO)
General Education:
EN 1200 Composition 3
IS 1111 The First Year Seminar: Critical Thinking and the Nature of Inquiry 3
CTDI Creative Thought Directions 6
PPDI Past and Present Directions 6
SIDI Scientific Inquiry Directions 6-8
SSDI Self and Society Directions 6
WECO Wellness Connection 3
Electives 15-13

*All course information is from the 2016-2017 Catalog.


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