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. This major will prepare you for a career in corporate finance, investment management, banking, or business analytics.
PSU’s finance professors have worked in firms ranging from local 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.
These are the specialized courses you will have an opportunity to take for this degree option:
- Financial Modeling
- Investment Principles
- Seminar in Finance
- Intermediate Macroeconomics
- Managerial Statistics
- Money and Banking
- International Finance
- One Finance Elective
- 5 Free Electives
- Core courses ensure that students are prepared for diverse professional opportunities.
- General Education courses develop strong writing and critical thinking skills.
- Students may opt to take introductory courses, which will allow them to identify their strengths, before choosing a major.
- Hands-on learning activities and faculty with extensive experience bring the real world into the classroom.
- Individualized career services are available to all students.
Breakdown of 120 credit business degree
Improve core skills essential to success
- First Year Seminar
- 2 Creative Thought Classes
- 2 Past and Present Classes
- 2 Scientific Inquiry Classes
- 2 Self and Society Classes
- Wellness Connection Classes
Build a solid foundation of business knowledge
- Finite Math or Calculus
- Business Statistics
- Financial Accounting
- Management Accounting
- Business Computer Applications
- Organizational Communications
- Principles of Marketing
- Business Law
- Financial Management
- Information Technology
- Operations Management
- Organizational Behavior
- Strategic Management
and Free Electives
Develop deeper and broader abilities
- Upper-level business classes and free electives
Finance, Bachelor of Science
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.
|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 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|
|Mathematics Foundations - complete one of the following:||3|
|Quantitative Reasoning in the Discipline Connection - complete one of the following:||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|
*All course information is from the 2016-2017 Catalog.