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.

HighlightsDegree BreakdownDegree Requirements

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

General Education

Improve core skills essential to success

  • Composition
  • First Year Seminar
  • 2 Creative Thought Classes
  • 2 Past and Present Classes
  • 2 Scientific Inquiry Classes
  • 2 Self and Society Classes
  • Wellness Connection Classes



Business Core

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
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Financial Management
  • Information Technology
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Strategic Management



Upper-level Business
and Free Electives

Develop deeper and broader abilities

  • Upper-level business classes and free electives



Finance, Bachelor of Science

120 credits

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


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 2015-2016 Catalog.


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