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The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance is designed for students planning careers in financial analysis, banking, insurance, retirement planning and investment banking. Coursework includes corporate finance, investments, capital markets and institutions and financial management. You may also choose electives covering derivatives, portfolio management, financial statement analysis, fixed income securities and more.

If you choose the Finance concentration, you will be required to complete an internship or research project designed to prepare you to enter the corporate world at graduation. Working under the guidance of a member of the Finance faculty, this experience will provide you with an invaluable opportunity to enhance your resume as well as transition smoothly from college to corporate. 

The Finance faculty at CBU provide a blend of extensive academic preparation and real-world experience. Our small class sizes (classes are capped at 24 students) will allow you to interact freely with your faculty.

The mission of the Finance concentration at CBU is to endow students with the knowledge, analytic capability, critical thinking, leadership skills, and the ethical basis essential to successful and responsible business careers in a rapidly changing and technologically driven global business enterprise.

What You'll Study

All business administration majors (121 credits) complete general education and business core courses. Your Finance concentration courses will give you a deeper understanding of finance and financial institutions.

Required General Education & Business Courses

  • General education courses: 31 credits
  • School of Business support courses: 9 credits
    • Applied Math-Intro Calculus, MATH 106
    • Speech Communication, SPCH 125    
    • Business Communication, ENG 371
  • School of Business core courses: 57 credits
    • Financial Accounting, ACCT 260
    • Managerial Accounting, ACCT 270
    • Business Law I, BLAW 301
    • Business Law II, BLAW 302
    • Fundamentals of Business, BUS 103
    • Principles of Microeconomics, ECON 214
    • Principles of Macroeconomics, ECON 215 
    • Financial Management I, FIN 327
    • Financial Management II, FIN 427
    • International Business, MGMT 320
    • Foundations of Management, MGMT 227
    • Operations & Supply Chain Mgmt, MGMT 418
    • Ethical Decision Making in Business, MGMT 430
    • Business Policy, MGMT 498
    • Introduction to Computer Business Applications, MIS 153
    • Introduction to Management Information Systems, MIS 231
    • Principles of Marketing, MKTG 311
    • Elementary Business Statistics, STAT 221
    • Intermediate Business Statistics, STAT 222

Finance Concentration Courses

  • Finance concentration courses: 16-17 credits
    • Investments/Lab, FIN 340/L
    • Capital Markets & Institutions, FIN 350
    • Financial Management II, FIN 427
    • Practicum & Project in Finance, FIN 455
    • And one of the following:
      • Derivative Securities, FIN 410
      • Financial Statement Analysis, ACCT 380
      • International Financial Management, FIN 437
      • Portfolio Management/Lab, FIN 440/L
    • Finance Exit Exam
  • Major-specific elective courses: 7-8 credits