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Division of Arts and Sciences

The Finance concentration presents finance fundamentals and emphasizes financial decisionmaking principles, financial analysis, and the evaluation of financial information. The concentration is designed to prepare learners to engage in meaningful dialogue about the financial health of organizations and use financial information to make ethical and effective business decisions.

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Fundamentals of Finance

In this course, learners gain and apply finance basics including the time value of money concepts, stock and bond valuation techniques, and capital budgeting processes. Learners also demonstrate ways the relationship of domestic and global financial environments affect financial markets. Learners who have received credit for BUS3060 may not take BUS3062.

3 quarter credits
BUS4070 *
Foundations in Finance

Learners in this course analyze principles of financial decision making and ways global economic conditions affect financial theory and decision-making processes. Learners also evaluate and apply finance principles using financial tools. Prerequisite(s): BUS3060 or BUS3062.

6 quarter credits
BUS4072 *
Analysis for Financial Management

This course provides learners with a framework for using financial statement data in various business analysis and valuation contexts. Learners examine financial statements as the basis for a variety of business analyses and evaluate the ways organizations use these statements to make business decisions. Prerequisite(s): BUS4070.

6 quarter credits
BUS4073 *
Investments and Portfolio Management

In this course, learners study valuation principles and use them to evaluate various investment instruments. Learners also practice applying financial theory to real-world situations and develop a practical approach to investments. Prerequisites(s): BUS4070.

6 quarter credits






At least 21 quarter credits

* Denotes courses that have prerequisite(s). Refer to the descriptions for further details.

Learners who do not complete all program requirements within quarter credit/program point minimums will be required to accrue such additional quarter credits/program points as are associated with any additional or repeat coursework necessary for successful completion of program requirements.