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Major Requirements

Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance Program Requirements

All candidates for a bachelor of science degree in accounting, computer information systems, finance, management and marketing must satisfy the General Studies requirements, the business core course requirements, and the College of Business requirements described in the following four sections. For business programs leading to a bachelor of science degree, the basic structure of each program is:

Courses
Hours
General Studies
34
College of Business requirements
9
Business Core
33
Finance Program (Scroll Down)
24
Electives*
20
Total Hours (minimum)
120

* Elective Requirements

Elective credits vary. Total electives must be sufficient for students to meet the MSU Denver minimum required 120 credit hours.

To earn a Bachelor's degree in business, a student must successfully complete 30 or more credit hours of business course work at MSU Denver. This 30-hour residency requirement can be met by completing any business courses with the prefix ACC, CIS, FIN, MGT and MKT except ACC 1010, CIS 1010, CIS 2300, CIS 3300, CIS 3320, CIS 3340, and FIN 2250. A student must complete at least eight (8) upper-division semester hours in the major at MSU Denver.

Students majoring in finance and interested in pursuing an International Business concentration should see an advisor specifically for that concentration.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance

Each Finance major must pursue a concentration depending on their interest within the Finance area. These concentrations are:

General Finance

Financial Services

General Finance Concentration:

Title Course
Hours
FIN 3010 Financial Markets and Institutions
3
FIN 3150 Personal Financial Planning
3
FIN 3600 Investments
3
FIN 3850 Intermediate Finance
3
FIN 4950 Financial Strategies and Policies
3
Subtotal
15
Approved Electives*
9
Total Hours Required for Finance Major**
24

*Upper-division finance electives (three must be 4000-level) selected in consultation with and approved by the Finance Department.

**A minimum grade of "C" is required for courses in the major.

Students must select three (3) finance elective courses in consultation with their Finance Department Advisor. Students should consult with their department advisor regarding the possibility of selecting three (3) business courses among the 20 credit hours of general electives.

Suggested General Finance Electives:

Title Course
Hours
FIN 3100 International Money and Finance
3
FIN 3320 Entrepreneurial Finance
3
FIN 4200 Financial Modeling with Spreadsheets
3
FIN 4500 Analysis of Financial Statements
3
FIN 3xxx Finance Internship*
3

*Department Approval Required


Financial Services Concentration

Required Courses
Hours
FIN 3010 Financial Markets and Institutions
3
FIN 3150 Personal Financial Planning
3
FIN 3600 Investments
3
FIN 3850 Intermediate Finance
3
FIN 4600 Security Analysis & Portfolio Management
3
Subtotal
15
Approved Electives*
9
Total Hours Required for Finance Major Financial Services Concentration**
24

*Upper-division finance electives (three must be 4000-level) selected in consultation with and approved by the Finance Department.

**A minimum grade of "C" is required for courses in the major.

Students must select three (3) finance elective courses in consultation with their Finance Department Advisor. Students should consult with their department advisor regarding the possibility of selecting three (3) business courses among the 20 credit hours of general electives.

Suggested Financial Services Electives:

Title Course
Hours
FIN 3100 International Money and Finance
3
FIN 3320 Entrepreneurial Finance
3
FIN 3420 Principles of Insurance
3
FIN 3450 Retirement Planning and Employee Benefits
3
FIN 4200 Financial Modeling with Spreadsheets
3
FIN 4400 Estate Planning
3
FIN 3xxx Finance Internship*
3

*Department Approval Required.

For those interested in financial planning we offer the Personal Financial Planning Certificate.



 

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