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BS in Finance

The Bachelor of Science in Finance (BSF) is designed to prepare students for professional financial careers in industrial, financial, governmental, not-for-profit, and consulting organizations. Students completing the BSF will be well prepared to sit for the first level of the Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) or the Certified Financial Planning (CFP) exams. Exemplary students may also choose to continue their education in one of Kogod's master's programs.

Degree Requirements

Students are required to complete the following in order to graduate (* signifies that students must take the courses A-F and earn a C or better, includes General Education courses beginning in Fall 2014):

College Writing* (6 credit hours)

General Education Program* (31 credit hours)

Kogod Math Requirement* (8 credit hours)

Kogod Core Courses* (36 credit hours)

  • KSB-100 Business 1.0
  • MGMT-201 Global Corporate Citizenship
  • ACCT-240 Principles of Financial Accounting
  • AACT-241 Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • FIN-365 Business Finance
  • ITEC-200 Edge of Information Technology
  • IBUS-300 Fundamentals of International Business
  • MKTG-300 Principles of Marketing
  • MGMT-353 Principles of Organizational Behavior
  • ITEC-355 Production/Operations Management
  • MGMT-458 Business, Policy, and Strategy
  • An approved business law course

Financial Requirements* (15 credit hours)

  • FIN-460 Financial Modeling
  • FIN-464 Financial Markets and Institutions
  • FIN-468 Intermediate Corporate Finance
  • FIN-469 Investment Analysis
  • FIN-472 Fixed Income Analysis

Finance Electives * (9 credit hours):

  • FIN-462 Private Wealth Management
  • FIN-463 International Finance
  • FIN-465 Derivative Securities
  • FIN-467 Mortgage Finance
  • FIN-475 - Real Estate Management and Development
  • FIN-573 Corporate Valuation and Financial Strategy
  • FIN-574 Quantitative Methods in Finance
  • FIN-575 CFA Level 1 Intense Review
  • FIN-576 Student Managed Investment Fund (3 credit hours maximum)

Electives (15 credit hours)

Electives may include additional finance or business courses, courses in a double major, study abroad courses, and internships. Nine hours of electives must be taken outside of the business school.