Finance Major (M)

Students will use analytical reasoning to effectively problem solve and guide long-term planning.  Graduates will be prepared to help businesses, organizations, and individuals plan and wisely allocate money, as well as other assets.

CUW has an investment Club and CU Ventures Fund Management Program to enhance networking and learning opportunities outside the classroom.   Students are provided with the tools to conduct comprehensive financial research and manage a real portfolio.

Program Learning Outcomes

By fulfilling all of the course requirements for the Bachelor's of Science in Finance, students will be able to:

1. Conduct financial analysis to assess the drivers of an organization's profitability and make recommendations to improve overall profitability or reduce risk.

2. Collect, organize, and analyze data to make allocation and investment decisions.

3. Make capital allocation recommendations to help institutions and individuals manage their resources and plan their operations using the various methods, instruments, and markets available.

4. Build an operating and financial plan for an institution or individual that includes financial projections.

5. Apply time value of money techniques to make capital allocation and project decisions. 

6. Measure and properly analyze risk when comparing projects or other investment opportunities.


Core Requirements 145
Major Requirements54
Minor: Optional
Total Hours120

For transfer students, please see the Advanced Transfer Core.

Major Requirements

Required Core Courses
Business Statistics (counted in University Core )
Macroeconomics (counted in University Core )
Public Speaking (or COMM 201)
Interpersonal Communication
Core Business Requirements
ACCT 203Financial Accounting3
ACCT 223Managerial Accounting3
BUS 162Quantitative Business Essentials3
BUS 210Business Law I3
BUS 355Management Information Systems3
BUS 399Business Internship3
BUS 453Business Policy and Ethics (Business School Capstone)3
ECON 231Microeconomics3
FIN 300Principles of Finance3
MGMT 130Management & Leadership3
or MBA 544 People-Focused Management
MKTG 131Sales and Marketing3
Required Major Courses
FIN 310Basic Investing3
FIN 340Corporate Finance3
ECON 332An Econometric Survey3
FIN 425Securities Analysis3
Choose three of the following9
Principles of Insurance
Money and Banking
Advanced Excel for Financial Analysis
International Finance
History of Economic Thought
International Economics
Macroeconomic Crises in History
Total Hours54