Finance Curriculum

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The Finance Major

Preparation for the Major

Lower-division requirements for the major are the completion of the following courses with a grade point average of 2.0 or better with no grade below C-. Transfer courses must be C or better.

ACCT 201Principles of Financial Accounting3
ACCT 202Principles of Managerial Accounting3
ECON 101Principles of Microeconomics3-4
ECON 102Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 216Statistics for Business and Economics1-4
or ECON 217 Applied Regression Analysis
ECON 217 is restricted to incoming transfer students and must receive pre-approval
ITMG 100Information Systems3
MATH 130Survey of Calculus3
or MATH 150 Calculus I
Total Units19-23

Major Requirements

Students majoring in finance must satisfy the USD core curriculum requirements as set forth in this catalog, lower-division Requirements for the major, the Professional Development Passport Program and all of the following major requirements:

Business Core
DSCI 300Prescriptive Business Analytics3
DSCI 303Operations Management3
ETLW 302Business and Society3
or PHIL 332 Business Ethics
ETLW 311Business Law I3
FINA 300Financial Management3
MGMT 300Organizational Behavior3
MGMT 490Strategic Management3
MKTG 300Fundamentals of Marketing3
or MKTG 303 Fundamentals of Marketing Abroad
Business Core Total Units24
Required Courses
FINA 402Investments3
FINA 404Advanced Corporate Finance3
FINA 408Financial Statement Analysis3
Required Courses Total Units9
Elective Courses
Select two of the following courses:6
Commercial Bank Management
Derivatives
International Financial Management
Personal Finance
New Venture Finance
Financial Modeling and Analytics
Special Topics
Any pre-approved Finance elective, which may include a BUSN 498 internship
Elective Courses Total Units6
Total Units39

The finance major requires a minimum of 24 upper-division units in the major be completed at USD, of which 12 units must be in finance.

Below is the current course catalog information. To view more information and an overview of the major visit the course section in the catalog.

Minor Requirements

Required Lower-Division Courses
ACCT 201Principles of Financial Accounting3
ACCT 202Principles of Managerial Accounting3
Required Upper-Division Courses
FINA 300Financial Management3
FINA 402Investments3
Elective Courses
Select two of the following courses:6
Commercial Bank Management
Derivatives
Advanced Corporate Finance
International Financial Management
Personal Finance
New Venture Finance
Financial Statement Analysis
Financial Modeling and Analytics
Total Units18