Do you want to help people make complex financial decisions? A career in finance certainly includes an ability to understand difficult concepts and applying them in a real-life setting. Just as important, a career in finance includes great writing and communications skills along with an intense desire help people manage their money in a complex economy.

In the classroom you will have the opportunity to learn and apply complex financial decision-making models. Through numerous internship opportunities you will have an occasion to apply these concepts and models in a real-life situation. Throughout the course of your studies, you will have ample opportunity to hone your writing and communication skills. More important, you will gain confidence in your ability to interact with a diverse client base.


Program Overview

Areas of Study

All undergraduate LSBE students are required to take business and economics core courses and concentration courses related to their major.

Core Courses

  • Finance & Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Economics
  • Information Technology
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Psychology
  • Writing & Communications
  • Mathematics 

Major Courses

  • Corporate Finance
  • Managerial Finance
  • Financial Statements
  • Risk Assessment
  • Portfolio Management
  • Financial Markets
  • Investments
  • Securities

See Catalog Page for full course list & descriptions >

Sample Plan

The sample plan linked below is one of several possible ways to complete this degree. Resources are available to customize a plan for your specific career and academic goals.

Finance Sample Plan >

Finance Assessment Plan >

Acquired Skills
  • Develop data analysis skills to evaluate the potential of various securities and make strategic and optimal investment decisions to maximize expected return and minimize risk. 
  • Analyze financial statements to develop strategies that create value for shareholders.
Career Opportunities

The Finance major is designed for students pursuing careers in corporate financial management.

Graduates find exciting career opportunities in areas such as:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Insurance
  • Security Analysis/Portfolio Management
  • Banking
  • Real Estate
  • Planning & Budget Analysis