Do you enjoy working with numbers? Would you like to learn how to measure the riskiness of an investment? Do you thrive at problem-solving or aspire to help a company create value for its shareholders? If so, the Finance major may be a great fit for you.

The Finance major teaches students the management of money. Students develop strong analytical skills and problem-solving abilities to help organizations effectively manage their finances. Students learn about capital markets and types of assets traded in those markets. They can practice their financial analysis skills utilizing industry-standard databases.

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

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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 >

Recommended Term Schedule >

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