Bachelor of Science

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All forms of human endeavor involve finance to some degree.

Within our economic system, finance is concerned with capital, which is money or property owned or used in business. Finance majors study both the sources and the uses of capital. The finance curriculum revolves around the valuation process in a free market system. Once an individual or company can value various alternatives, the allocation of resources and the decision process in business becomes much simpler.

Finance Curriculum

You must have a 2.0 average or better in the courses listed below in order to graduate. Students must also complete 9 units of upper division General Education (Explorations) and a total of 120 units for the degree.

  • ACCTG 201: Financial Accounting
  • ACCTG 202: Managerial Accounting
  • ECON 101: Principles of Economics (Macro)
  • ECON 102: Principles of Economics (Micro)
  • FIN 240: Legal Environment of Business
  • MIS 180: Principles of Information Systems
  • RWS 290: Business Communications
  • MATH 120 or MATH 150: Calculus for Business Analysis
  • STAT 119 or ECON 201: Elementary Statistics for Business or Statistical Methods
  • BA 300: Ethical Decision Making in Business (1-unit)
  • BA 310: Foundations of Business in a Global
    Environment (1-unit)
  • BA 323: Fundamentals of Finance
    Minimum grade of C required for Finance majors;
    Prereq. Credit or concurrent registration in BA 310
  • BA 350: Management & Organizational Behavior
    Prereq. Credit or concurrent registration in BA 310
  • BA 360: Introduction to Operations & Supply Chain
    Prereq. STAT 119 or ECON 201; recommended: MATH 120;
    Credit or concurrent registration in BA 310
  • BA 370: Marketing
    Prereq. Credit or concurrent registration in BA 310
  • BA 404: Small Business Consulting OR
    BA 405: International Business Strategy & Integration OR
    BA 458: Management Decision Games
    Prereq. BA 300, 310, 323, 350, 370; BA 360 or MIS 301
  • ACCTG 325: Intermediate Managerial & Tax Accounting
    Prereq. ACCTG 202
  • ACCTG 326: Intermediate Financial Accounting
    Prereq. ACCTG 202
  • FIN 321: Managerial Economics
  • FIN 325: Intermediate Finance (4-units)
    Prereq. BA 323 with a minimum of a C
  • FIN 327: Investments
    Prereq. BA 323
  • FIN 329: International Business Finance
    Prereq. BA 323
  • FIN 423: Financial Analysis & Management (4-units)
    Prereq. FIN 321, 325; ACCTG 326

6 Units of Upper Division Finance Electives

Current Students: Requirements may vary based upon catalog year. For year-specific information, please visit:

Requirements by Catalog Year


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