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

Complete with a grade of C (2.0) or better:

  • 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

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. You must have a 2.0 average or better in the courses listed below in order to graduate. Other requirements for the degree can be found in the SDSU Catalog and in your degree evaluation. Official requirements are based upon catalog copy and issued by the Office of the Registrar:

  • 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;
  • BA 350: Management & Organizational Behavior
  • BA 360: Introduction to Operations & Supply Chain
    Prereq. STAT 119 or ECON 201; recommended: MATH 120;
  • BA 370: Marketing
  • 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 334: Principles of Risk Management and Insurance
  • FIN 335: Financial Modeling. Prereq. BA 323
  • FIN 423: Financial Analysis & Management (4-units)
    Prereq. FIN 321, 325; ACCTG 326

9 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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