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Bachelor of Science in Finance


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Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements

Core Competency* (0-12 hours): English, oral communication, and mathematics;
Distributive Studies* (29 hours minimum): See NIU Undergraduate Catalog for specific approved courses

Lower-Level Business Core (27-31 hours):

See Undergraduate Studies in Business for more information.

Upper-Level Business Core (18):

  • UBUS 310, Business Core: Lecture (9)
  • UBUS 311, Business Core: Applications (3)
  • OMIS 351, Information Systems in Organizations (3)
  • MGMT 468, Strategic Management (3)

Upper-Level Requirements in Finance (19):

  • FINA 330, Corporate Finance (3)
  • FINA 340, Investments (3)
  • FINA 350, Financial Markets & Institutions (3)
  • FINA 395, Career Planning in Finance (1)
  • Coursework from the following (9):
    • FINA 430, Treasury & Credit Management (3)
    • FINA 440, Security Analysis & Portfolio Management (3)
    • FINA 445, Securities Analysis Practicum (1)
    • FINA 446, Portfolio Management Practicum (1)
    • FINA 450, Commercial Bank Management (3)
    • FINA 455, Analysis of Derivative Securities (3)
    • FINA 460, Analysis of Fixed Income Securities (3)
    • FINA 465, Internal Review for Financial Institutions (3)
    • FINA 470, International Finance (3)
    • FINA 485, Financial Process & Policy (3)
    • FINA 490, Finance Research Seminar (3)

Requirements outside Finance (6):

  • ACCY 306, Financial Accounting Information for Business Decisions (3)
  • ACCY 307, Managerial Accounting information for Decisions & Control (3)