The finance major prepares students for careers in corporate financial management, investment banking, international finance, commercial bank management, financial planning and the financial services industry.
Lower-Division Preparation for the Major (19-23 units)
Lower-division requirements for the major are the completion of the following courses with a grade point average of 2.0 or better with no grade below C-. Transfer courses must be C or better.
|ACCT 201||Principles of Financial Accounting||3|
|ACCT 202||Principles of Managerial Accounting||3|
|ECON 101||Principles of Microeconomics||3-4|
|ECON 102||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|ECON 216||Statistics for Business and Economics||4|
|or ECON 217||Applied Regression Analysis|
Must receive pre-approval to register for ECON 217.
|ITMG 100||Information Systems||3|
|MATH 130||Survey of Calculus||3|
|or MATH 150||Calculus I|
Finance Major (39 units)
Students majoring in finance must satisfy the USD core curriculum requirements as set forth in this catalog, Lower-Division Requirements for the major, the Professional Development Passport Program and all of the following major requirements:
|DSCI 300||Prescriptive Business Analytics||3|
|DSCI 303||Operations Management||3|
|ETLW 302D||Business and Society||3|
|or PHIL 332||Business Ethics|
|ETLW 311||Business Law I||3|
|FINA 300||Financial Management||3|
|MGMT 300||Organizational Behavior||3|
|MGMT 490||Strategic Management||3|
|MKTG 300||Fundamentals of Marketing||3|
|FINA 404||Advanced Corporate Finance||3|
|FINA 408||Financial Statement Analysis||3|
|Select two of the following courses:||6|
|Commercial Bank Management|
|International Financial Management|
|New Venture Finance|
|Financial Modeling and Analytics|
Any pre-approved Finance elective, which may include a BUSN 498 internship
The finance major requires a minimum of 24 Upper-Division Units in the major be completed at USD, of which 12 units must be in finance.