Finance- Bachelor of Science in Business

For information, contact the Department of Finance, 2053 FSB, 513-529-1560.

This major teaches theoretical and practical aspects of financial management. The general objectives are to teach the principles of finance, to explain how financial techniques can solve some of society’s most important problems, and to prepare you for future responsibilities in financial management.

Course offerings prepare you to work in the finance division of a business firm; to enter the securities field in either a brokerage or investment analysis capacity; to enter the real estate business in sales or appraisal; to enter the insurance business in the fields of financial planning, property, or casualty insurance; or to pursue a career in estate planning or trust administration. In addition, non-business students are offered service courses in personal finance and in law and the legal process.

Upon completion of the appropriate finance courses, and upon meeting specified non-academic requirements, you may qualify to sit for examinations for licensing and professional designations in the areas of insurance, investments, and real estate.

Special Curriculum Requirements

All students majoring in finance must complete at least 12 elective hours of advanced finance courses above FIN 301, FIN 302, and FIN 401/FIN 501. FIN 485 and all Capstone courses cannot be used as electives. You must achieve at least a 2.00 GPA in all finance courses taken.

The Department of Finance requires students majoring in finance to complete at least 12 elective hours of finance (FIN) courses at Miami.

Program Requirements

Required courses
Select one of the following:3
Intermediate Financial Accounting
Managerial Accounting
Federal Income Tax Accounting
ECO 301Money and Banking3
FIN 302Intermediate Financial Management3
FIN 401/FIN 501Principles of Investments and Security Markets3
Electives
Select 12 semester hours of finance electives (exclusive of all Capstone Experience courses)12
Total Credit Hours24