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.

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 9 elective hours of advanced finance courses above FIN 301, FIN 381, 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 9 elective hours of finance (FIN) courses at Miami.

Program Requirements

Required courses
ACC 321Intermediate Financial Accounting3
ECO 301Money and Banking3
FIN 303Financial Principles and Introduction to Modeling with Excel3
FIN 381Intermediate Financial Management3
FIN 401Principles of Investments and Security Markets3
Select 9 semester hours of finance electives (exclusive of all Capstone Experience courses)9
Total Credit Hours24