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 (FIN) courses above 301, 302, and 401. ESP 306 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

All of these:

ACC 321 Financial Accounting I (3) or

ACC 333 Managerial Cost Accounting (3) or

ACC 343 Federal Income Tax Accounting (3) or

ACC 383 Comparative Accounting (4)

ECO 301 Money and Banking (3)

FIN 302 Intermediate Financial Management (3)

FIN 401 Principles of Investments and Security Markets (3)

Twelve semester hours of finance (FIN) electives (exclusive of ESP 306 and all Capstone Experience courses).

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