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BS in Finance < University of Illinois at Chicago
To earn a Bachelor of Science in Finance degree from UIC, students need to complete University, college, and department degree requirements. The Department of Finance degree requirements are outlined below. Students should consult theCollege of Business Administrationsection for additional degree requirements and college academic policies.
Finance majors should passFIN 301andFIN 302with a grade of C or better by the spring semester of their sophomore year in order to complete the department courses required for the major and to take advantage of the available career path groups listed below. (Students who enrolled in the finance major before Fall 2013 may opt to replaceFIN 301andFIN 302withFIN 300 .)
General and Basic Course Requirements
SeeGeneral and Basic Course Requirementsin theCollege of Business Administrationsection for the list of courses needed to meet this requirement.
SeeBusiness Course Requirementsin theCollege of Business Administrationsection for the list of courses needed to meet this requirement.
Course Suggestions for Finance Careers
Students should select courses based upon their interests and career goals. The finance courses listed below suggest which courses are most appropriate for alternative career paths.
Corporate Financial Analysis
This area provides an introduction to the work of the financial officer of a company focusing on financial statements, financial characteristics, and financial strategies of different types of firms.
This area provides an introduction to the theory and practice of managing investments. The professional investment manager must be aware of the vast range of investments available in the modern economy, the factors that determine returns and risks, and methods used to hedge risks.
The banking system is crucial to the proper functioning of modern industrialized economies. This area provides an introduction to the structure and functions of the modern financial system, the roles played by commercial and central banks, the impact of regulatory and monetary policies, and the management of commercial banks.
This area provides an introduction to international financial markets and the firm’s financial management in a global context. FIN 340andFIN 442are the central courses. Among other topics covered are the international monetary system, markets for foreign exchange, management of foreign investments, and exchange rate risks.
Real estate represents a significant portion of the assets held both by firms and by households. This area provides an introduction to legal, economic, and financial aspects of real estate in the context of the Chicago metropolitan area
This area prepares students for careers in areas of the financial industry that involve financial risk management.
Sample Business Major Curriculum
SeeSample Business Major Curriculumin theCollege of Business Administrationsection. See your academic advisor for an individualized major map in your field of study.