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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 .)

48 45 18 9 Total Hours120

General and Basic Course Requirements

SeeGeneral and Basic Course Requirementsin theCollege of Business Administrationsection for the list of courses needed to meet this requirement.

Business Core

SeeBusiness Course Requirementsin theCollege of Business Administrationsection for the list of courses needed to meet this requirement.

Major Requirements

FIN 310Investments3 FIN 320Managerial Finance3 12 Total Hours18

Business Electives

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.

FIN 444Small Business Finance3 ACTG 315Intermediate Financial Accounting I3 ACTG 316Intermediate Financial Accounting II3

Investment Management

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.

FIN 412Portfolio Management

>3 FIN 415Fixed Income Securities3 FIN 416Options and Futures Markets3 FIN 418Commodities, Energy, and Related Markets3 FIN 449Applied Equity Investment Management3 FIN 455Asset Management3 FIN 480Market Microstructure and Electronic Trading3

Banking

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.

FIN 415Fixed Income Securities3 FIN 430Introduction to Money and Banking3 FIN 431Management in the Financial Services Industry3 FIN 494Special Topics in Finance (when topic is Islamic Finance)3

Global Finance

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.

FIN 340International Financial Markets3 FIN 415Fixed Income Securities3 FIN 416Options and Futures Markets3 FIN 442International Corporate Financial Management3 FIN 494Special Topics in Finance3 ACTG 484International Accounting3

Real Estate

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

Risk Management

This area prepares students for careers in areas of the financial industry that involve financial risk management.

FIN 415Fixed Income Securities3 FIN 416Options and Futures Markets3 FIN 473Introduction to Risk Management3 FIN 479Enterprise Risk Management3

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.


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