The Finance major prepares students for careers in the financial services industry and in the finance areas of companies. The major requirements permit students to tailor a curriculum to suit individual interests in finance, health care management, and real estate.
Bachelor of Science Requirements
Finance majors are required to achieve a cumulative 2.0 grade point average for the total of all Finance (FNCE) and Healthcare Management and Insurance Studies (HCMI) courses for which they have been registered at the University of Connecticut, excluding grades and credits for independent studies and internships.
In addition to the School of Business residence requirements for all majors, a Finance major must complete 12 of the 18 credits (four of the six courses) used to satisfy required major courses below in residence at the University of Connecticut. Education Abroad courses may not be used to meet this requirement and may not be used to meet the optional concentration requirement.
Required Major Courses
In addition to the courses outlined in the Common Body of Knowledge and Capstone Requirements, Finance majors must take 18 additional credits: FNCE 3302, 4302, 4304, and 4305; one additional three-credit Focus course from FNCE 4209, 4301, 4303, 4306, 4307, 4308, 4309, 4430; and one additional three-credit course from either the Focus list or from FNCE 3332, 3333, 4319, 4893, 4895; HCMI 3221, 3240.
Additionally, Finance majors may complete one concentration in Corporate Finance, Valuation and Portfolio Management, or Quantitative Finance. To complete a concentration in Corporate Finance, a student must complete FNCE 4209 and 4430. To complete a concentration in Valuation and Portfolio Management, a student must complete FNCE 4301 and 4303. To complete a concentration in Quantitative Finance, a student must complete FNCE 4308 and 4309. Students must receive a grade of “C” or better in both required courses to complete a concentration. Education Abroad courses may not be used to meet the concentration requirement.