Program Requirements

B.S. in Finance

Requirements for the B.S. in finance include:

  • Business School core courses
  • Globalization requirement
  • Choice of tracks - corporate finance or financial planning
  • Designated liberal arts courses
B.S. Finance Program Requirements
Business School Core (27)
ACCT 101 Principles of Accounting I
ACCT 102 Principles of Accounting II
MGMT 203 The Legal Environment of Business
MGMT 211 Managing Team and Organizational Behavior
MKTG 221 Marketing Principles
FINA 315 Introduction to Corporate Finance
MGMT 357 Information Technology Management
MGMT 409 Operations Management*
MGMT 432 Strategic Management*
Globalization Course (3)
Choose one: ECON 340C International Economic Policy
FINA 413 International Banking and Finance**
MGMT 312 International Business Management
Finance Tracks (22)
Choose one: Corporate Finance Track (see below)
Financial Planning Track (see below)
Liberal Arts and Sciences
(some of which may fulfill the College Core)
COMM 253 Business Communication
CSCI 150 P4 Life in a Digital World
ECON 105C P3 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 106C P3 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 221 SQ Statistics I
MATH 130C SQ Mathematical Modeling and Quantitative Analysis***
REST 386D Morality in Business****
Additional liberal arts and sciences courses to total 60 credits.
Total (112)

*These courses must be taken at St. John Fisher College.
**FINA 413 is the recommended course for the globalization requirement.
***MATH 112C (P4) or 120C (P4) may be substituted for MATH 130C (SQ); please note however that these courses carry a different Core attribute and so apply to the College Core in different areas.
****PHIL 273C may be substituted for REST 386D.

Notes on Finance Requirements:

  • At least half of the business courses required for the finance major—including the business school core, globalization course, and the specific courses in each of the finance tracks—must be taken at the College.
  • Students should keep in mind that courses must be taken in a timely manner (e.g., the 100-level courses should optimally be taken during the student’s freshman year at the College, the 200-level during the sophomore year, etc.). In addition, students must pay careful attention to course prerequisites; not doing so could delay progress through the program.
  • Finance majors may not double-major with management, nor declare a management minor.

For students majoring in finance (either track), all courses that may be applied to the track, FINA 315, and FINA 413 (when taken to meet the globalization requirement) are included in the determination of the grade point average in the major. Although majors need to achieve a 2.00 grade point average in these courses, it is not necessary to earn a grade of “C” or above in every course.

Finance Tracks

Corporate Finance Track

Corporate Finance Track Courses
Choose one: ACCT 201 Intermediate Accounting I
ACCT 301 Cost Accounting
ACCT 311 Introduction to Federal Taxation
ECON 301C Money and Banking
FINA 310 Career Planning (1)
FINA 316 Intermediate Financial Management
FINA 336 Investments I
FINA 470 Strategic Financial Management
One finance elective (200 level or above)
One finance or accounting elective (200 level or above)
Total (22)

Financial Planning Track

Financial Planning Track Courses
FINA 310 Career Planning (1)
FINA 318 Introduction to Financial Planning
FINA 336 Investments I
FINA 337 Investments II
FINA 464 Retirement Planning (1)* –AND–
FINA 465 Insurance and Risk Management (1)* –AND–
FINA 466 Principles of Estate Planning (1)*
Choose one: MKTG 327 Buyer Behavior
MKTG 344 Personal Selling
ACCT 311 Introduction to Federal Taxation**
FINA 495 Internship in Financial Planning
Total (22)

*These three one-credit hour modules comprise one course requirement.
**Course must be taken at St. John Fisher College.