Major in Finance
Finance is involved with the acquisition, investment and management of the cash resources of business entities, governmental agencies, and individuals. Its practitioners must have a thorough understanding of the financial markets where money is raised, know how to analyze investment opportunities, and because the objective of any financial decision is to maximize value, understand how investors determine value. Finance majors learn the theory and analytical tools associated with finance related decision-making in organizations. A major in Finance will help you develop the essential skills for careers in financial reporting and analysis and investment portfolio management for profit or not-for-profit organizations.
Career Opportunities in Finance
Career opportunities include bank credit and investment analysis, corporate financial analysis and management, personal financial planning, investment brokerage, real estate investment and insurance.
For more information on careers please visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics at http://www.bls.gov/OCO/
Requirements for a BS in Finance
This is not an official document. Please refer to the appropriate OU catalog for official information regarding degree requirements.
In addition to required classes in university general education, ethnic diversity and composition, and the business precore and core program, the requirements for a finance major are:
ACC 301 Financial Reporting and Analysis
FIN 416 Investment Analysis
FIN 422 Managerial Finance II
FIN 399 ACHIEVE III Finance
*In lieu of ACC 301, students may substitute both ACC 310 and 311.
Examples of Electives — Choose three courses from the following (some may require additional prerequisites):**
FIN 417 Investment Portfolio Management )
FIN 418 Financial Institutions and Capital Markets
FIN 419 International Financial Management
FIN 420 Real Estate Investment Analysis
FIN 480 Special Topics in Finance
**ACC 320 (3) or ECN 321 (3) may be substituted for one finance elective.
Finance Student Organizations at OU
Financial Management Association
Learn More about CIBRE
CIBRE Undergraduate Education
Apply for Finance-Related Scholarships
Apply for General Scholarships
Meet the Faculty, Staff and Faculty advisers in the Accounting and Finance Department
Accounting and Finance Department
Advising Resources for Finance Majors
Please contact the Finance Major adviser for more specific advice related to major courses
Major adviser: Ranadeb Chaudhuri(email@example.com)