Finance Major

2014-15 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

The Love School of Business offers the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with a major in Finance, which is primarily administered by the Department of Finance. At least 50 percent of the business credit hours required for the degree must be earned at Elon University.

(Note: Students entering on or before Fall 2009 had the option to pursue the Business Administration major with a concentration in finance. To see those requirements, click here.)

The degree requires 73-76 semester hours through the following courses:

Select one course from the following: 4 sh
MTH 116 Applied Calculus  
MTH 151 Calculus I  
Must complete the following LSB core requirements:  
ECO 111 Principles of Economics 4 sh
ECO 203 Statistics for Decision-Making 4 sh
ACC 201 Principles of Financial Accounting 4 sh
ACC 212 Principles of Managerial Accounting 4 sh
CIS 211 Management Information Systems 4 sh
BUS 202 Business Communications 4 sh
BUS 221 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business 4 sh
FIN 343 Principles of Finance 4 sh
BUS 326 Operations and Supply Management 4 sh
MKT 311 Principles of Marketing 4 sh
MGT 323 Principles of Management & Organizational Behavior 4 sh
BUS 465 Business Policy 4 sh
LSB 381 Internship in Business 1 - 4 sh
In addition to the LSB core requirements, students must complete the following courses:  
FIN 413 Advanced Managerial Finance 4 sh
FIN 421 Investment Principles 4 sh
ECO 310 Intermediate Macroeconomics Theory 4 sh
Choose two courses from the following: 8 sh
FIN 416 Fundamentals of Insurance  
FIN 418 Financial Markets and Institutions  
FIN 419 Financial Planning  
FIN 433 Derivatives  
FIN 445 Portfolio Management  
FIN 465-469 Seminar: Special Topics (Finance)  
A course preapproved by the Chair of the Finance Department that is not limited to LSB courses.  
  Total 73-76 sh


All Accounting majors are required to take ACC 336; for those students who are double majoring in Accounting and Finance, ACC 336 may be counted in lieu of BUS 326.
Students with double majors in finance and either management, marketing or entrepreneurship may take ECO 301 in lieu of ECO 310.

This page was updated July 17, 2014.