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Finance Major


The AACSB-accredited Finance Major prepares students to assume professional positions in one of the many finance functions in business and non-profit organizations, such as financial planning, cash management, and investment analysis. The program also prepares students for graduate business study.

What Can I Do With a Finance Major?

Admission to the Program

Students must obtain at least a "C-" in each of the following courses, and an overall GPA of at least 2.5, to declare the major. Transfer grades are included in the GPA.

  • CIS 106 End User Computing
  • ECN 201 Principles of Economics (Micro)
  • ECN 202 Principles of Economics (Macro)
  • ECN 204 Introduction to Statistics
  • ACC 281 Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • ACC 282 Introduction to Managerial Accounting

Program Requirements

Students pursue the Finance Major as part of a Bachelor of Science degree, and must satisfy its requirements. Students are also bound by the terms of study in the School of Business Administration and Economics.

Students must earn a grade of at least "C-" in each course used to satisfy a finance major requirement.

Students must earn an overall cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 in the Brockport courses used to satisfy the corequisite, business core, and specialization course requirements described below.

Corequisite Courses (10 credits)

  • ENG 302 Business Writing
  • ECN 302 Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • ECN 304 Intermediate Statistics
  • BUS 389 Business Professions Seminar

Business Core Courses (21 credits)

  • BUS 325 Principles of Finance
  • BUS 335 Principles of Marketing
  • BUS 345 International Business Environment
  • BUS 366 Organizational Behavior
  • BUS 375 Business Law I
  • BUS 378 Business, Government, and Society
  • BUS 475 Strategic Management

Required Specialty Courses (6 credits)

  • BUS 421 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • BUS 422 Corporate Financial Policy

Specialty Electives (6 credits)

At least one of these electives must be from Group A.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

Outcome 1: Knowledge of Business

1.1 Apply key business concepts and theories associated with core business areas

1.2 Understand ethical, global, and diversity issues that impact business.

Outcome 2: Analytical and Critical Thinking

2.1 Demonstrate critical thinking skills in analyzing business conditions and solving business problems.

Outcome 3: Communication Skills

3.1 Demonstrate effective oral communication skills

3.2 Demonstrate effective written communication skills

Outcome 4: Professional Preparedness

4.1 Demonstrate market readiness in a business-like setting.


Department of Accounting, Economics & Finance

Department Chair: James Cordeiro
Location: Hartwell 119
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Phone: (585) 395-2623
Fax: (585) 395-2542

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Faculty & Staff

David E Alkins MBA
(University Of Rochester)

Charles Callahan Ph.D
(University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign)
Associate Professor

Tamoya Christie Ph.D
(Georgia State University)
Assistant Professor

Thomas E Cone Ph.D
(Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus)
Associate Professor

James J Cordeiro Ph.D
(SUNY At Buffalo)
Professor and Chair

Cheryl A Corke MBA
(Rochester Institute Of Technology)
Adjunct Lecturer

Robert Gluckman MBA
(Carnegie Mellon University)

Yuanlong He Ph.D
(University Of Cincinnati-Main Campus)
Assistant Professor

Barry Hettler Ph.D
(Kent State University-Main Campus)
Assistant Professor

Daniel J Hraber MS
(Madonna University)

Timothy Hungerford MBA
(Rochester Institute Of Technology)

D Donald Kent Ph.D
(Union College)
Associate Professor

Pamela Neely Ph.D
(SUNY At Albany)
Associate Professor

Mohammed S Partapurwala MA
(SUNY At Buffalo)

Christopher R Peterson MBA
(University Of Indianapolis)
Adjunct Lecturer

Connie Rodriguez MS
(University Of Southern California)

Jane B Romal DBA
(Cleveland State University)
Associate Professor

Sandeep Singh Ph.D
(Kent State University-Main Campus)

Kari Smoker MS
(Golden Gate University-San Francisco)
Assistant Professor + Interim Assoc Dean

Kyongsei Sohn Ph.D
(George Washington University)
Associate Professor

Donald C Streeks MS
(James Madison University)