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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.