Finance Curriculum

Below is the current course catalog information. To view more information and an overview of the major visit the course section in the catalog.

Lower-Division Preparation for the Major (19-23 units)

Lower-division requirements for the major are the completion of the following courses with a grade point average of 2.0 or better with no grade below C-.  Transfer courses must be C or better.

ACCT 201Principles of Financial Accounting3
ACCT 202Principles of Managerial Accounting3
ECON 101Principles of Microeconomics3-4
ECON 102Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 216Statistics for Business and Economics4
 ECON 217 Applied Regression Analysis
Must receive pre-approval to register for ECON 217.
ITMG 100Information Systems3
MATH 130Survey of Calculus3
 MATH 150 Calculus I

Finance Major (39 units)

Students majoring in finance must satisfy the USD core curriculum requirements as set forth in this catalog, Lower-Division Requirements for the major, the Professional Development Passport Program and all of the following major requirements:

Business Component
DSCI 300Prescriptive Business Analytics3
DSCI 303Operations Management3
ETLW 302DBusiness and Society3
 PHIL 332 Business Ethics
ETLW 311Business Law I3
FINA 300Financial Management3
MGMT 300Organizational Behavior3
MGMT 490Strategic Management3
MKTG 300Fundamentals of Marketing3
Finance Component
FINA 402Investments3
FINA 404Advanced Corporate Finance3
FINA 408Financial Statement Analysis3
Elective courses
Select two of the following courses:6
Commercial Bank Management
Derivatives
International Financial Management
Personal Finance
New Venture Finance
Financial Modeling and Analytics
Special Topics
Any pre-approved Finance elective, which may include a BUSN 498 internship

The finance major requires a minimum of 24 Upper-Division Units in the major be completed at USD, of which 12 units must be in finance.

Below is the current course catalog information. To view more information and an overview of the major visit the course section in the catalog.

Finance Minor

Required Courses (18 units)
ACCT 201Principles of Financial Accounting3
ACCT 202Principles of Managerial Accounting3
FINA 300Financial Management3
FINA 402Investments3
FINA 404Advanced Corporate Finance3
FINA 408Financial Statement Analysis3