The Bachelor of Science degree in Finance provides students with preparation to enter the financial services sector, work in a corporate setting, and enroll in graduate school. With a broad foundation in the liberal arts, the Finance major includes related courses in business and economics and core and elective courses in finance and economics. Courses include Business Finance, Financial Institutions and Markets, Money and Banking, Investment Analysis, Real Estate Finance, Bank Management, Financial Management, Personal Financial Planning, International Financial Management, Financial Derivatives, Management of Business Information and Business Law, and Business Ethics. The finance major is designed to develop students’ intellectual skills for problem solving, communication, critical thinking, technical and quantitative analysis, understanding of ethical issues and knowledge of principles, theories, and regulations in Finance.
Requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in Finance include completion of all University LAC requirements as well the required business, finance and economic course requirements and electives.
Dr. Chiaku Chukwuogor
Students may declare a major in Finance at any time and be assigned a Finance Program faculty adviser.
Current Eastern students changing their major to Finance should print and complete the Change of Major Form and submit the form in person to:
Webb Hall 423
The minimum GPA Required to declare a major in Finance is 2.5. If your cumulative GPA falls below 2.5 for two consecutive semesters, you will be dismissed from the program.
Students dismissed from the major may re-declare once their GPA is above 2.5 again.
Major Capstone Course
The Capstone Course within the Finance Major is BUS 431 – Management Policy and Strategy. Before enrolling in BUS 431, all students are required to successfully complete the Business Administration Competency Exam (See Webb 423 to Make an Appointment) and the LAC Tier-3 course, BUS 351 – Advanced Business Concepts and Entrepreneurial Applications
The Department of Business Administration extends a warm welcome to transfer students from within Connecticut, from other states, and from other countries. Check with one of our Finance faculty advisors on all transfer questions related to this major. Students must take 24 credits of courses to earn a degree in Finance at ECSU.