Finance Major

Logan Advising

Advisor: Isela Phelps
Office: Business 309
Phone Number: 435.797.2272

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Major Requirements

Huntsman School of Business Policies and Information

  • Students must be formally admitted to the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business.
  • Students may complete up to 15 USU Huntsman School of Business required credits numbered 2000 and above including transfer credits prior to formal admittance to the Huntsman School.
  • Students transferring more than 15 acceptable credits must receive Huntsman School admittance prior to completing further Huntsman School required courses.
  • Huntsman School applications are processed every semester. Applications must be received by December 1 for Spring, April 1 for Summer, and July 1 for Fall.
  • Minimum grade requirement for MIS 2200 and ENGL 2010 will be applied and based on admission time period.
  • In order to register for 3000-, 4000- and 5000-level courses in the Huntsman School, a 2.67 overall GPA is required.
  • Completion of a minimum of 40 credits numbered 3000 or above.
  • A 2.50 GPA in core and major courses is required for graduation.
  • For semester availability and prerequisites, see the USU general catalog.
  • All Utah State University graduation requirements must be met. Check USU catalog for more information regarding requirements.
  • It is strongly recommended that graduation applications be completed two semesters prior to graduation.

University Credit Requirements

USU Requirements

Total Credits 120
C- or better credits 100
Upper Division 40
USU residency credits 30

University Studies Requirements

General Education

Competency Requirements

Communications Literacy (CL)

ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1) 3
(or AP English or ACT English ≥29 or CLEP)
ENGL 2010* Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2) 3

Quantitative Literacy (QL)

 MATH 1050 College Algebra (QL) 4
(or one course in Math or Stats requiring Math 1050 as a prerequisite or AP Calculus score of 3 or better)

* This course must be completed with a C grade or higher.

Breadth Requirements

Select at least one approved course from each of the following six categories. At least two of the six Breadth courses must be University Studies courses with a USU prefix (excluding USU 1000). (A maximum of 4 CLEP or AP areas may be used.) Approved courses can be found in the USU catalog, the semester schedule book, and online at

American Inst.   ECN 1500 3
Creative Arts USU 1330 or Approved Course 3
Humanities USU 1320 or Approved Course   3
Life Sciences USU 1350 or Approved Course   3
Physical Sciences USU 1360 or Approved Course   3
Social Science ECN 2010 3
Exploration Credit STAT 2300 (QL)* 4

* This course must be completed with a C grade or higher.

Depth Requirements

Required Depth Courses (Two courses outside discipline)

3000+ Level Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA) Approved Course 2-3
3000+ Level Life and Physical Science (DSC) Approved Course 3

Communications Intensive (Two Courses)

MIS 3200 Business Communication 3
Approved Course 3

Quantitative Intensive (One course which is part of major)

FIN 3400 Corporate Finance 3

Finance Major Requirements

Business Acumen 40 Credits

ACCT 2010 Financial Accounting Principles 3
ACCT 2020 Managerial Accounting Principles 3
ECN 1500* Econ Institutions (Macroeconomics (BAI) 3
ECN 2010 Intro to Microeconomics (BSS) 3
ECN 3400 OR
MIS 3300 (recommended)
Global Economic Institutions (DSS)
Big Data Analytics
FIN 3200 Financial Management 2
FIN 3400 Corporate Finance (QI) 2
MGT 2050 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business 2
MGT 3500 Fundamentals of Marketing 3
MGT 3700 Operations Management 2
MGT 3800 Leadership 2
MGT 3890 System Strategy & Problem Solving 2
MIS 2100 Principles of MIS 3
MIS 3200 Business Communications (CI) 3
STAT 2300 OR 2000* Business Statistics (QL) 4

*These courses must be completed with a C grade or higher.

** B- grade or better required in FIN 3400

Major Requirements 24-25 Credits

Required Courses (12-13 credits)

Complete the following two courses
FIN 4410 Financial Institutions 3
FIN 4460 Investments 3
Complete one of the following two courses
ECN 3010
Managerial Economics OR 3
ECN 4010 Intermediate Economics 3
Complete one of the following two courses
MATH 1100 Calculus Techniques OR 3
MATH 1210 Calculus 4

Elective Courses (12 credits)

Complete four of the following courses.

ECN 5600 Financial Economics (SP) 3
FIN 4300 International Finance (F, SP) 3
FIN 4420 Insurance (F) 3
FIN 4430 Real Estate Finance (F) 3
FIN 4450 Advanced Corporate Finance (F, SP) 3
FIN 4480 Portfolio Theory and Risk Management (F) 3
FIN 4490 Hedge Funds and Private Equity (F) 3
FIN 4495 Investment Banking (SP) 3
FIN 4540 Real Estate Valuation 3
FIN 4550 Real Estate Development 3
FIN 5250 Banking Regulation 3
FIN 5300 Fixed Income 3
FIN 5440 Cases in Finance 3