Finance students learn to manage the monetary resources of organizations, countries, and individuals. They also gain the knowledge and preparation necessary to pursue the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam after they graduate. The CFA is the most internationally recognized and credible credential for financial professionals and is earned by passing a series of analytically rigorous exams.
- Students will receive a BS by completing all required courses in their major. To receive a BA, students must also gain proficiency in one or more foreign languages.
Finance Major Career Information
Students with a degree in finance often pursue the following career paths:
- Economics Loss Specialist
- Economic Consultant
- Claims Adjuster
- Investor Relations Associate
- Research Analyst
- Financial Planner
- Insurance Underwriter
- Risk Manager
- Credit Manager Financial Officer
- Asset Manager
- Sales Representative
- Financial Analyst
- Investment Analyst
- Budget Analyst
- Statistical Analyst
Companies that have Hired Huntsman Economics Students
Student Organizations and Opportunities
The following are Huntsman Clubs and Opportunities designed for Finance Major Students
Career Exploration Trips: Finance focused career trips will give you the opportunity to meet with industry professionals to learn about careers in different industries.
At the Huntsman School, we believe in empowering our students to own their education and their careers. Career development opportunities start from the first day at the Huntsman School and continue throughout one's professional life.
Our professional career coaches are equipped with all the tools necessary to help you with interview prep, professional networking, job searching, and so much more!
Major Requirement Introduction
To complete a degree in Finance, students must first meet the admission requirements for the degree and be admitted into the degree program. Admission Requirements and Policies
Major Requirements (Curriculum)
Students will then complete the major requirements which consist of the following:
- University Studies Requirements (General Education and Depth Requirements): A group of “general” courses required for each student to fulfill in order to graduate. These courses teach a broad range of skills, knowledge, and values that prepare students for success in their majors and in their personal and professional lives after graduation. Most students complete their University Studies requirements by their junior year.
- Huntsman Core Requirements (Business Acumen): a group of entry level courses required for every Huntsman major. These courses ensure that each Huntsman student begins their business career with an understanding of fundamental business principles.
- Finance Major Requirements: A group of upper-level courses required to fulfill a respective major. These courses teach skills specific to the area of study in order for students to become specialized in their chosen field.
When you declare a major and are admitted into a program, your major requirements are set and protected from changes. The date you are admitted into a program determines your catalog year and your set of requirements. The Major Requirement Sheets listed below match up with the requirements for each catalog year. Begin by selecting the requirement sheet that matches the catalog year you declared (or plan to declare) your major.
Requirement sheet (Eff. Fall 2019)
Requirement sheet (Eff. Fall 2018)
Requirement sheet (Eff. Fall 2017)
Requirement sheet (Eff. Fall 2016)
Requirement sheet (Eff. Fall 2014)
Requirement sheet (Eff. Fall 2015)
The sample four-year plan below is designed to help students plan a course of study to complete their degree program in four years. The sample plan is subject to changed and will vary based on catalog year and course work already completed by each student (placement tests, AP/CELP credit, transfer work, summer school, etc.).
The plan is an example of how students may plan their own course of study by taking 15 credits per semester, and interweaving of their General Education requirements with their major requirements, to finish in four years. It is important to remember that some GE and Major requirements overlap. If a course can be counted for both GE and the major, then students can take more electives to fulfill their overall degree credit requirements.
Sample 4-Year Plan - Effective Spring 2019
Academic experience are individualized, work with your academic advisor to create a personalized plan.
Intro to Writing (CL1)
Intro to Economics (BAI)
College Algebra (QL)
Foundations of Business
Financial Accounting Principles
Principles of MIS
|Breadth Creative Arts (BCA)||3|
|Depth Humanities & Creative Arts (DHA)||2-3|
|* MSLE/MGT 3500
Fundamentals of Marketing
|Communications Intensive (CI)||3|
Big Data Analytics
Intermediate Writing (CL2)
Intro to Microeconomics (BSS)
|Breadth Humanities (BHU)||3|
|Breadth Physical Science (BPS)||3|
Managerial Accounting Principles
|Depth Physical Science||3|
|Breadth Life Science (BLS)||3|
|Integrate Studies Requirement||2-3|
|* MSLE/MGT 3800
|* MSLE/MGT 3890
Systems Strategy & Problem Solving
* Select MGT courses have been updated to MSLE effective Spring 2019. Students who completed courses under the MGT course prefix do not need to complete the course again under the MSLE prefix.
Advisor Contact Info
Regional Campus Advising
Students pursuing a distance education major must contact the advisors at their specific location.Regional Campus Advisors