Finance Major

Course Title Credits
FNBU 3441Investments & Security Anlys 13
ACBU 3436Global Financial Statement Analysis3
FNBU 4454ST: Financial Modeling3
Select three of the following:
Corporate Financial Policy
Portfolio Management
Futures and Options Market
Global Investments 2
ST: Fixed-Income Analysis
Select four electives from the following (at least two must be upper-level finance courses): 3
From those listed above
From other upper-level Gabelli School of Business finance or accounting courses 4
From the economics department 5

FNBU 3441 Investments & Security Anlys is a prerequisite for other courses within the major.


The Global Investments requirement may also be fulfilled by the second course in the Student Managed Investment Fund’s two-semester sequence. Students who have been accepted into the SMIF program should see their class dean for details.


For Finance majors pursuing a secondary concentration in Fintech, the three courses that comprise the secondary concentration may double-count as electives towards the Finance major.


Any course with the subject code FNBU or subject code ACBU, except for ACBU 3434 Intermediate Financial Accounting I or ACBU 3435 Intermediate Financial Accounting II, may fulfill this requirement. INSY 3436 ST: Programming with Python, if taken as part of a secondary concentration in Fintech, may also fulfill this requirement.


Courses in the ECON department numbered 3000 or higher count toward this requirement, except for ECON 3743 Stocks, Bonds, Options, and Futures and ECON 3778 Corporate Finance, which do not count.

How courses are counted

Students must note the following policy for how courses are counted. A student may count a maximum of one class in fulfilling more than one purpose—that is, toward any combination of major, minor, and primary or secondary concentration. For example, only one economics class could count toward both a finance major and an economics minor; any additional economics class would count toward the finance major OR the economics minor, but not both. Similarly, one management class could count toward both a primary concentration in management and a minor in sustainable business, but any subsequent management class would not count toward both. Any exceptions to these rules will be posted within the specific area major, minor, or concentration requirements.

Students must also complete the Gabelli School business and liberal arts Core Curricula. In addition, all students complete between three and seven liberal arts electives depending on their major requirements.

CIP Code

27.0305 - Financial Mathematics.

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