The financial implications of decisions in both business and government are becoming more complex. Within the firm, financial considerations permeate research, engineering, production, and marketing. Within governmental activities, sophisticated financial techniques are becoming increasingly important. The financial executive thus takes a key role in the successful management of both business and governmental operations.
The finance curriculum offers four areas of specialization to meet the varied interests of students: (1) financial management, (2) financial institutions, (3) investments, and (4) general. The financial management program provides the background for a career in the financial operations of business firms and public institutions. The financial institutions specialization is designed for those interested in the operations of financial intermediaries and financial markets. The investments concentration is designed for those interested in Security Analysis and Portfolio Management. The general concentration is designed for those interested in the general breadth of finance courses. Certain courses may require the purchase of additional materials.
A major in Finance requires students to earn a minimum grade of C (a grade of C- is not sufficient) in each of the courses taken to satisfy the requirements for the Finance major* (as described below), and students must earn a minimum 2.0 grade point average for those major courses. For finance majors and minors, Finance courses completed more than seven calendar years prior to the current term must be repeated (FIN 208, FIN 270, FIN 280, and FIN 380 are excluded from this requirement).
Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance
|Degree Requirements||Credit Hours|
|University Core Curriculum Requirements||39|
|Professional Business Core||47|
|Requirements for Major in Finance*||27|
|Requirements for Major in Finance (Minimum grade of C required for all classes in major area). FIN 331, FIN 341, FIN 361, and ACCT 321.||12|
|Specialization (choose one)||15|
|Financial Management: FIN 462, FIN 463; Select three: FIN 432, FIN 433, FIN 434, FIN 449, FIN 464, FIN 469, or FIN 495|
|Financial Institutions: FIN 449; Select four: FIN 432, FIN 433, FIN 434, FIN 462, FIN 464, FIN 469, FIN 495 Or, FIN 320 and FIN 322; Select three: FIN 432, FIN 433, FIN 434, FIN 449, FIN 464, FIN 495|
|Investments: FIN 432, FIN 433; Select three: FIN 434, FIN 449, FIN 462, FIN 463, FIN 464, FIN 469, FIN 495|
|General: FIN 449, FIN 462 or FIN 463; FIN 432 or FIN 433; Select two (not to include previous selection): FIN 432, FIN 433, FIN 434, FIN 462, FIN 463, FIN 464, FIN 469, FIN 495|
1 120 semester hours are required for graduation. Any additional hours of college level credit can be used to equal minimum 120 semester hours required for degree.
A minor in Finance consists of a minimum of 12 semester hours.
|Degree Requirements||Credit Hours|
|Requirements for a minor in Finance||12|
|FIN 330 Specialization: (choose one) Financial Institutions: FIN 331, FIN 341 and FIN 449 Financial Management: FIN 361, FIN 462 and FIN 463 Investments: FIN 331, FIN 432 and FIN 433|
Prerequisites for these classes must also be satisfied. At least nine of the twelve semester hours must be taken at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. An advisor within the College of Business must be consulted before selecting this field as a minor.
A minor from the College of Business requires students to earn a minimum grade of C (a grade of C- is not sufficient) in each of the courses taken to satisfy the requirements for their minor, and students must earn a minimum 2.0 grade point average for those minor courses.
Capstone Option for Transfer Students
The Capstone Option is available to students who have earned an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree or have the equivalent certification and who have a cumulative 2.0/4.0 GPA on all accredited coursework prior to the completion of the A.A.S. or certification, as calculated by SIU. The Capstone Option reduces the University Core Curriculum requirements from 39 to 30 hours, therefore reducing the time to degree completion. See the Capstone Option section for information. Students who apply for the Capstone Option will work with the College of Business Advisement Office for approval of the Capstone Option and will complete a personal contract for a degree completion plan.
The College of Business assesses differential tuition for College of Business majors. The College of Business has a “minor program fee” for majors outside of the College of Business that want to declare a minor through the College of Business. The minor program fee is equal to 15% of 15 credit hours of applicable tuition for declared College of Business minors.