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Why major in finance at Weber State?  

Finance is concerned with how individuals and firms allocate resources over time. A degree in finance helps develop a solid foundation in capital management, investment and portfolio management, financial institutions and personal finance.

EXPERIENCE 
personal attention, excellent academics, targeted experience  


45k
Average starting salary 

29:1
Small classes = personal attention

12%
Growth rate = much faster than average

INTERNSHIPS
Excellent internships = experience!


WHAT WILL YOU LEARN 
in the finance program?  


You'll learn skills such as how to conduct detailed financial analyses, relate the financial environment of an organization to the policies that organization will need for optimum returns, and select and analyze investment opportunities for both individuals and organizations. You can also join the Investors Club and travel to New York to see the Stock Exchange.


A QUICK LOOK 
hours, GPA, delivery, grad maps, catalog, admissions & careers  



  • HOURS
     

    120 total hours. 
    40 Upper division required.


  • GPA
     

    C or higher in Math 1050
    C or higher in ENGL 2010
    C-  or higher for all Business Foundations courses
    2.5 cumulative GPA for Business Foundations courses
    2.5 overall university GPA


  • MINOR
     

    Not required for this major.

  • COURSE DELIVERY 

    • Some evenings
    • Some day
    • Some online

  • GRAD MAP

    Graduation MAPs (Major Academic Plans) show a semester-by-semester plan for taking all classes needed to earn your degree. 

    GRAD MAP 

  • COURSE REQUIREMENTS

    Explore all of the requirements to complete a degree in finance. Check the course year, requirements may change. 

    COURSE REQUIREMENTS 

  • ADMISSIONS

    The Goddard School has specific requirements for admissions to a program within the college. Check admissions requirements. 

    ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS 


  • CAREERS & RESOURCES 

    Explore what you can do with a finance degree, current salaries, job demand, industries, and resources.
     

    FINANCE CAREERS & RESOURCES 

 


MAJOR CLASS REQUIREMENTS 
a quick look at the major course requirements in finance  


Note: This degree also requires the general education requirements and the core business curriculum. For a full breakdown, see the course requirements.

COURSE TITLE CREDITS PRE-REQ

ECON 4010 

Intermediate Microeconomic Theory

3

ECON 2010, ECON 2020 and BSAD 2899 or ECON 2899

ECON 4020 

Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory 

3

ECON 2010, ECON 2020, QUAN 2400, and BSAD 2899 or ECON 2899

ECON 4980 

Research Methods

3

ECON 4970, BSAD 2899 or ECON 2899, QUAN 3610, ECON 4010 or ECON 4020.

QUAN 2400

Business Calculus

3

MATH 1050 or 1080 or 1210 with a “C” or higher grade

ECON 4860

Economics Internship 

1-3

(3 credit option
must be used
to fulfill requirement)

BSAD 2899; Senior Standing; Instructor approval

OTHER REQUIREMENTS: 
Elective Courses (12 Credit Hours)  elective options
*ECON 4970 and 4980 will complete the communication requirement as part of the business core as well as the required business course for the Business Economics major.


FANTASTIC FINANCE FACULTY 
Take a look at the faculty in finance major  


 

  • Yuhong Fan

    Yuhong Fan 
    associate professor

  • Terrilyn Morgan

    Terrilyn Morgan 
    Instructor

  • Jim  Turner

    Jim Turner 
    associate professor

VIEW ALL GODDARD FACULTY  

WHAT ARE STUDENTS SAYING 
about the finance program?  


Students that study finance often have several traits in common.  Many are innate problem solvers, excellent with  numbers, have strong analytical skills, are natural researchers and detail oriented. 

  • Nikki, BSAD '17, MBA '20

    "WSU and the Goddard School provided me with the skills to be successful in my personal and professional life. The lessons I have learned will stay with me forever and guide me throughout my career." 

    READ MORE 

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