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Albers School of Business and Economics

Finance Major

From Seattle University's 2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog.

In order to earn the bachelor of arts in business administration degree with a major in finance, students must complete a minimum of 180 quarter credits with a cumulative and major/program grade point average of 2.25, including the following:

I. University Core Curriculum Requirements

55 credits, including:

Module I

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar 5
UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning (satisfied in major)  
UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation 5
UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities 5
UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in the Social Sciences 5
UCOR 1800 Inquiry Seminar in the Natural Sciences 5

Module II

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
UCOR 2100 Theological Explorations 5
UCOR 2500 Philosophy of the Human Person 5
UCOR 2910 Ethical Reasoning Business 5

Module III

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
UCOR 3100 Religion in a Global Context 5
UCOR 3400 Humanities and Global Challenges 5
UCOR 3800 Natural Sciences and Global Challenges 5

II. Albers Business Foundation Requirements

82 credits, including:

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
BUAD 1000 Albers Essentials of Business Integration
(must be taken first quarter)
2
ACCT 2300 Principles of Accounting I 5
ACCT 2310   Principles of Accounting II 5
BCOM 2800 Business Communication 5
ECON 2100 Business Statistics 5
ECON 2110 Principles of Economics—Micro 5
ECON 2130 Principles of Economics—Macro 5
ECON 3100 Quantitative Methods and Applications 5
IS 3150 Introduction to Information Systems 5
ECON 3130 Global and Domestic Macroeconomics 5
FINC 3400 Business Finance 5
MKTG 3500 Introduction to Marketing 5
OPER 3600 Manufacturing and Service Operations 5
BLAW 3700 Business and International Law 5
MGMT 3000 Principles of Management 5
MGMT 4890 Business Policy and Strategy 5
Calculus, choose one of the following two courses: 5
MATH 1130 Elements of Calculus for Business  
MATH 1334 Calculus I  

EXCEL Requirement

All business students entering SU summer 2012 or later are required to pass the EXCEL Level I Certification Exam as a requirement for graduation.

For details, see the Excel Certification page.

III. Major Requirements

25 credits, including:

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
FINC 3420 Intermediate Corporate Finance 5
FINC 3430 Financial Institutions and Markets 5
FINC 3440 Investments 5
FINC Electives* 10
*Choose from upper-division finance courses.
Note: Students are advised to take the two finance major electives from FINC 4410, 4450, 4460, or 4480 if they plan to pursue a career in corporate finance; or from FINC 4450, 4460, 4510, or 4520 if they plan to pursue a career in investments. Internships and independent studies may not satisfy a major requirement.

IV. Additional Requirements

Course TitleCredits
General Electives to total 180 credit hours 20

Additional economic and accounting courses recommended.

* Major requirements must earn a C- grade or better.