Oct 03, 2023
Students studying finance learn to make decisions in three areas: corporate finance, investments and financial institutions. Corporate finance courses prepare students for financial analysis and planning. The investments area emphasizes decision-making processes required to value securities such as stocks or bonds and teaches principles of managing an investment portfolio. Students study financial institutions, including commercial banks, savings and loan associations, mutual funds, and insurance companies, to understand the function of U.S. and international money and capital markets. Offered by the Department of Accounting and Finance , the curriculum prepares students for careers as financial officers responsible for investment and financing decisions for corporations or financial institutions.
Summary of Degree Units
|University Graduation Requirements
|Major Core Requirements
The 4-Year Roadmap is available online. Roadmaps should be used in consultation with the catalog and your advisor to identify additional requirements for completing the major (for example, course grade minimums). Associate Degrees (ADT) Pathways are also available online.
Major-Specific Graduation Requirements
All courses in the Concentration Requirements for Finance must be completed with a grade of “C or better”. The following Preparation for the Major and Required for the Major courses must be completed with a grade of “C or better”: ECON 1A , ECON 1B , ENGL 2 , MATH 70 , BUS1 20 , BUS1 21 , BUS2 90 , BUS1 170 .
Students must satisfy all of the major and Undergraduate University Graduation Requirements , which includes unit, GPA, and residency requirements as well as the below identified General Education , American Institutions, Graduation Writing Assessment, and Physical Education requirements. Courses that meet Undergraduate University Graduation Requirements are noted with an area designation (see Course Abbreviations ).
Core Lower Division General Education (27 units)
Of the 39 units required by the university, 12 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3, B4, or F must be passed with a “C-” or better to meet the requirement. Consult with a major advisor for details.
Note: Students who have completed the ADT Transfer degree (under SB 1440) for this major will have completed all lower division GE requirements and should follow the 60 unit guarantee roadmap. Meet with an advisor prior to registering for your first semester for the 60 unit roadmap or specific questions.
Upper Division General Education (3 units)
Of the 9 units required by the university, 6 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.
American Institutions (6 units)
Complete one 6-unit sequence of American Institutions (US123) courses, which also satisfies GE Area D. Students may also satisfy the American Institutions Requirement with other courses, but these may not satisfy other GE areas.
The American Studies (AMS 1A /AMS 1B ; 12 units) and Humanities Honors (HUM 1A /HUM 1B /HUM 2A /HUM 2B ; 24 units) sequences satisfy the American Institutions Requirement and additional GE Areas (see course descriptions for details).
Consult with a major advisor to select the appropriate sequence.
African American Studies (6 units)
Asian American Studies (6 units)
Chicana and Chicano Studies (6 units)
U.S. History and Government (6 units)
Complete One US1: US History Course
Complete One US23: US Constitution and California Government Course
Physical Education (2 units)
All SJSU undergraduate students, regardless of major, have an opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills in physical activities. To accommodate students’ needs and interests, the university offers a diverse selection of activity courses .
Major Preparation (15 units)
All of the following courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better prior to taking any upper division major coursework.
Writing in the Disciplines (3 units)
Major Requirements (61 units)
Lower Division Courses (13 units)
Upper Division Business Fundamentals Courses (15 units)
Upper Division Business Integration and Perspectives Courses (15 units)
Concentration Requirements (18 units)
Must achieve a grade of “C” or better in the following required courses
Required Courses (9 units)
Concentration Electives (9 units)
Complete three courses from:
Choose BUS1 127A or BUS1 127B do not take both
University Electives (6 units)
Total Units Required (120 units)