Finance

Bachelor of Science in Finance

The finance major at Fairleigh Dickinson provide you with an understanding of financial analysis, financial management, and financial systems. This program is offered through Fairleigh Dickinson’s Silberman College of Business at both the Florham Campus and Metropolitan Campus locations. The College holds prestigious accreditation by AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business – which recognizes the quality of its faculty, academic programs and resources. Less than a third of all U.S. business schools hold AACSB recognition, adding value to your undergraduate business degree from Fairleigh Dickinson.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance

All students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science Degree program in Finance must complete the University and Business Core Curriculum.  The two finance courses in the Core are FIN3250 Principles of Financial Analysis and FIN3310 Intermediate Financial Analysis. Additional major requirements are listed below.

21-Credit Finance Major Requirements

Required Courses
FIN3371 International Business Finance
FIN4341 Financial Markets and Institutions
FIN4343 Securities and Investments
FIN4405 Analytical Methods in Finance

Electives (Select Three)
FIN3330 Personal Financial Management
FIN3421 Sports Finance
FIN4498 Internship in Finance Studies
FIN4221 Capital Budgeting and Value Creation
FIN4150 Working Capital Management
FIN4351 Portfolio Management
FIN4350 Derivatives
• Economics or Accounting course with permission of Economics and Finance Department Chair

NOTE: Students with specific questions about the major requirements should contact the advisor on their home campus.

Wealth Management Advisory Concentration (21 Credits)

WMA3335 Personal Financial Management OR
    FIN3330 Personal Financial Management
WMA4353 Portfolio Analysis and Planning OR
    FIN4351 Portfolio Management
    NOTE: WMA4353 cannot be substituted for FIN4351
WMA4265 Personal Tax Planning OR
    ACCT4267 Fundamentals of Federal Taxation
    NOTE: WMA4265 cannot be substituted for ACCT4267
WMA4267 Retirement Planning
WMA4370 Personal Estate & Gift Planning
WMA4375 Risk Management and Insurance
WMA4380 Client Relations in Financial Management*

Optional

WMA4498 Wealth Management Internship** OR
    FIN4498FIN4499, ACCT4498, or ACCT4499

*Prerequisites for WMA4380 Client Relations in Financial Management are WMA3335 (or FIN3330) and at least one of the following: WMA4353WMA4265WMA4267WMA4370WMA4375.

**WMA3335 must be taken before WMA4498.

Finance Minor Requirements

FIN3310 Intermediate Financial Analysis
FIN3371 International Business Finance
FIN4341 Financial Markets and Institutions
FIN4343 Securities and Investments
FIN4405 Analytical Methods in Finance

Learn More

For more information contact us at the Department of Economics, Finance and International Business