Coles College of Business
Department of Economics, Finance, & Quantitative Analysis
The field of finance integrates many aspects of business, including accounting, economics, business operations, and quantitative analysis. Every organization – from the government to the public and private sectors – needs someone who can make sound financial decisions. Areas of the industry you will study in this major include financial statement analysis, investment management, risk assessment, the functioning of the financial markets, financial institutions, and more. As a finance graduate, you’ll be able to find work in fields such as banking, portfolio management, investment banking, and financial planning. If you’re not ready to go right into the workforce, your degree will also prepare you to continue your education in graduate school.
This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses based on the Finance degree requirements and course prerequisites in the Fall 2017 Undergraduate Catalog. (If course prerequisites change, you must meet the prerequisites in effect when you take the course, so always check the current Catalog for course prerequisites.)
This is a gated program. All business majors must successfully complete BUSA 2150 and the Coles College Sophomore GPA Requirement, and be admitted to the Coles Undergraduate Professional Program.
Milestones: All courses indicated as a Milestone with this icon ( ) should be completed in the term suggested to prevent delays in program completion.
Disclaimer: An academic map is a suggested four-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the KSU undergraduate catalog. This sample schedule serves as a general guideline to help build a full schedule each term. Some departments allow students to use the three credit first-year seminar course as a free elective for a degree program, which may impact the program's total credit hours. Milestones, courses, and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major are designated to keep you on track to graduate in four years. Missing milestones could delay your program. Enrolled Students should reference DegreeWorks and not this plan.
This map is not a substitute for academic advisement—contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.kennesaw.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Note: Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked; contact the department and/or program area for current information.
You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years.