Finance, BS

Program Description

B.S. Finance is an application based degree with the objective to prepare students to pursue a career in corporate finance,  personal financial planning, banking, or research.  The program integrates theory with the acquisition of critical thinking, analysis, and technical skills sought by employers. Students learn about financial markets, institutions, and securities. They also learn to conduct and effectively present financial analysis of corporate projects and financial securities. In the capstone course, they will manage an investment portfolio in an active learning setting.

Program Curriculum

120 credits

Utah Tech General Education Requirements

All Utah Tech General Education requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to Utah Tech's minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

General Education Core Requirements
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Fine Arts3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5

Business Core Requirements 

ACCT 2010Financial Accounting3
ACCT 2020Managerial Accounting3
ECON 2010Micro Economics (SS, GC)3
FIN 3150Managerial Finance I3
ISA 2010Proficiency in Excel & SQL3
ISA 2050Management Information Systems3
MGMT 3050Business Law I: Law in the Commercial Environment3
MGMT 3100Business Ethics and Professional Writing3
MGMT 3400Management & Organizations3
MKTG 3010Marketing Principles (ALPP)3
STAT 2040Business Statistics3

Finance Core Requirements

ECON 2020Macro Economics (SS, GC)3
FIN 3001Finance Intermediate Career Strategies1
or ACCT 3001 Accounting Intermediate Career Strategies
FIN 3200Money, Banking, & Credit3
FIN 3750Introduction to Investments3
FIN 4150Managerial Finance II3
FIN 4380Financial Modeling and Decision Making3
FIN 4750Portfolio Practicum3
MATH 1100Business Calculus (MA)3
or MATH 1210 Calculus I (MA)
MGMT 3600Operations and Supply Chain Management (ALPP)3

Finance Elective Requirements 

Complete 12 credits of the following courses:
FIN 3100Financial Planning for Professionals3
FIN 4100Risk Management and Insurance Planning3
FIN 4110Retirement Planning 3
FIN 4120Estate Planning3
FIN 4180Entrepreneurial Finance3
FIN 4300Real Estate Finance3
FIN 4400International Finance3
ECON 3010Managerial Economics3
ECON 3020Intermediate Macroeconomics3
ECON 3500International Economics3
ACCT 3010Intermediate Accounting I3
ACCT 3400Tax Accounting I3
ACCT 3300Cost Accounting3
MGMT 4040Quantitative Decision Analysis3
ISA 3020SQL & Python for Analytics3
ISA 4060Big Data Analytics3
ISA 4070Data Visualization and Storytelling3

Other Business Electives

Complete additional elective courses to bring the total number of credits to no less than 120 and upper-division credits to no less than 40.  A course may only be used to fulfill one program requirement.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at Utah Tech for institutional residency.
  4. Maximum 12 upper-division transfer credits may fulfill Utah Tech Business program requirements.
  5. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
  6. Minimum C- grade and 2.5 GPA in Business Core Requirement, Finance Core Requirement, and Finance Elective coursework.