Degree Type: B.S.
Minimum Credits Required for Degree: 120
University Degree Requirements
- Satisfactory completion of all requirements of the curriculum in which one is enrolled.
- Earn a minimum total of 120 credits in approved coursework. Some academic programs exceed this minimum.
- Satisfactory completion of the general education requirements as specified by the university.
- A minimum institutional GPA of 2.00 based on work taken at NDSU.
- At least 36 credits presented for graduation must be in courses numbered 300 or higher.
- Transfer Students: Must earn a minimum of 60 credits from a baccalaureate-degree granting or professional institution.
- Of these 60, at least 36 must be NDSU resident credits as defined in #7.
- Within the 36 resident credits, a minimum of 15 must be in courses numbered 300 or higher and 15 credits in the major field of study.
- At least 36 credits must be NDSU resident credits. Resident credits include credits registered and paid for at NDSU.
For complete information, please refer to the Degree and Graduation Requirements section of this Bulletin.
University General Education Requirements
|College Composition I|
|College Composition II|
|Fundamentals of Public Speaking|
Upper Division Writing †
|Quantitative Reasoning (R) †||3|
|Science and Technology (S) †||10|
|Humanities and Fine Arts (A) †||6|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences (B) †||6|
|Wellness (W) †||2|
|Cultural Diversity (D) *†|
|Global Perspectives (G) *†|
May be satisfied by completing courses in another General Education category.
General education courses may be used to satisfy requirements for both general education and the major, minor, and program emphases, where applicable. Students should carefully review major requirements to determine if specific courses can also satisfy these general education categories.
- A list of university approved general education courses and administrative policies are available here.
|All courses taken for the Finance Major require a grade of C or better. A minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA is required for admission to the professional program, to enroll in 300 - 400 level courses, and to graduate.|
|Requirements for Admission to Professional Program Requirements:|
|COMM 110||Fundamentals of Public Speaking (May satisfy general education category C)||3|
|ENGL 120||College Composition II (May satisfy general education category C)||3|
|MATH 144||Mathematics for Business||4|
|PSYC 111||Introduction to Psychology (May satisfy general education category B)||3|
|or SOC 110||Introduction to Sociology|
|ECON 201||Principles of Microeconomics (May satisfy general education category B and G)||3|
|or ECON 202||Principles of Macroeconomics|
|Finance Major Requirements:|
|TL 116||Business Software Applications||3|
|ACCT 200||Elements of Accounting I||3|
|ACCT 201||Elements of Accounting II||3|
|ECON 202||Principles of Macroeconomics (May satisfy general education category B and G)||3|
|or ECON 201||Principles of Microeconomics|
|PHIL 216||Business Ethics (May satisfy general education category A)||3|
|ENGL 320||Business and Professional Writing (May satisfy general education category C)||3|
|STAT 330||Introductory Statistics (May satisfy general education category R)||3|
|STAT 331||Regression Analysis||2|
|Admission to Professional Program Required prior to taking the following courses:|
|FIN 320||Principles of Finance (requires a grade of C or better) 1||3|
|MGMT 320||Foundations of Management 1||3|
|MIS 320||Management Information Systems 1||3|
|MRKT 320||Foundations of Marketing 1||3|
|FIN 410||Investment Analysis and Management||3|
|FIN 420||Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives||3|
|FIN 430||Management of Financial Institutions||3|
|FIN 440||International Finance||3|
|FIN 460||Corporate Finance||3|
|BUSN 430||Legal and Social Environment of Business 1||3|
|BUSN 489||Strategic Management (Capstone Course) 1||3|
|Select 9 credits of 300-400 level courses with the FIN prefix||9|
|300-400 Level Electives|
|Select any course prefix at the 300-400 level||12|
Denotes Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) course.
- Students follow the published curricula for the finance program of study from the semester/year of entrance in the College of Business to graduation provided enrollment at NDSU has not been discontinued for more than one year. Students who change their major are subject to meeting the curricular requirements in effect at the time the new major is declared.
- Business courses from programs that do not hold AACSB International accreditation cannot be used for major or minor requirements in the College of Business (CoB); such courses may be eligible for use as free electives.
- The CoB accepts a maximum of nine credits of non-NDSU 300-400 level business courses from AACSB programs with approval of the department.
- Admission into the finance major: Students must submit an online application to the CoB.
- Admission to the finance major is required to enroll in the advanced 300 or 400 level courses in the CoB.
- A letter grade must be earned in any course that fulfills a major requirement (with the exception of some practicum options).
- Of the credits completed in residence at least 30 credits must be in 300-400 level CoB courses.
- Students must be accepted to the finance major prior to the completion of the last 30 credits in 300 and 400 level CoB courses.
- A Business Administration minor is NOT offered with this major.
- For multiple majors within the CoB, at least 15 unique credits of 300-400 level CoB courses must exist between the majors.
Minimum Required Credits: 9
|FIN 320||Principles of Finance||3|
|Select 2 courses from the following:||6|
|Investment Analysis and Management|
|Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives|
|Management of Financial Institutions|
|Advanced Bank Management|
|Analysis of Fixed-Income Securities|
|Applied Portfolio Management|
- Students must earn a 2.50 cumulative GPA in the courses used to satisfy the certificate requirements.
- Courses may not be taken Pass/Fail.
- Required courses for the certificate may require prerequisites.