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Finance

The field of finance integrates many aspects of business, including accounting, economics, business operations, and quantitative analysis. This major prepares you to make solid, educated financial decisions for your organization.

Every organization—from the government to the public and private sectors—needs someone who can make sound financial decisions. This degree will prepare you to be a decision maker and become a valuable asset to your organization by teaching you the practical and deep analytical skills you need to succeed.

Areas of the industry you will study in this Major or Minor include financial statement analysis, investment management, the acquisition and distribution of funds, security analysis, risk assessment, the valuation of assets and liabilities, the functioning of financial markets, funds, assets, liability management, financial institutions, and more.

As a finance graduate, you’ll be able to find work in fields such as banking, financial management, financial analysis, portfolio management, financial consulting, investment banking, stockbroking, and financial planning. In fact, finance graduates have some of the highest starting salaries among non-medical/engineering undergraduate majors. If you’re not ready to go right into the workforce, your degree will also prepare you to continue your education in graduate school, especially in the law and business fields.


Course Information

In addition to taking classes in statistics, management, data analysis, and information systems, you’ll also take courses that give you solid leadership skills and the knowledge you need to become a valuable member of your organization. To read a full list of courses available to you, and their descriptions, browse the KSU Undergraduate Catalog.


Required Courses

You must meet the requirements in the KSU Undergraduate Catalog for your Catalog Term – your Catalog Term is located in your Owl Express Account. Seek help from an academic advisor if you need help determining your Catalog Term.

To earn your B.B.A. with a Finance Major, you must complete KSU General Education Requirements, as well as business and finance courses.

Please select the links below that cover your Catalog Term to view your Advising Checksheets.


General Education Requirements for All Business Students

Fall 2016 and Later (PDF)

Prior to Fall 2016 (PDF)


Major Courses for Finance

For Fall 2016 and Later (PDF)

For Fall 2015-Summer 2016 (PDF)

For Fall 2014–Summer 2015 (PDF)

For Fall 2011–Summer 2014 (PDF)

For Fall 2008–Summer 2011 (PDF)

For Fall 2006–Summer 2008 (PDF)

If you entered Coles College before Fall 2006, or need more information about degree and graduation requirements, please contact the Business Undergraduate Advising Center in BB 431 at 470-578-6055 to meet with an academic advisor.


Two Year Tentative Course Schedule

Plan ahead!  View the Two Year Tentative Course Schedule for the Department of Economics, Finance, & Quantitative Analysis here.


Finance Minor

If you are interested in diversifying your degree by minoring in Finance, view requirements and course descriptions in the KSU Undergraduate Catalog here.

Read more about the requirements and rules for all Minors here.

Department Faculty

Learn about your professors’ interests and areas of expertise.

Apply to Coles College

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Contact the Department

Burruss Building 322; 470-578-6091
Email the chair, Brett Katzman.