To whom much is given, much is expected

Just as any investor expects to receive a dividend as a return for his investment, you can expect to reap the benefits of a world-class career if you are willing to invest your time and effort into a degree in finance. 

Finance is one of most challenging and rewarding of all business majors. If you are willing to work hard, are attracted to a challenge, are a mathematical and logical thinker, and want a career that will put you in the heart of the business decision-making process and give you an invaluable set of knowledge and skills, then finance is for you.

The Finance major is designed to provide students with:

  • A fundamental understanding of financial analysis and capital management;
  • The ability to manage the financial resources of an organization to be an effective business leader;
  • Tools for evaluating a firm's financial position and prospects in order to make sound investment decisions.

Our Finance students go on to careers in banking, accounting, and investments in New Orleans, on Wall Street, and throughout the world.

Get to know our finance faculty, and then explore the requirements of the degree program below.

Major in Finance

Major requirements in finance include a core set of progressive courses that develop a high level of professional ability in financial analysis and management:

Finance Core Courses

  • ACCT B305 - Corporate Accounting & Reporting
  • FIN B305 - Analysis of Financial Statements
  • FIN B310 - Financial Institutions
  • FIN B315 - Financial Investments
  • FIN B325 - International Financial Management
  • FIN B400 - Advanced Financial Management


  • Real Estate Investments
  • Student-Managed Investment Fund
  • Financial Derivatives

Finance majors also take the same core set of general business courses as all other College of Business students:


  • BA B100 - Intro to Business
  • BA B101 - Business Communications
  • ECON B100 - Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON B101 - Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ACCT B202 - Financial Accounting
  • ACCT B203 - Managerial Accounting
  • DECS B205 - Business Statistics
  • LGST B205 - Legal Environment of Business
  • MGT B245 - Management & Organizational Behavior
  • MGT B250 - Management Information Systems
  • MKT B280 - Basic Marketing
  • FIN B300 - Financial Management
  • MGT B325 - Production & Operations Management
  • BA B415 - Business Ethics
  • BA B445 - Business Policy
  • BA B497 - Business Internship

View the full requirements for the Finance major in the bulletin »

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