Curriculum

FINA Program is comprehensive and offers many elective courses for students to develop specialties in specific areas of finance. Important topics covered in the program include corporate valuation, investment analysis and portfolio management, derivative securities, corporate finance, and financial accounting. The curriculum helps to prepare our graduates in the examinations for professional qualifications such as CFA, CFP, CAIA, FRM and PRM.

In addition, the department of finance offers many elective courses covering various aspects of finance such as fixed income securities, international finance, mergers and acquisitions, wealth management, financial markets and institutions, and venture capital financing. The curriculum of the program is practical and prepares students for proficiency in working with industry-standard databases such as Bloomberg Professional service for real-time data, news and analytics. Students can also take advantage of many enrichment activities organized by the department and business school.

FINA curriculum is full with a variety of finance courses to deepen your understanding in the subject area. At the same time, the program also provides flexibility for students to take a second major. On average, more then 70% of FINA students graduate with double majors each year. Second majors include Accounting, Communication, Economics, Information System, Operation Management, Marketing and Management.

Curriculum Features

Students are required to complete the following requirements within 4 years of normal study time frame:

  • School Requirement (42 - 44 credits)
  • University Common Core and English Requirements (36 credits)
  • FINA Program Requirements (24 - 27 credits)
  • At least 120 credits in total

School Requirements are to strengthen students' business acumen in all business-related disciplines including Accounting, Economics, and Information Systems. Meanwhile University Common Core and English Language Requirements (36 credits) provide a broad and well-rounded education to students by allowing them to explore various topics of their interest in the areas of humanities, social analysis, science and technology, quantitative reasoning, arts, English communication, Chinese communication, and healthy lifestyle. Please refer to the Program Catalog for more details.

FINA Program Requirements consist of required and elective courses. The required courses provide solid foundations in finance to our students who will be ready to apply theories into practice. Meanwhile, the electives provide flexibility to help students strengthening their areas of interest in finance.

Students will also need to take additional free elective(s) to reach the total 120-credit university requirement. The free elective(s) can be any courses offered by any department.

Our students can also declare an additional major or minors. Available minor programs include, but not limit to, Actuarial Mathematics, Mathematics, Big Data Technology, and Information Technology. Please see the full list of minor programs here.