School of Business finance

This program is designed to prepare undergraduate students to enter the finance profession with comprehensive knowledge and real world skills in their area of emphasis. The field of finance is constantly evolving. The program focuses on providing state-of-the-art tools, techniques, and computer applications.

Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Display broad conceptual knowledge, analytical abilities, and problem solving skill sets in finance
  • Analyze and interpret financial statements, and capital markets and economic data to inform business decisions
  • Explain the role of business financing and investment decisions on firm value
  • Understand the structure and function of financial markets, and the pricing of securities that trade in these markets
  • Characterize the relationship between expected return and various sources of risks
  • Identify and implement asset allocation and portfolio diversification strategies to improve investment outcomes
  • Appreciate the role of the firm in the broader economy and society including an understanding of the many stakeholders of the firm in global markets

In addition to the core areas of asset valuation, investments, and global finance, the concentration allows students to select from three options for more in-depth study.

The Corporate Finance option prepares students for positions in both financial and non-financial business enterprises in which they will need to make and defend strategic financial decisions in capital budgeting, planning, control, and policy.

The Investment Analysis option focuses on the theoretical and practical aspects of investment valuation, selection, and portfolio management, for both individual and institutional investors.

The Real Estate Finance option prepares students for careers in commercial or residential real estate and related industries, while also providing strong foundations in financial analysis.

Potential Occupations

Finance students are prepared for a number of different careers in business. Internships and volunteer experiences enhance skills and marketability.

Examples of fields in which graduates can find finance-related occupations include: commercial, mortgage, and investment banking; corporate finance; investments; portfolio management; financial analysis; securities analysis; loan analysis; risk management and insurance; stock brokerage; government banking and securities regulation; government finance; teaching and research.

In order to complete the Finance concentration, the Business Administration core courses and the Finance concentration core courses must be completed. Students must select one of the following options as well: Corporate Finance, Investment Analysis, or Real Estate Finance.

The College of Business requires a minimum grade point average of 2.000 in business and economics courses as a graduation requirement. 

Effective Fall 2020 

Freshman
AUCCCredits
BUS 100Introduction to Business 1
BUS 2011Foundations of Sustainable Enterprise 1
CIS 200Business Information Systems 3
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)3C3
MATH 141Calculus in Management Sciences (GT-MA1)1B3
Biological and Physical Sciences3A4
Diversity and Global Awareness3E3
Elective 9
 Total Credits 30
Sophomore
 
ACT 210Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
ACT 220Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 2201Ethics in Contemporary Organizations (GT-AH3)3B3
BUS 260Social-Ethical-Regulatory Issues in Business 3
ECON 204Principles of Macroeconomics (GT-SS1)3C3
STAT 204Statistics With Business Applications (GT-MA1)1B3
Biological and Physical Sciences3A3
Historical Perspectives3D3
Electives 6
 Total Credits 30
Junior
 
All freshman and sophomore required courses must be completed prior to or concurrent with first enrollment in required junior and senior courses.  
BUS 300Business Writing and Communication (GT-CO3)23
CIS 370Business Analytics 3
FIN 3002Principles of Finance4A,4B3
FIN 310Financial Markets and Institutions 3
FIN 355Principles of Investments 3
MKT 3002Marketing4B3
Arts and Humanities3B3
Option courses (see requirements below) 3-6
Electives 3-6
 Total Credits 30
Senior
 
BUS 479Strategic Management4A,4C3
FIN 475International Business Finance 3
MGT 301Supply Chain Management 3
MGT 320Contemporary Management Principles/Practices 3
Option courses (see requirements below) 9-12
Electives3 6-9
 Total Credits 30
 Program Total Credits: 120

Students are not to utilize the satisfactory/unsatisfactory (S/U) grading option for any Business concentration course or any Business core course (Business and non-Business subject codes) except when a course only allows S/U grading.

Corporate Finance Option

Code Title AUCC Credits
JUNIOR
FIN 370 Financial Management-Theory and Application 3
SENIOR
FIN 470 Derivative Securities 3
FIN 471 Enterprise Valuation 3
Upper-Division ACT, FIN, or REL Electives 6

Investment Analysis Option

Code Title AUCC Credits
JUNIOR
FIN 311 Debt Securities Analysis 3
Upper-Division ACT, FIN, or REL Elective 3
SENIOR
FIN 455 Advanced Portfolio Management 3
FIN 470 Derivative Securities 3
Upper-Division ACT, FIN, or REL Elective 3

Real Estate Finance Option

Code Title AUCC Credits
JUNIOR
REL 360 Real Estate Principles 3
Upper-Division ACT, FIN, or REL Elective 3
SENIOR
REL 430 Real Estate Market Analysis 3
REL 460 Real Estate Investment 3
Upper-Division ACT, FIN, or REL Elective 3

Distinctive Requirements for Degree Program:

To Declare this Major: Direct entry as a new freshman or transfer to the College of Business is highly selective and only those students meeting academic requirements will be accepted. For details contact the Office of Admissions.

CSU and the College of Business use holistic review when determining eligibility for admission to the College of Business as a new freshman. An example of a strong candidate for admission to the College of Business is one who is actively involved in their high school and community, has at least a 3.200 GPA with a 1200 or higher on the SAT or a 27 or higher on the ACT. For current admission criteria, contact the CSU Office of Admissions. New freshmen admitted to CSU but not directly to the College of Business will be admitted as “Undeclared Business Interest” and must meet the requirements below. To be eligible for admission to the College, CSU students (including Undeclared Business Interest) must have a 3.000 cumulative GPA on a minimum of 15 graded credits at Colorado State and a grade of B- or higher in ECON 202 and a grade of C- or higher in MATH 141.

External transfer students who have completed a minimum of 15 graded credits with a 3.000 cumulative GPA and a grade of B- or higher in ECON 202 and a grade of C- or higher in MATH 141. External transfer students who do not meet the above criteria will be admitted to Undeclared and must complete the requirements stated above.

To Prepare for First Semester: The Curriculum for the Business Administration-Finance concentration assumes students will be able to successfully complete calculus within the first year.

The College of Business requires a minimum grade point average of 2.000 in business and economics courses as a graduation requirement.

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BUS 100Introduction to Business X 1
BUS 201Foundations of Sustainable Enterprise   1
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2) X1A3
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A4
Elective   6
 Total Credits   15
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CIS 200Business Information Systems   3
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)X 3C3
MATH 141Calculus in Management Sciences (GT-MA1)X 1B3
Diversity and Global Awareness  3E3
Elective   3
CO 150 must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   15
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ACT 210Introduction to Financial AccountingX  3
BUS 220Ethics in Contemporary Organizations (GT-AH3)  3B3
ECON 204Principles of Macroeconomics (GT-SS1) X3C3
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A3
Elective   3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ACT 220Introduction to Managerial AccountingX  3
BUS 260Social-Ethical-Regulatory Issues in Business   3
STAT 204Statistics With Business Applications (GT-MA1)  1B3
Historical Perspectives  3D3
Elective   3
 Total Credits   15
 Program Total Credits:   60

Corporate Finance Option 
 

Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BUS 300Business Writing and Communication (GT-CO3) X23
FIN 300Principles of FinanceX 4A,4B3
FIN 310Financial Markets and InstitutionsX  3
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Elective   3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CIS 370Business Analytics   3
FIN 355Principles of InvestmentsX  3
FIN 370Financial Management-Theory and ApplicationX  3
MKT 300Marketing  4B3
Electives   3
 Total Credits   15
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
FIN 470Derivative Securities   3
FIN 475International Business Finance   3
MGT 301Supply Chain ManagementX  3
MGT 320Contemporary Management Principles/PracticesX  3
Upper-Division ACT, FIN, or REL Elective   3
MKT 300 must be completed by the end of Semester 7.X   
 Total Credits   15
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BUS 479Strategic ManagementX 4A,4C3
FIN 471Enterprise ValuationX  3
Upper-Division ACT, FIN, or REL ElectiveX  3
ElectivesX  6
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of studyX   
 Total Credits   15
 Program Total Credits:   60

Investment Analysis Option 
 

Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BUS 300Business Writing and Communication (GT-CO3) X23
FIN 300Principles of FinanceX 4A,4B3
FIN 310Financial Markets and InstitutionsX  3
Arts and Humanities (note: this option suggests AUCC 3D in Semester 5 and AUCC 3B in Semester 4.)  3B3
Elective   3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CIS 370Business Analytics   3
FIN 355Principles of InvestmentsX  3
MGT 301Supply Chain Management X 3
MKT 300Marketing X4B3
Electives   3
 Total Credits   15
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
FIN 311Debt Securities AnalysisX  3
FIN 475International Business Finance   3
MGT 320Contemporary Management Principles/PracticesX  3
Upper-Division ACT, FIN, or REL Elective   3
Elective   3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BUS 479Strategic ManagementX 4A,4C3
FIN 455Advanced Portfolio ManagementX  3
FIN 470Derivative SecuritiesX  3
Upper-Division ACT, FIN, or REL ElectiveX  3
ElectiveX  3
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   15
 Program Total Credits:   60

Real Estate Finance Option 

Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BUS 300Business Writing and Communication (GT-CO3) X23
FIN 300Principles of FinanceX 4A,4B3
FIN 310Financial Markets and InstitutionsX  3
MKT 300Marketing X4B3
Arts and Humanities  3B3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CIS 370Business Analytics   3
REL 360Real Estate PrinciplesX  3
FIN 355Principles of InvestmentsX  3
Upper-Division ACT, FIN, or REL Elective   3
Electives   3
 Total Credits   15
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
REL 430Real Estate Market AnalysisX  3
REL 460Real Estate InvestmentX  3
MGT 301Supply Chain ManagementX  3
MGT 320Contemporary Management Principles/PracticesX  3
Upper-Division ACT, FIN, or REL Elective   3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BUS 479Strategic ManagementX 4A,4C3
FIN 475International Business FinanceX  3
ElectivesX  9
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   15
 Program Total Credits:   60

A second concentration in International Business may be taken in conjunction with the Finance concentration.  Students must also select an option within the Finance concentration. Upon graduation, both concentrations will be noted on a student’s official transcript.

Corporate Finance option

Effective Fall 2020

The College of Business requires a minimum grade point average of 2.000 in business and economics courses as a graduation requirement.

Freshman
AUCCCredits
BUS 100Introduction to Business 1
BUS 201Foundations of Sustainable Enterprise 1
CIS 200Business Information Systems 3
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)3C3
MATH 141Calculus in Management Sciences (GT-MA1)1B3
Arts and Humanities3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences3A4
Historical Perspectives3D3
Electives 3
 Total Credits 27
Sophomore
 
ACT 210Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
ACT 220Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 220Ethics in Contemporary Organizations (GT-AH3)3B3
BUS 260Social-Ethical-Regulatory Issues in Business 3
ECON 204Principles of Macroeconomics (GT-SS1)3C3
STAT 204Statistics With Business Applications (GT-MA1)1B3
Biological and Physical Sciences3A3
Diversity and Global Awareness3E3
International Business Group 2 - Global Focus 3
Electives 3
 Total Credits 30
Junior
 
BUS 300Business Writing and Communication (GT-CO3)23
CIS 370Business Analytics 3
FIN 300Principles of Finance4A,4B3
FIN 310Financial Markets and Institutions 3
FIN 355Principles of Investments 3
FIN 370Financial Management-Theory and Application 3
FIN 475International Business Finance 3
MGT 320Contemporary Management Principles/Practices 3
MGT 435Global Ethical Leadership Stakeholder Mgmt 3
International Business Group 2 - Global Focus 3
International Business Group 3 - Experiential Learning Requirement 3
 Total Credits 33
Senior
 
BUS 479Strategic Management4A,4C3
FIN 470Derivative Securities 3
FIN 471Enterprise Valuation 3
MGT 301Supply Chain Management 3
MGT 475International Business Management 3
MKT 300Marketing4B3
International Group 1 select one course from the following: 3
International Marketing  
Negotiating Globally  
Global Supply Chain Management  
International Business Group 3 - Experiential Learning Requirement 3
Upper-Division FIN, REL, or ACT Electives 6
 Total Credits 30
 Program Total Credits: 120

Interdisciplinary: International Business Group 2 – Global Focus (6 credits)

Select 6 credits from the following:6
AM 430International Retailing3
ANTH 200Cultures and the Global System (GT-SS3)3
ECON 317Population Economics3
ECON 332/POLS 332International Political Economy3
ECON 440Economics of International Trade and Policy3
ECON 442Economics of International Finance and Policy3
ECON 460Economic Development3
GR 320Cultural Geography3
HIST 470World Environmental History, 1500-Present3
IE 450/SOWK 450International Social Welfare and Development3
IE 470Women and Development3
IE 471Children and Youth in Global Context3
IE 472Education for Global Peace3
IE 478Managing International Development Programs3
JTC 412International Mass Communication3
NRRT 320International Issues-Recreation and Tourism3
POLS 232International Relations (GT-SS1)3
POLS 362Global Environmental Politics3
POLS 431International Law3
POLS 433International Organization3
POLS 437International Security3
POLS 442Environmental Politics in Developing World3
POLS 462Globalization, Sustainability, and Justice3
SOC 364Food, Agriculture and Global Society3
SPCM 434Intercultural Communication3

Immersion: International Business Group 3 – Experiential Learning Requirement (6 credits)

Select at least one from the following:6
Education Abroad experience
Internship with global focus
L*** language course

Students are not to utilize the satisfactory/unsatisfactory (S/U) grading option for any Business concentration course or any Business core course (Business and non-Business subject codes) except when a course only allows S/U grading.

Investment Analysis option

Effective Fall 2020

The College of Business requires a minimum grade point average of 2.000 in business and economics courses as a graduation requirement.

Freshman
AUCCCredits
BUS 100Introduction to Business 1
BUS 201Foundations of Sustainable Enterprise 1
CIS 200Business Information Systems 3
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)3C3
MATH 141Calculus in Management Sciences (GT-MA1)1B3
Biological and Physical Sciences3A4
Arts and Humanities3B3
Historical Perspectives3D3
Electives 3
 Total Credits 27
Sophomore
 
ACT 210Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
ACT 220Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 220Ethics in Contemporary Organizations (GT-AH3)3B3
BUS 260Social-Ethical-Regulatory Issues in Business 3
ECON 204Principles of Macroeconomics (GT-SS1)3C3
STAT 204Statistics With Business Applications (GT-MA1)1B3
Biological and Physical Sciences3A3
Diversity and Global Awareness3E3
International Business Group 2 - Global Focus 3
Electives 3
 Total Credits 30
Junior
 
BUS 300Business Writing and Communication (GT-CO3)23
CIS 370Business Analytics 3
FIN 300Principles of Finance4A,4B3
FIN 310Financial Markets and Institutions 3
FIN 311Debt Securities Analysis 3
FIN 355Principles of Investments 3
FIN 475International Business Finance 3
MGT 320Contemporary Management Principles/Practices 3
MGT 435Global Ethical Leadership Stakeholder Mgmt 3
International Business Group 2 - Global Focus 3
International Business Group 3 - Experiential Learning Requirement 3
 Total Credits 33
Senior
 
BUS 479Strategic Management4A,4C3
FIN 470Derivative Securities 3
FIN 455Advanced Portfolio Management 3
MGT 301Supply Chain Management 3
MGT 475International Business Management 3
MKT 300Marketing4B3
International Group 1 select one course from the following: 3
International Marketing  
Negotiating Globally  
Global Supply Chain Management  
International Business Group 3 - Experiential Learning Requirement 3
Upper Division FIN, REL, or ACT Electives 6
 Total Credits 30
 Program Total Credits: 120

Interdisciplinary: International Business Group 2 – Global Focus (6 credits)

Select 6 credits from the following:6
AM 430International Retailing3
ANTH 200Cultures and the Global System (GT-SS3)3
ECON 317Population Economics3
ECON 332/POLS 332International Political Economy3
ECON 440Economics of International Trade and Policy3
ECON 442Economics of International Finance and Policy3
ECON 460Economic Development3
GR 320Cultural Geography3
HIST 470World Environmental History, 1500-Present3
IE 450/SOWK 450International Social Welfare and Development3
IE 470Women and Development3
IE 471Children and Youth in Global Context3
IE 472Education for Global Peace3
IE 478Managing International Development Programs3
JTC 412International Mass Communication3
NRRT 320International Issues-Recreation and Tourism3
POLS 232International Relations (GT-SS1)3
POLS 362Global Environmental Politics3
POLS 431International Law3
POLS 433International Organization3
POLS 437International Security3
POLS 442Environmental Politics in Developing World3
POLS 462Globalization, Sustainability, and Justice3
SOC 364Food, Agriculture and Global Society3
SPCM 434Intercultural Communication3

Immersion: International Business Group 3 – Experiential Learning Requirement (6 credits)

Select at least one from the following:6
Education Abroad experience
Internship with global focus
L*** language course

Students are not to utilize the satisfactory/unsatisfactory (S/U) grading option for any Business concentration course or any Business core course (Business and non-Business subject codes) except when a course only allows S/U grading.

Real Estate Finance option

Effective Fall 2020

The College of Business requires a minimum grade point average of 2.000 in business and economics courses as a graduation requirement.

Freshman
AUCCCredits
BUS 100Introduction to Business 1
BUS 201Foundations of Sustainable Enterprise 1
CIS 200Business Information Systems 3
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)3C3
MATH 141Calculus in Management Sciences (GT-MA1)1B3
Arts and Humanities3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences3A4
Historical Perspectives3D3
Electives 3
 Total Credits 27
Sophomore
 
ACT 210Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
ACT 220Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 220Ethics in Contemporary Organizations (GT-AH3)3B3
BUS 260Social-Ethical-Regulatory Issues in Business 3
ECON 204Principles of Macroeconomics (GT-SS1)3C3
STAT 204Statistics With Business Applications (GT-MA1)1B3
Biological and Physical Sciences3A3
Diversity and Global Awareness3E3
International Business Group 2 - Global Focus 3
Electives 3
 Total Credits 30
Junior
 
BUS 300Business Writing and Communication (GT-CO3)23
CIS 370Business Analytics 3
FIN 300Principles of Finance4A,4B3
FIN 310Financial Markets and Institutions 3
FIN 355Principles of Investments 3
FIN 475International Business Finance 3
MGT 320Contemporary Management Principles/Practices 3
MGT 435Global Ethical Leadership Stakeholder Mgmt 3
REL 360Real Estate Principles 3
International Business Group 2 - Global Focus 3
International Business Group 3 - Experiential Learning Requirement 3
 Total Credits 33
Senior
 
BUS 479Strategic Management4A,4C3
MGT 301Supply Chain Management 3
MGT 475International Business Management 3
MKT 300Marketing4B3
REL 430Real Estate Market Analysis 3
REL 460Real Estate Investment 3
International Business Group 1 - Select one course from the following: 3
Negotiating Globally  
Global Supply Chain Management  
International Marketing  
International Business Group 3 - Experiential Learning Requirement 3
Upper-Division FIN, REL, or ACT Electives 6
 Total Credits 30
 Program Total Credits: 120

Interdisciplinary: International Business Group 2 – Global Focus (6 credits)

Select 6 credits from the following:6
AM 430International Retailing3
ANTH 200Cultures and the Global System (GT-SS3)3
ECON 317Population Economics3
ECON 332/POLS 332International Political Economy3
ECON 440Economics of International Trade and Policy3
ECON 442Economics of International Finance and Policy3
ECON 460Economic Development3
GR 320Cultural Geography3
HIST 470World Environmental History, 1500-Present3
IE 450/SOWK 450International Social Welfare and Development3
IE 470Women and Development3
IE 471Children and Youth in Global Context3
IE 472Education for Global Peace3
IE 478Managing International Development Programs3
JTC 412International Mass Communication3
NRRT 320International Issues-Recreation and Tourism3
POLS 232International Relations (GT-SS1)3
POLS 362Global Environmental Politics3
POLS 431International Law3
POLS 433International Organization3
POLS 437International Security3
POLS 442Environmental Politics in Developing World3
POLS 462Globalization, Sustainability, and Justice3
SOC 364Food, Agriculture and Global Society3
SPCM 434Intercultural Communication3

Immersion: International Business Group 3 – Experiential Learning Requirement (6 credits)

Select at least one from the following:6
Education Abroad experience
Internship with global focus
L*** language course

Students are not to utilize the satisfactory/unsatisfactory (S/U) grading option for any Business concentration course or any Business core course (Business and non-Business subject codes) except when a course only allows S/U grading.

A second concentration in International Business may be taken in conjunction with the Finance concentration.  Students must also select an option within the Finance concentration. Upon graduation, both concentrations will be noted on a student’s official transcript.

Corporate Finance option 

Distinctive Requirements for Degree Program:

To Declare this Major: Direct entry as a new freshman or transfer to the College of Business is highly selective and only those students meeting academic requirements will be accepted. For details contact the Office of Admissions.

CSU and the College of Business use holistic review when determining eligibility for admission to the College of Business as a new freshman. An example of a strong candidate for admission to the College of Business is one who is actively involved in their high school and community, has at least a 3.200 GPA with a 1200 or higher on the SAT or a 27 or higher on the ACT. For current admission criteria, contact the CSU Office of Admissions. New freshmen admitted to CSU but not directly to the College of Business will be admitted as “Undeclared Business Interest” and must meet the requirements below. To be eligible for admission to the College, CSU students (including Undeclared Business Interest) must have a 3.000 cumulative GPA on a minimum of 15 graded credits at Colorado State and a grade of B- or higher in ECON 202 and a grade of C- or higher in MATH 141.

External transfer students who have completed a minimum of 15 graded credits with a 3.000 cumulative GPA and a grade of B- or higher in ECON 202 and a grade of C- or higher in MATH 141. External transfer students who do not meet the above criteria will be admitted to Undeclared and must complete the requirements stated above.

To Prepare for First Semester: The Curriculum for the Business Administration-Finance concentration assumes students will be able to successfully complete calculus within the first year.

The College of Business requires a minimum grade point average of 2.000 in business and economics courses as a graduation requirement.

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BUS 100Introduction to Business X 1
BUS 201Foundations of Sustainable Enterprise X 1
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2) X1A3
Arts and Humanities X3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences X3A4
Electives X 3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CIS 200Business Information Systems X 3
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)X 3C3
MATH 141Calculus in Management Sciences (GT-MA1) X1B3
Historical Perspectives X3D3
BUS 100 and CO 150 must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   12
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ACT 210Introduction to Financial Accounting X 3
BUS 220Ethics in Contemporary Organizations (GT-AH3) X3B3
ECON 204Principles of Macroeconomics (GT-SS1) X3C3
Biological and Physical Sciences X3A3
Electives X 3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ACT 220Introduction to Managerial Accounting X 3
BUS 260Social-Ethical-Regulatory Issues in Business X 3
STAT 204Statistics With Business Applications (GT-MA1) X1B3
Diversity and Global Awareness X3E3
International Business Group 2 - Global Focus X 3
 Total Credits   15
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BUS 300Business Writing and Communication (GT-CO3) X23
CIS 370Business Analytics   3
FIN 300Principles of Finance X4A,4B3
FIN 310Financial Markets and Institutions X 3
MGT 435Global Ethical Leadership Stakeholder Mgmt X 3
International Business Group 2 - Global Focus X 3
 Total Credits   18
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
MGT 320Contemporary Management Principles/Practices X 3
FIN 355Principles of Investments X 3
FIN 370Financial Management-Theory and Application X 3
FIN 475International Business Finance X 3
International Business Group 3 - Experiential Learning Requirement X 3
 Total Credits   15
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
FIN 470Derivative SecuritiesX  3
MGT 301Supply Chain ManagementX  3
MKT 300MarketingX 4B3
MGT 475International Business ManagementX  3
Upper-Division FIN, REL, or ACT ElectiveX  3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BUS 479Strategic ManagementX 4A,4C3
FIN 471Enterprise ValuationX  3
International Business Group 1 - Select one course from the following:X  3
International MarketingX   
Negotiating GloballyX   
Global Supply Chain ManagementX   
International Business Group 3 - Experiential Learning RequirementX  3
Upper Division FIN, REL, or ACT ElectiveX  3
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   15
 Program Total Credits:   120

Investment Analysis option

Distinctive Requirements for Degree Program:

To Declare this Major: Direct entry as a new freshman or transfer to the College of Business is highly selective and only those students meeting academic requirements will be accepted. For details contact the Office of Admissions.

CSU and the College of Business use holistic review when determining eligibility for admission to the College of Business as a new freshman. An example of a strong candidate for admission to the College of Business is one who is actively involved in their high school and community, has at least a 3.200 GPA with a 1200 or higher on the SAT or a 27 or higher on the ACT. For current admission criteria, contact the CSU Office of Admissions. New freshmen admitted to CSU but not directly to the College of Business will be admitted as “Undeclared Business Interest” and must meet the requirements below. To be eligible for admission to the College, CSU students (including Undeclared Business Interest) must have a 3.000 cumulative GPA on a minimum of 15 graded credits at Colorado State and a grade of B- or higher in ECON 202 and a grade of C- or higher in MATH 141.

External transfer students who have completed a minimum of 15 graded credits with a 3.000 cumulative GPA and a grade of B- or higher in ECON 202 and a grade of C- or higher in MATH 141. External transfer students who do not meet the above criteria will be admitted to Undeclared and must complete the requirements stated above.

To Prepare for First Semester: The Curriculum for the Business Administration-Finance concentration assumes students will be able to successfully complete calculus within the first year.

The College of Business requires a minimum grade point average of 2.000 in business and economics courses as a graduation requirement.

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BUS 100Introduction to Business X 1
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2) X1A3
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A4
Historical Perspectives  3D3
 Total Credits   14
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BUS 201Foundations of Sustainable Enterprise   1
CIS 200Business Information Systems   3
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)X 3C3
MATH 141Calculus in Management Sciences (GT-MA1) X1B3
Electives   3
BUS 100 and CO 150 must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   13
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ACT 210Introduction to Financial Accounting   3
BUS 220Ethics in Contemporary Organizations (GT-AH3)  3B3
ECON 204Principles of Macroeconomics (GT-SS1) X3C3
Biological and Physical Sciences   3
Electives   3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ACT 220Introduction to Managerial Accounting   3
BUS 260Social-Ethical-Regulatory Issues in Business   3
STAT 204Statistics With Business Applications (GT-MA1)  1B3
Diversity and Global Awareness  3E3
International Business Group 2 - Global Focus   3
 Total Credits   15
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BUS 300Business Writing and Communication (GT-CO3)  23
CIS 370Business Analytics   3
FIN 300Principles of Finance  4A,4B3
FIN 310Financial Markets and Institutions   3
MGT 435Global Ethical Leadership Stakeholder Mgmt   3
International Business Group 2 - Global Focus   3
 Total Credits   18
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
FIN 311Debt Securities Analysis   3
FIN 355Principles of Investments   3
FIN 475International Business Finance   3
MGT 320Contemporary Management Principles/Practices   3
International Business Group 3 - Experiential Learning Requirement   3
 Total Credits   15
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
FIN 470Derivative Securities   3
MGT 301Supply Chain Management   3
MGT 475International Business Management   3
MKT 300Marketing  4B3
Upper Division FIN, REL, or ACT Elective   3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BUS 479Strategic Management  4A,4C3
FIN 455Advanced Portfolio Management   3
International Business Group 1 - Select one course from the following:   3
Negotiating Globally    
Global Supply Chain Management    
International Marketing    
International Business Group 3 - Experiential Learning Requirement   3
Upper Division FIN, REL, or ACT Elective   3
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   15
 Program Total Credits:   120

Real Estate Finance option

Distinctive Requirements for Degree Program:

To Declare this Major: Direct entry as a new freshman or transfer to the College of Business is highly selective and only those students meeting academic requirements will be accepted. For details contact the Office of Admissions.

CSU and the College of Business use holistic review when determining eligibility for admission to the College of Business as a new freshman. An example of a strong candidate for admission to the College of Business is one who is actively involved in their high school and community, has at least a 3.200 GPA with a 1200 or higher on the SAT or a 27 or higher on the ACT. For current admission criteria, contact the CSU Office of Admissions. New freshmen admitted to CSU but not directly to the College of Business will be admitted as “Undeclared Business Interest” and must meet the requirements below. To be eligible for admission to the College, CSU students (including Undeclared Business Interest) must have a 3.000 cumulative GPA on a minimum of 15 graded credits at Colorado State and a grade of B- or higher in ECON 202 and a grade of C- or higher in MATH 141.

External transfer students who have completed a minimum of 15 graded credits with a 3.000 cumulative GPA and a grade of B- or higher in ECON 202 and a grade of C- or higher in MATH 141. External transfer students who do not meet the above criteria will be admitted to Undeclared and must complete the requirements stated above.

To Prepare for First Semester: The Curriculum for the Business Administration-Finance concentration assumes students will be able to successfully complete calculus within the first year.

The College of Business requires a minimum grade point average of 2.000 in business and economics courses as a graduation requirement.

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BUS 100Introduction to Business X 1
BUS 201Foundations of Sustainable Enterprise X 1
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2) X1A3
Arts and Humanities X3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A4
Electives X 3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CIS 200Business Information Systems X 3
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)X 3C3
MATH 141Calculus in Management Sciences (GT-MA1) X1B3
Historical Perspectives X3D3
BUS 100 and CO 150 must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   12
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ACT 210Introduction to Financial Accounting X 3
BUS 220Ethics in Contemporary Organizations (GT-AH3) X3B3
ECON 204Principles of Macroeconomics (GT-SS1) X3C3
Biological and Physical Sciences X3A3
Electives X 3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ACT 220Introduction to Managerial Accounting X 3
BUS 260Social-Ethical-Regulatory Issues in Business X 3
STAT 204Statistics With Business Applications (GT-MA1) X1B3
Diversity and Global Awareness X3E3
International Business Group 2 - Global Focus X 3
 Total Credits   15
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BUS 300Business Writing and Communication (GT-CO3) X23
CIS 370Business Analytics   3
FIN 300Principles of Finance X4A,4B3
FIN 310Financial Markets and Institutions X 3
MGT 435Global Ethical Leadership Stakeholder Mgmt X 3
International Business Group 2 - Global Focus X 3
 Total Credits   18
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
FIN 355Principles of Investments X 3
FIN 475International Business Finance X 3
MGT 320Contemporary Management Principles/Practices X 3
REL 360Real Estate Principles X 3
International Business Group 3 - Experiential Learning Requirement X 3
 Total Credits   15
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
MGT 301Supply Chain ManagementX  3
MKT 300MarketingX 4B3
MGT 475International Business ManagementX  3
REL 460Real Estate InvestmentX  3
Upper-Division FIN, REL, or ACT ElectiveX  3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BUS 479Strategic ManagementX 4A,4C3
REL 430Real Estate Market AnalysisX  3
International Business Group 1 - Select one course from the following:X  3
Negotiating GloballyX   
Global Supply Chain ManagementX   
International MarketingX   
International Business Group 3 - Experiential Learning RequirementX  3
Upper-Division FIN, REL, or ACT ElectiveX  3
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   15
 Program Total Credits:   120