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Major in Corporate Finance and Accounting

Degree Requirement Summary (DRS)

The major in Corporate Finance and Accounting is a ten course major jointly offered and jointly delivered by the Departments of Accountancy and Finance.  It aims to help students develop the key skills required of finance professionals, namely: accounting skills, finance skills, business analysis skills, communication skills, team skills, and business process skills.  The combination of courses in accountancy and finance offers students a unique academic background with which to enter the business world. 

Major Requirements

  • AC 310 Cost Management
  • AC 311 Financial Accounting & Reporting I
  • AC 312 Financial Accounting & Reporting II
  • FI 305   Principles of Accounting and Finance
  • FI 351   International Finance
  • FI 307   Advanced Managerial Finance
  • AF 450 Performance Measurement and Evaluation
  • 2 - AC or FI electives
  • IDCC 320 Managerial Communication

Special Notes

  • AC 311 is a pre- or co-requisite for many courses in the major and is also one of the more difficult courses to master. Students who are considering any accountancy based major should take this course as soon as possible to help clarify their interest and ability in this field.

  • FI 305 is a prerequisite for all finance courses in the major.

  • FA majors must take 6 credits of electives.  Any AC or FI courses.

Think you might like to major in corporate finance and accounting?  Speak to mentors and professors in the department to learn more about what your classes might entail, meet with alumni who are currently working in the field, think about potential career possibilities such as financial analyst, asset management, trust officer or underwriter.  For further career exploration, visit the Career Services Website.