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The Finance Concentration

The finance concentration requires a minimum of four courses chosen from among the finance courses in addition to the pre-business and business core requirements outlined above. Two of the four courses must be chosen from:

  • FIN 361
  • FIN 366
  • FIN 461
  • FIN 466
  • FIN 467 

A maximum of seven courses can be taken in any area of concentration. The finance concentration offers optional curriculum tracks. Students may pursue one of the optional tracks listed below by taking all of the finance courses listed under each track.

Note: FIN 368 Directed Independent Study will not count toward the finance concentration unless the student receives prior approval from the Chair of Finance Department.

Optional Finance Concentration Program Tracks (suggested courses and sequences)

(1) CFA® Track (emphasis on investments and securities)

FIN 366 Investments
FIN 462 International Financial Management
FIN 466 Fixed Income and Derivative Securities
FIN 467 Portfolio Management and Analysis
FIN 468 Student-Managed Investment Fund (senior year)

Suggested Supporting Courses:

ECON 200 The Economics of Money, Banking and Financial Markets
FIN 369 Alternative Assets
FIN 369 Deal Structure and Valuation
FIN 461 Cases and Financial Modeling

(2) Corporate Finance Track

FIN 361 Corporate Finance
FIN 366 Investments
FIN 461 Cases and Financial Modeling
FIN 462 International Financial Management

Suggested Supporting Courses:

ACCT 301-ACCT 302 Intermediate Financial Accounting 1-2
ECON 200 The Economics of Money, Banking and Financial Markets 
FIN 369 Deal Structure and Valuation

Notes:

Students planning to enroll in FIN 468 should complete FIN 366 during their junior year.
Program tracks do not affect the finance concentration requirements of the B.S.B.A. degree.
IBUS students taking FIN 462 and concentrating in finance need only three additional courses in finance.

Undergraduate Finance

Robins School of Business
1 Gateway Road
University of Richmond, VA 23173

Department Chair
John Earl, Jr., Ph.D.
RSB 325
(804) 289-8589
jearl@richmond.edu

Department Coordinator
Lori Cates
RSB 305
(804) 287-1858 
lreed2@richmond.edu