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2017-2018 University Catalog

Finance, BS


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About the Program

Finance is the study of creating and managing wealth.  It is about corporations, individuals, governments and not for profit entities and how these entities manage their money. You will discover what “the time value of money” means, how to manage corporate cash flow and how to effectively allocate resources.

You will study investment management, financial analytic tools and corporate forecasting. After taking accounting and economics, you’ll begin to analyze money in different ways to answer questions like: How do multinational corporations account for currency exchanges? When you are buying another company, how do you decide how much it is worth? What is involved when companies have their Initial Public Offering? What do Private Equity firms do?  How do Venture Capital investors identify the next Facebook?

The undergraduate program is a 120 credit hour program that provides students with a foundation for a successful career in finance. In addition to classroom coursework, our programs offer opportunities to participate in intra- and inter-collegiate case competitions, hands-on investment management practice, and student-led club activities. The Purdue Finance Workshop connects outstanding finance majors with successful alums pursuing careers in finance in every major financial center on the planet.  The Financial Management Association has an active chapter on campus and connects students with finance professional from corporations and hi-tech start-ups.

A student majoring in finance may choose from a range of management concentrations that strengthen the skill set and business integration skills for a high impact career in financial management. These include accounting, data analytics, management consulting, or innovation management.

Krannert also offers a one-year Master of Science in Finance program that is ideal for students with an undergraduate degree in economics, statistics, math, computer science or general management. 

A range of opportunities are available to start your career in Finance. Graduates can start out as financial analysts in large corporations looking at the bottom line and predicting profits. Other opportunities exist in a fast-paced financial leadership development programs or investment banking or private equity firms.  Other graduates find challenging careers in asset management, investment analysis, and equity research.

Degree Requirements


120 Credits Required

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (59 credits)


Management Admissions Index (MAI) Core*


General Electives (19 credits)


The number of general electives will vary for each student and can include AP credit, transfer credit, and/or Credit by Exam.

*Management Admissions Index (MAI) Core Requirements


  • To be admitted into Upper Division, students who have completed all courses in the MAI must have at least a 3.00 MAI GPA and a 2.50 cumulative GPA, have a C- or higher in all MAI and required School of Management courses, and may not be on academic probation.
  • Requirements for Upper Division can be found online: http://www.krannert.purdue.edu/undergraduate/current-students/mgmt/mgmt-req-upper-div.asp
  • University Policy states students may only attempt a course 3 times and grades of W or WF are included in this limit. Per the School of Management, no   more than three different MAI courses, or their equivalents, may be taken two times for a grade.
  • Students are responsible for consulting their advisor about re-take options available to them.
  • Previous enrollments in MA 16100, 16200, 16500, 16600 do not count against the retake policy for the MAI.

University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.

General Information


  • MGMT, OBHR and ECON courses numbered 30000 or higher can only be taken after being admitted to Upper Division.
  • Transfer credit for upper level MGMT, OBHR and ECON (Purdue Transfer Credit Courses) will only be considered if taken at a 4 year AACSB accredited school.
  • Courses taken on approved Krannert study abroad programs may be used to satisfy degree requirements. Students participating in a Purdue approved study abroad program are registered as full-time Purdue students during their semester abroad. Schedule an appointment with your advisor to discuss study abroad opportunities.
  • Minors outside of the School of Management are also available.
  • Information on summer courses is available at www.purdue.edu/thinksummer.
  • Refer to myPurduePlan for degree requirements.

International Electives


  • Any foreign language course - 20100, 20200, 30100, 30200, 40100, and 40200 not in your native language. Foreign language course cannot be taught in English.
  • Global or international courses (3-6 credits) taken at an approved Purdue study abroad program may be used toward the International Elective with advisor approval.

± Also counts for UC Humanities

≈ Also counts for UC Science Technology & Society

≥ Check myPurdue for course pre-requisites

Program Requirements


Fall 1st Year


15 Credits


Spring 1st Year


15 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


15 Credits


15 Credits


15 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • Required Major Upper Division Course - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Required Major Upper Division Course - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Notes


* Completion prior to admittance to upper division strongly encouraged

*UC* Fulfills University Core requirement

♦ Critical Course to satisfy MAI requirements

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

Disclaimer


The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

The myPurduePlan powered by DegreeWorks is the knowledge source for specific requirements and completion.

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