Jan 30, 2023  
2022-2023 University Catalog 
    
2022-2023 University Catalog

Finance, BS


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.

 

Finance Major Change (CODO) Requirements  

Degree Requirements


120 Credits Required

Department/Program Major Courses (70 credits)


To be admitted to upper level, a student must complete all MAI courses with a 3.00 or above MAI GPA AND a 2.50 cumulative GPA, have a C- or higher in all MAI AND any School of Management courses(MEO), Not be on academic probation.
 
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.
 
The following are Management Admissions Index courses:
  • ECON 25100
  • MGMT 20000
  • MA 16010
  • ENGL 10600 or ENGL 10800 or SCLA 10100 or HONR 19903
  • COM 11400 or COM 21700 or EDPS 31500 or SCLA 10200

Major Selectives (27 credits)


Other Departmental Requirements (39-40 credits)


Electives (16-17 credits)


  • Electives - Credit Hours: 16.00-17.00

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




 

University Requirements


University Core Requirements


For a complete listing of University Core Course Selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.
  • Human Cultures: Behavioral/Social Science (BSS)
  • Human Cultures: Humanities (HUM)
  • Information Literacy (IL)
  • Oral Communication (OC)
  • Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
  • Science #1 (SCI)
  • Science #2 (SCI)
  • Science, Technology, and Society (STS)
  • Written Communication (WC)

Civics Literacy Proficiency Requirement:


The Civics Literacy Proficiency activities are designed to develop civic knowledge of Purdue students in an effort to graduate a more informed citizenry.

Students will complete the Proficiency by passing a test of civic knowledge, and completing one of three paths:

  • Attending six approved civics-related events and completing an assessment for each; or
  • Completing 12 podcasts created by the Purdue Center for C-SPAN Scholarship and Engagement that use C-SPAN material and completing an assessment for each; or
  • Earning a passing grade for one of these approved courses (or transferring in approved AP or departmental credit in lieu of taking a course)

For more information visit the Civics Literacy Proficiency website.



Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.


Program Requirements


15-16 Credits


15 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


16 Credits


14 Credits


15 Credits


15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


14-15 Credits


Notes


  • MGMT, OBHR and ECON courses numbered 30000 or higher can only be taken after being admitted to Upper Division, with the exception of OBHR 33300. Students may take this course during their Sophomore Year.
  • 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.
  • Information on summer courses is available at www.purdue.edu/thinksummer.
  • Graduation Index: 2.00 minimum - Major Index: 2.00 minimum
  • 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.
  • MGMT 31000 should be taken soon after you are admitted to Upper Division as it is a pre-requisite for all of your MAJOR SELECTIVES courses.
  • Choose these courses carefully. Having a good foundation in Science and Technology, as well as having outstanding written and oral communication skills is critical for a successful career in Finance. Concentrations that mix well with Finance are Accounting, Data Analytics and Management Consulting

World Language Courses


World Language proficiency requirements vary by program. The following list is inclusive of all world languages PWL offers for credit; for acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor.

ASL-American Sign Language ARAB-Arabic CHNS-Chinese FR-French
GER-German GREK-Greek (Ancient) HEBR-Hebrew (Biblical) HEBR-Hebrew (modern)
ITAL-Italian JPNS-Japanese KOR-Korean LATN-Latin
PTGS-Portuguese RUSS-Russian SPAN-Spanish  

 

 
 
 

 

 

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical.

In alignment with the Degree Map Guidance for Indiana’s Public Colleges and Universities, published by the Commission for Higher Education (pursuant to HEA 1348-2013), a Critical Course is identified as “one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.  Students who want to be nurses, for example, should know that they are expected to be proficient in courses like biology in order to be successful.  These would be identified by the institutions for each degree program”. 

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