In addition to the Drake Curriculum requirements and business core requirements (required of all business majors), there are 21 hours of core courses required of all finance majors, 9 hours of which are related to the student’s chosen track.
Students spend two years building core business skills (accounting, law, economics, mathematics, statistics). The core Finance curriculum includes introductory and advanced corporate finance; money and banking; financial institutions, instruments, and markets; portfolio analysis; and a capstone seminar in finance. Additional courses depend on the track selected and the student’s interests.
These courses provide the student with a thorough grounding in each of the functional areas of the finance discipline. It is recommended that students take ECON 10 in the first year; FIN 101 in the sophomore year; FIN 102, FIN 119 and FIN 121 in the junior year; FIN 170, FIN 193 and FIN 197 in the senior year. Students should complete IS 44 in the first year and STAT 71 & STAT 72 by the end of the sophomore year.
In addition, all candidates must also choose at least 9 hours from the courses listed below. The course groups below are provided to align the electives with typical career interests; however, the final selection may be from any of the courses listed.
1. Capital Budgeting Analyst
2. Investment Analyst/Portfolio Manager
3. Personal Financial Planner
4. Financial Institutions Management
5. All finance related occupations