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The principal areas of study in finance are financial management in small and large businesses, investments, financial institutions, and international finance. The study of finance is intended to provide an understanding of fundamental theory and practice pertaining to finance; to make sound financial decisions. Students are taught to think logically about financial problems, so that they can formulate and implement value maximizing decisions and policies for the business. For this purpose, it is necessary to understand the importance of finance in the economy and the functions and purposes of monetary systems, credit, prices, money markets, and financial institutions. Emphasis is placed on financial policy, management, control, analysis, and decision making.
The finance major provides students with the skills to succeed in all areas of finance. Numerous job opportunities exist in the field of business finance and with financial institutions, mutual funds, securities firms, personal wealth management firms, and financial planning firms including positions involving an understanding and sale of securities.
- This is an on-campus program.
Declaring This Major
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To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.
- CU Denver General Graduation Requirements
- CU Denver Core Curriculum
- Business School Graduation Requirements
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|FNCE 4370||International Financial Management||3|
|FNCE 3500||Management of Business Capital 1||3|
|FNCE 3600||Financial Markets and Institutions||3|
|FNCE 3700||Investment and Portfolio Management 1||3|
|FNCE 4500||Corporate Financial Decisions 1||3|
|Select three upper division FNCE electives 2||9|
|Select one FNCE, CMDT or RISK elective||3|
A grade of C or higher must be earned in all courses that are used as prerequisites.
Each upper division FNCE elective must be 3 credits.
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