Finance Degree (B.S.)

Why Choose a Degree in Finance?

A Finance degree prepares you to master the skills needed to excel in your chosen career. 

Requirements for the Degree in Finance

Requirements for the Management Major

Majors must complete a minimum of 30 credits in the major at Westfield State University in order to graduate.

    Required Business Core - 39 Credits

    • ACCT 0104 - Principles of Accounting I
    • ACCT 0105 - Principles of Accounting II
    • FINC 0207 - Financial Management
    • MGMT 0107 - Software Applications in Management
    • MGMT 0220 - Production/Operations Management
    • MGMT 0221 - Business Management: A Survey of Organizational Development and Management Principles
    • MGMT 0241 - Business Law I
    • MGMT 0250 - Quantitative Approaches to Business Decisions
    • MGMT 0308 - Organizational Development & Behavior

    • MGMT 0321 - Management Information Systems or
    • ACCT 0345 - Accounting Information Systems (Accounting Concentration only)

    • MGMT 0325 - Business Policy and Strategy
    • MGMT 0338 - International Business
    • MRKT 0231 - Marketing Management

    Non-Business Required Courses - 18 Credits

    • ECON 0101 - Principles of Macroeconomics
    • ECON 0102 - Principles of Microeconomics
    • ENGL 0103 - Speech
    • ENGL 0392 - Business and Technical Writing
    • MATH 0108 - Elementary Statistics
    • MATH 0115 - Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences *

    Note:

    * MATH 0105 or MATH 0106, Calculus I or II, will also satisfy this requirement.

      Finance - 18 Credits

       

      • FINC 0312 - Investments: Security Analysis
      • FINC 0318 - Advanced Financial Management
      • FINC 0319 - Investments: Portfolio Management

      • FINC 0320 - Money and Banking or
      • ECON 0300 - Money and Banking

      • FINC 0305 - Introduction to Econometric Methods or
      • ECON 0305 - Introduction to Econometric Methods

      • 0300-Level Finance Elective Credits: 3

      Additional Graduation Requirements

      All students must meet the University Graduation Requirements and complete a common core of studies, distributed among the different academic areas as detailed in the Common Core .