This is a first version of the University of Iowa 2018-19 General Catalog. The final edition and the historical PDF version will be published soon after the fall semester begins.

The Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in finance requires a minimum of 120 s.h., including 21 s.h. of work for the major. The program provides a balance of theory, applications, and financial information technology that facilitates students' transition from classroom to workplace. Through fundamental finance principles and state-of-the-art financial market information technologies, students develop analytical abilities to interpret financial market data, implement the latest trading and investment strategies, and make effective managerial decisions in national as well as international settings.

The program stresses learning by doing, partnership with industry, and internships, with the goal of enhancing students' career development. Students receive a balanced education consistent with the globalization of business and the explosion in financial markets and information technology.

The Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in finance requires the following course work. For B.B.A. common requirements, see Bachelor of Business Administration in the Catalog.

Finance Common Required Courses12
Finance Required Electives9
Total Hours21

Finance Common Required Courses

All of these:
FIN:3020Professional Finance Seminar1
FIN:3100Financial Information Technology2
FIN:3200Investment Management3
FIN:3300Corporate Finance3
ACCT:3020Financial Accounting and Reporting3

Finance Required Electives

A total of three courses chosen from the following two lists:
FIN:3400Principles of Risk Management and Insurance3
FIN:4020Topics in Finance3
FIN:4210Futures and Options3
FIN:4220Fixed Income Securities3
FIN:4230Real Estate Process3
FIN:4240International Finance3
FIN:4250Applied Equity Valuation3
FIN:4310Advanced Corporate Finance3
FIN:4320Commercial Banking3
FIN:4330Investment Banking3
FIN:4340Wealth Management3
FIN:4450Risk Modeling3
Students may include a maximum of one of these in their three electives:
FIN:4410Corporate and Financial Risk Management3
FIN:4420Property and Liability Insurance3
FIN:4430Life and Health Insurance3
FIN:4440Employee Benefit Plans3

Careers for students majoring in finance include corporate treasury operations, cash management, mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, sales and security trading, security analysis, commercial banking and financial services, credit analysis, mortgage lending, financial planning, consulting, public administration, insurance roles, and real estate.

Over 90 percent of students reported that they found permanent employment, were accepted to graduate school, or were not seeking employment within six months of graduation.

The Pomerantz Career Center offers multiple resources to help students find internships and jobs. For more information about careers, visit What Can I Do with a Major in Finance on the Pomerantz Career Center website.