College of Business & Economics

Department of Finance

Degree Requirements

The major in business administration with the finance concentration requires a minimum of 120 units with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher. The program consists of 21 units of lower-level required courses, 33 units of upper-level required courses and 21 units of finance courses in the concentration, as well as the Towson University Core Curriculum courses.

These requirements are for catalog year 2012-2013. If your catalog year is different, please refer to your specific catalog to view requirements. You may also refer to the correct advising forms for your catalog year.

Lower-level Required Courses (21-22 units)

Course Number Course Name
ACCT 201 or
ACCT 211
Principles of Financial Accounting (3) or Honors Principles of Financial Accounting (3)
ACCT 202 or
ACCT 212
Principles of Managerial Accounting (3) or
Honors Principles of Managerial Accounting (3)
ECON 201 or
ECON 203
Microeconomics Principles (3) or
Honors Microeconomics Principles (3)
ECON 202 or
ECON 204
Macroeconomics Principles (3) or
Honors Macroeconomics Principles (3)
LEGL 225 Legal Environment of Business (3)
MATH 211 or
MATH 273
Calculus for Applications (3) or
Calculus I (4)
ECON 205 or
MATH 231 or 233
Statistics for Business and Economics I (3) or
Basic Statistics (3) or Honors Basic Statistics (3)
Completion of the Computer Proficiency Exam (CPE) with a passing score of 70 percent or higher.

Upper-level Required Courses (33 units)

Course Number Course Name
BUSX 301 Business Cornerstone (3)
Note: University Core- Advanced writing course is taken prior to or concurrent with BUSX 301.
BUSX 460 Professional Experience (3)
Note: Requires approved internship
EBTM 306 Fundamentals of Project Management and Business Decisions (3)
EBTM 337 Information Technology (3)
EBTM 311 Principles of e-Business (3)
EBTM 365 Principles of Operations Management (3)
FIN 331 Principles of Financial Management (3)
MKTG 341 Principles of Marketing (3)
MNGT 361 Principles of Management (3)
MNGT 481 Business Strategy and Policy (3)
MNGT 482 Business Ethics and Sustainability (3)

Note: All accounting, business administration, and e-business majors are required to take the Comprehensive Test of Core Business Knowledge (PDF) in the capstone course, Business Strategy (MNGT 481).

Finance Concentration (21 units)

Course Number Course Name
FIN 350 Financial Modeling in Corporate Finance (3)
FIN 351 Advanced Corporate Finance (3)
FIN 333 Investments and Equity Security Analysis (3)
FIN 423 Investments and Fixed Income Security Analysis (3)
FIN 430 Financial Institutions and Management of Risk (3)
FIN 435 International Finance (3)
FIN 439 Financial Policy (3)


College of Business & Economics

Phone: 410-704-3496
Fax: 410-704-2300

Office Location

Stephens Hall, Room 218
Hours: Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Mailing Address

College of Business & Economics
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001