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Finance

Finance

Finance and business go hand in hand. No company can function without at least one skilled finance expert onboard. That’s why the Northwood University Finance major includes a mix of finance and business management courses.

Finance majors start in their major on day one, learning all the details of the competitive world of finance, from an entrepreneurial point of view. At Northwood University, you’ll understand more than just what makes a bottom line. You’ll leave with a distinct business savvy from hands-on learning in, and out, of the classroom. We prepare you for a successful career in financial services and other industries.

What Jobs Can You Get with a Finance Degree?

Industries where you will find many of our graduates include:

  • Automobile Finance Companies
  • Banks
  • Brokerage Houses
  • City, State and Federal Government Agencies
  • Corporate Finance Departments
  • Credit Unions
  • Financial Planning Companies
  • Insurance Companies
  • Law School
  • Wall Street

Exciting positions for Finance majors include:

  • Financial Analyst
  • Law Enforcement or Intelligence Agencies
  • Financial Officer
  • Financial Sales Representative
  • Investment Banker
  • Insurance Fraud Investigator
  • Loan Officer
  • Risk Manager
  • Trust Office

What Classes Do You Take for a Finance Major?

Total Credits: 123

First Semester

  • FIN 1010 Introduction to Finance
  • ECN 2210 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ENG 1150 Composition I
  • FDN 1110 Self and Service
  • MGT 2300 Principles of Management
  • MIS 1500 Business Productivity Software

Second Semester

  • ECN 2220 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ENG 1200 Composition II
  • FDN 1220 Leaders of Free-Enterprise
  • MKT 2080 Principles of Marketing
  • MTH 1100 Finite Math, or MTH 1150 College Algebra
  • SPC 2050 Speech

First Semester

  • 3000/4000 PSY, or SOC Elective
  • ACC 2410 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
  • HIS 2100 Foundations of the Modern World I
  • MTH 2310 Statistics I
  • PSC 2010 Introduction to American Government

Second Semester

  • FIN 2600 Financial Institutions & Simulation
  • ACC 2415 Fundamentals of Managerial Accounting
  • HIS 2150 Foundations of the Modern World II
  • MTH Elective
  • NSC 2100 Environmental Science

First Semester

  • FIN 3210 Financial Management
  • FIN 3750 Capital Markets & Analysis
  • 3000/4000 NSC, or MTH Elective
  • 3000/4000 HUM Elective
  • LAW 3000 Business Law I

Second Semester

  • FIN 3600 Real Estate Finance & Analysis
  • FIN 3760 Applied Financial Analysis & Portfolio Mgt
  • 3000/4000 Business Elective
  • 3000/4000 Elective
  • ECN 3000 International Trade
  • FDN 3100 Career Development

First Semester

  • FIN 4100 Chartered Financial Analyst Topics, or FIN 4150 Certified Financial Planner Topics
  • FIN 4550 Corporate Investment Decisions
  • ENG 4010 Communication & Interpersonal Rel., or Advanced Studies in English, or Second Year Language Elective
  • MGT 4250 Organizational Behavior
  • PHL 4100 Philosophy of American Enterprise

Second Semester

  • FIN 4010 International Finance
  • FIN 4850 Corporate Financing Decisions & Valuation
  • 3000/4000 Civic Literacy Elective
  • MGT 4800 Strategic Planning
  • PHL 3100 Ethics

Northwood University is devoted to continuous improvement of all programs and reserves the right to revise all curriculum guides or academic programs.

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