The Finance curriculum is designed to familiarize the student with the
institutions, theory, and practice involved in the allocation of financial
resources within the private sector. It is also designed to incorporate
foundation study in such related disciplines as economics and the quantitative
areas. Finance provides an educational foundation for careers involving
financial analysis and management, investment analysis and portfolio management,
investment banking, insurance and risk management, banking, and international
While only MATH 220 Elementary Calculus I or MATH140 Calculus I (MATH130 also
accepted) is required for the Finance major, students with a strong math
background are encouraged to complete both MATH140 Calculus I and MATH141
Calculus II. In addition, these students are encouraged to complete MATH240
Introduction to Linear Algebra because the material in this course provides a
deeper understanding of finance. Students with an advanced math background will
be in a better position to compete for admission to the
Quantitative Finance Fellows and the
Accelerated Finance Fellows programs. In addition, this quantitative
background will expand a student's career opportunities within finance.
Download complete degree requirements and/or a 4 year
New Requirements - Effective for students entering UM in
Fall 2012 and later. Students who entered UM prior to Fall 2012 have the option
of adopting these new requirements. External transfer students will be required
to complete the new Smith School core requirements (launched in 2011) beginning
Fall 2013. Please consult your Smith School Academic Advisor if you have
- Effective for students entering UM in Fall 2011 through Spring 2012.
External transfer students will be required to complete the new Smith School
core requirements (launched in 2011) beginning Fall 2013.
- Effective for students entering UM in Spring 2008 through Spring 2011.
- Effective for students entering UM in Spring 2008.
- Effective for students entering UM from Fall 2005
through Fall 2007.
- Effective for students entering UM from Fall 1996
through Spring 2005
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