Finance B.S.B.

  • Accounting B.S.B.
  • Business Administration B.S.B.
  • Finance B.S.B.
  • Information Systems B.S.B.
  • Supply Chain Management B.S.B.
  • Management & Leadership B.S.B.
  • Marketing B.S.B.
  • Minor in Business
  • Master of Accounting
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration for Working Professionals
  • Business Ph.D.
  • MSB Supply Chain Management & Logistics
  • Business Ph.D.
  • Masters of Business Administration

A finance degree from KU will prepare you to work in a variety of fields, including corporate finance, investment banking, commercial banking, asset management, real estate and personal financial planning.  Your general business education, as well as your specific training in finance, will prepare you for competitive jobs.  As a business student, you can further market yourself by declaring a concentration along with your major.

The finance major totals 120 undergraduate hours.  You will be required to take general education classes, which meet the requirements of the KU Core, and additional courses including MATH 115, PSYC 104 and a natural science with lab.  You will also take 20 credit-hours in foundation business classes and 18 credit-hours of core business classes.  For the finance major, you will take 18 hours of finance classes including FIN 410, FIN 415 and 12 credit-hours of finance classes above 400.  Additionally, you will have to take an accounting class (321 or 410).  Your career in the Business School will culminate in a capstone course for all business majors, Business Policy & Strategy (MGMT 498), where you will apply the skills you acquire in the Business School toward cases and projects.

As a KU business student, you will be required to complete an International Dimension Requirement (IDR).  You can meet this by taking foreign language classes or proving equivalent proficiency through the fourth level (intermediate II).  You can also fulfill this requirement by completing six credit-hours through any approved study abroad program or through classes in contemporary regional/international studies or international business.

The finance program at KU builds a strong foundation for a variety of business careers.  By majoring in finance, you will set yourself up for an extensive, well-rounded education while having the option to narrow your focus into a concentration.  It is important in many financial fields that your GPA be as strong as possible.  Additionally, apply for the KU Finance Scholars Program.  Your education and involvement within the finance program will provide you with diverse but balanced skills perfect for many opportunities. 

Give to
KU Business »
Far Above The
The school and accounting program are accredited by AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
Our Finance Scholars travel to Wall Street every year
Students in Applied Portfolio Management class manage a fund valued at $1 million
Business students get hands-on experience valuing and analyzing investments
Top 20 undergraduate accounting program —Bloomberg Businessweek
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.