For academic requirements that apply to all students in the College of Business, please refer to the College of Business section of the Undergraduate Catalog.
Purpose and Focus
The Department of Finance offers courses to prepare students for a variety of careers in the rapidly changing fields of finance, insurance, investments, and real estate. Students are exposed to both the theory and the practical applications of finance as it relates to their area. They are taught to focus on the key elements in complicated financial issues and to provide a solution based on theory, knowledge, analysis, and logic. During the second semester of the sophomore year, students should meet with a College of Business advisor to plan a specific program of study since it is essential that proper course sequencing be observed.
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
(Curriculum changes expected. Please check the Undergraduate Advising website for information as it becomes available, http://business.unlv.edu/advising/.)
A minor in Finance, Real Estate, or Risk Management and Insurance requires: ,
and four additional courses (21 credit hours).
If students majoring in areas outside of the College of Business do not have a statistical method background equivalent to ECON 261, then ECON 261 is required as one of the four additional elective courses.
The Finance Department offers an internship course that is open to a limited number of qualified upper-division students. These courses consist of supervised, on-site work in various participating local enterprises, culminating in a written report. Minimum requirements are a 3.00 GPA, admission to the major, and completion of nine credits of core courses in the major, including FIN 301, with an average GPA of 3.00 or above in those courses. Students interested in participating in the internship program should contact the Finance Department office and then apply for approval through Undergraduate Advising.
Students pursuing an internship course are required to take the internship within their major field. Internship courses are offered on a satisfactory/fail grading basis only and are considered to be a major elective. A student can generally use up to three hours of internship.