In order to graduate with an undergraduate business degree from CSULB, a student must complete a minimum of 120 units. A majority of the upper division business courses, including economics and statistics, must be completed at this university. For details, refer to the CBA Policy on Course Transfers/Substitutions.
The objective of the finance curricula is to prepare students for a successful career in business with an understanding of the financial decision making process and its impact within the overall framework of the business enterprise. The finance curricula offers education in the management techniques and regulations applicable to financial management and investments. The curriculum draws on fundamental knowledge of statistics, computer logic and economics to develop advanced financial concepts. It explores the historical and current roles of various financial institutions and regulatory authorities; details the basic principles and techniques for valuing financial instruments on the basis of fundamentals and/or historical pricing trends; explores the methods of managing risk; and examines financial principles that govern international trade. The finance major may direct the concentration toward financial management or investments.
The financial management concentration provides an opportunity for the student to gain an understanding of the role of finance in the corporate environment. An understanding of investments at both the corporate and personal level is the objective of the investments concentration. Within these concentrations students are provided with an opportunity to gain an understanding of the role of the various aspects of law in a business context, including the development of a comprehension of business ethics.
Due to limited number of available openings, applicants will be chosen according to GPA, interest level, and personal interviews. Contact Finance department for further qualification requirements.