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The Finance major at Ohio Dominican University prepares you for a career in financial management, investments, banking/financial institutions, risk/insurance and related areas. 
Degrees and programs offered:
  • Bachelor of Science in Finance
  • Minor in Finance
ODU's Finance courses are designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of corporate financial performance analysis, corporate valuation technique, investment analysis and the relationship between business finance and the economic system in the context of managerial analysis and decision making.

The major in Finance combines a solid academic foundation with real-world internship opportunities.
  • Sample 4-Year Plan for Finance Majors
    The course plan below is a sample plan for your major; it does not and should not replace meeting with your Academic Advisor to map out the best course plan that suits your individual academic goals and placement upon initial registration.

    Classes listed may not necessarily be offered during a particular term. 

    Year 1
    Fall Semester Spring Semester
    ENG 110 ENG 111
    CORE 179 ACT 220
    ECN 207 BUS 220
    ACT 210 ECN 208
    MTH 140 THL
    Year 2
    Fall Semester Spring Semester
    BUS 240 BUS 250
    FIN 325 PHL 346
    CORE 279 FIN 310
    CIS 107 Natural Science
    ECN 260 Art/Music/Theatre
    Year 3
    Fall Semester Spring Semester
    CORE 379 BUS 343
    BUS 318 Required Elective
    FIN 410 HST
    LNG 242 Social/Behavioral Science
    Year 4
    Fall Semester Spring Semester
    BUS 479
    Required Elective
    LIT Elective
    Elective Elective 

    Student either needs Minor or an Emphasis (complete 9 credit hours) but could also do both.

    • Finance Electives – select two courses from the following:  ACT 310, ECN 322 or ECN 325, FIN 311, FIN 330, FIN 405, FIN 425, FIN 448 or FIN 481

    Faculty Advisors should help students pick Emphasis Electives and Minors based on career path. 

Course Requirements

  • B. S. in Finance
    Students must complete the degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science in addition to the major requirements listed below.
    Courses Credits
    ECN 260 Financial Institutions & Markets 3*
    FIN 310 Investments 3*
    FIN 410 Intermediate Finance 3*
    BUS 479 CORE: Strategic Management 3*

    Finance Electives
    Select two courses from the following:

    Courses Credits
    ACT 310 Intermediate Accounting I 3*
    ECN 355 Public Finance 3*
    FIN 330 Case Studies in Finance 3*
    FIN 405 Financial Statement Analysis & Security Value 3*
    FIN 425 Bank Management 3*
    IBA 311 International Accounting & Finance 3*

    Required Business Core

    Courses Credits
    ACT 210 Accounting for Financial Decision Making 3*
    ACT 220 Accounting for Managerial Decision Making 3*
    BUS 220 Principles of Marketing 3*
    BUS 240 Management & Organizational Behavior 3*
    BUS 250 Legal Environments of Business 3*
    BUS 318 Business & Society 3*
    BUS 343 Human Resource Management 3*
    ECN 207 Principles of Microeconomics 3*
    ECN 208 Principles of Macroeconomics 3*
    FIN 325 Managerial Finance 3*

    Select one course from the following:

    Courses Credits
    CIS 107 Computer Applications
         or (if qualified)
    CIS 234 Database Management Systems


    Required Correlatives

    Courses Credits
    MTH 140 Introduction to Statistics 3
    PHL 346 Principles of Business Ethics 3
    Total Credits Required 57

    * Used to calculate the Major GPA

  • Minor in Finance
    Courses Credits
    ECN 260 Financial Institutions & Markets 3
    FIN 310 Investments 3
    FIN 325 Managerial Finance 3
    FIN 410 Intermediate Finance 3
    Additional Finance Elective at 300 or 400 level 3
    Total Credits Required 15