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2010-2011 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
2010-2011 EIU Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Finance (B.S.B.)


The finance major provides students with a basic knowledge of corporate financial management, financial institutions, investments, real estate, and insurance. Completion of the appropriate finance electives qualifies the student to sit for the Certificate in Financial Planning CFP® Examination, the examination requirement for Certified Financial Planner™ professionals. Enrollment in this major requires admission to the School of Business.

The BSB in Finance Comprises:

  1. 43 semester hours in general education
  2. 38 semester hours in the business core*
  3. 27 semester hours in major courses; and
  4. 12 semester hours in electives


*Finance majors must complete FIN 3710 with a grade of “C” or better

#Students seeking to qualify to sit for the Certificate in Financial Planning (CFP®) examination must complete these courses.

Calculation of the major GPA is based on courses taken at EIU with the prefix BUS and FIN, plus ACC 3200 and ACC 3300 (if taken).