Aug 20, 2022  
2021-2022 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 EIU Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Finance (B.S.B.)

Total Semester Hours Required for the Degree: 120 semester hours


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 Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) Certification Examination, the examination requirement for Certified Financial Planner™ professionals. 

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 major electives; and
  4. 12 semester hours in electives


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

#Students seeking to qualify to sit for the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) Certification 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.