Apr 18, 2024  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Finance Honors Track

Requirements (65 credit hours)

The finance honors track within the finance major is designed to allow students interested in finance careers to take many of their finance electives earlier in the program. To be accepted into the Finance Honors Track, students need to demonstrate strong performance in FINA 6201 , ACCT 6201 , MAST 6201 , and FINA 6205 . Students who apply will be reviewed and considered at the conclusion of module B in the fall term. Those accepted will begin alternate coursework in the spring term, as outlined below. Students in the track that are interested in money management and related fields are encouraged to pursue the chartered financial analyst (CFA) designation concurrent with the coursework during the first year of the M.B.A. program. The CFA designation is offered by the CFA Institute and is a globally recognized credential in finance, and is necessary in such fields as money management.

Year 1 – Fall Term

Year 1 – Spring Term

Term Total: 18 Credit Hours


  • Students in the Finance Honors Track will complete FINA 6222 - Financial Markets and Monetary Policy  instead of BUSE 6203 - Macroeconomics .
  • Students interested in the CFA designation are encouraged to enroll in the CFA preparatory course, which will meet weekly in the spring term. There may be an additional cost associated with the preparatory course. These students are also encouraged to sit for the Level I, II, or III CFA Examination in June.

Term Total: 1 Credit Hours

Year 2 – Fall Term

Modules A and B Courses

Electives: six courses

Term Total: 14 Credit Hours

Year 2 – Spring Term

Module B Courses

Electives: three courses

Term Total: 14 Credit Hours

Credit Hour Summary for Finance Honors Track

41 credit hours of required courses
24 credit hours of elective courses

65 credit hours total

Note: Of these elective courses, students complete one major. Each major requires 12–16 specific credit hours. (Additional Information is in the Majors and Minors section.)