School of Business

Finance Concentration

The finance concentration helps students develop the solid foundation in financial principles and practices valued by successful business professionals. Students develop their analytical skills, study the role of financial institutions and markets in the global economy, and explore the use of financial management tools and techniques in the overall strategic management of the firm. The study of finance prepares students for careers in commercial and investment banking, corporation finance, investment analysis and management, and financial analysis. This concentration also provides sound preparation for graduate study.

Concentration Requirements

21 semester hours
ACC 301. Intermediate Accounting I
ACC 302. Intermediate Accounting II
BA 341. Financial Statement Analysis
ECON 313. Financial Institutions and Markets
BA 430. Entrepreneurship and New Venture Management
BA 431. Investment Management
Elective: Choose one from:
MATH 330. Linear Algebra
ACC 345. Accounting Information Systems
ACC 450. Advanced Accounting
BA 455 Leadership
BA 470. Finance Internship
BA 499. Business Directed “Maymester”

Course Descriptions

Notes: Finance students may take and substitute ACC 345 (Accounting Information Systems) for TM 401 (Management Information Systems). If this is done, a Finance elective other than ACC 3345 must be chosen.

Find additional information about courses and concentrations in the Piedmont College Catalog.

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