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Bright Future. Bank on It.

Financial principles and practices drive the global business economy. The professionals who excel by mastering these practices and principles share essential characteristics. They are guided by ethical behavior. They have razor-sharp analytical skills. They are, at heart, forward-thinking strategists. Giving students a deep dive into these qualities is a respected distinction of the Walker School of Business. (View Rack Card)

Why Study Finance at Piedmont?

First of all, consider the possibilities you have with a degree in Finance: careers in commercial and investment banking, corporation finance, investment analysis and management, and financial analysis. Now, consider what having that degree from Piedmont means: a competitive advantage. Employers, particularly in an area where the consequences of every decision is critical to their organizations’ prosperity, look for candidates who can become transformational leaders. Our graduates clearly qualify. They are taught by professors with notable out-of-class achievements. They get a “real world view” through internships, case studies, and visiting professionals. They understand global markets. They bring with them a firm grasp of financial management tools and techniques. And an expansive background in the liberal arts – as creative thinkers and great communicators. They are ready.

Concentration Requirements

ACCT 3010. Intermediate Accounting I 

ACCT 3020. Intermediate Accounting II

BUSA 3410. Financial Statement Analysis

BUSA 3130. Financial Institutions and Markets

BUSA 4300. Entrepreneurship and New Venture Management

BUSA 4310. Investment Management


Elective: Choose one from:

MATH 3330. Linear Algebra 

BUSA 3340. Sports Economics

ACCT 3450. Accounting Information Systems

ACCT 4500. Advanced Accounting

ACCT 4600. Auditing

BUSA 4550. Leadership

BUSA 4700. Finance Internship

BUSA 4990. Business Directed


“Maymester” Notes: Finance students may take and substitute ACCT 3450 (Accounting Information Systems) for BUSA 4030 (Management Information Systems). If this is done, a Finance elective other than ACCT 3450 must be chosen.