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Develop Analytical Abilities and Communication Skills

Undergraduate Financial Management Program

Learn to Work with Precision, Under Pressure

Major in Financial Management at St. Thomas, and open yourself to career opportunities in all areas of finance. Gain in-depth knowledge and skills in corporate finance, investments and portfolio management, financial institutions and banking, and global finance. Our engaging, hands-on curriculum also gives you a solid foundation in accounting, economics and information technology. Graduates of this program have gone on to work in corporate finance, accounting, investments, security analysis, asset management, financial planning, commercial and investment banking, private equity and venture capital, real estate, insurance, risk management, and more. Our highly engaged faculty and small class sizes ensure that you receive plenty of individual attention. And your faculty advisor offers guidance and support, to help you prepare for an outstanding career in financial management.

Program Overview

  • Courses
  • Four-Year Plan
  • Degree Awarded
  • Tutoring
  • Internships
  • Courses

    Business Core Courses

    ACCT 100 Principles of Accounting I
    BUSN 100 Business for the Common Good
    ENTR 100 Introduction to Entrepreneurship & Innovation
    ACCT 200 Principles of Accounting II
    BETH 300 Principled Business
    BLAW 300 Law for Business Leaders
    BUSN 200 Business Learning Through Service
    FINC 310 Core Financial Management
    MGMT 302 Working in Organizations
    MKTG 200 Introduction to Marketing
    OPMT 300 Operations and Supply Chain Management

    Concentration Courses

    ACCT 311 Intermediate Accounting I
    FINC 324 Corporate Finance
    FINC 325 Investments

    You must also take THREE of the following courses:

    FINC 350 Finance on Wall Street
    FINC 410 Derivatives
    FINC 430 Financial Intermediaries
    FINC 440 Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
    FINC 442 Fixed Income Securities
    FINC 450 International Financial Management
    FINC 480 Strategic Finance
    FINC 490 Topics
    REAL 380 Real Estate Finance and Investment

    Allied Courses

    CISC 200 Introduction to Computer Technology and Business Applications
    ECON 251 Principles of Macroeconomics
    ECON 252 Principles of Microeconomics
    STAT 220 Statistics I

    You must also take ONE of the following math courses:

    MATH 109 Calculus with Review II
    MATH 111 Calculus for Business and Social Science
    MATH 113 Calculus I

    You must also take ONE of the following economics courses:

    ECON 311 Forecasting
    ECON 315 Introduction to Econometrics

    Four-Year Plan

    Year 1

    ACCT 100 Principles of Accounting I
    BUSN 100 Business for the Common Good
    ENTR 100 Introduction to Entrepreneurship & Innovation
    Allied courses: economics, math and statistics.

    Year 2

    ACCT 200 Principles of Accounting II
    BETH 300 Principled Business
    BLAW 300 Law for Business Leaders
    BUSN 200 Business Learning Through Service
    FINC 310 Core Financial Management
    MGMT 302 Working in Organizations
    MKTG 200 Introduction to Marketing
    OPMT 300 Operations and Supply Chain Management

    Years 3 & 4

    At the end of your sophomore year, you’ll declare a business major. As a junior and senior, you’ll take courses specific to your chosen concentration as well as business electives. And, if you choose to study abroad, you’ll likely do so sometime during year 3 or 4.

    In addition to your major courses, you’ll also take courses in the St. Thomas Core Curriculum  throughout your four years.

    Degree Awarded

    BA in Business Administration with a concentration in Financial Management

    Tutoring

    Your professor is always available to help you with your coursework. If you need extra help with your core courses in accounting, finance, or operations, free tutors are also available. Whether you’re stuck on an assignment or want help preparing for an exam, our tutors are always glad to work with you. You can schedule a 30-minute one-on-one appointment, or drop in during open hours.

    Internships

    St. Thomas maintains a large network of alumni and local business connections, which leads to real-world learning opportunities, internships and—oftentimes—employment after graduation. When you’re ready for an internship, the Career Development Center can help you find a position that supports your professional goals.

    Courses

    Business Core Courses

    ACCT 100 Principles of Accounting I
    BUSN 100 Business for the Common Good
    ENTR 100 Introduction to Entrepreneurship & Innovation
    ACCT 200 Principles of Accounting II
    BETH 300 Principled Business
    BLAW 300 Law for Business Leaders
    BUSN 200 Business Learning Through Service
    FINC 310 Core Financial Management
    MGMT 302 Working in Organizations
    MKTG 200 Introduction to Marketing
    OPMT 300 Operations and Supply Chain Management

    Concentration Courses

    ACCT 311 Intermediate Accounting I
    FINC 324 Corporate Finance
    FINC 325 Investments

    You must also take THREE of the following courses:

    FINC 350 Finance on Wall Street
    FINC 410 Derivatives
    FINC 430 Financial Intermediaries
    FINC 440 Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
    FINC 442 Fixed Income Securities
    FINC 450 International Financial Management
    FINC 480 Strategic Finance
    FINC 490 Topics
    REAL 380 Real Estate Finance and Investment

    Allied Courses

    CISC 200 Introduction to Computer Technology and Business Applications
    ECON 251 Principles of Macroeconomics
    ECON 252 Principles of Microeconomics
    STAT 220 Statistics I

    You must also take ONE of the following math courses:

    MATH 109 Calculus with Review II
    MATH 111 Calculus for Business and Social Science
    MATH 113 Calculus I

    You must also take ONE of the following economics courses:

    ECON 311 Forecasting
    ECON 315 Introduction to Econometrics

    Four-Year Plan

    Year 1

    ACCT 100 Principles of Accounting I
    BUSN 100 Business for the Common Good
    ENTR 100 Introduction to Entrepreneurship & Innovation
    Allied courses: economics, math and statistics.

    Year 2

    ACCT 200 Principles of Accounting II
    BETH 300 Principled Business
    BLAW 300 Law for Business Leaders
    BUSN 200 Business Learning Through Service
    FINC 310 Core Financial Management
    MGMT 302 Working in Organizations
    MKTG 200 Introduction to Marketing
    OPMT 300 Operations and Supply Chain Management

    Years 3 & 4

    At the end of your sophomore year, you’ll declare a business major. As a junior and senior, you’ll take courses specific to your chosen concentration as well as business electives. And, if you choose to study abroad, you’ll likely do so sometime during year 3 or 4.

    In addition to your major courses, you’ll also take courses in the St. Thomas Core Curriculum  throughout your four years.

    Degree Awarded

    BA in Business Administration with a concentration in Financial Management

    Tutoring

    Your professor is always available to help you with your coursework. If you need extra help with your core courses in accounting, finance, or operations, free tutors are also available. Whether you’re stuck on an assignment or want help preparing for an exam, our tutors are always glad to work with you. You can schedule a 30-minute one-on-one appointment, or drop in during open hours.

    Internships

    St. Thomas maintains a large network of alumni and local business connections, which leads to real-world learning opportunities, internships and—oftentimes—employment after graduation. When you’re ready for an internship, the Career Development Center can help you find a position that supports your professional goals.

    Learning Through Service: Business 200

    We believe that businesses need to be socially responsible in the communities where they operate. All undergraduate business majors and minors are required to complete BUSN 200, a zero-credit, tuition-free course that includes 40 hours of community service and a series of reflective seminars. This service learning helps you grow into a highly principled global business professional, and an effective and ethical leader who’s prepared to make positive contributions in both your profession and community.

    St. Thomas Career Services

    The experts in the Career Development Center can help you find internships, develop job hunting skills, and put you in touch with business leads—both alumni and UST connections in the broader Twin Cities business scene. We can help you:

    • Clarify your strengths and how they relate to majors and career fields
    • Map out a career plan
    • Create your résumé and prepare for interviews
    • Look for internships and jobs
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    Career Opportunities

    Typical jobs in financial management include:

    • Credit Analyst
    • Market Analyst
    • Portfolio Manager
    • Financial Advisor
    • Commodity Trader
    • Systems Analyst
    • Consultant
    • Loan Officer
    • Controller
    • Treasury Assistant
    • Account Specialist

    Finance Department

    Learn about our outstanding faculty members, who have a wealth of academic and professional experience. Read detailed course descriptions.