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Academic Programs / Business & Management
Ronald Anderson, Chair
Jonathan Scott, Undergraduate Finance Program Director
Office: Alter Hall 419
Howard Keen, Undergraduate Coordinator
Edward Boyer, Faculty Advisor
Office: Alter Hall 436
Financial analyst, equity or bond trader, wealth management, credit analyst, treasury analyst, risk analysis… Some of the most rewarding and challenging careers in domestic and international corporate community demand a background in finance. A Finance Major from the Fox School prepares students for exciting and challenging careers in all areas of finance, a hands-on curriculum, a broad and deep range of electives, and an impressive array of networking opportunities.
Finance majors follow many career paths including: (1) financial analyst in a corporation dealing with activities such as merger and acquisitions, initial public offerings, capital budgeting proposals, treasury operations; (2) bank analyst, reviewing and overseeing loans to business and individuals, and relationship manager who deals directly with customers; (3) wealth and investment managers helping large organizations and individuals effectively allocate their capital into appropriate investment vehicles; and (4) analyst with federal, state and local governments or non-profit organizations to efficiently raise and deploy capital across a broad spectrum of projects, provide pension fund support, and support of day-to-day cash management.
We strongly encourage Finance majors to become involved in the Financial Management Association, Temple University Investment Association and the Owl Fund. These student organizations offer our majors the opportunity to meet business leaders in the financial industry, attend career development seminars, learn and gain real-life experience in the investment work, and gain an invaluable network to Temple alumni.
All new students starting in the 2013-2014 academic year and beyond are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.
Note that students not continuously enrolled who have not been approved for a Leave of Absence or study elsewhere must follow University requirements current at the time of re-enrollment.
Students must meet College Graduation Requirements, including the requirements of the major listed below. Students must attain an overall GPA of 2.0 and a 2.0 GPA in the major to graduate as a Finance major. Use the major GPA calculator at www.fox.temple.edu/cms_academics/dept/advising/ to calculate the GPA in the major.
Major Requirements for new students
Students must follow the Major Requirements and College Requirements current at the time of declaration. Students not continuously enrolled who have not been approved for a Leave of Absence or study elsewhere must follow University, College, and Major requirements current at the time of re-enrollment.
Suggested Sequence for new students
Please note that this sequence is suggested only, ensuring prerequisites are met. Students' academic sequences may differ based on individual academic plans.
Motivated students can accelerate their BBA program to finish in 3 years. Please see the suggested sequence.
The four-course minor is designed for students interested in obtaining a deeper understanding of the principles of finance and their application to various financial issues facing decision-makers in corporate, financial, and government sectors of the economy. Students majoring in accounting, marketing, real estate, and risk management can benefit from minoring in finance.
Requirements for the minor must be completed prior to graduation. Courses cannot be used to meet minor requirements if already used to meet the requirements for a major or a different minor.
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