​​​​​​​​​​​​​Program Description

The finance program at CMU will help you develop a solid background in all aspects of business. You will be well prepared for a career in finance, investments, banking and high-level management. You can even prepare to be a CEO: more chief executive officers have a background in finance than in any other business field.

Points of Pride

  • Finance majors at CMU recently exceeded world averages in the Bloomberg Aptitude Test. Topics include financial statement analysis, investment banking, economics, global markets, math skills and analytical reasoning.
  • As a finance major at CMU, you’ll have access to Wall Street data and analytics via 12 Bloomberg Terminals. You’ll also manage more than $1 million in assets in two portfolios: the Martha Seger Fund and the Tom Celani Student Investment Portfolio.

Put Your Degree to Work

Career paths include bank manager, budget analyst, chief financial officer, credit manager, financial analyst, financial manager and loan officer. Companies include Merrill Lynch, Royal Bank of Canada, Goldman Sachs, Fifth Third Bank, UBS, PNC Bank, General Motors, Chrysler, and Dow Chemical.

​U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics sample data

JobMedian PayJob Growth through ​2022​
Financial Manager$109,740 per year9% (47,100 more jobs)
Financial Analyst$76,950 per year16% (39,300 more jobs)
Loan Officer$59,820 per year8% (22,900 more jobs)

For More Information

Visit the finance and law website or contact:

Business Student Services Center
Grawn Hall 113
Email: cba@cmich.edu
Phone: 989-774-3124

Program Overview

The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail please see our official online academic bulletin AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the General Education courses required for all majors and may not include some program specific information, such as admissions, retention, and termination standards.

(Click on the course name or number for a complete course description.)

Finance Major

The Finance Major prepares students for careers in banking, corporate finance, and investments.
Total: 36 semester hours
Common Body of Knowledge Courses I
(6 hours)
BUS 100
Essential Business Skills
MGT 499
Integrated Capstone-Strategic Management
Common Body of Knowledge Courses II
(3 hours)
Select one of the following:
Applied Business Statistics
Applied Lean Six Sigma
Required Courses
(24 hours)
ACC 301
Intermediate Accounting I
FIN 315
Principles of Investments
FIN 425
Options and Futures
FIN 442
Intermediate Financial Management
FIN 448
Fundamental Financial Analysis
FIN 472
Money and Capital Markets
FIN 499
Advanced Financial Management
FIN 573
International Finance
(3 hours)
Select hours from the following:
Any 400 level or above FIN course.
ACC 302
Intermediate Accounting II
ACC 321
Managerial Cost Accounting
FIN 307
Fundamentals of Personal Financial Planning
FIN 335
Real Estate Principles