SMSU has broadened the scope of its business-related majors and minors. Building upon a solid reputation in business administration, SMSU now offers both a major and a minor in Finance at the baccalaureate level. This major will allow finance students to further strengthen and define their business skills and knowledge.
Student demand helped bring about the creation of SMSU’s new major and minor. The new curriculum is founded on a strong foundation of business core courses that are necessary for success in today’s competitive economic environment. The Finance Major allows business students to branch into one of two concentrations: a Financial Planning and Investments Concentration, or a Corporate Finance Concentration. These interesting and valuable concentrations provide finance students with real options to focus their course-work towards the career opportunities that best meet their individual goals and interests.
Students with other majors could also decide to earn a Minor in Finance. The minor is built around the same core competencies as the major, and can be a great addition to a student’s academic credentials.
SMSU’s Career Services Office has years of data that consistently demonstrate the strong job placements of our finance graduates. We also have a very successful and active internship program.
Our finance faculty are professionals who have industry experience and strong academic credentials. More importantly, our faculty are dedicated educators with a passion for teaching and learning. We care about our students, and we are constantly improving our programs to make sure that we are fully preparing our students for a globally-competitive business world where change is the only constant.
A grade point average of 2.50 in all major course work taken at SMSU including courses transferred from other institutions. A grade point average of 2.00 in all minor course work is required. Any exceptions to this requirement must be approved by the faculty of the Finance program.