Business Administration: Concentration in Finance
Major Requirements (SF State Bulletin: Degree Requirements)
Roadmap (SF State Bulletin: Roadmap)
GE Requirements (SF State Bulletin: General Education)
Your major advisor answered a few questions to assist you with your first semester courses — see below.
- General Information
- Transfer Student Information
- Freshman Student Information
- College Resource Center (Advising)
|What are some of the highlights and features to know about this major?||
Finance programs prepare students for careers in private business, the public sector, commercial consumer banking, and financial services. Graduates of finance typically work in one of the following jobs: Financial Analyst, Corporate Treasurer, Credit Analyst, Portfolio Manager, Risk Manager, Broker/Trader, Budget Analyst.
|When should I first meet with my major department?||
As soon as you decide to take the finance major, please visit one of our faculty advisors.
|How will I be assigned to a major advisor and how do I contact them?||
Every one of our full-time professor is an advisor. Most of our faculty welcome drop-by visit during their office hours. Of course, it would be nice if you inform the advisor that you would be coming for advising.
|Where can I find information about major advising?||
At this link http://cob.sfsu.edu/finance/contact, you can find our full-time faculty who are advisors. They have position as assistant professor, associate professor or professor. The following link provides detailed information on the requirements of finance major. http://bulletin.sfsu.edu/colleges/business/finance/bs-business-administration-concentration-finance/.
|Does this major require any pre-work from me before I attend orientation or register for classes?||
Except the prerequisites for each course, there is no other pre-work required.
|What should I do if my major core and/or prequisite courses are full?||
Please contact the instructor or the department chair, we will try our best to find a solution.
|Is there anything else I need to know about starting in this major?||
A good set of quantitative skills could be very helpful but not a must. A good understanding of numbers is most desired.
|What upper division courses should I take in my first semester as a transfer student for this major?||
Please refer to the roadmap at this webpage to plan your course when you first transfer here. http://bulletin.sfsu.edu/colleges/business/finance/bs- business-administration-concentration-finance/roadmap/.
|Are there any prerequisites to these upper division courses for the major?||
Yes. Typically, all upper-division finance courses require passing Fin350 with a C- or better grade.
|Are there any registration blocks or holds in the system for this major, and if so, what do I do/who do I contact to clear them?||No|
|Does this major have an approved Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) roadmap?||No|
|Are there any courses I should take first as a Freshman to get started in this major and/or are there any lower division GE course requirements that I can take that will also count toward this major?||
I would encourage you to take Fin 350 as soon as possible. But be aware that there are several prerequisite course for Fin 350.
|Are there entry or prerequisite requirements for these Freshmen courses?||
Yes. Please check Fin 350 on this page to find out the pre-requisites. http://bulletin.sfsu.edu/colleges/business/finance/bs-business-administration- concentration-finance/roadmap/.
Can any of my AP or IB tests count toward requirements in this major?
Services provided for: undergraduate students in College of Business majors and minors.
Services include: General education, non-major graduation requirements, graduation check, academic probation, study abroad and academic scholarship and honors.
Phone: (415) 405-3531
Location: BUS 112
Drop-in hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.