Major in Finance

Shorelight- University of Utah, United States

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Next enrollment cycle

December 2021

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First Year Course Fee

USD 33,000

Course Accredited By

NWCCU

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 30% scholarship
Finance students learn how to raise, invest, and manage capital in creative, productive, and responsible ways.
  • We also offer the Advanced Financial Analysis (AFA) degree, an honors-level program that provides students with a deeper foundation in finance and accounting, supplemented by additional technical competence in financial modeling and coding as applied to finance problems. An AFA minor is also available.
  • A bachelor’s in Finance prepares students for careers in a variety of areas including venture capitalism, investment, and commercial banking. Graduates go on to work for companies such as Goldman Sachs, L3 Technologies, and Morgan Stanley.

Enrollment Cycles

  • December 2021
  • April 2022
  • July 2022

KENYA

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B-/8

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 40 – 49
  • PSE (1 Term) 50 – 59
  • ID (2 Terms) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14

Duolingo

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 70
  • PSE (1 Term) 80
  • ID (2 Terms) 105
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95

UGANDA

  • Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education with a minimum of 2 Principal Passing grades of D or higher and at least 1 subsidiary pass in a college preparatory subject. In addition, Uganda Certificate of Education with a C (7) average or higher or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) Examination Certificate with 5 academic subjects passed is required.
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B5

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 40 – 49
  • PSE (1 Term) 50 – 59
  • ID (2 Terms) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14

Duolingo

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 70
  • PSE (1 Term) 80
  • ID (2 Terms) 105
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95

TANZANIA

  • Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms D/4

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 40 – 49
  • PSE (1 Term) 50 – 59
  • ID (2 Terms) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14

Duolingo

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 70
  • PSE (1 Term) 80
  • ID (2 Terms) 105
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95

UNITED KINGDOM

  • See GCE criteria
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms GCE

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 40 – 49
  • PSE (1 Term) 50 – 59
  • ID (2 Terms) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14

Duolingo

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 70
  • PSE (1 Term) 80
  • ID (2 Terms) 105
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95

GCSE/IGCSE/GCE O-LEVEL

  • 5 college preparatory subjects passed.
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms D or 3 or higher
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms D or 3 or higher
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms C or 4 or higher

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 40 – 49
  • PSE (1 Term) 50 – 59
  • ID (2 Terms) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14

Duolingo

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 70
  • PSE (1 Term) 80
  • ID (2 Terms) 105
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95

CORE: 15 CREDITS CLASS

  • 3 MATH 1100 – Business Calculus (QA/QB)
  • Will accept a score ≥ 3 on the AP Calculus AB/BC exam
  • 3 OSC 3440 – Applications of Business Statistics (QB)
  • 3 FINAN 4020 – Advanced Excel for Finance
  • Students must complete the following integrated bridge courses: (please note – only one of the two Finance courses will count as a bridge for upper division core requirements)
  • 3 FINAN 4070 – Investments
  • Prior to summer 2021, FINAN 4070 was offered under the class title “FINAN 3050.”
  • 3 FINAN 4030 or 4031 – Corporate Finance
  • Students should NOT take FINAN 4040, although the class titles are similar. Students intending to earn an Honors degree in Finance (HBA/HBS) must take FINAN 4031.

ELECTIVES: 12 CREDITS

  • Finance electives are generally chosen from FINAN 4000-5999*. Finance elective options include, but are not limited to, the courses below. For the most up-to-date offerings, please consult the class schedule and your academic advisor.
  • 3 FINAN 5070 – Advanced Investments
  • Students should NOT take FINAN 4050, although the class titles are similar.
  • 3 FINAN 4060 – Principles of Security Trading & Market Making
  • 3 FINAN 4310 – Credit Essentials for Banks
  • 5 -3 FINAN 4999 – Honors Thesis/Project
  • 3 FINAN 5031 – Honors Advanced Valuation
  • Prior to fall 2021, FINAN 5031 was offered under the class title “FINAN 4211.” Students intending to earn an Honors degree in Finance (HBA/HBS) must take FINAN 5031
  • 3 FINAN 5210 – Short-Term Financial Management: Theory & Practice
  • 3 FINAN 5300 – New Venture Finance
  • 3 FINAN 5510 – Interpreting Financial Statements
  • 3 FINAN 5520 – Advanced Financial Modeling for Corporate Valuation
  • 3 FINAN 5530 – Python for Quantitative Finance 
  • 3 FINAN 5380 – Advanced Financial Modeling for Investments
  • 3 FINAN 5600 – Investment Banking
  • 3 FINAN 5610 – Hedge Funds & Private Equity
  • 3 FINAN 5760 – Real Estate Finance
  • 3 FINAN 5770 – Real Estate Appraisal and Investments
  • 3 FINAN 5880 – Honors Student Investment Fund3 FINAN 5881 – Managing the Venture Process

GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES: SELECT 3 CREDITS

  • 3 ACCTG 5140 – International Accounting (IR)
  • 3 FINAN 4550 – International Finance (IR)
  • Typical cost for two semesters $47,000 
  • Tuition $33,000 
  • Housing $7,000 
  • Dining $5,000 
  • Other $2,000

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