Finance

Shorelight - University of Kansas, United States

finance

Next enrollment cycle

December 2021

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First Year Course Fee

USD 27,050

Course Accredited By

AACSB

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 30% scholarship
Finance serves the decision makers outside of an organization like banks, government agencies, stockholders, customers and suppliers.
  • A finance degree from KU will prepare you to work in a variety of fields, including corporate finance, investment banking, commercial banking, asset management, real estate and personal financial planning.
  • The major is also part of the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program, meaning curriculum reflects the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge. Business Jayhawks can be confident they are receiving an education closely tied to the practice of investment management and are well positioned to take CFA Program exams.
  • A finance degree from KU will prepare you to work in a variety of fields, including corporate finance, investment banking, commercial banking, asset management, real estate and personal financial planning, by developing strong analytical, accounting and communication skills.
  • No matter what career field you choose, it is important to gain experience through summer internships and part-time jobs. You can participate in a job shadowing experience or a company visit — both will allow you to take a look at finance careers.

Typical positions include:

  • Bank Examiner
  • Banking Analyst
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Controller/Finance Director
  • Finance Manager
  • Financial Adviser
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Planner
  • Fund Accountants
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Manager
  • Portfolio/Fund Manager
  • Property Manager
  • Stockbroker
  • Trust Officer

Enrollment Cycles

  • December 2021
  • September 2022
  • April 2022

KENYA

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms
  • C or 7 average or higher
  • Undergraduate AAP 3 Terms
  • C or 7 average or higher
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms
  • C or 7 average or higher

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 ( with no band lower than 6.0) except speaking
  • AAP (2 Terms) 6.0 ( with no band lower than 5.5) except speaking
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.5 ( with no band lower than 5.0) except speaking
  • KUDE (2 Terms) 6.5 (no subscore lower than 6.0) except speaking
  • AEC (1 Term) 5.0 or lower
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 5.0
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 No subscore below 18
  • AAP (2 Terms) 71 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 13
  • KUDE (2 Terms) 79 No section below 18
  • AEC (1 Term) 59 or lower
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40

Duolingo

  • Academic English (2 Terms) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • AAP (2 Terms) 100
  • EAP (3 Terms) 90
  • KUDE (2 Terms) NA
  • AEC (1 Term) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 80
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 70

Uganda 

  • Advanced Certificate of Education and Uganda Certificate of Education

Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms

  • UACE - minimum of 2 Principal Passing grades of D or higher and at least 1 subsidiary pass in a college preparatory subject. UGCE - C (7) average or higher or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) Exam with 5 academic subjects

Undergraduate AAP 3 Terms

  • UACE - minimum of 2 Principal Passing grades of D or higher and at least 1 subsidiary pass in a college preparatory subject. UGCE - C (7) average or higher or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) Exam with 5 academic subjects

Undergraduate ID 2 Terms

  • UACE - minimum of 2 Principal Passing grades of D or higher and at least 1 subsidiary pass in a college preparatory subject. UGCE - C (7) average or higher or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) Exam with 5 academic subjects

English Requirements

Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 ( with no band lower than 6.0) except speaking
  • AAP (2 Terms) 6.0 ( with no band lower than 5.5) except speaking
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.5 ( with no band lower than 5.0) except speaking
  • KUDE (2 Terms) 6.5 (no subscore lower than 6.0) except speaking
  • AEC (1 Term) 5.0 or lower
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 5.0
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.5

TOEFL                                                                                            

  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 No subscore below 18
  • AAP (2 Terms) 71 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 13
  • KUDE (2 Terms) 79 No section below 18
  • AEC (1 Term) 59 or lower
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40

Duolingo

  • Academic English (2 Terms) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • AAP (2 Terms) 100
  • EAP (3 Terms) 90
  • KUDE (2 Terms) NA
  • AEC (1 Term) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 80
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 70

TANZANIA

  • Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms E/5 average or higher
  • Undergraduate AAP 3 Terms E/5 average or higher
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms E/5 average or higher
  • English Requirements

CERTIFICATE IELTS

  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 ( with no band lower than 6.0) except speaking
  • AAP (2 Terms) 6.0 ( with no band lower than 5.5) except speaking
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.5 ( with no band lower than 5.0) except speaking
  • KUDE (2 Terms) 6.5 (no subscore lower than 6.0) except speaking
  • AEC (1 Term) 5.0 or lower
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 5.0
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 No subscore below 18
  • AAP (2 Terms) 71 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 13
  • KUDE (2 Terms) 79 No section below 18
  • AEC (1 Term) 59 or lower
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40

Duolingo

  • Academic English (2 Terms) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • AAP (2 Terms) 100
  • EAP (3 Terms) 90
  • KUDE (2 Terms) NA
  • AEC (1 Term) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 80
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 70

UNITED KINGDOM

  • See GCSE criteria
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms
  • Undergraduate AAP 3 Terms
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms
  • Bachelor’s degree (Pass or Honours earned after 3 or 4 years); Bachelor of (Architecture, Dental Surgery, Medicine); Master of Pharmacy (I and II); BTEC Level 7 Diploma in Technology or Technological Engineering or Arts and Design
  • Undergraduate PS AAP 2 Terms 45
  • Undergraduate PS AAP 3 Terms 45
  • Undergraduate PS ID 2 Terms 45

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 ( with no band lower than 6.0) except speaking
  • AAP (2 Terms) 6.0 ( with no band lower than 5.5) except speaking
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.5 ( with no band lower than 5.0) except speaking
  • KUDE (2 Terms) 6.5 (no subscore lower than 6.0) except speaking
  • AEC (1 Term) 5.0 or lower
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 5.0
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 No subscore below 18
  • AAP (2 Terms) 71 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 13
  • KUDE (2 Terms) 79 No section below 18

Duolingo

  • Academic English (2 Terms) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • AAP (2 Terms) 100
  • EAP (3 Terms) 90
  • KUDE (2 Terms) NA
  • AEC (1 Term) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 80
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 70

BTEC

  • (BTEC) Extended Diploma (Level 3)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate AAP 3 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 ( with no band lower than 6.0) except speaking
  • AAP (2 Terms) 6.0 ( with no band lower than 5.5) except speaking
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.5 ( with no band lower than 5.0) except speaking
  • KUDE (2 Terms) 6.5 (no subscore lower than 6.0) except speaking
  • AEC (1 Term) 5.0 or lower
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 5.0
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 No subscore below 18
  • AAP (2 Terms) 71 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 13
  • KUDE (2 Terms) 79 No section below 18
  • AEC (1 Term) 59 or lower
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40

Duolingo

  • Academic English (2 Terms) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • AAP (2 Terms) 100
  • EAP (3 Terms) 90
  • KUDE (2 Terms) NA
  • AEC (1 Term) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 80
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 70

GCSE/IGCSE/GCE O-LEVEL

  • Five college preparatory subjects passed is the baseline minimum entry requirement. Specific exam subject types are not required as long as a student has a total of 5 total subjects completed. KU will take all exams into account (and not just the top five) when calculating the admission GPA. If available, students should also submit school transcripts or progress reports demonstrating all completed coursework from their secondary school.
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms D or 3
  • Undergraduate AAP 3 Terms D or 3
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms D or 3

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 ( with no band lower than 6.0) except speaking
  • AAP (2 Terms) 6.0 ( with no band lower than 5.5) except speaking
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.5 ( with no band lower than 5.0) except speaking
  • KUDE (2 Terms) 6.5 (no subscore lower than 6.0) except speaking
  • AEC (1 Term) 5.0 or lower
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 5.0
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 No subscore below 18
  • AAP (2 Terms) 71 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 13
  • KUDE (2 Terms) 79 No section below 18
  • AEC (1 Term) 59 or lowe
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40

Duolingo

  • Academic English (2 Terms) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • AAP (2 Terms) 100
  • EAP (3 Terms) 90
  • KUDE (2 Terms) NA
  • AEC (1 Term) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 80
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 70

Required courses

  • FIN 410: Investment Theory
  • FIN 415: Corporate Finance
  • ACCT 321 or ACCT 410: Intermediate ACCT Finance
  • FIN 413: Financial Markets and Intermediaries

3 Advanced Business Electives

Advanced business electives (320 or higher)

  • FIN 450: Applied Portfolio Management
  • FIN 448: Business Valuation
  • FIN 435: Commercial Banking
  • FIN 468: Corporate Financial Policy
  • FIN 418: Finance Modeling and Risk Analysis
  • FIN 422: Financial Modeling
  • FIN 445: Fixed Income
  • FIN 425: Futures and Options
  • FIN 420: International Finance
  • FIN 462: Mergers and Acquisitions
  • FIN 454: Portfolio Strategy
  • FIN 428: Real Estate Investment
  • FIN 408: Principles of Insurance & Risk Management
  • FIN 424: Operational Risk Management
  • Typical cost for two semesters $41,700 
  • Tuition $27,050 
  • Housing $8,000 
  • Dining $3,600 
  • Other $3,050

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