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Today’s businesses need leaders who know how to make sound financial and business decisions based on proven methodologies and principles. The B.S. in Finance at Georgian Court University familiarizes you with accounting, investing, and economics while exposing you to the business operations arena.

Of course, you’ll learn how to crunch numbers, use financial software, and predict financial risks, but you’ll go beyond that into the bigger picture—leveraging fiscal concepts and strategies to run profitable, transparent, and compliant businesses and organizations. The program also teaches you about the role communications and marketing play in a finance career. Graduates with a B.S. in Finance go on to work at leading financial institutions, as well as in the government, education, and private business sectors.


To earn a B.S. in Finance, you must successfully complete at least 120 credits, including:

  • General Education courses
  • Business core courses (45 credits)
  • Finance courses (15 credits)

For more information on program requirements, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.


Business Core:

  • AC171 Principles of Financial Accounting (3)
  • AC172 Principles of Managerial Accounting (3)
  • EC181 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
  • EC182 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • IS224 Computing & Information Systems in Business (3)
  • BU121 Quantitative Business Concepts (3)*
  • BU211 Business Law (3)
  • BU213 Management Theory & Organizational Behavior (3)
  • BU221 Business Statistics & Probability (3)
  • BU241 Principles of Marketing (3)
  • BU242 Managerial Communications (3)
  • IS320 Management Information Systems (3)
  • BU335 Financial Management I (3)
  • BU450 Internship & Career Preparation (1)
  • BU451 Internship (2+)**
  • BU491 Business Strategies & Policy (3)

*BU121 may be waived if the student has achieved a B or better in MA107, MA109, MA110, or MA115.
**Finance students are required to identify and search for internship opportunities in finance.


  • BU434 Investment Analysis (3)
  • EC382 International Finance & Economics (3)
  • EC482 Financial Markets & Institutions (3)
  • Choice of courses (pick two):
    • AC471 Individual Federal Taxation (3)
    • AC472 Entity Federal Taxation (3)
    • BU319 Business & Professional Ethics (3)
    • BU321 Electronic Commerce (3)
    • BU336 Financial Management II (3)
    • BU383 Labor Economics (3)
    • EC481 Comparative Economic Systems (3)

Requirements for completion of an internship:

  1. Schedule an appointment to meet the appropriate internship coordinator as follows:
  2. Complete the Internship Registration and Contract and submit to your internship coordinator.
  3. The dean’s office will notify the Office of the Registrar and you will be registered for the internship.
  4. During the internship:
    • Maintain a weekly journal of hours worked, tasks performed, and personal reflections.
    • Regularly review your progress with your internship coordinator and employer.
  5. During the last week of the internship, please have your site supervisor complete the Intern Evaluation and submit to your internship coordinator.
  6. At the completion of the internship, submit a 1,500 to 2,000-word paper to the internship coordinator containing:
    • an overview of the enterprise sponsoring the internship, including history, scope, mission, organizational structure, and clients;
    • your job description, including your interactions as an intern with others in the company, office, or organization
    • how you achieved your learning objectives, including GCU courses and other skills you were able to apply; and
    • a self-reflection on the impact of the internship on your career choice, goals, and plans.