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undergraduate concentration

Regardless of your concentration, we expect finance majors to have understanding in the following areas:        

  1. major investment, financing and governance decisions (e.g., capital structure, merger and acquisitions, dividend, board of directors, etc) of corporations;
  2. the risk and return tradeoffs in investment and know how to evaluate basic financial products (e.g., stocks, bonds and derivatives);
  3. the role of financial institutions/intermediaries (e.g., investment and commercial banks, asset management companies) in the financial system;
  4. the role of financial markets in the economy and the need for efficient regulations.

The undergraduate finance concentration requires successful completion of Basic Finance plus a minimum of four (4) additional finance courses.

Of these additional courses, three (3) are required* and are common to all concentrators; the other course or courses are elective, based upon personal interest or career goals. The student's minimum finance curriculum follows:

ACCT 1021 - Financial Accounting (pre-requisite for Basic Finance)

MFIN 1021 - Basic Finance (pre-requisite: ACCT1021)

  1. *MFIN 1151 - Investments (pre-requisite: MFIN1021)
  2. *MFIN 1127 - Corporate Finance (pre-requisite: MFIN1021)
  3. *MFIN 2225 - Financial Policy (pre-requisite: MFIN1127, co-requisite or previously taken MFIN1151)
  4. At least one elective from any finance course (MFIN) offered outside of the required courses for a finance concentration. ACCT3351 (Financial Statement Analysis) can also be counted as a Finance elective.  MFIN66XX senior level electives require senior status and permission from the Department.

Please refer to Boston College's Course Information and Schedule link in Agora for finance courses currently being offered.


Department Contact Information

Fulton Hall Room 330