Finance Emphasis

Finance Emphasis

Business, BS

Program Delivery

On Campus, Online, Hybrid

Total Credits

120 Credits

About the Program

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Finance Emphasis

The UCCS Finance emphasis provides students with the knowledge to help individuals and organizations achieve their financial goals. 

Focus of Study

Students will gain an understanding of numerous financial theories such as the relation between risk and return, the factors that determine asset values, and strategies for minimizing the risk exposure of both corporations and investors. An understanding of these theories helps students develop the ability to make sound and practical business and personal investment decisions.

Program Requirements

Each candidate for the Bachelor of Science-Business degree in the Professional Program must complete the prescribed courses in an area of emphasis comprising a minimum of 18 - 24 semester hours taken at UCCS in addition to the required courses in the Business degree.

To earn a professional area of emphasis, a grade point average of 2.5 is required for the area of emphasis courses, with no grade below a C-; a 2.5 cumulative GPA is required for all business courses; and a 2.0 GPA is required overall. Students who graduate with an area of emphasis and/or business grade point averages from 2.0 to 2.49 will not earn an area of emphasis. All attempts of emphasis courses will be calculated into a student's GPA.

By completing extra courses, a student can earn a second area of emphasis. To earn a double area of emphasis, a student must fulfill all the requirements for both areas. If there are not at least 15 hours of unique courses in the areas, then the student cannot earn a double area of emphasis.

For details on degree requirements, please visit the Academic Catalog.

Program Coursework


Complete all of the following courses:

  • FNCE 4000 - Advanced Corporate Finance *requires FNCE 3050 with a grade of B- or higher
  • FNCE 4200 - Investment and Portfolio Management *requires FNCE 3050 with a grade of B- or higher
  • FNCE 4500 - Money and Banking
  • FNCE 4900 - Fixed Income Securities

Complete two of the following courses:

  • FNCE 4250 - Derivatives
  • FNCE 4350 - Equity Valuation
  • FNCE 4400 - International Financial Management

Complete one of the following courses:

  • FNCE 4210 - Personal Financial Planning Process and Ethics *requires FNCE 3050 with a grade of B- or higher
  • FNCE 4250 - Derivatives (if unused above)
  • FNCE 4350 - Equity Valuation (if unused above)
  • FNCE 4400 - International Financial Management (if unused above)
  • FNCE 4590 - Ethics in Finance


For details on program coursework, please visit the Academic Catalog.

Finance Honor Society

The mission of the Finance Honor Society is to provide a resource for current students to successfully pursue careers in finance and finance-related fields. We strive to give our members the tools they will need succeed technically, socially, and academically as finance professionals. Our goal as UCCS' finance club is to:

  • Increase the skill set of the members to become better candidates in their future careers
  • Foster community partnerships with the financial industry in town
  • Provide access to alumni, guest speakers, and networking events for a further knowledge of the industry
  • Help creating networking opportunities in order to help our members find internships and career opportunities
  • Develop the necessary professional skills through workshops and interview preparation for the financial industry. 

If you are interested in the Finance Honor Society, please contact Professor Gordon Stringer at

Admission Details


To learn more about admission requirements and the UCCS undergraduate application process, please visit the UCCS Admissions page.

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