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Undergraduate Programs - Finance

Employment opportunities in finance include financial management in business, management and non-profit organizations; commercial and investment banking; and brokerage. The major in finance focuses on three general, interrelated areas: (1) the structure and functioning of financial markets and institutions (2) the methods of financing business operations; and (3) security selection and portfolio management for both individual and institutional investors. Recent graduates have been able to advance rapidly within their initial industry choice and also have been able to shift easily in response to attractive opportunities in other institutions.

Employers of Recent Graduates Include:

American Express; Bangor Hydro-Electric; Bath Iron Works; Boston Stock Exchange; Callaway Golf; Circuit City; CU Mortgage Services; Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein; Eastern Maine Health Care; Fidelity of Boston; General Electric; John Deere; Key Bank; Bank of America; NCR; Otis Elevator; Prudential Securities and Scudder (NY).

The Finance major requires 15 credits of upper level courses – four required and one elective.

Required Finance Courses

Finance Electives

Sample Curriculum:  Note that, although the following is a suggested curriculum, students should be aware that upper-level finance classes (not including BUA 350) are offered only once a year.  Students are responsible for the successful completion of prerequisites to upper-level courses. Taking BUA 325 in the junior year is assumed.

Junior Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
  • BUA 337 Production/Operations Mgmt
  • BUA 350 Business Finance
  • BUA 270 Marketing
  • ENG 317 Business and Technical Writing
  • + 3 credits
  • BUA 351 Corporate Treasury Dynamics
  • BUA 343 International Business
  • +9 credits

Senior Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
  • BUA 352 Financial Institutions
  • BUA 353 Investment Strategy
  • Finance Elective
  • +6 credits
  • BUA 449 Strategic Management
  • BUA 454 Financial Derivatives
  • +9 credits

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Maine Business School
5723 D.P.Corbett Business Building
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: (207) 581-1968 | Fax: 207-581-1930E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System