Dec 10, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin

Finance, B.S.

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This major is based on an integrated core that provides all students with a deep foundation in markets, investments, and operational corporate finance. Through the core and an extensive menu of approved electives, students acquire a combination of theoretical insights and practical modeling abilities that prepare them for entry-level positions in banking, investment services, personal financial planning, and corporate financial management. This program relies on the guidance of professors and SUNY Geneseo graduates working in Finance to ensure that course content is timely, relevant, and effective.


*Students who have received credit for GEOG 278 MATH 242 MATH 262 PLSC 251 PSYC 250 , or SOCL 211  may use this course to fulfill the statistics requirement.

  • A minimum of 50% of all required and elective ACCT, ECON, MGMT, MKTG and FNCE courses must be taken at Geneseo.
  • MGMT 390  must be taken at Geneseo
  • Enrollment in 300-level and 400-level School of Business courses is restricted to junior and senior majors and minors in School of Business programs.

Program Learning Outcomes

Competency Goal 1: Our learners will have strong analytical skills.

Competency Goal 2: Our learners will have strong quantitative skills.  

Competency Goal 3: Our learners will have effective communications skills.  

Competency Goal 4: Our learners will have a thorough understanding of various functional areas of business. 

Competency Goal 5: Our learners will have a multidimensional understanding of social responsibility. 

General Education Requirements (30-46 Credits)

Prerequisite coursework may be required to satisfy certain General Education courses and will count as elective credit.

Total Credits Required to Complete Major: 70

Related Requirements: (10 Credits)

Sample Course Map

For Students who Matriculated prior to Fall 2022: please select the bulletin year in which you entered the college (matriculated) at the top right of this page.

Curriculum Map

Total Credit Hours: 120

Note: Variation in the order of courses is possible, depending upon prereqisties.  Consult course information in the bulletin or your academic advisor to customize your eight semester plan.  

KEY - Participation in a Global Society (PGS)


Sub Areas

Abbreviation Definition
DPP Diversity, Pluralism, Power
WCV World Cultures & Values
CGC Contemporary Global Challenges
CAI Creativity & Innovation
SST Sustainability

Learning Areas

Abbreviation Definition
HUMA Humanities
SOSC Social Science


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