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Majors & Minors
Select a major below to see requirements, electives, and recommended academies.

Program Partner

Work towards becoming a CFA Charterholder while pursuing your degree at Kelley—a Chartered Financial Analyst Program Partner.


Finance majors help corporations sort out the complexities of their investment options and align them with their long-term goals. Kelley finance graduates often pursue the following careers paths: 

  • Corporate finance (CF)
  • Financial institutions (FI)
  • Investment banking (IB)
  • Investment management (IM)
  • Real estate (RE)

Because Kelley is a Chartered Financial Analyst Program Partner, you can work towards becoming a CFA Charterholder while pursuing your MBA.

Recommended Academies: Consulting, Capital Markets, or Strategic Finance

  • Major requirements: Select 15 credit hours total including your “outside” courses.
  • Minor requirements: A total of at least six credit hours are required.
  • Major electives: Select at least six elective courses.
  • Minor electives: If one required course is completed, pick three courses from the list of electives; if two required courses are completed, pick two courses from the list of electives.
  • Outside courses: Select any two additional courses from the MBA Program outside of the finance major. The following general graduation requirement courses do not qualify as outside courses: A548, X507, X515, X516, and X517.
CF Path
FI Path
IB Path
IM Path
RE Path
BUS-F 520 Asset Valuation and StrategyRequired 
BUS-F 540 The Firm in the Capital MarketsRequired 
BUS-F 505 Financial Intermediation  
BUS-F 506 Commercial and Investment Banking    
BUS-F 507 Short-term Financial Management    
BUS-F 508 Real Options in Capital Budgeting 
BUS-F 517 Venture Capital & Entrepreneurial Finance   
BUS-F 519 Behavioral Finance      
BUS-F 525 Corporate Financial Risk Management   
BUS-F 526 Derivative Securities  
BUS-F 528 Fixed Income Investments 
BUS-F 529 Equity Markets    
BUS-F 535 Security Trading and Market Making    
BUS-F 546 Corporate Financial Strategy   
BUS-F 548 Corporate Governance and Restructuring    
BUS-F 550 Applied Portfolio Selection      
BUS-F 551 Special Projects in Investments      
BUS-F 560 Current Topics in Finance    
BUS-F 570 International Financial Markets  
BUS-F 571 International Corporate Finance    
BUS-F 579 Experimental Course in Finance      
BUS-F 590 Independent Study in Finance      
BUS-R 510 Real Estate Investment    
BUS-R 530 Real Estate Finance   
BUS-R 590 Independent Study in Real Estate