Financial Analysis Track
Finance is the study of financial markets, institutions, the valuation of assets, and the allocation of assets to achieve desired financial goals.
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The Cook School is a Chartered Financial Analyst program partner and offers a financial analysis track for those wanting to pursue CFA certification after graduation.
B.S. in Business Administration - Financial Analysis Track
The Financial Analysis (FA) track within the Finance concentration consists of a prescribed set of six (6) finance and two (2) accounting courses along with two (2) electives. The purpose of the track is to prepare students to pass the CFA exam.
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|FIN 3330||Fixed Income Securities & Markets||FIN 3010 with a grade of B- or higher|
|FIN 3630||Equity Securities & Markets||FIN 3010 with a grade of B- or higher|
|FIN 4230||Financial Management||FIN 3330, FIN 3630, or permission of the department chair|
|FIN 4330||Financial Analysis & Modeling||FIN 3330, FIN 3630, & FIN 4230|
|FIN 4630 or FIN 4530||Applied Portfolio Management or Advanced Financial Management||FIN 3330, FIN 3630, and permission of instructor / FIN 4230 additional prereq for FIN 4530|
|FIN 4650||Derivative Securities & Markets||FIN 3330, FIN 3630, or permission of the department chair|
|ACT 3110||Financial Reporting I||ACCT 2200 with a grade of C or higher; minimum 2.70 SLU cumulative GPA|
|ACT 4110||Financial Reporting II||ACCT 3110 with a grade of C or higher; minimum 2.70 SLU cumulative GPA|
Six hours from the following courses (3 credit hours each):
|FIN 3160||Real Estate||Co-req: FIN 3330 & FIN 3630|
|FIN 4250||International Financial Management||Co-req: FIN 3330 & FIN 3630 or permission of the department chair|
|FIN 4530||Advanced Financial Management||FIN 3330, FIN 3630, & FIN 4230|
|FIN 4730||Financial Markets and Institutions||Co-req: FIN 3330 & FIN 3630|
|FIN 4911||Financial Analysis Internship||FIN 3330, FIN 3630, permission of the department chair, junior or senior standing, & completion of 12 hours of accounting with at least 6 hours at the 300 level|
|ACCT 4300||Federal Income Tax I||ACCT 3110 with a grade of C or higher; minimum 2.70 SLU cumulative GPA|
|ACCT 6110||Financial Reporting III||ACCT 4110 with a grade of C or higher & senior standing with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0|
|ACCT 6190||Financial Statement Analysis||ACCT 4110 with a grade of C or higher & senior standing with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0|
Recommended Sequence of Courses
|Junior Year: First Semester||FIN 3010 & ACCT 3110|
|Junior Year: Second Semester||FIN 3330, FIN 3630, & ACCT 4110|
|Senior Year: First Semester||FIN 4230, FIN 4630, & FA elective|
|Senior Year: Second Semester||FIN 4330, FIN 4650, or FIN 4530 & FA elective|