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Financial Analysis Track

undergraduate-programs-concentrations-financial-analysis-slu-cook-buisnessFinance is the study of financial markets, institutions, the valuation of assets, and the allocation of assets to achieve desired financial goals.


Leadership by Example

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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Course Options

Required Courses

 CourseTitle Prerequisites
FIN 3330Fixed Income Securities & MarketsFIN 3010 with a grade of B- or higher 
FIN 3630Equity Securities & MarketsFIN 3010 with a grade of B- or higher 
FIN 4230Financial Management FIN 3330, FIN 3630, or permission of the department chair 
FIN 4330Financial Analysis & Modeling FIN 3330, FIN 3630, & FIN 4230 
FIN 4630 or FIN 4530Applied Portfolio Management or Advanced Financial Management FIN 3330, FIN 3630, and permission of instructor / FIN 4230 additional prereq for FIN 4530 
FIN 4650Derivative Securities & Markets FIN 3330, FIN 3630, or permission of the department chair
ACT 3110Financial Reporting IACCT 2200 with a grade of C or higher; minimum 2.70 SLU cumulative GPA
ACT 4110Financial Reporting IIACCT 3110 with a grade of C or higher; minimum 2.70 SLU cumulative GPA

 

Six hours from the following courses (3 credit hours each):

 CourseTitle Prerequisites
FIN 3160Real Estate Co-req: FIN 3330 & FIN 3630
FIN 4250International Financial Management Co-req: FIN 3330 & FIN 3630 or permission of the department chair 
FIN 4530Advanced Financial Management FIN 3330, FIN 3630, & FIN 4230 
FIN 4730Financial Markets and Institutions Co-req: FIN 3330 & FIN 3630
FIN 4911Financial 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 4300Federal Income Tax IACCT 3110 with a grade of C or higher; minimum 2.70 SLU cumulative GPA
ACCT 6110Financial Reporting IIIACCT 4110 with a grade of C or higher & senior standing with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
ACCT 6190Financial Statement AnalysisACCT 4110 with a grade of C or higher & senior standing with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0

Recommended Sequence of Courses

 

 SemesterCourses
Junior Year: First SemesterFIN 3010 & ACCT 3110 
Junior Year: Second SemesterFIN 3330, FIN 3630, & ACCT 4110 
SummerInternship (Optional) 
Senior Year: First SemesterFIN 4230, FIN 4630, & FA elective
Senior Year: Second SemesterFIN 4330, FIN 4650, or FIN 4530 & FA elective