Finance (Course 15-3)

Management Programs

Bachelor of Science in Finance

General Institute Requirements (GIRs)

The General Institute Requirements include a Communication Requirement that is integrated into both the HASS Requirement and the requirements of each major; see details below.

Summary of Subject Requirements Subjects
Science Requirement 6
Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) Requirement [one subject can be satisfied by 14.01 in the Departmental Program]; at least two of these subjects must be designated as communication-intensive (CI-H) to fulfill the Communication Requirement. 8
Restricted Electives in Science and Technology (REST) Requirement [can be satisfied from among 14.30, 18.05, and 15.053 or 15.0791 in the Departmental Program] 2
Laboratory Requirement (12 units) [can be satisfied by 15.417 in the Departmental Program] 1
Total GIR Subjects Required for SB Degree 17
Physical Education Requirement
Swimming requirement, plus four physical education courses for eight points.

Departmental Program

Choose at least two subjects in the major that are designated as communication-intensive (CI-M) to fulfill the Communication Requirement.

Required SubjectsUnits
14.01Principles of Microeconomics9-12
orĀ 15.0111 Economic Analysis for Business Decisions
15.417Laboratory in Investments (CI-M)15
15.418Laboratory in Corporate Finance (CI-M)15
15.501Corporate Financial Accounting12
Select one of the following options:12-24
Option 1
Introduction to Statistical Methods in Economics
Econometric Data Science
Option 2
Applied Probability and Statistics
Option 3
Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Restricted Electives54-63
Finance Electives
Five to six subjects from the following list, including at least one subject from the Investments area and one subject from the Corporate Finance area 1
Financial Markets
Options and Futures Markets
Corporate Finance
Entrepreneurial Finance and Venture Capital
Advanced Corporate Finance
Mergers, Acquisitions, and Private Equity
Topics in Finance
Taxes and Business Strategy
Non-Finance Electives
Select one to two of the following:
Optimization Methods in Business Analytics
Communicating with Data (CI-M) 2
Management Communication for Undergraduates (CI-M) 2
People, Teams, and Organizations Laboratory (CI-M) 3
Organizational Processes for Business Analytics (CI-M) 3
Introduction to Operations Management
Marketing Innovation
Competitive Strategy
Units in Major117-141
Units in Unrestricted Electives66-108
Units in Major That Also Satisfy the GIRs(24-36)
Total Units Beyond the GIRs Required for SB Degree180-192

The units for any subject that counts as one of the 17 GIR subjects cannot also be counted as units required beyond the GIRs.


Consult the Sloan Office of Undergraduate Education regarding additional options.


Students may take 15.276 or 15.279 as a Non-Finance Elective, but not both.


Students may take 15.301 or 15.312 as a Non-Finance Elective, but not both.