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The major in finance is designed to develop an understanding of the financial aspects of the contemporary economy, the operation of financial institutions, and the financial management of business operations. The program offers three primary focuses.


Emphasizes financial management of the firm and focuses on financial analysis, planning, control, and formulation and implementation of corporate financial strategy. The objective of this option is to prepare students for careers as financial managers of corporations or other for-profit or non-profit organizations.


Emphasizes security and portfolio analysis, the trading and creation of the various instruments within the markets, and the management of assets and liabilities. The objective of this option is to prepare students for careers as financial analysts and to begin the preparation of students for the Level I test of the Certified Financial Analysis (CFA) designation.

Real Estate 

Prepares students for careers in the diverse field of real estate. The program is designed to acquaint students with real estate brokerage, management, appraisal, acquisition, lending, and development with particular emphasis on real estate appraisal, finance, and investment.




Prerequisites (21 credits)

21 semester hours are required. Grade of "C" or better is required in all prerequisites.

  • ACG2021 Prin of Financial Accounting (3 Credits)
    • Acceptable substitute: ACGX021, ACGX022 or (ACGX001 and ACGX011)
  • ACG2071 Prin Managerial Accounting (3 Credits)
    • Acceptable substitute: ACGX071 or ACGX301
  • CGS1100 Computer Applications for Busi (3 Credits)
    • Acceptable substitute: CGSX100, CGSX530, CGSX570, CGSX060, CGSX531, CGSX000, CGSX100C. CGSX518 or ISMX000 (or demonstrated competency)
  • ECO2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 Credits)
    • Acceptable substitute: ECOX013
  • ECO2023 Principles of Microeconomics (3 Credits)
    • Acceptable substitute: ECOX023
  • MAC2233 (GM)Calculus for Business (3 Credits)
    • Acceptable substitute: MACX233 or MACX230
  • STA2023 (GM) Elem Statistics-Business (3 Credits)
    • Acceptable substitute: STAX023, STAX122, or QMBX100


Core Requirements (18 credits)

18 semester hours are required. A grade of "C" of better is required in all core courses. MAN4720 is taken in a student's last semester. FIN3403, MAN3025, & MAR3023 must be completed prior to taking MAN4720.

  • BUL3130 Legal Environment of Business (3 Credits)
  • FIN3403 Financial Management (3 Credits)
  • MAN3025 Administrative Management (3 Credits)
  • MAR3023 Principles of Marketing (3 Credits)
  • MAN3504 Operations Management (3 Credits)
  • MAN4720 Strategic Mgmt Business Policy (3 Credits)


Major Requirements (12 credits)

12 semester hours required. Grade of "C" or better required for all courses in this area

  • FIN3303 Financial Institutions (3 Credits)
  • (formerly FIN3233)
  • FIN4504 Investments (3 Credits)
  • FIN4604 International Finance (3 Credits)
  • ISM4011 Intro Management Info Systems (3 Credits)


Electives (18 credits)

18 semester hours required. Grade of "C" or better required.

  • Finance electives can be selected from the courses listed below and from any additional 3000 and 4000 level classes that have FIN, REE, and RMI prefixes (except FIN3140) that are not listed below. (At least two electives must have a FIN prefix).



Take any combination of the following prefixes totaling 18 credit hours: (6 credits must be in FIN)

  • FIN (3000 to 4000 level)
  • REE (3000 to 4000 level)
  • RMI (3000 to 4000 level)
  • ACG3103 Intermediate Accounting 1
  • ACG4361 Cost Accounting

CORPORATE Financial Management

  • FIN4414 Financial Management II
  • ACG3103 Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACG4361 Cost Accounting
  • FIN4461 Financial Statement Analysis
  • RMI4135 Employee Benefit Planning
  • Plus one additional FIN, REE, or RMI elective


  • FIN4514 Security Analysis/Portfolio Mgmt
  • FIN4556 Behavioral Finance (formerly FIN4557)
  • FIN4461 Financial Statement Analysis
  • REE4043 Real Estate Analysis
  • FIN4533 Derivatives
  • Plus one additional FIN, REE, or RMI elective


  • REE4043 Real Estate Analysis
  • REE4303 Real Estate Finance/Investment (generally offered in the spring term only)
  • Plus two FIN electives
  • Plus two FIN, REE, or RMI elective

Required Business (6 credits)

6 semester hours are required. A grade of "C" or better is required for all courses in this area.

  • ECO3203 Intermediate Macroeconomics (3 Credits)
  • ECO3411 Business/Economic Statistics (3 Credits)

Non-Business Requirements (6 credits)

  • 6 Semester hours are required. A grade of "C" or better is required for all courses in this area. The Cultural Diversity course should be chosen from the list at:
  • SPC4064 Public Speaking Professionals (3 Credits)
    • If you took Public Speaking at the lower level (1000 -2000) You may substitute any upper level (3000-4000) elective for SPC4064.
  • AND one cultural diversity course 


Finance Minor 

Available to business & non-business majors

Prerequisites (21 credits)

Grade of “C” or better required in all courses

  • ACG 2021 Principles of Financial Accounting (Prereq: MAC 1105 or equivalent)
  • ACG 2071 Principles of Managerial Accounting (Prereqs: MAC 1105, ACG 2021) 
  • CGS 1100 Computer Applications for Business 
  • ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics 
  • ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics 
  • MAC 2233 Calculus for Business 
    • (Prereq: MAC 1105 or equivalent) 
  • STA 2023 Elementary Stats-Business 
    • (Prereq: MAC 1105 or equivalent)


Minor Requirements (15 credits) 

Grade of “C” or better required in all courses.

  • FIN 3403 Financial Management 
    • (Prereqs: ACG 2071, ECO 2023, and STA 2023) 
  • FIN 3303 Financial Markets & Institutions 
    • (Prereqs: ACG 2071, ECO 2013, and FIN 3403) 
  • FIN 4504 Investments 
    • (Prereq: FIN 3403) 

Select two courses:

  • RMI 4135 Employee Benefit Plan 
    • (Prereq: MAN 3025) 
  • RMI 3011 Risk Management & Insurance
  • ACG 4944 Small Business Counseling 
    • (Prereq: ACG 3103) 
  • ECO 4223 Monetary Economics 
    • (Prereq: ECO 3203 or permission) 
  • TAX 3721 Tax Plan Financial Decisions 
    • (Prereq: ACG 2021) 
  • FIN (3000-4000 level) course 
  • REE (3000-4000 level) course 
  • **Accounting majors may not take TAX 3721 
  • **Financial Services majors may not take FIN 3140 


Conditions for the minor:

At least 9 hours of upper-level course work must be taken at UNF.
Students should apply through their academic advisor. Catalog: Fall 2009


One Repeat Policy

The Department of Accounting and Finance enforces the “one repeat” policy for all upper-division courses taught in the department except for FIN 3403 and FIN 4604. This currently includes any courses with a prefix of ACG, FIN, REE, RMI, or TAX.

Students who do not successfully complete a course on the first attempt (i.e. earn a grade of D, F, or WF) will be granted one chance to repeat the course. Students who do not successfully complete a course within two attempts will not be permitted to register for the course in future semesters. 



Deadlines for Submission of Appeals of One Repeat Policy

  • Summer 2018 Enrollment must submit appeal by January 26, 2018
  • Fall 2018 Enrollment must submit appeal by June 29, 2018
  • Spring 2019 Enrollment must submit appeal by September 28, 2018

Appeal Form 


For more information about the Accounting Program, please contact David Jaeger:


  David Jaeger
Accounting & Finance Department Chair 
Coggin College of Business 
Building 42, Room 3001
(904) 620-2630