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Proposed updated finance program
Changes for a more flexible finance major - Effective Fall 2006
In Spring 2005, the University approved an update of the Finance Major that will add flexibilities for students. This update is now the official program for freshman entering in Fall 2006.
Among the key changes are the following.
1. FINC 311 will have only ACCT 207 (not ACCT 208) as a prerequisite. Therefore, it would be available to second-semester sophomores who take ACCT 207 in fall of their sophomore year. This is intended to allow students to take several finance courses during their junior year, thereby preparing them for a really meaty and interesting internship during their junior summer. This means that students should begin developing course plans and contacts to help with such an internship at a very early stage of their UD career.
2. FINC 311, FIN312, and FINC 407 will be required for all finance majors, as is currently the case (though FINC 407 is now renumbered to FINC 314). Students would be required to take three additional finance courses as finance electives for the major. Only the first three courses will be specifically required. This is intended to allow students to choose courses that are most appropriate for their intended job path.
3. The updated finance major includes more free electives than the current program, to allow for more study of subjects of special interest, and includes room for the Lerner College's freshman experience, which is under development.
If you are early in your UD Finance education, or if you are a prospective student, we suggest that you think seriously about how to structure your education in the context of this flexible program. You should obtain advice from detwilerudel [dot] edu (Mr. Detwiler), the Finance Department's Advisor, on all important choices.