Finance, BS

The finance concentration develops the skills necessary to work at a high level of expertise in all areas of finance, including:

  • Asset management and Financial markets
  • Investment banking in a global context
  • The financial management of commercial and industrial enterprises as well as of financial institutions;
  • The financial aspects of venture capital, mergers and acquisitions; and global management consulting.

Concentrating in finance also equips students for careers in law and the public sector.

Finance Concentration

Select four of the following:4
Consumer Financial Decision Making
Advanced Corporate Finance
Investment Management
Real Estate Investment: Analysis and Financing
Financial Derivatives
International Financial Markets and Cryptocurrencies
Fixed Income Securities
Urban Fiscal Policy
Global Valuation and Risk Analysis
International Banking
Data Science for Finance
Capital Markets
Behavioral Finance
Central Banks, Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets
Venture Capital and the Finance of Innovation
The Finance of Buyouts and Acquisitions
Distressed Investing and Value Creation
ESG and Impact Investing
Energy Finance
Foundations of Asset Pricing
Strategic Equity Finance
Corporate Restructuring
Taxes and Business Strategy
Supervised Study in Finance
Advanced Topics in PE
Shareholder Activism
Other Wharton Requirements33
Total Course Units37

Other Wharton Requirements

First-Year Foundations
BEPP 1000Introductory Economics for Business Students 11
MATH 1400Calculus, Part I1
or MATH 1100 Calculus for Wharton Students
Critical Writing Seminar1
Business Breadth (non-concentration courses)3
Leadership Journey
WH 1010Business and You0.5
WH 2010Business Communication for Impact0.5
MGMT 3010Teamwork and Interpersonal Influence0.5
Capstone Course/Project0.5
ACCT 1010Accounting and Financial Reporting1
ACCT 1020Strategic Cost Analysis1
BEPP 2500Managerial Economics1
FNCE 1000Corporate Finance1
FNCE 1010Monetary Economics and the Global Economy1
LGST 1000Ethics and Social Responsibility1
or LGST 1010 Law and Social Values
MKTG 1010Introduction to Marketing1
OIDD 1010An Introduction to Operations, Information and Decisions1
STAT 1010Introductory Business Statistics1
STAT 1020Introductory Business Statistics1
Global Economy, Business & Society
One course unit required1
Technology, Innovation & Analytics
One course unit required1
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Foreign Language1
Second semester-level course or equivalent required1
At least one course unit required1
Natural Science, Math & Engineering
At least one course unit required1
Social Science
At least one course unit required1
Cross-Cultural Perspectives
Three course units required 23
Unrestricted Electives
Five course units required5
Total Course Units33

For students who take ECON 0100 Introduction to Micro Economics and ECON 0200 Introductory Economics: Macro in place of BEPP 1000 Introductory Economics for Business Students of these courses can be slotted for BEPP 1000 on the worksheet. The second course may be used to fulfill a General Education Distribution or Unrestricted Elective requirement.


Two can double-count as Humanities; Natural Science, Math & Engineering; Social Science; or Flex Gen Ed.

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2024 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.