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
  • Commercial and investment banking in an international context
  • The financial management (“treasury function”) of commercial and industrial enterprises and of financial institutions
  • The financial aspects of venture capital, mergers, and acquisitions
  • Most aspects of management consulting in both domestic and international sectors

Concentrating in finance also equips students well for careers in law and government in addition to the private sector.

Finance Concentration

Select four of the following:4
Advanced Corporate Finance
Investment Management
Financial Derivatives
Corporate Valuation
International Corporate Finance
Real Estate Investment: Analysis and Financing
International Financial Markets
International Banking
Urban Fiscal Policy
Fixed Income Securities
Capital Markets
Behavioral Finance
Venture Capital and the Finance of Innovation
The Finance of Buyouts and Acquisitions
Impact Investing
Finance Energy
Strategic Equity Finance
ASP - Fin-Tech
ASP - Hedge Funds
ASP - Shareholder Activism
Finance In The Middle East & North Africa
Supervised Study in Finance
Other Wharton Requirements33
Total Course Units37

Other Wharton Requirements

First Year Foundations
ECON 010Introduction to Economics for Business 11
MATH 104Calculus, Part I1
or MATH 110 Calculus for Wharton Students
Business
Leadership Journey
WH 101Business and You0.5
WH 201Management Communication: Persuasive Speaking and Writing for Business0.5
WH301Teamwork/Interpersonal Dynamics0.5
Capstone Course/Project0.5
Fundamentals
ACCT 101Principles of Accounting I1
ACCT 102Managerial Accounting1
BEPP 250Managerial Economics1
FNCE 100Corporate Finance1
FNCE 101Monetary Economics and the Global Economy1
LGST 100Ethics and Social Responsibility1
or LGST 101 Law and Social Values
MGMT 101Introduction To Management1
MKTG 101Introduction to Marketing1
OIDD 101An Introduction to Operations, Information and Decisions1
STAT 101Introductory Business Statistics1
STAT 102Introductory Business Statistics1
Global Economy, Business & Society
Select one course1
Technology, Innovation & Analytics
Select one course1
Liberal Arts & Sciences
General Education Distribution
Select 6 courses with at least 1 course unit in each of the following categories:6
Humanities
Natural Science, Math & Engineering
Social Science
Cross-Cultural Perspectives
Select 3 courses 23
Writing
Critical Writing Seminar1
Unrestricted Electives
Select five courses5
Additional Requirements
Second semester-level Foreign Language
PennSTART
Business Breadth (non-concentration courses)3
Total Course Units33
1

For students who take ECON 001 Introduction to Micro Economics and ECON 002 Introductory Economics: Macro in place of ECON 010 Introduction to Economics for Business of these courses can be slotted for ECON 010 on the worksheet. The second course may be used to fulfill a General Education Distribution or Unrestricted Elective requirement.

2

Two can double-count as General Education Distribution courses. 


The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2017 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.