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Professionals in the field of finance manage long-term investments, working capital and issues of financing for organizations ranging from small businesses to large corporations. The finance emphasis will provide you with the tools and skills necessary to support and manage a successful career in finance.


  • This emphasis offers an in-depth understanding of finance as it relates to various aspects of organizations.
  • Courses focus on financial statement analysis, investments, risk management, personal and public finance and international finance and banking.

Career opportunities

The finance emphasis prepares you for a successful career in financial planning and investment. Specific careers include bankers, finance directors and financial investors.

Course listing

Note: Emphasis courses are additional courses that are to be completed alongside the general education and parent program requirements as dictated by the Fresno Pacific University catalog. Please review the course requirements for baccalaureate programs and the general education summary in the Undergraduate Academic Catalog.

Required Major Courses (6 Units)

FIN 453Capital Markets and Money3
FIN 470Investment3

Elective Courses (12 Units)

Select four of the following

FIN 452Public Finance3
INTB 460International Finance and Economics3
FIN 451Financial Statement Analysis3
BUS 486Topics in Business3
ECON 440Managerial Economics3
MGT 457Risk Management3
CSSE 112Survey of Computer Science3
CSSE 220Object-Oriented Programming3

Required Capstone Course (3 Units)

Choose one of the following

BUS 482Seminar in Business Strategy4
BUS 496Business Internship3

Program director

Ranjan George
Ranjan George, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Business, Program Director, Business B.A.


Peng Wen, Ph.D.
Peng Wen, Ph.D.

Professor of Business Administration: Economics, Program Director, Master's in Business Administration