QC Economics

The Finance Major

Students who choose the finance major will gain an understanding of the basic concepts involved in financial decision-making. The curriculum is constructed to provide students with opportunities to practice what is taught through real world applications based on spreadsheet modeling, forecasting, regression analysis, and firm valuation. The major prepares students for future graduate study in business, as well as equipping them to gain the business experience necessary to pursue a graduate degree.

Requirements for Finance Majors:

1. Admission requires a GPA of 3.3 (subject to revision) in the first four courses listed below.
2. The minimum GPA is 2.7 for courses taken for the major in finance at Queens College.
3. No Individual Grade below C- is accepted.
4. No more than 21 credits can be transferred into the program from other colleges.

17 Required Courses and 4 Electives as follows:
1 ACCT 101
2 ACCT 102
3 ECON 101
4 ECON 102
5 MATH 131 or 141 or 151
6 ECO 249 or MATH 241
7 BUS 384 or ECO 382 (which requires ECON 249 and MATH 131)
8 ACCT 261 or ACCT 367
9 BUS 241
10 BUS 243
11 BUS 247
12 CSCI 48
13 PHIL 160
14 BUS 160W
15 BUS 341W
16 BUS 350
17 BUS 351
18 Elective from Econ 207, 215, 220, 229, 328; Bus 352, 353, 354
19 Elective from Econ 207, 215, 220, 229, 328; Bus 352, 353, 354
20 First Globalization and Environment Elective.
21 Second Globalization and Environment Elective.


Finance majors may now minor in Financial Modeling offered through the Computer Science department.