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Finance Major Suggested Course Sequences

 

When registration comes around, will you know what classes you need, or will you be scratching your head in confusion?  Consider the following words of advice:

Take Accounting 211 - Accounting Principles as early as possible, and then take Finance 321 - Business Finance the following semester. You can take Accounting 211 as early as the second semester of your freshman year. If you do not take it then, take it during your sophomore year. Accounting 211 is a prerequisite for Finance 321, and Finance 321 is a prerequisite for all upper-level (400-level) finance courses.

The order in which you take the 400-leval finance courses generally does not matter, except that:

  1. Finance 445 - Financial Statement Analysis should be taken first, right after Finance 321, as it is useful for other 400-level finance classes. (You can take Finance 445 concurrently with another 400-level finance class, if your schedule requires that.)
  2. You cannot take Finance 420 – Cases in Finance until your senior year.
  3. You cannot take Finance 450 – Corporate Financial Analysis until you have completed at least one 300-level accounting course or one 400-level finance course.  Thus, you will usually not take this course until the spring of your junior year or your senior year.

If you choose to take Accounting 425 - Income Tax Concepts, take it late in your Wofford experience because the content changes quickly due to tax law changes.

Be sure you have taken the prerequisites and meet the requirements for a course before you register for it!

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