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Department of Finance


Finance Major

Howard Keen
Undergraduate Program Coordinator
e-mail: hkeen@temple.edu
phone: 215-204-5990


Finance plays a central role in the operation of the economy and is at the heart of the resource allocation system. Individuals often come in contact with financial instruments (money, stocks, bonds, etc.) and financial institutions and need to understand the role of the financial system in managing their lifetime financial portfolio.

Finance majors typically have one of four career objectives: (1) a position in the finance department of a business firm; (2) a position in a financial institution such as a bank, investment bank, or mutual fund; (3) a career in the area of financial investments; and (4) a position with a government or non-profit organization.

Finance majors are encouraged to become involved in the Financial Management Association/National Honor Society (FMA/NHS). This student professional organization offers students the opportunity to meet business leaders in the financial industry, hosts career development seminars, and maintains a résumé book. The Financial Management Association is open to all business majors. To join the National Honor Society division of this organization, students must meet admission requirements. For more information, please contact the FMA executive officers at 215-204-6673.


Summary of Requirements

University Requirements
All new students starting in the 2013-2014 academic year and beyond are required to complete the university’s General Education (GenEd) curriculum.
College Requirements
Students must meet College Graduation Requirements, including the requirements of the major listed below. Students must attain an overall GPA of 2.0 and a 2.0 GPA in the major to graduate as a Finance major. Use the major GPA calculator at www.fox.temple.edu/advising to calculate the GPA in the major.
Major Requirements for new students
Suggested Sequence for new students


Please visit the below links to see the requirements and suggested sequence based on your incoming class year:








Accelerated 3 Year BBA

Motivated students can accelerate their BBA program to finish in 3 years. Please see the suggested sequence.