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Undergraduate Programs

Finance curriculum

A student in Krannert may pursue a major in Finance or a concentration in Finance. 


It requires 120 credit hours to complete a bachelor's degree in finance and typically takes four years.  In addition to the core curriculum, students take at least 12 hours of upper division finance elective courses.  They also take at least 12 hours of accounting courses, including 6 hours of upper division accounting electives. 

Students with a major in finance may add a concentration in another area such as accounting or economics.  Or, students may pursue a double major. 


A concentration is similar to a minor. If you add a concentration to your major, you can still graduate in four years, and you’ll expand your career options. Students may also pair a Krannert degree with a minor from another college at Purdue. Popular minors include foreign languages, political science, psychology or organizational leadership and supervision, among others.


Student clubs like the Financial Management Association and the ODIN Club give students a chance to learn and network outside of class.  Through the Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) students can select stocks and design portfolio allocation strategies.  Students will also have opportunities to interact with alums working in finance, such as Thad Davis in the classroom and during informal luncheon meetings.

Talk with your mentor or advisor about your career objectives.  They can help you decide whether a major or a concentration in finance is right for you.