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Indiana University Bloomington

Majors & Minors
Select a major below to see requirements, electives, and recommended academies.

Program Partner

Work towards becoming a CFA Charterholder while pursuing your degree at Kelley—a Chartered Financial Analyst Program Partner.


Finance majors help corporations sort out the complexities of their investment options and align them with their long-term goals. Kelley finance graduates often pursue the following careers paths: 

  • Corporate finance (CF)
  • Financial institutions (FI)
  • Investment banking (IB)
  • Investment management (IM)
  • Real estate (RE)

Because Kelley is a Chartered Financial Analyst Program Partner, you can work towards becoming a CFA Charterholder while pursuing your MBA.

Recommended Academies: Consulting, Capital Markets, or Strategic Finance

  • Major requirements: Select 15 credit hours total including your “outside” courses. Both required courses must be completed.
  • Major electives: Select at least six elective courses.
  • Outside courses: Select any two additional courses from the MBA Program outside of the finance major. The following general graduation requirement courses do not qualify as outside courses: A548, L507, X504, X505, X507, X515, X516, and X517.
  • Minor requirements: A total of at least six credit hours are required. At least one of the two required courses must be completed.
  • Minor electives: If one required course is completed, pick three courses from the list of electives; if two required courses are completed, pick two courses from the list of electives.
Courses Major
CF Path
FI Path
IB Path
IM Path
RE Path
BUS-F 520 Asset Valuation and Strategy Required  
BUS-F 540 The Firm in the Capital Markets Required  
BUS-F 506 Commercial and Investment Banking        
BUS-F 507 Short-term Financial Management        
BUS-F 508 Real Options in Capital Budgeting  
BUS-F 517 Venture Capital & Entrepreneurial Finance      
BUS-F 519 Behavioral Finance            
BUS-F 525 Corporate Financial Risk Management      
BUS-F 526 Derivative Securities    
BUS-F 528 Fixed Income Investments  
BUS-F 529 Equity Markets        
BUS-F 535 Security Trading and Market Making        
BUS-F 541 Spreadsheet Modeling for Finance
BUS-F 546 Corporate Financial Strategy      
BUS-F 548 Corporate Governance and Restructuring        
BUS-F 550 Applied Portfolio Selection            
BUS-F 570 International Financial Markets    
BUS-F 571 International Corporate Finance        
BUS-F 590 Independent Study in Finance            
BUS-R 510 Real Estate Investment        
BUS-R 590 Independent Study in Real Estate