The major in Finance has been designed to provide the student with concepts and techniques of financial analysis. Through the use of accounting information and the basic understanding of financial theory, majors are taught how to arrive at financial decisions and make financial projections in the business world. The finance program combines coursework concentrating on financial management, investment analysis, and financial markets to prepare students for positions with major corporations and small business enterprises, stock brokerage firms, governmental agencies, commercial banks, investment banks, insurance companies or other financial institutions.
Advising is mandatory each semester prior to the pre-registration period date determined by the UGA Registrar’s Office. Appointments are scheduled via the UGA Student Advising & Registration Assistant (SARA) system beginning the week after drop/add each semester.
Please be aware that degree requirements are easily found on the University of Georgia Bulletin.
If you are a current finance major, DegreeWorks is also a helpful tool for understanding your requirements:
Course descriptions are available at: http://www.terry.uga.edu/courses/
Walk-In Hours for Finance Students only
(For questions and information, not for official Semester Advising):
Mondays from 3:30 - 4:30 pm (Brooks 444A) and Wednesdays from 12:30 - 1:30 pm (Brooks 424)
Unfortunately not all courses are able to offer wait lists. If the course you wish to register for offers the option of a waitlist, please follow instructions on the Registrar's Office found below:
The UGA Finance Society is an active and innovative business organization. Its main objectives are to maintain communications with the business community and the academic world, introduce and broaden network opportunities for students, provide a forum for interaction between faculty members and students, and create opportunities fro student fellowship through social services.
Learn more on the Finance Society website.
Academic credit may be earned for valuable internship experiences. Students must apply, meet the outlined prerequisites, and be approved before granted access to the course. Students are strongly encouraged to register with Handshake in order have access to employment information provided through the Career Center however all internship opportunities may be submitted. Interested students should download the internship information packet and agreement form:
Finance majors may apply annually for scholarships distributed and managed through the department. Application information will be distributed in February of each year for the upcoming academic year.