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.
For your planning purposes, refer to a projected four-year (PDF | 173 KB) plan for the finance major. Many factors will affect the actual course scheduling, but this will provide a general plan of study. A comprehensive list of major courses with course descriptions is available at http://www.terry.uga.edu/courses/FINA/.
Finance major curriculum: FINANCE_MAJOR_CURRICULUMposts12.pdf
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 DAWGlink in order have access to employment information provided through the Career Center however all internship opportunities may be submitted Interested students should download the appropriate internship information packet and appropriate agreement form
FINA 4800 internship and agreement form (PDF | 270 KB)
FINA 5990 internship and agreement form (PDF | 290 KB)
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.