Corporate Finance

Understanding the Corporate Finance Flexible Core Requirement

These courses serve as an introduction to business finance (corporate financial management and investment) for both non-majors and majors preparing for upper-level coursework. The primary objective is to provide a framework, concepts, and tools for analyzing financial decisions based on fundamental principles of modern financial theory.

Placement Process

Substitution By Credentials

While it is not possible to waive the Corporate Finance requirement in its entirety, students will have the option to replace the class with any upper-level finance course if they have met one of the following criteria: 1) completed a college level course in corporate finance with a grade of B+ or better; 2) have passed all three CFA exams; or 3) have at least four years of professional experience in the financial services industry.

Students who submit credentials that meet the above criteria will be permitted to substitute the Corporate Finance core class by completing any upper-level finance course. The substitution class can be taken at any time during the student’s four semesters.

IMPORTANT: If submitting a transcript, please highlight the course or courses in corporate finance taken. If submitting an application for substitution based on work experience, please submit a list showing dates of employment, job title, and firm for each of the four and your resume highlighting the work experience. Please provide any other supporting documentation as you see fit. Failure to follow these guidelines will result in your request being declined.


FNCE 6110: Corporate Finance (Instructors may vary)

Substitution Course Syllabi