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; or 2) have passed all three CFA exams.

Students who 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.

No action is required regarding academic credentials. Substitution by credential for Corporate Finance will be based upon a review of the transcripts you submitted as part of your admissions application.

If you would like to submit your CFA certification, please email it to 


FNCE 6110: Corporate Finance (Instructors may vary)

Substitution Course Syllabi