Department of Finance
Department Information
Advisement Center
460 TNRB

Admission to Degree Program

The degree program carries special enrollment limitations. Please see the Marriott School of Management Advisement Center for specific details.

The Discipline

Financiers are the gatekeepers of the money within an economy. Finance is the study of the entire process from both sides—the financier holding the financial capital and the entity requesting the use of that capital. It explores how and under what conditions financial capital is transferred from the financiers to the corporations, governments, and individuals seeking to use the money. It offers a broad set of tools and insights regarding how to most profitably employ and allocate monetary resources. It studies the efficiency of the markets in which all these transactions take place. And it searches for ways in which all participants in the financial system can reduce or hedge the various risks they face. In a way, finance is the study of how to most effectively and most efficiently get financial resources from the financiers to the people who will create the next revolutionary product or service.

Career Opportunities

Finance graduates work in a variety of fields that include but are not limited to: asset manager, commercial banker, corporate financial planning analyst, corporate treasury analyst, consultant, credit analyst, equity analyst, investment banker, private wealth advisor, and securities or commodity trader.

Graduation Requirements

To receive a BYU bachelor's degree a student must complete, in addition to all requirements for a specific major, the following university requirements:

  • The University Core, consisting of requirements in general and religious education. (For a complete listing of courses that meet university core requirements, see here.)
  • At least 30 credit hours must be earned in residence on the BYU campus in Provo as an admitted day student
  • A minimum of 120 credit hours
  • A cumulative GPA of at least 2.0
  • Be in good standing with the Honor Code Office

Students should see their college advisement center for help or information concerning the undergraduate programs.