Finance Specialization

The Finance specialization is available to undergraduates in the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program at Stuart School of Business.

This specialization provides an overview of economic principles for business and managerial decision-making, concepts of microeconomics, macroeconomic principles, asset pricing theory, capital investments and cash flows, shareholder value, pricing and risk management of derivative securities, and other topics in finance. 

Students develop a depth of knowledge in finance that complements the solid foundation in business fundamentals and the quantitative and analytical skills they have gained in the business administration major. 

The specialization also offers a strong academic background for Stuart’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Master of Science in Finance accelerated master’s program, through which a student can graduate from Illinois Tech with two degrees in as few as five years.


The Finance specialization requires the following five courses (15 credit hours).

  • BUS 382—Business Economics
  • BUS 452—International Finance
  • BUS 454—Investments
  • BUS 455—Corporate Finance
  • BUS 458—Financial Derivatives

See course descriptions