Clarkson Common Experience

The following courses are required for all students, irrespective of their program of study. These courses are offered during the fall semester, with FY100 First-Year Seminar being required of only first-year students. Both FY100 and UNIV190 are typically taken during the fall semester of the first year at Clarkson.

FY100

First-Year Seminar

1

UNIV190

The Clarkson Seminar

3

The Clarkson Common Experience also requires that students take two math courses (business students must take Calculus and Statistics), two science courses (at least one with laboratory), and five Knowledge Area courses, as well as earn at least six communication points. Please refer to the University Catalog for additional details on these requirements.

School of Business Common First- & Second-Year Curricula

During the first and second year, all students majoring in FI&A take courses that are part of a core business curriculum and courses that fulfill the Clarkson Common Experience requirements. These typically include the following:

AC202

Financial Accounting

3

AC203

Managerial Accounting

3

EC150

Principles of Microeconomics

3

EC151

Principles of Macroeconomics

3

EC311

Introduction to Econometrics

3

IS211

Introduction to Enterprise Information Systems

3

LW270

Law & Society I

3

MA180

Introductory College Mathematics

4

MA181

Basic Calculus

3

MK320

Principles of Marketing

3

OM331

Operations & Supply Chain Management

3

OS286

Organizational Behavior

3

SB113

Entrepreneurship & Business Innovation I

3

STAT282

Statistics

3

 

Two science courses (one with laboratory)

7

 

Three elective courses

9

Required Courses 

Students majoring in FI&A are required to complete the following courses:

AC305

Cost Accounting

3

AC311

Intermediate Financial Accounting I

3

AC312

Intermediate Financial Accounting II

3

FN462

Investments

3

FN464

Financial Management II

3

FN470

Strategic Financial Management

3

 Core Electives

Students in the FI&A major are required to choose three professional electives from the list below.

Professional Electives

AC407*

Taxation of Business Entities

3

AC421*

Accounting Information Systems

3

AC431*

Advanced Accounting: Investment & Ownership Interests

3

AC436*

Auditing

3

FN/EC468

Financial Markets & Institutions

3

FN455

Venture Capital & Private Equity

3

FN467

International Finance

3

FN474

Models for Financial Analysis

3

FN475

Portfolio Management

3

FN575/FN576

Professional Fund Management I & II (must total at least 3 credits)

3

LW471

Law & Society II

3

* These classes are required to complete the accounting concentration.

School of Business Common Third- & Fourth-Year Curricula

During the third and fourth year, all students majoring in FI&A take the following courses, which are part of a core business curriculum.

FN361

Financial Management I

3

OS352

Human Resource Management

3

OS432

Organizational Policy & Strategy

3

 Electives

Knowledge Area/University Course Electives
Students majoring in FI&A will have approximately 18 credit hours available to use toward Knowledge Area and/or University Course electives.

Free Electives
Students majoring in Financial Information & Analysis will have approximately 6 credit hours available to use toward courses of their choice.

Professional Experience
All students participate in a project-based professional experience such as a co-op, an internship, directed research or a community project clearly related to the student's professional goals.

Global Experience
A global experience is required for graduation for all Clarkson Business students. Employers want our graduates to understand different cultures and diversity and to have had first-hand exposure. Students will have a variety of opportunities, such as a semester exchange and/or faculty-led global business trips, to satisfy this requirement.