The Financial Information and Analysis (FIA) program consists of 33 credits of Clarkson Common Experience, 42 credits of foundation coursework in business, 27 credits of specialized business courses, and 18 credits of electives.
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 credit)
UNIV190 The Clarkson Seminar (3 credits)
All courses are 3 credits unless noted.
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Financial Information & Analysis Core Requirements
Students are required to complete the following courses:
AC305 Cost Accounting
AC311 Intermediate Financial Accounting I
AC312 Intermediate Financial Accounting II
FN464 Financial Management II
FN470 Strategic Financial Management
Financial Information & Analysis Core Electives
Students must complete 3 of the following courses:
AC407 Taxation of Business Entities
AC421 Accounting Information Systems
AC431 Advanced Accounting: Investment & Ownership Interests
FN/EC468 Financial Markets & Institutions
FN455 Venture Capital & Private Equity
FN467 International Finance
FN474 Models for Financial Analysis
FN475 Portfolio Management
FN575 Professional Fund Management I and/or
FN576 Professional Fund Management II (must total at least 3 credits)
IS301 Applied Data Analytics
LW471 Law & Society II
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.
Students majoring in Financial Information & Analysis will have approximately 6 credit hours available to use toward courses of their choice.
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.
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.