Department of Finance
College of Business Administration
Note: Students majoring in Finance and/or Real Estate must satisfy the College of Business Administration (CBA) admission requirements before they can officially declare their major. A copy of the Admission, Retention, and Graduation Policy may be obtained from the Student Advising and Career Services Office in the College of Business Administration or at www.CBA.uni.edu/dbweb/pages/students/advising-policies.cfm. Prior to completion of the admission requirements, students may sign an intent to major in Finance or Real Estate and be classified as a prospective (pre)major. Pre-Finance and Pre-Real Estate majors may enroll in lower division (below 100/3000-level) business courses only. Enrollment in upper division (100/3000/4000-level) business courses requires satisfactory completion of the CBA admission requirements and any course prerequisites.
Finance and Real Estate majors may declare a double major, and/or major and minor within the College of Business Administration, subject to the approval of the other CBA departments involved. Finance and Real Estate majors minoring within the CBA must select minors designated for business majors. Finance majors cannot minor in Finance, and Real Estate majors cannot minor in Real Estate. However, Finance majors may double major or minor in Real Estate, and Real Estate majors may double major in Finance or minor in Finance.
To graduate with a major in Finance or Real Estate from the College of Business Administration, a student must earn at least 50% of the business credit hours required for the major at UNI. Students must take at least 50% of the course work required for the degree outside the College of Business Administration. Up to nine hours of economics (excluding 920:020), and six hours of statistics may be counted as outside the College of Business Administration. A student must earn a 2.20 cumulative grade point average at UNI; and must earn an overall 2.20 grade point average in 120:xxx, 130:xxx, 150:xxx, 160:xxx, and 920:xxx courses taken at UNI. Students given permission to graduate out-of-residence must earn a 2.20 or better in all courses approved and accepted for out-of-residence credit.
The Finance Department may impose additional admission requirements for students wishing to declare a minor or a second CBA major. Eligibility to declare a minor or a second CBA major is based on competitive GPA and space availability. Students may obtain a copy of these requirements from the Student Advising and Career Services Office (CBB 321B) in the College of Business Administration.