You are fascinated by the possibilities of investing money and of growing wealth for both yourself and others. 

About Finance

Finance is the study of how individuals, businesses, and organizations acquire and use money. In fact, finance students get hands-on experience with this through the Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF), or Tiger Fund, which gives them the opportunity to work through such areas of security research, valuation of risky assets, and portfolio management. Since it began in 2005, students have taken the initial $1 million provided by the LSU Foundation and grown it to more than $2.3 million.

Possible Careers

  • Actuarial specialist
  • Appraiser
  • Banker
  • Certified financial planner
  • Corporate developer
  • Investment manager
  • Real estate analyst
  • Risk management specialist

Program Requirements

Once you're an LSU student, you'll need to meet the requirements below to continue pursuing this major.

  • 30 credit hours of college-level coursework
    • at least 12 credit hours from the LSU Flagship campus
    • at least 9 credit hours in business courses
  • grade of “C-” or better in ACCT 2001, ECON 2000, ENGL 1001, ISDS 1102, MATH 1021, and MATH 1431
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA and cumulative LSU GPA
  • 2.5 business GPA and LSU business GPA

Senior College

E.J. Ourso College of Business


B.S., Bachelor of Science

Course Load by Subject Area

  • Business & Economics: ⚫︎⚫︎⚫︎
  • Communication: ⚫︎⚫︎⚪︎
  • Electives: ⚫︎⚪︎⚪︎
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