Corporate Financial Management Concentration

General Information




Accounting and Finance

BT 850

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This concentration is fundamentally designed to prepare its graduates for careers in corporate financial management in all forms of organizations: business and non-business, public or private, foreign or domestic. The objective is to teach the fundamental principles underlying organizations, to emphasize training which will improve student's thought processes, to provide a familiarity with analytical tools of finance within corporate management, and to develop in the student the ability to use the techniques involved in analyzing and evaluating corporate managerial problems and making sound decisions.


Course type


General Education:

48-51 units

Business Pool:

12 units (6 of these 12 units fulfill Core GE Requirements)

Non-business support:

14 units (3 of these 12 units fulfill Core GE Requirements, 6 fulfill SJSU Studies)

Lower-Division Business Core:

4 - 7 units

Upper-Division Business Core:

30 units (3 units fulfill SJSU Studies Requirements)

Corporate Financial Management Concentration:

30 units


A 2.0 (C average) is required in the major in order to earn the BS degree. The cumulative GPA for all business courses must be 2.0 or better to graduate.

Corporate Accounting & Finance Concentration (27 units)

Required Courses:
Accounting: (12 units)

BUS1 120A* Accounting Information Systems

BUS1 121A* Intermediate Accounting I

BUS1 121B* Intermediate Accounting II

BUS1 122A* Management Accounting & Control Systems


Finance: (9 units)

BUS1 171A* Financial Institutes and Markets

BUS1 173A* Financial Management: Theory and Policy

BUS1 173B* Problems in Financial Management


Accounting & Finance Electives: Complete TWO Courses (6 units):

BUS1 120B* Advanced AIS and IS Risk Assesement

BUS1 122B* Advanced Management Accounting & Control Systems (BUS 122A is a prerequisite)

BUS1 123A* Tax Factors of Business & Investment Decisions

BUS1 124* Forensic Accounting

BUS1 125* Special Financial Reporting Topics

BUS1 126* Advanced Accounting

BUS1 127A*# Honors in Corporate Financial Management

BUS1 127B*# Advanced Honors Practicum (only if 127A is used as Finance elective)

BUS1 128* Accounting for Nonprofit Organizations

BUS1 129B* Operational Auditing

BUS1 171B* Commercial Banking

BUS1 172A* Investments Analysis

BUS1 172B* Portfolio Management

BUS1 172C* Futures and Options

BUS1 173C* Entrepreneurial Finance

BUS1 174* Risk Management and Insurance

BUS1 175* Real Estate Finance

BUS1 177* International Business Finance

BUS1 179B* Selected Topics in Business Finance


*   Requires a grade of “C” or better.
# Additional criteria needed (See Accounting Department - BT 850 for details). CANNOT use both 127A and 127B as electives.


Business Pool

Freshmen admitted in fall 2010 or later must complete MATH 71 with a grade of C or better. Transfer students and Freshmen admitted prior to fall 2010 complete MATH 70, Finite Math with grade of C or better. As of fall 2009, all courses below require grades of C or better.

MATH 71 Business Calculus

English 2 Composition (or, if continuous enrollment began BEFORE Fall 2015, English 1B)

BUS1 20 Financial Accounting

BUS2 90 Business Statistics


Non-Business Support Courses

ECON 1A Macroeconomics

ECON 1B Microeconomics

PHIL 186 Prof. Business Ethics (Area S)

Non-Business Global Perspectives (Area V)
(See approved list in JHSSC)


Lower Division Business Core

BUS3 10 Discovering Business (Highly recommended for Freshmen)

BUS3 80 Legal Environment of Business

BUS4 91L Computer tools for Business (1 unit)


Upper Division Business Core

COMM 100W , ENG 100WB, or LLD 100WB (C or better) (Requires passing the WST)

BUS2 130 Introduction to Marketing

BUS5 140 Fundamentals of Operations Management

BUS3 160 Fundamentals of Management and Organizational Behavior

BUS1 170 Fundamentals of Finance (Requires a “C” or better)

BUS5 187 Global Dimensions of Business

BUS4 188 Business Systems and Policy

BUS3 189 Strategic Management(Requires graduating senior status)

BUS2 190 Quantitative Business Analysis


General Education (48-51 Units)

Core GE


Course name



Basic Skills



Math Concepts (Math 71)



Science (including lab)



Humanities & Arts



Social Science*



Human Understanding & Dev.



American History**



US Constitution & CA Government**                       Physical Education (2 separate & distinct activities)



Physical Education (2 separate & distinct activities)


SJSU Studies (Requires passing the WST)


Course name



Self & Society (Phil 186)



Earth & Environment



Culture & Civilization (See Non Business Global above)



Written Communication II (100W)(Requires a C or better)


*    Econ 1B fulfills area D1 for Business majors
**  Areas U.S.1,U.S.2 & U.S.3 may also fulfill Areas D2 & D3 (See BSAC advisor for details)

Total Unit Requirement - 120 Units. CFM majors typically graduate with 123.0 semester units minimum.

Interdisciplinary Electives or Minor (See a JHSSC advisor for details)