Corporate Financial Management Concentration

General Information

Department Office Phone
Accounting and Finance BT 850 (408) 924-3460

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 Units
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 Financial Management Concentration (33 units)

Required Courses:
Accounting: (15 units)

Accounting Electives: Select one of the following nine courses (3 units):

Finance: (12 units)

Finance Electives: Select one of the following ten courses (3 units):

*   Requires a grade of “C” or better.
# Additional criteria needed(See Accounting Department (BT 850) for details).

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.

Non-Business Support Courses

Lower Division Business Core

Upper Division Business Core

General Education (48-51 Units)

Core GE

Section Course name Units
A Basic Skills 9
B4 Math Concepts (Math 71) 3
B Science (including lab) 9
C Humanities & Arts 9
D Social Science* 9
E Human Understanding & Dev. 3
F1 American History**  
F2&3 US Constitution & CA Government**                       Physical Education (2 separate & distinct activities)


SJSU Studies (Requires passing the WST)

Section Course name Units
S Self & Society (Phil 186) 3
R Earth & Environment 3
V Culture & Civilization (See Non Business Global above) 3
Z Written Communication II (100W) (Requires a C or better) 3

*    Econ 1B fulfills area D1 for Business majors
**  Areas F1,F2 & F3 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 BSAC advisor for details)