Willimantic, Conn. – Eastern Connecticut State University will be offering a new Finance major this coming fall in the Business Administration Department. Students will be able to register for classes for the 2014 fall semester. The Bachelor of Science degree in Finance will provide students with preparation to enter the financial services sector, work in a corporate setting and/or enroll in graduate school. With a broad foundation in the liberal arts, the Finance major includes related courses in business, economics, and core and elective courses in finance and economics. Courses include Business Finance, Financial Institutions and Markets, Money and Banking, Investment Analysis, Real Estate Finance, Bank Management, Financial Management, Personal Financial Planning, International Financial Management, Financial Derivatives, Management of Business Information and Business Law, and Business Ethics. The Finance major is designed to develop students’ intellectual skills for problem solving, communication, critical thinking, technical and quantitative analysis, understanding of ethical issues and knowledge of principles, and theories and regulations in finance. Requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in Finance include completion of all University Liberal Arts Core requirements as well the required related business, finance and economic course requirements and electives.