Admission to a curriculum in the Department of Finance requires that a student be admissible to the E. J. Ourso College of Business and meet the following GPA requirements at the time of application for admission:
- A minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
- A minimum 2.5 LSU GPA
- A minimum 2.5 business GPA
- A minimum 2.5 LSU business GPA
In the Department of Finance, the second digit of the course number denotes the subject area of the course, as follows: 2–Business law; 3–Real estate; 4–Risk and insurance; 6–Finance (capital markets and financial institutions); 7–Finance (financial management); 8–Finance (investment analysis/portfolio theory); 9–General courses.
Prerequisites for any finance course may be waived in exceptional cases with consent of the instructor and approval of the department chair.