15-3 Finance: Major Requirements

Major Requirements (Updated for Fall 2023)

  • 5-6 Required Subjects

    Managerial Finance15.417 [LAB. CI-M] or 15.401 [students who take 15.401 must take 15.418]

    Corporate Finance15.418 [LAB. CI-M] or 15.402 [students who take 15.402 must take 15.417]

    Communication (optional)15.276 [CI-M] or 15.279 [CI-M] [students who take either 15.401 or 15.402 must take 15.276 or 15.279]


    Microeconomics14.01 [HASS] or 15.0111

    Probability and Statistics: 15.069 or 18.05 or 14.30 [all RESTs]  (requirement can also be fulfilled by taking 18.600 or 6.3700 AND 15.075 or 18.650)

  • 7 Required Subjects

    Each student must take an additional seven full subjects from the approved list of Restricted Electives. At least two of the electives must be in the area of Core Electives in Finance and there must be at least five electives in total between the areas of Core Electives in Finance and Topics in Finance.

    *A full subject is either 9 or 12 units. A half subject is 6 units.


Special Note For Classes of 2022, 2023, and 2024:

You can choose to either fulfill the updated requirements (listed above) or the previous requirements.  Please contact the Sloan Undergraduate Office (ugeducation [at] sloan.mit.edu) to discuss your specific situation and which option makes the most sense for you. 


Declaring a Major

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