Mission Statement

The Department of Finance, Financial Planning, and Insurance, in conjunction with the other departments in the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics, offers curricula leading to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance or a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with an option in Insurance and Financial Services. Students majoring outside of the department of Finance, Financial Planning, and Insurance may complete a Minor in Finance. Programs in the Department of Finance, Financial Planning, and Insurance are impacted.

Academic Advisement

All Lower Division program advisement is through the College Student Services Center in JH 2113. Upper Division students who are currently enrolled in or have completed BUS 302/L are encouraged to seek advisement through Upper Division mentors from the department of their major.


The major in Finance helps prepare graduates for a wide range of career opportunities in all industries and sectors of the economy. Among the finance career fields are consulting, financial planning, financial management analysis, financial budget analysis and investments. Students graduating with a major in Finance receive among the highest average starting salaries of business graduates.

The Insurance and Financial Services option prepares graduates for a wide variety of analytical, managerial or sales careers in the financial services industry. Analytical careers include employment in banking, insurance, investments and personal financial planning. Sales careers include employment in insurance, securities and mutual fund sales. Managerial careers include managerial employment in the financial services industry. The program also provides a solid foundation for a career in personal financial planning.


The David Nazarian College of Business and Economics is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Only 5% of business schools worldwide have achieved AACSB International accreditation.


The Business Honors Program is designed to recognize students who have demonstrated high academic standards and to encourage these students to continue their record of excellence as business majors at CSUN. The program is open to students who are declared majors in Accountancy; Economics; Finance; Information Systems; Management; Marketing; or Business Administration with an option in either Business Law, Global Supply Chain Management, Insurance and Financial Services, Real Estate or Systems and Operations Management; meet all Honors Program admissions criteria; and are selected by the Business Honors Program Admissions Committee. The Business Honors Program offers rigorous courses that emphasize communication, critical reasoning, complex problem solving and teamwork skills. Students accepted into the program are offered a variety of benefits, including Honors-designated courses, small class size, priority enrollment in business courses, the Business Honors Mentorship Program, the Seminar Series and Business Honors special events. For more information, call (818) 677-3100 or visit www.csun.edu/bhp.

Career Education and Professional Development Center

The David Nazarian College of Business and Economics offers students the opportunity to gain real-life work experience by completing an approved internship. Internship opportunities are available in a wide variety of organizations and cover all business disciplines. Not only does an internship provide students with an opportunity to obtain experience, but in many cases the internship leads to an employment opportunity with that organization. For more information, please call (818) 677-4697 or visit www.csun.edu/cobaessc/career-education-professional-development-center.


Chair: M. Monica Hussein
Juniper Hall (JH) 3125
(818) 677-2459