A degree in finance requires 124 credit hours and leads to a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. No minor or second major is required. A common body of knowledge is required of all students majoring in the College of Business and Industry at Mississippi State University. Students may supplement the required courses with a number of business and non-business elective courses. By carefully selecting these elective courses, students may develop a program of study that fits with their interests and career preparation needs. In order to maximize the benefits of their program, students are strongly encouraged to work closely with their assigned advisor in developing their program of study.