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 Finance Major 

 

SPOTLIGHT

School of Business
Finance Major

A student pursuing a bachelor of science in business administration degree can choose to major in finance. Finance teaches students about the financial operations and financial management of firms. Students learn about the financial records of firms, the character and appraisal of corporate securities, and financial techniques used in all phases of the discipline. In addition, students may choose elective subjects which permit them to aim at a particular segment of finance, such as corporate finance, commercial and investment banking, and financial planning. Certain courses are offered each semester; others are cycled every other semester or every other year to provide the greatest diversification possible.

Finance majors are particularly well suited for positions in the private or public sector that require knowledge of financial institutions and financial operations such as banks, insurance companies and real estate firms. Students are also well prepared for graduate and professional schools.

Requirements for the Major

Required BSBA Core Courses - Credits: 39

Required Major Courses

Two Elective Courses - Credits: 6

Elective courses are selected from other 300- and 400-level Finance courses, and/or including the following:

Other Required Courses - Credits: 6

 

School of Business
Suggested Program of Study:
Finance major

First Year

First Semester

Hours

English 101

3

Liberal Studies

3-4

Math requirement

3

Economics 201

3

CPSC 210

3

Total hours

15-16

 

Second Semester

Hours

Liberal Studies (English 103)

3

Liberal Studies

3-4

Liberal Studies (Economics 202)

3

Math requirement…..(if needed or elective)

3

Liberal Studies

3

Total hours

15-16

 

Second Year

First Semester

Hours

Accounting 209

3

Liberal Studies

3-4

Liberal Studies (Communication 200)

3

ECON 219

3

Liberal Studies

3

Total hours

15-16

 

Second Semester

Hours

Accounting 210

3

Liberal Studies

3-4

Liberal Studies (English 210)

3

Liberal Studies

3

Finance 303

3

Total hours

15-16

 

Third Year

First Semester

Hours

ACCT 340 (Legal Environment)

3

Liberal Studies

3

Elective

3

Liberal Studies

3

Finance 320

3

Total hours

15

 

Second Semester

Hours

MGMT 351

3

Finance 321 (Investments)

3

Finance  323 (Fin Mkts & Inst)

3

Finance 326  (Intermediate Corporate)

3

Management 320

3

Total hours

15

 

Fourth Year

First Semester

Hours

FIN 427 (Int’l Fin Mgt)

3

Finance (elective)

3

CPSC/MGMT 365

3

Elective

3

Marketing 330

3

Total hours

15

 

Second Semester

Hours

Management 458 (Policy)

3

Finance (elective)

3

Liberal Studies

3

Liberal Studies

3

Elective

3

Total hours

15

Accredited Programs:
BSBA in Accounting, BSBA in Economics, BSBA in Finance, BSBA in Management, BSBA in Marketing
Candidates for accreditation:
BSBA in Sustainable Management, MBA

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