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Finance

Finance is often a path to an executive level leadership position such as a director or CEO. The finance program prepares students to analyze globally-based financial issues and to develop problem solutions. Outside of the business school core, finance students take over 15 credit hours specifically in Finance in courses like Capital Investment, Financial Policy and Strategy, and Risk Management.

Program Outcomes

Graduates know how to make global investment decisions from the perspective of both an investor and a business leader, evaluate projects for profitability, raise capital for expansion, analyze financial statements, and manage cash and business risk.

Why Finance?
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Program: FINANCE
Major/Minor: Finance
Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)
Dept: Accounting and Finance Department
School: John Massey School of Business
Major Code: 096

GENERAL EDUCATION (44 Semester Hours)

Specified General Education Requirements
COMM 2213 Business and Professional Speaking
ECON 2113 Principles of Macroeconomics
MATH 1513 College Algebra or math course with college algebra as a prerequisite

Communications (9 Hours)
1.English (ENG 1113 and ENG 1213)
2.Speech Communication (COMM 2213)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (12 Hours)
1.Political Science (POSC 1513)
2.American History (HIST 1513 or 1523)
3.Social Science (ECON 2113)
4. Mental and Physical Health (KIN 1113 or PSY 1113)

Science and Mathematics (14 Hours)
1.Biological Sciences (BIOL 1114 or 1404)
2.Physical Sciences (CHEM 1004, 1114, 1315; PHYS 1114, 2015; PSCI 1114, 1214, or 1414)
3. Mathematics (MATH 1513, 1613, 2113, 2143 or 2215)
4. Computer Proficiency Requirement (BIM 1513 or CIS 1003)

Humanities (9 Hours)
1. Humanities, Philosophy, and Lit (ENG 2313, 3893; HUM 2113, 2223, 2313; or PHIL 2113, 2223)
2. Fine Arts (ART 1003, 1103, 2103, 3013, 3083; MUS 1113, 1123, 3133; THTR 1143, 1183, 2183, or 3183)
3. Foreign Language (CHTW 1513; FREN1113; GERM1113; SPAN1113, 1223; ASL 1113; NS 1213)

MAJOR/MINOR REQUIREMENTS: Finance (67 Semester Hours)

Business Core (43 Semester Hours):
ACCT 2103 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
ACCT 2203 Fundamentals of Managerial Accounting
BIM 3183 Business Information Management
BLAW 3123 Legal Environment of Business
ECON 2213 Principles of Microeconomics
ENG 3903 Business and Professional Writing
BUS 2633 Business Statistics
BUS 3333 Business Ethics
BUS 4901 Career Development Seminar
FIN 3113 Business Finance
MKT 3233 Principles of Marketing
MNGT 3113 Management and Organizational Behavior
MNGT 3243 Production and Operations Management
MNGT 4443 International Business
MNGT 4633 Business Policy

Finance Required (15 Semester Hours):
FIN 3433 Securities Investments
FIN 3523 Financial Institutions and Capital Markets
FIN 3613 Capital Investments
FIN 4443 International Financial Management
FIN 4813 Financial Policy and Strategy
Three of the following courses (9 hours):
FIN 3253 Real Estate Finance
FIN 3633 Advanced Personal Finance
FIN 4223 Financial Analysis
FIN 4523 Bank Administration
FIN 4633 Risk Management
FIN 4950 Internship
FIN 4980 Seminar
ACCT 3113 Intermediate Accounting I
ACCT 3213 Intermediate Accounting II
ACCT 3313 Income Tax I
ACCT 3513 Cost Accounting

NOTE:All business core classes must be completed
with a grade of C or better.

Minor Requirements Open Close

Finance Minor (15 Hours)

FIN 3113 Business Finance
FIN 3433 Securities Investment
FIN 3523 Financial Institutions and Capital Markets

Electives (6 hours, any two additional FIN courses at 3000 or higher)

The finance minor for non-business students would additionally require:
BUS 2633 Business Statistics (could accept a statistics equivalent for non-business majors)
ACCT 2103 Fund of Financial Accounting
ECON 2113 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 2213 Principles of Microeconomics

Total additional credit hours = 12
(24 counting the finance work above if BUS 2633 was satisfied elsewhere)

CC 02-22-18; AC 03-28-18  2019-21 Catalog