Business Administration Major, Finance Concentration (B.S.) (Combined B.S./M.B.A.)

Our undergraduate finance curriculum is recognized by the CFA institute. The students will have sufficient knowledge to prepare for the CFA Level 1 examination upon completion of our program. The drivers of our cutting-edge finance program are financial practices, financial theories, and the integration of the two in investment banking, investment management, corporate finance, financial
markets, and global financial management

After several courses in investments, our best students can apply financial principles to the functioning of The Red Hawk Student Investment Fund, which gives them the opportunity to participate in the investment and management of a $200,000 portfolio.

The Feliciano School of Business’ Trading Floor prepares students by providing real world integration of concepts and practices in the financial markets.  Our field trips to the Federal Reserve and the New York Stock Exchange allow students to leverage their knowledge of financial doctrine and its application.  Our students have the opportunity to do internships at firms such as Merrill Lynch and TD Bank.  Our graduates are employed by banks such as JP Morgan Chase and Deutsche Bank, corporations such as Polo Ralph Lauren, Coca-Cola Enterprises, and Samsung, and financial services companies such as Standard & Poor and Bloomberg.  

This discipline is a training ground for many top managers in modern corporations, with studies showing that most top executives have a background in finance. This program provides students with an understanding of the financial implications inherent in virtually all business decisions. The departmental faculty has a diverse range of professional and academic experience to bring both a theoretical framework and real-world application into the classroom experience. We prepare our students for a career in finance suitable for all industries.

Program Requirements

Requirements for the graduate portion of this dual degree program can be found here.

Students must complete General Education requirements and World Languages and Cultures Requirements.

Business Administration Required Core
Business Fundamentals
ACCT 201Fundamentals of Financial Accounting3
BSLW 235Legal, Ethical, and Global Environment of Business3
BUGN 280Strategic Business Communications3
INBS 250Introduction to International Business3
INFO 290Technology in Business3
Integrated Core
BUGN 295Elements of Business3
FINC 300Integrated Core: Finance3
INFO 300Integrated Core: Operations Management3
MGMT 300Integrated Core: Management3
MGMT 439Applied Business Strategy3
MKTG 300Integrated Core: Marketing3
Finance Concentration
Finance Concentration Requirements
ACCT 380Understanding Financial Statements3
FINC 221Introduction to Finance3
FINC 322Capital Budgeting Management3
FINC 326Investment Principles and Portfolio Theory3
FINC 327International Financial Management3
FINC 423Advanced Corporate Finance3
FINC 430Futures/Options, and other Derivatives3
FINC 490Advanced Investment Analysis3
REAL 360Mortgage and Fixed Income Analysis3
Finance Concentration Elective
Choose one course from the following:3
Cooperative Education Experience I
Money and Banking
Financial Institutions
Working Capital Management
Real Estate Developtment
Real Estate Investments
Business Administration Collaterals
ECON 101Applied Macroeconomics3
ECON 102Applied Microeconomics3
INFO 173Spreadsheet Modeling for Business Decisions3
INFO 240Statistical Methods in Business3
Business Administration Career Learning
BUGN 310Campus to Career Transition I0
BUGN 320Campus To Career Transition II0
BUGN 330Campus To Career Transition III0
BUGN 340Campus To Career Transition IV0
Total Credits75

 

M.B.A. Swing Courses taken at the undergraduate level

Upon admission to the dual degree program, students will be provided with a cohort sequence and a student code which will allow them to enroll in a specific list of 6 credits (3 or 4 courses) from the list.  These courses will also count toward the M.B.A. program requirements.

ACCT 560Accounting for Business Managers3
ECON 562Macroeconomics Analysis and Public Policy1.5
ECON 563Managerial Economics1.5
INBS 561Emerging Trends in Global Markets1.5
INFO 561Foundations of Data Analytics1.5
INFO 562Operations Analytics1.5
INFO 563Information Systems Strategy and Innovation3
INFO 564Operations and Supply Chain Management1.5
MGMT 561Achieving Competitive Advantage1.5
MGMT 567Business Growth Strategy1.5
MKTG 561Applied Marketing Management1.5
MKTG 562Market Analysis and Customer Insight1.5
MKTG 563Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility1.5