Business Administration Major, Finance Concentration (B.S.)

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 Overview

General Education Requirements30
World Languages and Cultures Requirements3-9
Major Requirements75
Free Electives12-6
Total Credits120

Major 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
FINC 221Introduction to Finance3
FINC 322Corporate Finance3
FINC 326Investments3
FINC 327International Financial Management3
FINC 423Advanced Corporate Finance3
FINC 430Financial Derivatives3
FINC 490Advanced Investment Analysis3
Finance Concentration Elective
Complete three courses from the list below.9
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

Concentration Electives

ACCT 380Understanding Financial Statements3
COED 401Cooperative Education Experience I3-8
ECON 324Capital Markets and Financial Institutions3
FINC 318Introduction to Financial Planning3
FINC 350Special Topics in Finance3
FINC 425Working Capital Management3
FINC 495Student Managed Fund3
REAL 360Mortgage and Fixed Income Analysis3
REAL 405Real Estate Developtment3
REAL 460Real Estate Investments3

General Education Requirements

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A. New Student Seminar
Complete a 1 credit New Student Seminar course.1
C. Communication
1. Writing 3
2. Literature3
3. Communication3
D. Fine and Performing Arts
Complete a 3 credit Fine and Performing Arts course.3
F. Humanities
1. Great Works and Their Influences3
2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
G. Computer Science
Spreadsheet Modeling for Business Decisions (Fulfilled in the major.)
H. Mathematics
Statistical Methods in Business (Fulfilled in the major.)
I. Natural Science Laboratory
Complete a 4 credit Natural Science Laboratory course.4
J. Physical Education
Complete a 1 credit Physical Education course.1
K. Social Science
1. American and European History 3
2. Global Cultural Perspectives3
3. Social Science Perspectives
Applied Macroeconomics (Fulfiled in the major.)
L. Interdisciplinary Studies
Applied Microeconomics (Fulfilled in the major.)
Total Credits30

World Languages and Cultures Requirements

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World Languages3-6
World Cultures0-3
Total Credits3-9

Recommended Roadmap to Degree Completion

This recommended four-year plan is provided as an outline for students to follow in order to complete their degree requirements within four years.  This plan is a recommendation and students should only use it in consultation with their academic advisor.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar 1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication 3
ECON 102 Applied Microeconomics (Fulfills General Education L category.) 3
INFO 173 Spreadsheet Modeling for Business Decisions (Fulfills General Education G category.) 3
MATH 100 Math for Business and Social Sciences 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (I) Natural Science Laboratory 4
ECON 101 Applied Macroeconomics (Fulfills General Education K3 category) 3
INFO 240 Statistical Methods in Business 3
INFO 290 Technology in Business 3
Second Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (K1) Social Science – American and European History 3
World Language I or Free Elective 3
ACCT 201 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting 3
BUGN 280 Strategic Business Communications 3
BUGN 295 Elements of Business 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F2) Humanities – Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
World Language II 3
BSLW 235 Legal, Ethical, and Global Environment of Business 3
FINC 221 Introduction to Finance 3
INBS 250 Introduction to International Business 3
Third Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F1) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences 3
BUGN 310 Campus to Career Transition I 0
FINC 300 Integrated Core: Finance 3
INFO 300 Integrated Core: Operations Management 3
MGMT 300 Integrated Core: Management 3
MKTG 300 Integrated Core: Marketing 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (K2) Social Science – Global Cultural Perspectives 3
BUGN 320 Campus To Career Transition II 0
FINC 322 Corporate Finance 3
FINC 326 Investments 3
FINC 327 International Financial Management 3
Finance Concentration Elective 1 3
Fourth Year
World Cultures 3
BUGN 330 Campus To Career Transition III 0
FINC 423 Advanced Corporate Finance 3
FINC 490 Advanced Investment Analysis 3
Finance Concentration 2 3
MGMT 439 Applied Business Strategy 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (D) Fine and Performing Arts 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (J) Physical Education 1
BUGN 340 Campus To Career Transition IV 0
FINC 430 Financial Derivatives 3
Finance Concentration Elective 3 3
Free Elective 3
 Total Credits120