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

There are many exciting opportunities in the financial sector. 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. The Department of Economics & Finance offers students the opportunity to study wide ranging aspects of modern finance.

The finance discipline can be classified into three major areas:

  • investments,
  • corporate finance, and
  • markets and institutions.

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 experiences and interests that enrich the classroom experience. We prepare our students for careers in corporate management, depository institutions, and financial services.

Program Requirements

Students must complete 42 credits of General Education requirements and 3-9 credits of World Languages and Cultures Requirements.

Business Administration Required Core
Business Fundamentals
ACCT 204Fundamentals of Accounting3
BSLW 235Legal, Ethical, and Global Environment of Business3
BUGN 280Data Analysis, Interpretation, and Communication3
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 Requirement
FINC 322Capital Budgeting Management3
FINC 326Investment Principles and Portfolio Theory3
FINC 327International Financial Management3
FINC 423Advanced Corporate Finance3
FINC 490Seminar in Finance3
Finance Concentration Elective
Select 12 credits from the list (see below)12
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 Credits72

Finance Concentration Electives

Select one of the following:3
Real Estate Principles and Practice
Money and Banking
Financial Institutions
Working Capital Management
Futures/Options, and other Derivatives
Advanced International Financial Management
Real Estate Investments
Select 9 credits from the following:9
Intermediate Accounting I
Intermediate Accounting II
Contemporary Issues in Intermediate Accounting
Taxation for Individuals
Cost Accounting
Accounting Information Systems
Taxation of Business Entities and Advanced Tax Concepts
Principles of Corporate Controllership
Auditing Theory and Practice
Advanced Accounting
Advanced Auditing
Senior Seminar in Accounting
Real Estate Principles and Practice
Managerial Economics
Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis
Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis
The Economics of Social Problems
Financial Economics
World Resources and Industries
Money and Banking
Economic Growth and Development
Commercial Real Estate Analysis
Urban and Regional Economics
Labor Economics
Business Cycles and Forecasting
Elementary Mathematical Techniques for Economics
Latin American Environments and Economies in a Global Framework
International Economics
Financial Institutions
Economics of Industrial Organization
Strategic Thinking and Game Theory
Applied Econometrics
Creating Your Startup Business Model
Preparing to Pitch and Launch Your Startup
Fundamentals of Finance
Special Topics in Finance
Computer Applications in Economics and Finance
Working Capital Management
Futures/Options, and other Derivatives
Advanced International Financial Management
Cooperative Education in Finance
Hospitality Management
Hospitality Co-Op Ed
Service Management in Hospitality
Resort Management
International Hospitality Management
Restaurant Management and Operations
Club Management
Contemporary Topics in Hospitality
Casino Management and Operations
Convention Facility Management
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Technologies in Hospitality
Lodging Management
Revenue Management in Hospitality
Export/Import Marketing Process
International Marketing
Economic Relations in Latin America
International Management
World Trade and Investment
Global Financial Environment
Globalization and World Development
International Retailing
International Business Co-op Ed
Senior Seminar in International Business
Personal Finance
Introduction to Business Co-Op Work Exp
Business Decision Making
Introduction to Web Development
Database Management Systems
Administrative Business Communications
Information Technology Infrastructure
Business Computer Programming
Information Technology Special Projects
Foundations of Business Analytics
Managing Big Data
Structured Data Analytics
Unstructured Data Analytics
Computer Networks in Business
Business Analytics Capstone Practicum
Management for Information Systems Continuity
Business Process Analysis and Enterprise Systems
Data Analysis and Visualization
Electronic Commerce: Creating Business Value Using Information Technology
Quantitative Decision Making for Business
Independent Study in Information Systems
Special Topics in Information Systems
Introduction to Leisure and Tourism
Leisure and Tourism Operations
Leisure and Tourism Facilities
Management Processes
Negotiations in the Workplace
Contemporary Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Organizational Behavior
Human Resource Management
Training, Development, and Career Planning
Family Business
Small Business Management
Business and Society
Management Cooperative Education
Global Talent Management
Compensation Management
Strategic Business Execution
Organizational Development and Change
Strategic Project Management
Business Consulting
Selected Topics in Management
Introduction to Marketing
Retail Marketing and Management
Buying and Distribution Strategies
Services Marketing
International Tourism Marketing
Sports Marketing and Management
Event Marketing and Planning
E-Tailing and Multi-Channel Retailing
Marketing Simulations
Consumer Behavior
Sales Concepts and Practices
Integrated Marketing Communications
Nonprofit Operations and Marketing
Pharmaceutical and Health Care Marketing
Retail Store Co-op Ed
Sports, Events and Tourism Marketing Co-Op
Brand Management
Sustainability and Green Marketing
Marketing Research
Marketing Strategies in Sports, Event and Tourism Industries
Marketing Strategy and Implementation
Marketing Analytics
Marketing Consulting
Internship in Retail Management
Independent Owned and Franchised Retailing
Seminar in Retail Management
Internet and Social Media Marketing
Marketing Co-op Ed
Independent Study in Marketing
Special Topics in Marketing
Real Estate Principles and Practice
Commercial Real Estate Analysis
Real Estate Finance
Real Estate Investments