Business Administration - Finance Concentration (B.S.)

The Finance concentration in the Business Administration major helps students develop the strategies they need to manage financial operations. Students will learn how the financial decisions made by firms shape individual organizations and global economies. Through a combination of comprehensive curriculum, case studies, and experiential learning opportunities, students will be able to evaluate and manage the potential risks and rewards of financial decisions, develop strategies to achieve personal and corporate financial goals, analyze financial information and competing opportunities to maximize value, make market forecasts, and analyze securities.

In the Finance profession, detail-oriented problem-solvers analyze the impact of market trends and management decisions on their clients’ investment returns. Finance professionals are experts in the science of money management. There is a growing demand for finance professionals at the personal and corporate levels who can predict market fluctuations, assess risk levels and allocate scarce resources while increasing value for stockholders.

Admission Criteria:
● Overall GPA – 3.0
● Business Administration Major GPA – 2.5, if transferring from another concentration in the Business Administration major

120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.5 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.5 major GPA.

Program Requirements Overview

General Education Requirements30
World Languages and Cultures Requirements3-9
Major Requirements42
Concentration Requirements30
Free Electives15-9
Total Credits120

Major Requirements

Business Administration Required Core
Business Fundamentals
ACCT 204Fundamentals of Accounting (Students in the Finance concentration take ACCT 201)3
or ACCT 201 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
BSLW 235Legal, Ethical, and Global Environment of Business3
BUGN 280Strategic Business Communications3
INFO 290Technology in Business3
MGMT 201Business Ethics and Social Impact3
MGMT 439Applied Business Strategy3
Integrated Core
FINC 300Integrated Core: Finance3
INFO 300Integrated Core: Operations Management3
MGMT 300Integrated Core: Management3
MKTG 300Integrated Core: Marketing3
Collateral Courses
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
Total Credits42

Finance Concentration Requirements

Required Concentration Courses
FINC 221Introduction to Finance3
FINC 322Corporate Finance3
FINC 326Investments3
FINC 327International Financial Management3
FINC 423Advanced Corporate Finance3
FINC 430Financial Derivatives3
FINC 490Advanced Investment Analysis3
Concentration Electives
Complete 9 credits from the following:9
Understanding Financial Statements
Cooperative Education Experience I
Capital Markets and Financial Institutions
Introduction to Financial Planning
Special Topics in Finance
Working Capital Management
Student Managed Fund
Mortgage and Fixed Income Analysis
Real Estate Developtment
Real Estate Investments
Total Credits30

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 (Fulfilled in the major.)
L. Interdisciplinary Studies
Applied Microeconomics (Fulfilled in the major.)
Total Credits30

World Languages and Cultures Requirements

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World Languages
Based on language placement exam, complete one or two sequential courses in the same language. Requirement is automatically fulfilled by language major courses.3-6
World Cultures
Requirement may be fulfilled by course selected in General Education - Social Science: Global Cultural Perspectives. Requirement may also be fulfilled by major coursework. See list of courses.0-3
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.

First Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar1GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication3ECON 101 (Fulfills General Education K3 category)3
ECON 102 (Fulfills General Education L category.)3INFO 240 (Fulfills General Education H category)3
INFO 173 (Fulfills General Education G category.)3INFO 2903
Free Elective or MATH 100 if needed3 
 16 15
Second Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (K1) Social Science – American and European History3GENERAL EDUCATION (F1) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences3
BSLW 2353BUGN 3100
BUGN 2803FINC 3003
FINC 2213INFO 3003
MGMT 2013MGMT 3003
 MKTG 3003
 15 15
Third Year
GENERAL EDUCATION (I) Natural Science Laboratory4GENERAL EDUCATION: (K2) Social Science – Global Cultural Perspectives3
World Language 13World Language 23
FINC 3223World Cultures3
FINC 3263FINC 3273
Concentration Elective3Concentration Elective3
 16 15
Fourth Year
GENERAL EDUCATION (F2) Humanities – Philosophical and Religious Perspectives3GENERAL EDUCATION: (D) Fine and Performing Arts3
GENERAL EDUCATION (J) Physical Education1FINC 4233
BUGN 3200FINC 4903
FINC 4303Free Elective3
MGMT 4393Free Elective3
Concentration Elective3 
 13 15
Total Credits 120