Finance Concentration - Business Administration (B.S.) (Combined B.S./M.S. Business Analytics)

A combined BS Business Administration/MS Business Analytics degree provides students with foundational quantitative, qualitative and technical skills along with knowledge of data analysis tools. This enhances their abilities in forecasting, managing and monitoring key performance indicators, identifying growth opportunities and strategic planning, which are highly desirable skills in their career.

The “4 + 1” Bachelor’s/MS in Business Analytics (MSBA) is a five year program, during which students will spend three years taking courses required for their chosen bachelor’s degree program and in their fourth year, they will complete (along with required undergraduate program courses) 6 credits worth of  MSBA coursework. This will satisfy both undergraduate degree requirements and count toward achievement of the MSBA degree. In the fifth year, students will take graduate courses required to complete the MS in Business Analytics Degree. Students interested in this option can find more information regarding program requirements on the University's Combined Programs website.

Program Requirements Overview

General Education Requirements30
World Languages and Cultures Requirements3-9
Major and Concentration Requirements72
Graduate Swing Courses6
Free Electives9-3
Total Credits120

Major Requirements 

Requirements for the Graduate portion of this dual degree program can be found here.
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
BCOM 280Strategic Business Communications3
INFO 290Technology in Business3
MGMT 201Social Impact and Ethics of Business3
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
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
Concentration Electives
Complete 9 credits from the list below.9
Business Administration Career Learning
BUGN 310Campus to Career Transition I0
BUGN 320Campus To Career Transition II0
Total Credits72

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

Graduate Swing Courses

A combined degree program allows students to complete 6-12 graduate credits ("graduate swing courses") while enrolled as an undergraduate. These courses count for both their bachelor and master’s degrees.  Graduate swing courses will count toward undergraduate free electives, unless noted otherwise.

The Graduate Swing Courses for this program:

INFO 574Database Systems and Management3
INFO 589Applied Business Statistics3

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

Click here for a list of courses that fulfill World Languages and Cultures categories.

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(s)

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

Fifth year courses are taken at the graduate level, after matriculation into the graduate portion of this combined degree program.