Business Administration BS, Finance Emphasis

General Education Requirements

All Business majors must meet the university general education requirements. As part of meeting the university's general education requirements, all Business majors must complete the prerequisite courses below :

ECON 1001Principles of Microeconomics (MOTR ECON 102)3
ECON 1002Principles of Macroeconomics (MOTR ECON 101)3
MATH 1030College Algebra (MOTR MATH 130)3
MATH 1100Basic Calculus3
MATH 1105Basic Probability and Statistics3

Degree Requirements

All Business majors must meet College of Business G.P.A., good standing and credit requirements as outlined in the Bulletin.

Lower Division Business Core Requirements

ACCTNG 2400Fundamentals of Financial Accounting3
ACCTNG 2410Managerial Accounting3
BUS AD 2900Legal Environment of Business3
INFSYS 2800Information Systems Concepts and Applications3
Total Hours12

Upper Division Requirements

ENGL 3120Business Writing3

Upper Division Non-Business or Business Requirement

Two global awareness courses selected from an approved list maintained in the Office of Undergraduate Academic Advising in the College of Business Administration; also available on our web site.

Upper Division Business Requirements

FINANCE 3500Financial Management3
SCMA 3300Business Analytics and Statistics3
SCMA 3301Introduction to Supply Chain Management3
MGMT 3600Management and Organizational Behavior3
MGMT 4219Strategic Management3
MKTG 3700Basic Marketing3
A minimum of 18 additional hours of upper division approved business electives18

 Assessment Requirement

MGMT 4220Business Assessment Testing0

Emphasis Area Requirements

Finance is a multidisciplinary field that combines various concepts from management, economics and accounting with financial techniques to make sound business decisions and solve problems.

A minimum of 15 hours of upper division finance electives must be selected from the following:

FINANCE 3501Financial Policies3
FINANCE 3502Treasury Management3
FINANCE 3503Computer Applications in Finance3
FINANCE 3520Investments3
FINANCE 3521Financial Engineering: Applying Derivatives3
FINANCE 3525Practicum in Investments1
FINANCE 3540Introduction to Financial Institutions and Financial Markets3
FINANCE 3541Commercial Bank Management3
FINANCE 3542Principles of Real Estate3
FINANCE 3560Practice of Personal Financial Planning3
FINANCE 3561Principles of Insurance3
FINANCE 3562Life Insurance and Employee Benefits3
FINANCE 3563Retirement Planning and Employee Benefits3
FINANCE 3564Estate Planning and Trusts3
FINANCE/INTL BUS 3580International Corporate Finance3
FINANCE/INTL BUS 3582International Investments3
FINANCE 3599Independent Study in Finance (approved)1-3

Track Certification

Students may combine selected courses from the list above, and other specified upper division business electives, to fulfill a designated track with dual objectives of acquiring in depth knowledge, and to prepare and be eligible for various professional certification examinations. Detailed information is available in the Office of Undergraduate Academic Advising. The specific tracks available include:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Institutions and Services
  • Investment and Portfolio Management
  • Financial Planning
  • Insurance

Undergraduate Business Learning Goals & Objectives

GOALS

  • Students will be able to remember, identify and synthesize core Business Content from the six core business areas within the College of Business.
  • Students will be able to identify and explain items related to Decision Making
  • Students will be able to synthesize business concepts as it relates to International Business
  • Students will be able to demonstrate appropriate business  Verbal/Written skills
  • Students will be able to demonstrate appropriate business Quantitative knowledge.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate concepts related to basic Ethics knowledge. 

FINANCE

  1. Students will have a solid foundation in financial principles (agency problems, time value of money, risk/return tradeoff, valuation, capital budgeting, cost of capital, capital structure, dividend policy, etc.)
  2. Students will have developed analytical and problem solving skills. They should be able to use mathematical formulas, theoretical models and statistical techniques to solve basic finance problems.  They should be comfortable with the use of financial calculators and understand the formulas that are programmed into the calculators
  3. Students will be able to evaluate the financial condition and performance of a corporation and make strategic decisions to correct any problem areas.
  4. Students will have an understanding of financial markets and the environment within which companies must compete, obtain resources, and make investment decisions.
  5. Students will be able to use financial concepts to make an overall assessment/analysis of the strength of a corporation and weave that into a prediction for the future success of the company.

Sample Four Year Plan

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
MATH 10303MATH 11003
ENGL 11003ECON 10013
BUS AD 10003INFSYS 28003
INFSYS 18003EXPLORE – Humanities & Fine Arts3
EXPLORE – Humanities & Fine Arts3EXPLORE – Math & Sciences3
 15 15
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
MATH 11053ACCTNG 24103
ACCTNG 24003BUS AD 29003
ECON 10023SCMA 33013
CORE – US History & Government3EXPLORE – Humanities & Fine Arts3
CORE – Communication Proficiency3Cultural Diversity Requirement3
 15 15
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
SCMA 33003MGMT 36003
FINANCE 35003MKTG 37003
ENGL 31203Finance Elective3
Non-Business Electives6Global Awareness Course, Non-Business3
 Non-Business Elective3
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Finance Elective9MGMT 4219 or 42203
Non-Business Elective6Finance Elective6
 Global Awareness Course3
 Non-Business Elective3
 15 15
Total Hours: 120

PLEASE NOTE: This plan is an example of what a four year plan could look like for a typical student. Placement exam scores in math as well as the completion of coursework may change the plan. It should not be used in the place of regular academic advising appointments. All students are encouraged to meet with their advisor. All requirements are subject to change.