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Business Administration in Finance (BSB)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2009 - Spring 2010 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Finance (BSB)

Major: FIN

Degree: BSB

Unit: College of Business (BU)

The objective of the Finance major program is to provide our students with a competitive edge in their professional financial and managerial careers. Our majors are prepared, upon graduation to apply critical thinking and problem solving skills, either individually or in teams, in order to creatively and ethically solve problems in a global marketplace.

+ See general education requirements in the General Information section of this Catalog.

University wide General Education

Type

Semester Hours Total
English 101 and 102 6
Comm 111, 112, 115, PolS 111, or WGST 203 3
Math (See Programmatic Req.) *(3)
+ Natural Sciences 7
+ Arts & Humanities 6
+ Social & Behaviorial Sciences *(9)6
Total 28 (34)

* Note: Programmatic Requirements include six hours of the
Gen. Ed. (3 hours Math and 3 hours Social & Behaviorial Sciences)

Programmatic Requirements of the COB

Type

Semester Hours Total
Camp 100 Campus Culture 1
Mathematics 107; 111 or 2051* (completes Math Gen Ed) 6 2
Logic, Phil 311 or 312 3
Ethics, Phil 222, 225, 321 or 323 3
English 306 Business Writing 3
BUS 201 Career Planning   
Accounting 201-202 6
Economics 201-202* (Completes 3 hours of Soc. & Beh. Sci) 6
Management 201 (Statistics) 3
CIS 100 Microcomputer Applications 3
Total 35

Business Breadth

Type

Semester Hours Total
FIN 301 Corporate Finance 3
MKT 301 Principles of Marketing 3
MGMT 301 Management and Org. Behavior 3
CLAW 301 Legal Environment of Business 3
CIS 300 Computer Information Systems 3
MGMT 401 Operations Management 3
Total 18

Finance Depth

Type

Semester Hours Total
ACCT 301 Intermediate Accounting 3
FIN 304 Financial Statement Analysis 3
FIN 370 International Finance 3
FIN 401 Investments 3
FIN 414 Econ. Anal. & Forecasting 3
FIN 433 Financial Markets and Institutions 3
FIN 475 Capstone in Finance 3  
FIN Elective** 6  
Arts and Sciences Electives 18  
Total 45

Minimum Total 1263

1 For students with strong high school mathematics backgrounds, and for students who intend to pursue graduate work in finance, Mathematics 205-206 is recommended. Math 206 may be used for Math 107.

2 If Math 205-206 is taken, there will be 8 total hours of math.

3 Six hours of cultural diversity courses are required and may be incorporated within the degree program.
** Co-operative Education is an elective curriculum option for up to six (6) hours of credit. Pass/Fail credit is given for approved COB co-op work experiences. Participation in the COB Co-op program is encouraged to strengthen the B.S.B.A. degree for enhanced student marketability.
***All prerequisites must be followed (see undergraduate catalog).

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