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2023-2024 University Catalog

Finance, B.S.


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Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for BS Finance

Learning Goals (AACSB)

1

Finance Knowledge: Students will demonstrate knowledge of core business concepts taught in Finance. 

2

Problem Solving: Students will be able to analyze a problem situation and resolve the problem. 

3

Understanding Technology: Students will be able to demonstrate the effective use of workplace technology. 

4

Professional Communication: Students will communicate effectively as business professionals, develop well-organized, written explanations and present clear, cohesive oral presentations. 

General Education Requirements


Science


  • BIOS Credits: 3 2
  • Other Physical Science Credits: 3 2
  • BIOS or same as Physical Science Credits: 3 2

Humanities


  • Humanities Elective Credits: 6 2
  • ENGL Literature Credits: 3 2

Social Sciences


Arts


  • Arts Credits 3 2

Total Credit Hours: 39


Total Credit Hours: 51


Course Requirements for Major


Total Credit Hours: 30


Total Credit Hours Required: 120


  1. “C” better required
  2. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement.

Four Year Plan of Study


Bachelor of Science in Finance

Possible concentrations in Financial Analyst and Financial Planning.

 

Understanding Your Degree Program of Study  

 

Four Year Plan of Study Key

GE - General Education

M - Major Coursework

O - Other Coursework

FE - Free Electives

RE - Restricted Electives

UR - University Requirements

CR - College Requirements

Program requirements - Some degree programs offer an opportunity to complete a Concentration (C) within the major. Some degree programs require that a Concentration (C) or an Option (OP) be completed as a part of the major.

First Year of Enrollment


First Year

Code

Course

Credit Hours

GE

 ENGL 1157 - English Composition 1  

3

GE

 ENGL 1158 - English Composition 2  or

 ENGL 1159 - English Composition 2 Honors  

 (C grade or better required.)

3

GE

 Art Elective - See General Education Menu

3

O-CR

 BA 2780 - App Software for Business  

3

GE

 Social Sciences - See General Education Menu

 Recommended: ECON 1203 - Principles of Microeconomics  1

3

GE

 Social Sciences - See General Education Menu

3

GE

 Mathematics and Analytical Reasoning -

 See General Education Menu

 

 Recommended:  MATH 1115 - Applied Algebra  or

 MATH 1125 - Precalculus Algebra  1

3

GE

 Mathematics and Analytical Reasoning -

 See General Education Menu

 Recommended: 

 MATH 2785 - Elementary Statistics for Business and Economics  

or

 MATH 2314 - Elementary Statistical Methods  1

3

GE

 Science - BIOS2 - See General Education Menu

3

O

 Free Elective

3

O-UR

 UNIV 1001 - University Success  

 (Required of all first-time students.)

1

Total hours - Year One: 31

 

  1. General Education note: The General Education requirement may be met by completing other courses on the Gen Ed menu; however, Recommended courses must be completed to meet degree requirements if not completed as general education requirements and may be prerequisites for other required courses in the degree program. 
  2. The 9-hour General Education Science requirement includes a 6-hour sequence in one science selected from BIOS, CHEM, EES, and PHYS. 3 hours of the 9-hour requirement must be BIOS. 

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Second Year of Enrollment


Second Year

Code

Course

Credit Hours

GE

 Science - Physical Science2 - See General Education Menu

3

GE

 Science - BIOS or Physical Science2 -

 See General Education Menu

3

GE

 Humanities - See General Education Menu  

3

GE

 Humanities - See General Education Menu

3

O-CR

 ACCT 2100 - Principles of Accounting  

3

O-CR

 ECON 1204 - Principles of Macroeconomics  

3

O-CR

 QMBE 2786 - Intermed Bus & Econ Stat  

3

O-CR

 QMBE 2787 - Bus & Econ Stat Lab  

1

M

 ACCT 3121 - Intermediate Accounting I  

3

O-CR

 ECON 2221 - Money & Banking  

3

O-CR

 MANG 2790 - Business Communication  

3

Total Hours - Year Two: 31

 

  1. General Education note: The General Education requirement may be met by completing other courses on the Gen Ed menu; however, Recommended courses must be completed to meet degree requirements if not completed as general education requirements and may be prerequisites for other required courses in the degree program. 
  2. The 9-hour General Education Science requirement includes a 6-hour sequence in one science selected from BIOS, CHEM, EES, and PHYS. 3 hours of the 9-hour requirement must be BIOS. 

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Third Year of Enrollment


Year Three

Code

Course

Credit Hours

GE 

 Humanities - Literature - See General Education Menu

3

M

 ACCT 3122 - Intermediate Accounting II  

3

M

 FIN 3300 - Principles of Financial Mgmt  

3

O-CR

 MANG 3401 - Intro to Mgmt & Org Behavior  

3

O-CR

 MANG 3402 - Operations and Systems Management  

3

M

 FIN 3302 - Investments  

3

M

 Finance Elective 2000+

3

O-CR

 Business Elective

3

O

 Free Elective

6

Total hours - Year Three: 30

 

  1. General Education note: The General Education requirement may be met by completing other courses on the Gen Ed menu; however, Recommended courses must be completed to meet degree requirements if not completed as general education requirements and may be prerequisites for other required courses in the degree program. 
  2. The 9-hour General Education Science requirement includes a 6-hour sequence in one science selected from BIOS, CHEM, EES, and PHYS. 3 hours of the 9-hour requirement must be BIOS. 

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Fourth Year of Enrollment


 

Year Four

Code

Course

Credit Hours

O-CR

 BA 3010 - Legal Environment of Business  

3

M

 FIN 3303 - Financial Institutions  or

 FIN 3321 - Bank Administration  

3

 Finance Electives 3000+ (9 credits)

or

 Financial Analyst Concentration

 FIN 4307 - Portfolio Analysis  and

 FIN 4308 - Derivatives Analysis  and

 FIN 4332 - Student-Managed Investment Fund  

or

 Financial Planning Concentration

 FIN 4307 - Portfolio Analysis  and

 FIN 4311 - Ins Plan & Risk Mgt  and

 FIN 4332 - Student-Managed Investment Fund  

 

9

O-CR

 MKT 3501 - Principles of Marketing  

3

O-CR

 Business Elective

3

O-CR

 MANG 4480 - Business Policies & Problems  

3

M

 FIN 4304 - Finance Capstone  

3

O

 Free Elective

1

Year Four - Total Hours: 28

Total degree hours: 120

 

  1. General Education note: The General Education requirement may be met by completing other courses on the Gen Ed menu; however, Recommended courses must be completed to meet degree requirements if not completed as general education requirements and may be prerequisites for other required courses in the degree program. 
  2. The 9-hour General Education Science requirement includes a 6-hour sequence in one science selected from BIOS, CHEM, EES, and PHYS. 3 hours of the 9-hour requirement must be BIOS. 

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Total Credit Hours Required: 120


 

 

Concentrations

Certificate/Issuing Body

Financial Planning Certified Financial Planner (CFP©) - Certified Financial Planning Board Financial Analyst
Financial Analyst Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA© ) - CFA Institute

 

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