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Finance (B.S.)

The Bachelor of Science in Finance program provides an opportunity for students to gain a broad understanding of financial markets and the tools financial managers use.

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The Bachelor of Science in Finance program provides an opportunity for students to gain a broad understanding of financial markets and the tools financial managers use. Possible internship sites include banking and financial institutions, corporate finance departments, accounting and control departments, stock and bond brokerages, financial advisory services, and management consulting firms.

 

Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 125-126

 

Freshman - Credits: 32-33

  • Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Science and Technology General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3-4)
  • World Cultures General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Business Computers I, II or Elective  (Cr: 3)
ACC 175 - Financial Accounting (Cr: 3)
BUS 120 - Business Fundamentals I (Cr: 3)
BUS 121 - Business Fundamentals II (Cr: 3)
ENG 101 - College Writing Seminar (Cr: 3)
Satisfies Writing Designated Requirement INT 100 - Internship I (Cr: 2)
LST 100 - Seminar in Academic Inquiry (Cr: 3)
MTH 126 - Applied Statistics (Cr: 3)
Satisfies Quantitative Reasoning General Education Requirement

Sophomore - Credits: 32

  • Individual and Society General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • Elective  (Cr: 3)
ACC 185 - Managerial Accounting (Cr: 3)
BUS 200 - Marketing (Cr: 3)
BUS 210 - Finance (Cr: 3)
BUS 270 - Communicating in Business (Cr: 3)
ECN 201 - Macroeconomics (Cr: 3)
Satisfies Global Issues General Education Requirement ECN 202 - Microeconomics (Cr: 3)
ECN 302 - Intermediate Micoreconomics (Cr: 3)
INT 200 - Internship II (Cr: 2)

Junior - Credits: 31

  • Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Finance Electives  (Cr: 9)
  • Elective  (Cr: 3)
BUS 311 - Corporate Finance (Cr: 3)
BUS 320 - Organizational Behavior (Cr: 3)
BUS 340 - International Finance (Cr: 3)
BUS 370 - Business Analysis and Research (Cr: 3)
Satisfies Writing Designated Requirement BUS 375 - Financial Modeling (Cr: 3)
BUS 379 - Semester Internship Strategies (Cr: 1)

Senior - Credits: 30

  • Finance Elective  (Cr: 3)
  • Electives  (Cr: 6)
BUS 430 - Investments (Cr: 3)
BUS 480 - Semester Internship (Cr: 12)
BUS 489 - Senior Thesis I (Cr: 3)
BUS 490 - Senior Thesis II (Cr: 3)

Finance Electives

Choose four (4) from the following:

ACC 300 - Accounting Information Systems (Cr: 3)
ACC 325 - Tax Accounting (Cr: 3)
ACC 425 - Corporate Tax Accounting (Cr: 3)
BUS 302 - Legal Environment for the Business Manager (Cr: 3)
BUS 354 - Entrepreneurial Finance (Cr: 3)
BUS 355 - Risk Management (Cr: 3)
BUS 415 - Business Negotiation (Cr: 3)
CSC 160/160L - Introduction to Programming and Lab (Cr: 4)
CSC 260 - Visual Programming I (Cr: 3)
CSC 261 - Visual Programming II and Object-Oriented Design (Cr: 3)
MTH 136 - Calculus II (Cr: 3)
MTH 225 - Probability (Cr: 3)
MTH 400 - Actuarial Science (Cr: 3)

Internships

Finance students have recently completed internships at:

Fidelity Investments
Gorton’s Seafood
EMC
UBS
Putnam Investments

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate the analytical and problem- solving skills needed to meet complex challenges in finance.
  2. Apply a range of finance 'best practices' in a professional environment.
  3. Recognize the importance of behaving ethically in the professional setting.
  4. Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within finance.
  5. Communicate effectively in oral and written form following the conventions of finance.
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