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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)
ACC 175 - Financial Accounting (Cr: 3)
BUS 110 - Business Computers I (Cr: 3)
or elective
BUS 120 - Business Fundamentals I (Cr: 3)
BUS 121 - Business Fundamentals II (Cr: 3)
ENG 111 - Critical Reading and Writing I (Cr: 3)
Satisfies the Writing Designated Core requirement.
ENG 112 - Critical Reading and Writing II (Cr: 3)
Satisfies the Writing Designated Core requirement.
INT 100 - Internship I (Cr: 2)
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)
BUS 311 - Corporate Finance (Cr: 3)
ECN 201 - Macroeconomics (Cr: 3)
Satisfies Global Issues General Education Requirement
ECN 202 - Microeconomics (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 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)
ECN 302 - Intermediate Microeconomics (Cr: 3)

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 348 - Introduction to Business Analytics (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)

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the finance program, students will:

  • Demonstrate the analytical and problem solving skills needed to solve complex challenges in finance.
  • Calculate and interpret quantitative data effectively.
  • Evaluate evidence systematically in developing solutions to finance problems.
  • Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in
  • intellectual discourse within finance.
  • Communicate effectively in oral and written form within the conventions of finance.
  • Apply a range of 'best practices' in a professional finance environment.

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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