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Finance (BS)

About the Finance Bachelor Degree Concentration 

The Bachelor of Science in Management degree, with a concentration in Finance, is designed to focus on finance theory and practice. Throughout the program, students will gain the necessary skills to identify, measure, analyze, communicate, and interpret financial information. The field of finance offers a variety of career choices that include, but are not limited to: positions in investment accounting, financial analysis, corporate finance, portfolio management, and risk management

Learning Outcomes
In addition to the learning outcomes in the Bachelor of Science in Management, students within the Finance concentration will also achieve the following concentration-specific learning objectives:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of financial theories within the primary areas of finance 
  • Demonstrate the ability to organize, analyze and interpret quantitative and financial data
  • Display the ability to apply financial information to recommend and justify solutions to financial problems
  • Understand the effect of global influences on the financial decision making process
Finance Career Track
Graduates with a finance concentration can obtain positions in financial services and banking. The Finance concentration also prepares graduates for jobs in other settings, including: corporate positions such as support analyst, cash analyst, financial analyst, credit analyst, risk analyst or treasury manager; government positions including budget analyst and collateral analyst; non-profit positions such as financial analyst, director of finance and program manager. In addition, graduates may pursue post-graduate financial securities licenses for securities sales and certification as a financial analyst as well as advanced degrees in finance which offer opportunities in academia such as vice president of finance and administration and finance professor.

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Management Program Requirements: Finance Concentration

First Year

Course Number Course Title Fall Spring
AC121 Financial Accounting   3
CM105 Public Speaking 3  
CS101 Computer Concepts and Applications  3  
CS245 Management Application and Information Systems   3
EC101 Macroeconomics  3  
EC102 Microeconomics    3
EN101 English I 3  
EN102 English II   3
IS105 Common Experience 1  
MA107/ MA117
College Algebra/ Finite Math
3  
PS101 Introduction to Psychology    3
  Total Credit 16 15

 

Second Year

Course Number Course Title Fall Spring
AC122 Managerial Accounting  3  
FI201 Principles of Business Finance  3  
IS220 Preparation for Careers and Life after College   3
LA204 Business Law 3  
MA121 Basic Statistics    3
MG201 Principles of Management  3  
MG202 Human Resource Management    3
MK201 Principles of Marketing 3  
  English Elective   3
  Science Elective   3/4
  Total Credits 15 15/16

Third Year

Course Number Course Title Fall Spring
FI230 Corporate Finance  3  
FI315 International Finance   3
MG303 Managerial Communications 3  
MG304 Leadership and Ethics   3
MG315 International Management    3
MG321 Organizational Behavior  3  
MG390 Management Internship 3  
PS315 Social Psychology  3  
  Humanities Elective    3
  Free Elective   3
  Total Credits 15 15

 

Fourth Year

Course Number Course Title Fall Spring
FI301 Investments 3  
FI420 Risk Management   3
MG435 Operations Management  3  
MG441 Business Policy and Strategic Management    3
  Program Elective 6  
  Free Elective 3 6
  Social Science Elective   3
  Total Credits 15 15