Department of Accounting, Finance & Economics

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Finance

The study of finance equips students to analyze financial issues ranging from business finance to international finance and their relevance in the contemporary world. Capital structure and investment, personal and professional investing, asset valuation and management, risk hedging and management, and foreign exchange risk management are some traditional topics covered in the curriculum. The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Finance degree equips students to pursue finance-related career paths such as Financial Analysts, Cost/Credit Analysts, Bank Managers, Portfolio/Fund Managers, and Traders in Stocks, Bonds and Currencies.

The finance course of study contains a theoretical core supporting the finance, accounting, marketing, and management fields. It is designed to prepare graduates for management or analytical careers in business or government. In addition, the major provides a foundation for graduate study in a variety of fields. Faculty advisors will work closely with students to assist them in planning their course work to achieve personal career objectives.

Students who complete the economics and finance program will be able to:

  1. Understand economic concepts and relationships.
  2. Understand financial decision making at the individual, corporate, and public policy levels.
  3. Improve problem-solving skills through the application of economic and financial concepts.
  4. Evaluate economic and financial issues in a global context.

Curriculum

The matrix below is a sample plan for all coursework required for this program.

1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in ā€œGeneral Education Requirementsā€.
2Students who have two years of high school algebra with a grade of ā€œCā€ or better and a math ACT score of 22 or above may omit College Algebra and enroll directly in MATH 2223 Quantitative Business Analysis, Quantitative Business Analysis. If omitted, an additional 3 hours of electives will be required.
3 Only three hours of economic/finance internship will apply to this requirement. 
4Finance major elective options: FIN 2013 Personal Finance, FIN 3033 Principles of Real EstateFIN 4053 Internship I in Economics/Finance, FIN 4083 Financial Institution Management, ECON 4093 International Economics and Finance, ECON 3073 Intermediate Microeconomics Theory, ACCT 3013 Intermediate Accounting II, ACCT 3043 Federal Tax I or BDA 3053 Business Data Analysis