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College of Business


Department of Finance


Scott Below, Chair, 3412 Bate Building

BSBA in Finance

The BSBA in finance offers the student an opportunity to study a wide variety of financial topics. Concentrations are offered in managerial finance, financial services, and risk management and insurance. Students interested in pursuing a banking career should select the managerial finance concentration, choosing FINA 4654 as one of the two concentration electives. Minimum degree requirement is 123 s.h. of credit as follows:

  1. Foundations curriculum requirements (For information about courses that carry foundations curriculum credit see Liberal Arts Foundations Curriculum) including those listed below - 42 s.h.
    COMM 2020. Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3) (F,S) (FC:FA) or COMM 2420. Business and Professional Communication (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:FA)
    ECON 2113. Principles of Microeconomics (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    ECON 2133. Principles of Macroeconomics (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO) (P: ECON 2113)
    MATH 1066. Applied Mathematics for Decision Making (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:MA) (P: Appropriate score on mathematics placement test or approval of dept chair)
    PHIL 2274. Business Ethics (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:HU) or PHIL 2275. Professional Ethics (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:HU) (WI*)
    PSYC 1000. Introductory Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    SOCI 2110. Introduction to Sociology (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
  2. Cognates - 6 s.h.
    ENGL 3880. Writing for Business and Industry (3) (WI) (F,S,SS) (P: ENGL 1200)
    MATH 2283. Statistics for Business (3) (F,S,SS) (P: MATH 1065 or 1066 or equivalent)
  3. Business core - 36 s.h.
    ACCT 2401. Financial Accounting (3) (F,S,SS) (P: MATH 1065 or 1066 or 2119 or 2121 or 2171)
    ACCT 2521. Managerial Accounting (3) (F,S,SS) (P: ACCT 2401)
    FINA 2244. Legal Environment of Business (3) (F,S,SS)
    FINA 3724. Financial Management (3) (F,S,SS) (P: ECON 2113; MATH 2283; P/C: ACCT 2521)
    MGMT 3302. Management of Organizations (3) (F,S,SS) (P: ECON 2113, 2133; ACCT 2401)
    MGMT 4842. Strategic Management (3) (WI) (F,S,SS) (P: OMGT 3123; FINA 3724; MKTG 3832; MGMT 3302; declared concentration in the College of Business; senior standing)
    MIS 2223. Introduction to Computers (3) (F,S,SS)
    MIS 3063. Introduction to Management Information Systems (3) (F,S,SS) (P: MIS 2223)
    MKTG 3832. Marketing Management (3) (F,S,SS) (P: ECON 2113)
    OMGT 3123. Operations and Supply Chain Management (3) (F,S,SS) (P: MATH 2228 or 2283, MIS 2223; C: MGMT 3202 or 3302)
    OMGT 3223. Business Decision Modeling (3) (F,S,SS) (P: Minimum grade of C in MIS 2223, MATH 1066 or 2119 or 2121 or 2171, 2283)
    Choose one international perspectives course from:
    ACCT 4451. International Accounting (3) (P: FINA 3724)
    FINA 4454. International Finance (4) (S) (P: FINA 3724)
    MGMT 3352. International Business (3) (F,S,SS) (P: MGMT 3302)
    MKTG 3852. Cultural Environment of International Business (3) (F,S) (P: Junior standing; completion of a minimum of 3 s.h. in ECON [may be specified by dept])
    MKTG 4992. International Marketing (3) (WI) (F) (P: MKTG 3832)
  4. Concentration area (Choose one.) - 18 s.h.
    Financial Services:
    FINA 3144. Financial Markets (3) (F,S) (P: ECON 2113)
    FINA 3554. Principles of Real Estate (3) (F,S) (P: ACCT 2401; ECON 2133)
    FINA 3904. Investments (3) (F,S) (P: ECON 2133; FINA 3724)
    FINA 4404. Security Analysis and Portfolio Management (3) (S) (P: FINA 3904)
    FINA 4854. Employee Benefits and Retirement Planning (3) (S) (P: FINA 3724)
    Choose 3 s.h. from:
    FINA 3154. Principles of Risk Management and Insurance (3) (F,S)
    FINA 3244. Commercial Law (3) (F,S) (P: FINA 2244 or consent of instructor)
    FINA 4574. Real Estate Management and Brokerage (3) (S) (P: FINA 3554)
    FINA 4604. Real Estate Financing (3) (F) (P: FINA 3724)
    Managerial Finance:
    FINA 3144. Financial Markets (3) (F,S) (P: ECON 2113)
    FINA 3824. Financial Analysis and Planning (3) (F,S) (P: FINA 3724)
    FINA 3904. Investments (3) (F,S) (P: ECON 2133; FINA 3724)
    FINA 4734. Financial Management II (3) (F,S) (P: FINA 3824)
    Choose 6 s.h. from (Students interested in banking should choose 4654 as one of the electives.):
    ACCT 3551. Intermediate Accounting I (3) (F,S,SS) (P: ACCT 2521; P/C: FINA 3724)
    ACCT 3621. Cost Accounting (3) (F,S,SS) (P: ACCT 2521)
    FINA 3554. Principles of Real Estate (3) (F,S) (P: ACCT 2401; ECON 2133)
    FINA 4404. Security Analysis and Portfolio Management (3) (S) (P: FINA 3904)
    FINA 4604. Real Estate Financing (3) (F) (P: FINA 3724)
    FINA 4454. International Finance (3) (S) (P: FINA 3724)
    FINA 4654. Commercial Bank Management (3) (F) (P: FINA 3144, 3824)
    FINA 4964. Topics in Finance (3) (P: Consent of dept chair)
    Risk Management and Insurance:
    FINA 3154. Principles of Risk Management and Insurance (3) (F,S) (P: MATH 2283; FINA 2244)
    FINA 3884. Corporate and Financial Risk Management (3) (F,S) (P: FINA 3724; FINA 3154)
    FINA 4354. Commercial Property and Liability Insurance (3) (F) (P: FINA 3154)
    FINA 4854. Employee Benefits and Retirement Planning (3) (S) (P: FINA 3724)
    Choose 6 s.h. from
    FINA 3144. Financial Markets (3) (F,S) (P: ECON 2113)
    FINA 3554. Principles of Real Estate (3) (F,S) (P: ACCT 2401; ECON 2133)
    FINA 3904. Investments (3) (F,S) (P: ECON 2133; FINA 3724)
    FINA 4244. Insurance Law (3) (S) (P: FINA 3154)
    FINA 4964. Topics in Finance (3) (P: Consent of dept chair)
    MKTG 4762. Services Marketing (3) (F) (P: MKTG 3832)
    General Business Concentration:
    The concentration in general business offers students the opportunity to acquire a general overview of the skills necessary to manage human and physical resources. Although primarily designed for distance education students, students on campus may choose this concentration. Enrollment in this concentration will be limited by the resources available. Distance education students will receive priority in enrollment in distance education courses. Complete 18 s.h. of credit as detailed below:
    ACCT 4921. Accounting for Business Professionals (3) (F,S) (P: ACCT 2524)
    FINA 3144. Financial Markets (3) (F,S)
    MGMT 4242 Organizational Behavior (3) (F,S) (P:3302) or PSYC 3241. Personnel and Industrial Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO) (P: PSYCH 1000 or 1060)
    MKTG 4732. Consumer Behavior (3) (F,S) (P: MKTG 3832)
    OMGT 4733. Project Management (3) (F,S) (P: OMGT 3123)
    Choose one from:
    MGMT 4402. Human Resources Management (3) (F,S) (P: MGMT 3202 or 3302)
    FINA 3904. Investments (3) (F,S) (P: ECON 2133; FINA 3724)
    Other courses approved by advisor.
  5. Leadership and Professional Development - 9 s.h.
    BUSI 1200. Strategy First (3) (F,S,SS)
    BUSI 2200. Experiential Leadership Teams in Action (3) (F,S,SS) (P/C: BUSI 1200)
    BUSI 3200. Professional Development and Ethical Leadership (2) (F,S,SS) (P: Acceptable portfolio progress; P/C: BUSI 2200)
    BUSI 4200. Leadership Capstone (1) (F,S,SS) (P: BUSI 3200; senior standing; declared major in College of Business)
    Leadership and Professional Development Portfolio must be completed prior to graduation.
  6. Electives to complete requirements for graduation.