At a Glance

(BS) Bachelor of Science
120 Total Credits
General Education Credits 36
Art & Science Credits 12
Program Credits 50
Elective Credits 22

The Finance program prepares students for business careers that are finance-oriented. This program offers students the flexibility of choosing to pursue a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Professional Studies degree in Finance. Additionally, students may choose to pursue our accelerated programs, allowing them to earn their degree in three years. All students who pursue a BS degree in Business or Finance or a BPS degree in Management and all specializations must take a competency exam usually administered in the fall semester of their senior year.


The Finance program Bachelor of Science degree requires the completion of twelve finance courses, including fundamentals of financial management, investment analysis and portfolio management, personal financial planning, entrepreneurial finance, real estate investments, finance ethics, finance internship, finance research methods, finance capstone, and three finance course electives. It prepares students for business careers that are finance-oriented, such as: financial analyst, treasurer, controller, budget director, financial consultant, financial planner, or broker. The program leads to a Bachelor of Science and is designed so students can gain a proficiency in finance.
  • Prepare students for entry-level employment in financial-related disciplines;
  • Prepare students for graduate-level work in finance and business; and
  • Prepare students for employment in financial management and services.
  • The degree offers students the opportunity to procure employment in either business or finance. An internship is required. Students are also prepared to pursue a master of business administration degree or enroll in additional education in order to pursue certification in management or finance.
  • B.S. and B.P.S. accelerated programs allow students to earn their degree in three years. 
Portfolio Manager
Broker
Treasurer
Controller
Budget Director
Financial Consultant
Financial Planner
Financial Analyst

Curriculum

Course (Credits)
First Year Seminar (3)
EN 101 Academic Writing 1 (3)
EN 201 Academic Writing 2 (3)
Scientific Literacy (3)
CM 121 Effective Speaking (3)
CM 301 Communication (3)
Diversity GE (3)
Visual Literacy (3)
Cultural Literacy (3)
HU 361/365 Commitment and Choice/ Ethics (3)
BU 4XX Finance Research Methods (3)
BU 4XX Finance Capstone (3)
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS – 36
Course (Credits)
HG 131 Macroeconomics (3)
HG 132 Microeconomics (3)
SM 261 Statistics (3)
SM 265 Calculus (3)
Total Arts & Science Program Credits -12
Course (Credits)
AC 201 Financial Accounting (3)
AC 202 Managerial Accounting (3)
FI 2XX Fundamentals of Financial Management (3)
FI 310 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management (3)
FI 385 Personal Financial Planning (3)
FI 370 Entrepreneurial Finance (3)
FI 340 Real Estate Investments (3)
FI 420 Finance Ethics (3)
FI 4XX Finance Internship (3)

Select 3 of the following 6 courses:
FI 360 International Financial Markets (3)
FI 330 Corporate Finance (3)
FI 380 Financial Markets and Institutions (3)
FI 320 Corporate Financial Budgeting (3)
FI 350 Alternative Investments (3)
FI 410 Risk Management and Derivatives (3)
BU 105 Global Business (3)
BU 110 Principles of Management (3)
BU 240 Principles of Marketing (3)
BU 301 SPSS (1)
BU 363 Business Law (3)
BU 381 Internship Preparation (1)
Total Career Program Credits – 50
Arts & Sciences Electives
Course (Credits)
100/400 Level (6)
300/400 Level (15)
Total Arts & Sciences Electives – 21
Open Electives
Course (Credits)
100/400 Level (1)
Total Open Elective Credits – 1
TOTAL ELECTIVE CREDITS – 22