BSBA in Business Administration with Emphasis in Finance and Banking
Degree Program Description
Students pursuing a degree in Business Administration will gain exposure to multiple areas of business including Accounting, Economics, Finance and Banking, Management, and Marketing. An emphasis in Finance and Banking prepares students for careers in commercial banking, corporate finance, financial planning, insurance, investment banking, or money management. Students learn how to independently analyze security markets, understand the basic valuation techniques and use their knowledge to make investment decisions. In addition, students learn basic theoretical concepts in corporate finance and their application to corporate financing and investment decisions.
Major Program Requirements
|General Education Requirements||27|
|Upper Level Admission Courses||34|
|Required Core Courses||26|
|Money, Banking and Financial Markets|
|Principles of Management|
|Introduction to Business Processes and Technologies|
|Introduction to Business Law|
|Principles of Marketing|
|Introduction to Probability and Statistics II|
|Advanced Professional Development Principles|
|Professional Development Program - Internship|
|Required Finance & Banking Courses||15|
|Theory of the Firm|
or ECONOM 4351
|Financial Accounting Concepts|
|Additional Finance & Banking Courses||9|
|Select 3 of the following|
|Personal Risk Management and Insurance|
|Financial Intermediaries and Markets|
|Financial Management Policy|
|Management of Financial Institutions|
|Problems in Finance|
|Topics in Finance (with academic advisor consent)|
|Financial Modeling and Databases|
|Financial Futures and Options|
|Financial Ethics and Professional Standards|
|Principles of Real Estate|
|Real Estate Appraisal|
|Real Estate Finance and Investment|
|Real Estate Portfolio Analysis and REITs|
|Investment Strategy of Warren Buffett|
|Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance|
|Principles of Commercial Property and Liability Insurance|
|Enterprise Risk Management|
|Topics in International Finance|
|Investment Fund Management|
|Chartered Financial Analyst Exam Review Course|
|Angel Capital Education Program|
|Professional Finance Internship|
|Emphasis Support Courses|
|Select two of the following:||6|
Accountancy: Any 3000 or 4000 level class
|Algorithm Design and Programming I (if not used in required core courses)|
Economics: Any 4000 level class (if not used in required core courses)
|CMP_SC 2050||Algorithm Design and Programming II||3|
Finance: Any 3000 or 4000 level class (if not used in required core courses)
|Financial Planning: Applied Tax Law|
Management: Any 3000 or 4000 level class (if not used in required core courses)
Marketing: Any 3000 or 4000 level class (if not used in required core courses)
|Capstone course - Senior year (on campus) Minimum grade of C- required||3|
|Strategic Management (3)|
Below is a sample plan of study, semester by semester. A student's actual plan may vary based on course choices where options are available.
|BUS_AD 1500||2||ECONOM 1014||3|
|MATH 1100||3||MATH 1400||3|
|Biological Science||3||ENGLSH 1000||3|
|BUS_AD 2500||2||ACCTCY 2037||3|
|ACCTCY 2036||3||ACCTCY 2258||3|
|MATH 1300||3||STAT 2500||3|
|ECONOM 1015||3||Biological or Physical Science with Lab||3|
|Physical Science||3||Humanities (2000 level) Writing Intensive||3|
|BUS_AD 3500||3||FINANC 4010||3|
|FINANC 3000||3||FINANC 4020||3|
|MANGMT 3000||3||MANGMT 3300||3|
|ECONOM 3229||3||MANGMT 3540||3|
|STAT 3500||3||Business Writing Intensive/Emphasis Support||3|
|ACCTCY 4356||3||MANGMT 4970 (Capstone)||3|
|BUS_AD 4500||3||Additional Finance Course||3|
|MANGMT 4010||3||ECONOM 3251 or 4351||3|
|MRKTNG 3000||3||Additional Finance Course||3|
|Additional Finance Course||3||Emphasis Support||3|
|Total Credits: 121|
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