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  Sep 25, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Finance, BBA


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Finance Major

The courses required for a finance major are designed to help students prepare for careers in Corporate Financial Management, Investment Planning, Brokerage, Insurance, Commercial Banking, Real Estate and other similar fields. Core courses in finance provide students with a background in security analysis and investments, portfolio management, and financial planning and analysis. The curriculum also covers monetary policy, banking, financial markets, financial reporting, statement analysis, and risk management. Students may select finance electives in their area of interest such as insurance, real estate, accounting, or expand their knowledge in investments or financial analysis.

Student Learning Outcome: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the principles and practices common to the major areas of finance.

Complete the Business Foundation Curriculum in the freshman and sophomore years.

Student Learning Goals

  1. To Be Effective Communicators
  2. To Be Competent in Business Practices
  3. To Be Good Decision Makers
  4. To Be Good Citizens

Major Field Test

As an integral part of the College of Business’ Assurance of Learning program, the Major Field Test (MFT) is a nationally-normed, standardized multiple-choice test developed by the Educational Testing Service and administered to senior-level business students at many AACSB International accredited institutions in the United States. It is designed to measure students’ academic achievement through demonstration of their basic knowledge and understanding of key concepts, theories, and analytical methods in the functional areas of business. This test covers the areas of accounting, economics, finance, international issues, legal and social environment of business, management, marketing, quantitative business analysis, and information systems.

The MFT is required for all students pursuing the Bachlor of Business Administration degree. Students register for MFT in BUSI 0088, Major Field Test in Business. To prepare for this test, business majors are advised to retain their class notes, textbooks, and other relevant materials from their business core courses in the areas referenced above. Completion of all College of Business core courses except MGMT 4388 is required. BUSI 0088 is CR/NC.

General Requirements for BBA Degree


All students seeking BBA must complete:

 

  Sem. Hrs.
A. University Core Curriculum Programs   42
B. First-Years Seminars (when applicable)* (2)
C. Business Core 45
D. Major Requirements 24
E. Electives 9
  Total 120 (122)


*Full-time, first time in college students are required to take the first-year seminars.

 

University Core Curriculum Requirements


Total 42 sem. hrs.


Business Core Requirements


Note:


Course prerequisites are strictly enforced.

*Higher level mathematics course may be accepted as a substitute with approval.

Total 45 sem. hrs.


Major Requirements


Total 24 sem. hrs.


Elective Requirements


Additional Electives Required for all Business Majors:

 

  • Upper-level Business Elective 3 sem. hrs.
  • Business Elective 3 sem. hrs.
  • Non-Business Elective 3 sem. hrs.

Total 9 sem. hrs.


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