Nov 28, 2020  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Finance, BBA

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 Outcomes

Students will:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to use analytical skills supported by information technology for problem-solving and decision-making.
  3. Demonstrate professionalism through interpersonal skills, including an understanding of ethical issues and governance responsibilities.
  4. Comprehend and explain the basic business functions of accounting, economics, finance, management, management systems, and marketing.
  5. Analyze and synthesize the integration of business functions in diverse cultural settings and the global marketplace.

Additionally, a separate major-specific goal is listed for each major in its respective section.

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 Bachelor of Business Administration degree and will be administered in MGMT 4388 , Administrative Policy and Strategy. 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. Also, to prepare for the MFT, business majors are required to enroll in BUSI 0088  concurrently with MGMT 4388 . BUSI 0088  is a non-credit Major Field Test review course.

Degree Requirements

  Sem. Hrs.
  1. Core Curriculum Program
  2. First-Year Seminars (when applicable)*
  3. Business Core
  4. Major Requirements
  5. Electives
  Total 120 (122)

*First Year Seminars

First-Year Seminars or Electives

Full-time, first-year students are required to take the following courses:

General Requirements for BBA Degree

All students seeking the BBA must complete (1) the general studies core prescribed by the University as outlined in the business foundation curriculum, (2) a common core of business courses, (3) courses in the major area specified by the major academic department, and (4) upper division business electives to achieve a minimum of 120-122 semester hours, depending on the need for first-year seminar hours. All students must complete at least 45 hours of junior or senior level courses; at least 45 of these upper-level hours must be in business or economics.

To ensure compliance with the course requirements for a BBA degree, first and second year students should follow the general sequence of courses specified for the business foundation curriculum. Juniors and seniors should follow the sequence outlined in the catalog for their major academic area. Course prerequisites are strictly enforced.


* Core Curriculum Program ECON 2302  is an option to satisfy the Core Curriculum Program three hour requirement in economics. Students who completed ECON 2302 in the University Core must take ECON 2301 in the Business Core.

** MATH 2413 - Calculus I  may be taken as substitute for MATH 1325 . Only 3 hours of MATH 2413  will be counted in Core Curriculum Program requirements, the additional laboratory hour will be counted as an elective.

*** Some majors require a specific international course.

Business Foundation Curriculum

Select one of these 3 hour courses:

Total: 16

Freshman - Semester II

Select one of these 3 hour courses:

Total: 13-14

Sophomore - Semester I

Sophomore - Semester II

Total: 18


*Core Curriculum Program

Total: 15

Total: 15

Senior – Semester I

Total: 15

Senior – Semester II

Select one of these 3 hour courses:

Total: 15


*Core Curriculum Program