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2009 - 2010 Catalog of Courses 
    
2009 - 2010 Catalog of Courses [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration - Finance Option


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Coordinator - Frederick H. Mull

The Business Administration major - Finance option focuses on those financial activities that affect business, government, and not-for-profit organizations. Students will be introduced to financial planning and management as they pertain to organizations, to the function of both capital and money markets, and to fund raising in these markets.

Financial theory and practice have changed rapidly in the past 20 years and will probably continue to change at least as rapidly in the immediate future. Therefore, students will be introduced to this constantly evolving theory of finance so that they will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of a firm’s financing decisions and investments. Students also will become familiar with the analytical techniques that can be used to seek solutions to a wide range of financial problems.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS


A student studying the Finance option must complete the following requirements:

General Education - Credits: 39


See General Education  requirements.

Subtotal Common SOBA Requirements - Credits: 41


Subtotal Quantitative Reasoning Requirement - Credits: 3-4


Auxiliary Requirement:


Subtotal Auxiliary Requirement - Credits: 4


Finance Option Requirements:


  • One 300- or 400-level Economics Course - Credits: 4

Plus a minimum of seven (7) credits from the following:


Subtotal Finance Option Requirements - Credits: 19¹


Total Major Requirements - Credits: 67-68


Free Electives (variable)


TOTAL REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION - CREDITS: 120


1 The 19 credits used to satisfy an option in Finance may not be used to satisfy any other major, minor, or option within the School of Business Administration.

2 May not be used to fulfill the 300- or 400-level Economics course requirement and the Finance option requirement simultaneously.

Note to transfer and former students: If you have taken any of your major requirements and received a different number of credits than listed above, you may need to complete additional major credit requirements.

Business Administration Major Suggested Course Sequence¹


  Freshman Fall Semester       Freshman Winter Semester3    
  COMP 125  or COMP 150 
GEN ED (SC1)
GEN ED (HI)2
GEN ED (AH)
  3-4
4
3-4
3-4
  COMP 126  or COMP 150 
GEN ED (SC2)
GEN ED (AH)
MATH 110 
ES 100 /PE
  3-4
3-4
3-4
4
1
  Total Credits   13-16   Total Credits   14-17
               
  Sophomore Fall Semester       Sophomore Winter Semester    
  COMP 252 
ACC 225 
ECON 262  (SS)2
BA 253 
  3
4
3
4
  ACC 226 
ECON 272  (SS)
BA 260 
Free Elective
Free Elective
  4
3
3
3
3
  Total Credits   14   Total Credits   16
               
  Junior Fall Semester       Junior Winter Semester    
 

BA 301 
MK 350 
BA 380 
CSIS 322 

  4
4
4
4
 

BA 353 
Major Elective
Major Elective
Upper Level Econ or SOBA QR Requirement

  4
4
4
4
  Total Credits   16   Total Credits   16 
               
  Senior Fall Semester       Senior Winter Semester    
  Free Elective
EGC
Major Elective
Major Elective
  4
3-4
4
3-4
 

BA 496 
Major Elective
EGC
Free Elective

  4
3-4
3-4
4
  Total Credits   14-16    Total Credits   14-16
               

1 In order to graduate in four years, the recommended number of credits per semester is 15 credits (8 semesters X 15 credits = 120 credits for graduation).

2 There is a specific group of lower level Gen. Ed. Courses. The group contains AH, HI, and SS courses. Students must complete a total of 15 credits in that group with at least 1 course from HI, 2 courses from AH, and 1 from SS (both Econ 262 and 272 will satisfy this SS requirement).

3 By the end of the Freshman year, a student should have completed Comp 150 (or equivalent) and 30 credits.

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