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  Sep 22, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Finance (B.S.)


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Check departmental information for any additional requirements.

Business Core (46-50)


The College of Business is competitive based on a student’s overall GPA and performance in selected tool courses. All business majors must complete FINA 320, MGMT 335, MKTG 310, and OMIS 338 in the first year in which they enroll in 300- or 400-level business courses. Prerequisites for these four courses are: a grade of C or better in each of the 100- and 200-level courses in the Business Core; having a 2.50 or better cumulative GPA; and having completed at least 45 semester credit hours. To continue as a business major, students must earn a C or better in FINA 320, MGMT 335, MKTG 310, and OMIS 338. Additional retention requirements for each major can be found under Department Requirements.

The business core must be completed by all students majoring in business.

100- and 200-Level Courses


Requirements in Department (21)


Total Hours for a Major in Finance: 73-77


Recommendations


The finance core should be completed by the end of the junior year.

The course subjects listed below are recommended as suitable for many finance majors. The most suitable choices are dependent on each student’s particular background, aptitudes, and career goals. Additional recommendations are available on request from the finance area departmental adviser.

    Written and oral business communication: Departments of Communication, English, and Management
    Computer applications and systems analysis: Departments of Computer Science and Operations Management and Information Systems
    Interpersonal skills (i.e., human resources, industrial psychology): Departments of Management, Psychology, and Sociology
    Financial information: Department of Accountancy
    Mathematical and business quantitative methods: Departments of Mathematical Sciences and Operations Management and Information Systems

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