2014-2015 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog
Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance
Requirements for the B.B.A.
All business core courses acquaint you with various fields in business and help you learn to communicate, to interact, and to assume responsible positions in your chosen field.
For a major in business administration, you must complete the following courses:
- ACC 212 - Principles of Financial Accounting Credits: 3
- ACC 213 - Principles of Managerial Accounting Credits: 3
- BUS 201 - Legal Environment for Business Credits: 3
- BOTH ECO 210 - Introductory Macroeconomics Credits: 3 AND ECO 211 - Introductory Microeconomics (3 credits) OR ECO 200 - Business Economics (3 credits)
- Upper-division economics course (not ECO 490) Credits: 3
- FIN 320 - Managerial Finance Credits: 3
- MGT 268 - Introduction to Management Information Systems Credits: 3
- MGT 331 - Concepts of Management Credits: 3
- MGT 366 - Operations Management Credits: 3
- MGT 495 - Administrative Policy Credits: 3
- MKT 350 - Marketing Management Credits: 3
Students are required to select one class from the following list. This course may count toward the major or minor if applicable.
- ACC 333 - Corporate Governance and Accounting Ethics Credits: 3
- ECO 440 - Public Economics and Ethics Credits: 3
- FIN 330 - Ethics in Finance Credits: 3
- MGT 340 - Business, Social Change, and Ethics Credits: 3
- MGT 438 - Business Ethics Credits: 3
- MKT 375 - Marketing Ethics Credits: 3
Required Business Electives
Three upper-division Seidman courses are not applied to the major or minor (9 credits total). However, these courses can be applied toward a second business major.
Students may elect nonbusiness or business courses to fulfill their elective course requirements. Students may apply up to six hours of internship and independent research credit, in any combination, toward their degree requirements. Business majors may not take any of the major courses, except the internship, on a credit/no credit basis.
Requirements for a Major in Finance
- FIN 321 - Investments Credits: 3
- FIN 322 - Intermediate Managerial Finance Credits: 3
- FIN 422 - Advanced Managerial Finance Credits: 3
- CIS 150 - Introduction to Computing Credits: 3
- STA 215 - Introductory Applied Statistics Credits: 3
Quantitative Group - choose one:
- MTH 122 - College Algebra Credits: 3
- MTH 125 - Survey of Calculus Credits: 3
- MTH 201 - Calculus I Credits: 4
- PHI 103 - Logic Credits: 3
- MGT 361 - Management Science Credits: 3
And three other courses from the following list with at least one of three being a finance course:
- Any one, two or three upper-division finance course not part of the core requirements.
- ACC 310 - Intermediate Accounting I Credits: 3
- ACC 311 - Intermediate Accounting II Credits: 3
- ACC 318 - Entity Taxation Credits: 3
- ACC 321 - Cost Strategy and Decision Making Credits: 3
- ACC 322 - Cost Systems and Control Techniques Credits: 3
- ECO 312 - Applied Microeconomics Credits: 3
- ECO 313 - Business Cycles and Growth Credits: 3
- ECO 414 - Money and Banking Credits: 3
- ECO 480 - Econometrics and Forecasting Credits: 3
Note that the economics courses selected for the business cognate cannot count as a finance elective.
Some financial institutions require a minimum of 12 credits of accounting for students who plan to seek positions as credit analysts.