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The Bachelor of Science degree in Finance is designed for those interested in pursuing managerial or consultative careers in various finance areas such as banking, trust operations, insurance, or risk management. In addition to the General Education outcomes, the student will be given the opportunity to:

  1. Recognize contemporary central banking and bank regulation issues comparing the US, Euro zone and the UK.
  2. Identify banking practices and procedures.
  3. Apply general principles of law to financial decision-making, risk analysis and liabilities.
  4. Analyze insurance and risk management and the different lines of insurance, product distribution, re-insurance and basic legal concepts applicable to insurance.
  5. Explain the principles from finance and economics and the connection between financial markets and the economy.
  6. Describe public policy issues as to how financial markets, governments, and central banks conduct monetary policy.
  7. Describe the types of foreign exchange and foreign markets along with international monetary systems and exchange rate systems.
  8. Apply principles of financial management of national and multinational firms regarding cash management, intra-firm transfer, control and capital budgeting.
  9. Describe core concepts and tools in making investment decisions, managing a portfolio and developing, implementing, and monitoring a successful investment program.
  10. Examine the principles and techniques of organizing and interpreting empirical data for the purpose of developing a thesis-driven paper.
Course IDSubject AreaCredits
Area I: General Education Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree
GS 101 Introduction to College Studies: Technology, Leadership, and Success(5)
GS/SH 110 Environmental Science, Sustainability, and Health(5)
EN 104 English Composition and Writing(5)
EN 105 Mechanics and Research of Academic Writing(5)
EN 202 Introduction to Public Speaking, Communication, and Self-Awareness(5)
GS/IT 109 Technology in the Information Age(5)
MA 105 Introduction to College Algebra(5)
MA 205 Application of Math in Society(5)
MA 210 Applied Statistics(5)
PY 220 Introduction to Psychology: Development, Personality, and Motivation(5)
SO 202 Introduction to Sociology: Culture and Diversity in a Global Society(5)
SO 235 Local and Global Citizenship with Experiential Learning (See p. 14 for additional costs)(5)
Total General Education Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree(60)
Area II: Business Requirements
BE 101 Introduction to Business(5)
BE 104 Introduction to Accounting(5)
BE 201 Principles of Microeconomics(5)
BE 202 Principles of Macroeconomics(5)
BE 211 Financial Accounting(5)
BE 225 Managerial Accounting(5)
BE 300 Communication in Business and Report Writing(5)
BE 303 Marketing(5)
BE 306 Management(5)
BE 308 Business Law (5)
BE 309 Business Data Analytics(5)
BS 402 Principles of Research Methodology(5)
Area II:  Total Business Requirements(60)
Area III: Finance Requirements
BE 207 Elements of Banking(5)
BE 210 General Principles of Law(5)
BE 230 Principles of Insurance(5)
BE 302 Money and Banking(5)
BE307 Business Finance(5)
BE 332 Risk Management(5)
BE 432 or BS 424 International Financial Management or  International Experiential Learning: Global Finance(5)
BE 435 Investments(5)
BE 436 Advanced Investments(5)
BS 485 Application through Experiential Learning(5)
Total Finance Requirements(50)
Area IV: Approved International Experiential Learning Course or Business Elective(5)
Area V: Capstone 
BS 490A Undergraduate Capstone Project I(2)
BS 490B Undergraduate Capstone Project II(3)
Total Capstone(5)
Total Credits Required for Graduation(180)