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Degree Requirements

All candidates for a bachelor of science degree in accounting, computer information systems, finance, management and marketing must satisfy the General Studies requirements, the business core course requirements, and the College of Business requirements described in the following four sections. For programs leading to a bachelor of science degree, the basic structure of each program is:

 

Courses
Hours
General Studies
34
Business Core
33
College of Business requirement
9
Major in College of Business
24
Electives*
20
Total Hours (minimum)
120

*Elective Requirements

Elective credits vary. Total electives must be sufficient for students to meet the University's minimum required 120 credit hours.

General Studies

The academic foundation for a successful business career or graduate work is a broad liberal arts education.

General Studies Required by the College of Business

CourseTitle
Hours
General Studies Written Communication
ENG 1010 Freshman Composition: The Essay
3
ENG 1020 Freshman Composition: Analysis, Research & Documentation
3
Quantitative Literacy
MTH 1310* Finite Mathematics for the Management and Social Sciences
4
Oral Communications
SPE 1010 Public Speaking
3

*Note: MTH 1110 or MTH 1400, with graphing calculator experience strongly recommended, is acceptable for transfer students or students changing their major. Consult with Mathematical and Computer Sciences department on substitutions.

General Studies

CourseTitle
Hours
Historical Studies
HIS (American history course recommended)
3
Arts and Letters  
PHI 1030 Ethics
3
  -or-  
PHI 3360 Business Ethics (recommended)
3
(Check General Studies guide for Level II Arts and Letters elective)
3
Social Sciences  
PSY 1001 Introductory Psychology
3
  -or-  
SOC 1010 Introduction to Sociology
3
PSC 1010 American National Government
3
  -or-  
PSC 1020 Political Systems and Ideas
3
Natural Sciences (Check General Studies guide for Level II Natural Sciences elective)
6
  Total of Required and Elective General
Studies Credit Hours
34

Business Core

All business majors require foundation coursework in all significant areas of business theory and practice. The following courses are required for all majors in accounting, computer information systems, finance, management and marketing. A grade of "C" or better must be earned in each business core course to have that course count toward the bachelor of science degree in a business program.

CourseTitle
Hours
ACC 2010
Principles of Accounting I
3
ACC 2020
Principles of Accounting II
3
CIS 2010
Foundations of Information Systems
3
CIS 3300
Managerial Statistics
3
MKT 2040
Business Communications
3
MGT 2210
Legal Environment of Business I
3
MGT 3000
Organizational Management
3
MKT 3000
Principles of Marketing
3
FIN 3300
Managerial Finance
3
CIS 3320
Management Science
3
MGT 4950
Strategic Management
3
  Total Hours Required in Business Core
33

 

College of Business Requirements

 

CourseTitle
Hours
ECO 2010 Principles of Macroeconomics
3
ECO 2020 Principles of Microeconomics
3
MTH 1320 Calculus for the Management and Social Sciences
3
  Total Hours for College of Business Requirement
9

 

Elective Requirements

Each business program major must have enough unrestricted electives to meet the 120 hours required for graduation.

Students majoring in business and interested in pursuing an International Business concentration should see an advisor in their major department.

General Finance Concentration:

Title Course
Hours
FIN 3010 Financial Markets and Institutions
3
FIN 3150 Personal Financial Planning
3
FIN 3600 Investments
3
FIN 3850 Intermediate Finance
3
FIN 4950 Financial Strategies and Policies
3
Subtotal
15
Approved Electives*
9
Total Hours Required for Finance Major**
24

*Upper-division finance electives (three must be 4000-level) selected in consultation with and approved by the Finance Department.

**A minimum grade of "C" is required for courses in the major.

Students must select three (3) finance elective courses in consultation with their Finance Department Advisor. Students should consult with their department advisor regarding the possibility of selecting three (3) business courses among the 20 credit hours of general electives.

Suggested General Finance Electives:

Title Course
Hours
FIN 3100 International Money and Finance
3
FIN 3320 Entrepreneurial Finance
3
FIN 4200 Financial Modeling with Spreadsheets
3
FIN 4500 Analysis of Financial Statements
3
FIN 3xxx Finance Internship *
3

*Department Approval Required.



Financial Services Concentration

Required Courses
Hours
FIN 3010 Financial Markets and Institutions
3
FIN 3150 Personal Financial Planning
3
FIN 3600 Investments
3
FIN 3850 Intermediate Finance
3
FIN 4600 Security Analysis & Portfolio Management
3
OR    
FIN 4750 Seminar In Personal Financial Planning
3
Subtotal
15
Approved Electives*
9
Total Hours Required for Finance Major Financial Services Concentration**
24

*Upper-division finance electives (three must be 4000-level) selected in consultation with and approved by the Finance Department.

**A minimum grade of "C" is required for courses in the major.

Students must select three (3) finance elective courses in consultation with their Finance Department Advisor. Students should consult with their department advisor regarding the possibility of selecting three (3) business courses among the 20 credit hours of general electives.

Suggested Financial Services Electives:

Title Course
Hours
FIN 3100 International Money and Finance
3
FIN 3320 Entrepreneurial Finance
3
FIN 3420 Principles of Insurance
3
FIN 3450 Retirement Planning and Employee Benefits
3
FIN 4200 Financial Modeling with Spreadsheets
3
FIN 4400 Estate Planning
3
FIN 4500 Analysis of Financial Statements
3
FIN 3xxx Finance Internship*
3

*Department Approval Required.




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