Business Administration, B.S. - Concentration: Finance

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Students must take a minimum of 50 percent of the Business Administration Requirements, and at least 50 percent of the Concentration Requirements at Southern Connecticut State University.

120 Overall Credits Required


Liberal Education Program

45 Credits Required

Students must complete a comprehensive three-tiered Liberal Education Program (LEP). View all requirements of the tiers on the Liberal Education Program

While the choice of courses that fulfill the requirements is generally left up to students, some departments require that students select specific courses to complement their major. This major has specific Tier requirements/restrictions for the following:

Tier 1 - Quantitative Reasoning (select one):
MAT 125 - Applied Business Mathematics
MAT 150 – Calculus I

Tier 1 - Technological Fluency:
CSC 200 – Information Management and Productivity Software

Tier 2 - Global Awareness:
ECO 101 – Principles of Microeconomics

Tier 2 - Social Structure, Conflict, and Consensus:  
ECO 100 – Principles of Macroeconomics

Writing Requirements (“W-Courses”)

Three W-courses are required. These may not be taken until after a student has passed ENG 112 — Writing Arguments. W-courses may count toward LEP, major, or cognate requirements, as well as free electives. Course sections that meet this requirement are designated by section numbers ending in “W”.

Transfer students who enter with 60 to 89 credits are required to pass two W-courses, while transfer students who enter with 90 credits or more must pass one W-course.


57 Credits Required

Business Administration Requirements
30 Credits Required
(‘C’ or better required, excluding Analysis and Application)

ACC 200 – Principles of Financial Accounting 
ACC 210 – Managerial Accounting 
ECO 270 - Applied Business Statistics
FIN 300 – Corporate Finance
MGT 240 – Legal Environment of Business
MGT 305 – Organizational Behavior
MGT 450 – Business Policy and Strategy Seminar|
MIS 370 – Business Information Systems
MKT 200 – Principles of Marketing

Analysis and Application

Select one from below:

Finance Concentration
27 Credits Required
(‘C+’ or better required)

FIN 340 – Financial Markets and Institutions
FIN 341 – Principles of Investment
FIN 347 - International Financial Management
FIN 432 - Financial Management

15 Additional Credits in FIN at the 300 or 400 level. Students may wish to select courses within an area of specialization. Examples: Corporate Finance; Investments; Depository Institutions. Please speak with your advisor about your selections.


3 Credits Required

COM 101 – Fundamentals of Professional Presentations


Take remaining credits to reach Overall Credits Required (listed above).

Although 6 of these credits may be taken within the School of Business, students are encouraged to take all their free electives outside the School of Business.