Business Administration, B.S. - Finance

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The program outline and graduation requirements are listed below.  In addition, free electives are selected to reach 120 credits overall required for graduation.

The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers: 


All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements.  To review more detailed information regarding these requirements, please visit Degree Requirements >>General Education (LEP) Requirements. Courses in the major and/or cognate may also be used to satisfy LEP requirements where noted below (*).


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.

Business Administration Requirements (33 Credits)
ACC 200 – Principles of Financial Accounting (‘C’ or better required)
ACC 210 – Managerial Accounting (‘C’ or better required)
BIS 370 – Business Information Systems (‘C’ or better required)
ECO 100 - Principles of Macro-Economics (T2CC)*
ECO 101 - Principles of Micro-Economics (T2GA)*
ECO 270 - Applied Business Statistics (‘C’ or better required)
FIN 300 – Corporate Finance (‘C’ or better required)
MGT 240 – Legal Environment of Business (‘C’ or better required)
MGT 305 – Organizational Behavior (‘C’ or better required)
MGT 450 – Business Policy and Strategy Seminar (‘C’ or better required)
MKT 200 – Principles of Marketing (‘C’ or better required)

Finance Concentration (33 Credits)
(‘C+’ or better required)
FIN 340 – Financial Markets and Institutions (‘C+’ or better required)
FIN 341 – Principles of Investment (‘C+’ or better required)
FIN 347 - International Financial Management (‘C+’ or better required)
FIN 400 - Behavioral Finance (‘C+’ or better required)
FIN 401 - Financial Modeling (‘C+’ or better required)
FIN 432 - Advanced Corporate Finance (‘C+’ or better required)
FIN 450 – Finance Capstone (T3)*

12 Additional credits from ONE(1) of the following options (‘C+’ or better required):

Option 1: Treasury Management and Banking
FIN 343 - Commercial Banking
FIN 346 - Financial Risk Management
FIN 456 - Entrepreneurial Finance and Venture Capital
FIN 460 - Treasury Management
FIN 497 - Internship

Option 2: Investments and Portfolio Management 
FIN 435 - Business Valuation
FIN 439 - Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
FIN 470 - Practicum in Investing
FIN 480 - Introduction to Futures and Options
FIN 497 - Internship

Option 3: Financial Risk Management
FIN 346 - Financial Risk Management
FIN 439 - Securities Analysis and Portfolio Management
FIN 446 - Quantitative Methods in Financial Risk Management
FIN 480 - Introduction to Futures and Options
FIN 497 - Internship

Option 4: Real Estate Finance
ECO 307 - Urban Economics
FIN 345 - Principles of Real Estate
FIN 457 - Real Estate Finance
FIN 458 - Seminar in Real Estate
FIN 497 - Internship


COM 101 – Fundamentals of Professional Presentations
CSC 200 - Information Management and Productivity Software (T1TF)*
MAT 125 or MAT 150 - Mathematics Cognate (T1QR)*