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 AND WRITING REQUIREMENTS

Liberal Education Program

48 Credits Required

Students must complete a comprehensive three-tiered Liberal Education Program (LEP). View all requirements of the tiers on the Liberal Education Program. Any credits over 48 are counted toward free electives.

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 139 – Short Course in Calculus
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.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

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 for Non-Accounting Majors
ECO 221 – Statistics for Economics and Business
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:

  • ACC 350 – Federal Income Taxation
  • ACC 370 – Accounting Information Systems
  • ECO 310 – Management Science
  • ECO 321 – Introductory Econometrics
  • ECO 375 – Quantitative Economics and Business
  • ECO 410 – Managerial Economics
  • ECO 430 – Decision Analysis
  • ECO 431 – Forecasting Methods in Business Economics
  • FIN 341 – Principles of Investment
  • FIN 343 – Commercial Banking
  • FIN 346 – Risk Management and Insurance
  • MGT 301 – Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development
  • MGT 335 – Business Law
  • MGT 412 – Diagnosing Management Problems
  • MGT 415 – Developing Team Managerial Skills
  • MIS 361 – Production and Operations Management
  • MIS 370 – Business Information Systems
  • MIS 375 – Decision Support Systems
  • MKT 331 – Principles of Advertising
  • MKT 338 – Services and Marketing

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. 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.

COGNATE REQUIREMENTS

3 Credits Required

COM 101 – Fundamentals of Professional Presentations

FREE ELECTIVES

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.