Business Administration, B.S. - Finance

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The graduation requirements are listed below. In addition, students select free electives to reach 120 credits overall required for the degree.  The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements for the major (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, please visit General Education (LEP) Degree Requirements.   


Up to three courses in the major/cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements and will be indicated below; no more than two courses in the same subject may be used towards LEP Explorations.  

Students must take a minimum of 50 percent of the major and concentration courses 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 – Business Law and Ethics (‘C’ or better required)
MGT 285 – Management and Organization ('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)
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 & Analytics (‘C+’ or better required)
FIN 432 – Advanced Corporate Finance (‘C+’ or better required)
FIN 450 – Finance Capstone (‘C+’ or better required)

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

Option 5: Big Data Analytics and Fintech
FIN 446 – Quantitative Methods in Financial Risk Management
FIN 485 – Fundamentals of Fintech
FIN 490 – Fintech Seminar
FIN 496 – Big Data Analytics and Machine Learning Applications inFinance
FIN 497 – Internship


CMS 101 – Public Speaking
CSC 200 – Information Management and Productivity Software (T1TF)
MAT 125 or MAT 150 – Mathematics Cognate (T1QR)


Students with an overall 3.0 GPA may be approved to complete an accelerated pathway. Graduate courses may be completed during their senior year when a student has earned at least 90 credits. Courses successfully completed with a grade of 'C' or higher will earn dual credit to be applied to both the undergraduate and graduate transcript. Approval to start graduate coursework does not guarantee admission to the graduate program.

Accelerated Pathway to Graduate Program
In consultation with their advisor, students may select up to 12 credits of graduate level coursework (500-level or higher) appropriate to their intended graduate program of study.