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Bachelor of Science in Finance

Mission of the Finance Program

The mission of the Finance program is to provide students with knowledge of the major concepts and practices of financial management, while at the same time helping to develop their analytical, decision-making, and communication abilities. The Finance program will also provide students with learning opportunities, both inside and outside of the classroom setting, that reflect the current state of knowledge and practice within the field; and the program will prepare students for careers in business and/or postgraduate work by educating them in the fundamental principles and practical applications of modern financial analysis.

The objectives of the program are as follows:

1.To provide an understanding of the theoretical foundations of finance

2.To produce students who are able to communicate effectively in oral presentations and in writing

3.To train students to apply quantative skills to business problems

4.To ensure basic computer proficiency in the use of the World Wide Web (Internet), word processing, spreadsheets, and data bases

5.To expose students to the political, legal, global, and ethical considerations that effect economic environments and business decision-making

6.To ensure an understanding of the basic concepts and principles of management and organizational behavior

7.To integrate skills and concepts from the common body of knowledge, bringing them to bear upon the critical analysis of business/economic issues and problems

8.To prepare students to be able to conduct descriptive research pertinent to financial and business issues and problems

9.To help students to develop an appreciation for the critical importance of lifelong learning to the financial processes

Graduation Requirements

This degree program requires at least 122 semester hours for completion.

Academic Degree Plans for: Bachelor of Science in Finance (PDF)