The finance major is designed for students interested in the stewardship of the financial resources of individuals, corporations, or financial institutions. As future managers, students learn the principles and applications of financial analysis, management, and strategy, and gain experience in portfolio construction; applications of derivatives in financial management, asset management, and international financial management; and case studies in corporate finance. The program equips students with the theoretical understanding and practical skills necessary to evaluate and direct decisions regarding the allocation of financial resources among a variety of competing opportunities, with the goal of maximizing the value of the resources managed. To ensure that all finance (FIN) prerequisites are satisfied, business finance students should choose MATH 151 or MATH 161 in the Business Core. To complete the finance major in four years, students must complete FIN 320 and MATH 151 or MATH 161 by the end of their sophomore year.
This program prepares students for employment in a variety of fields, such as corporate financial management, investment analysis and planning, financial institution management, and risk management. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, such occupations are expected to experience strong rates of growth. Moreover, these occupations generally offer attractive starting salaries and working conditions.
The finance major comprises 67-69 units. Students must achieve an average GPA of 2.5 or higher in their major courses (this includes the Business Core).
|Business Core Courses|
|ACCT 120||Principles of Accounting I||4|
|ACCT 121||Principles of Accounting II||3|
|MATH 130||Introduction to Statistics 1||3|
|MGMT 210||Principles of Management||3|
|BUSI 240||Introduction to Information Systems||3|
|ECON 250||Principles of Macroeconomics 2||3|
|ECON 251||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|MKTG 260||Principles of Marketing||3|
|BUSI 296||Business Law||3|
|FIN 320||Principles of Corporate Finance||3|
|BUSI 370||International Business 3||3|
|MGMT 448||Organizational and Administrative Behavior 4||3|
|MGMT 450||Strategic Management 5||3|
|Select one of the following:||3-5|
|Quantitative Analysis for Management|
|Applied Calculus I|
|ACCT 320||Intermediate Accounting I F||3|
|ECON 352||Financial Markets and Institutions F||3|
|ECON 372||International Trade and Finance S||3|
|FIN 330||Financial Analysis S||3|
|FIN 338||Applied Portfolio Management||3|
|FIN 432||Investment Analysis S||3|
|FIN 436||Financial Risk Management F||3|
|FIN 439||Seminar in Finance S||3|
Meets the General Education Quantitative Literacy requirement.
Meets the General Education Social Science requirement.
Meets the General Education Intercultural Competence requirement.
Meets the General Education Civic Knowledge and Engagement requirement.
Meets the General Education Integrative and Applied Learning requirement.
|F||Offered in Fall only|
|S||Offered in Spring only|
|F/S||Offered in both Fall and Spring terms|
|EF||Offered in Fall in even years|
|ES||Offered in Spring in even years|
|OF||Offered in Fall in odd years|
|OS||Offered in Spring in odd years|
Program Learning OutcomesStudents who successfully complete this program shall be able to:
- Competent Business Knowledge: Demonstrate knowledge in multiple business disciplines, including management, finance, marketing, accounting and economics.
- Critical Thinking: Identify and solve business problems using analytical and critical thinking skills.
- Christian Business Ethics: Demonstrate the ability to evaluate business decisions based on a Christian perspective.
- Written Communication: Convey ideas clearly through professional written communication.
- Oral Communication: Express ideas effectively through professional oral presentations.
- Collaborative Teamwork: Demonstrate the ability to function as an effective business team member.
- Comprehensive Global Awareness: Identify cultural, economic and political aspects of business in a global environment.
- Discipline Knowledge: Demonstrate knowledge of finance concepts.
- Discipline Problem Solving/Strategy: Solve core finance problems, or analyze finance situations and provide strategy for effectiveness.