The courses in the finance program: (1) provide an understanding of the importance of financial information and decision-making for businesses, government, investors, and creditors; (2) teach students how to acquire, process, and analyze information; (3) provide rigorous training for finance careers in industry, financial institutions, and government.

Educational Objectives of Finance Majors

A finance graduate will be able to

  1. demonstrate a working knowledge of corporate finance, financial institutions, markets, and instruments.
  2. gather, interpret, and analyze financial information.
  3. demonstrate knowledge of current issues related to finance.

Examples of Outcome Assessments

  1. Finance-related cases that require solving unstructured problems are used to assess problem-solving ability, research skills, and mastery of finance content.
  2. Written examinations are used to assess knowledge of the functional areas of finance.
  3. Oral presentations are used to assess knowledge of current finance issues.

Requirements for the B.B.A. with a Major in Finance

Core Curriculum60
Core Areas A-E (See VSU Core Curriculum) 142
Area F Requirements 218
Introduction to Business
The Environment of Business
Fundamentals of Computer Applications
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Accounting I
and Principles of Accounting II
Finance Major Curriculum60
Required Senior College Core 221
BUSA 2100Applied Business Statistics3
BUSA 3100Business Analytics3
FIN 3350Financial Management3
MGNT 3250Management and Organization Behavior3
MKTG 3050Introduction to Marketing3
International Option 3
Select one of the following:
International Economics
FIN 3659
Introduction to International Business
International Marketing
International Management
BUSA 2999Career Development0
BUSA 3999Experiential Learning0
BUSA 4900Business Policy3
Required Finance Core 2
FIN 3360Advanced Financial Management3
FIN 4520Investments3
FIN 4760Financial Institution Management3
Finance Electives 212
Any 3000- or 4000-level ACCT, ECON, or FIN course not listed above. At least 6 hours must be FIN 4000-level courses.
Business Electives 29
Any 3000- or 4000-level business courses not selected above
General Electives 39
Electives may be business and/or non-business courses
Total hours required for the degree120
1

 If ECON 2105 is taken in Area E, the grade must be a "C" or better.

2

The grade in each of these courses must be a “C” or better.

3

 If PERS 2799 is not taken in Area B, it must be taken as a general elective.
 If ECON 2015 is not taken in Area E, it must be taken as a general elective, and the grade must be a "C" or better.