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
- demonstrate a working knowledge of corporate finance, financial institutions, markets, and instruments.
- gather, interpret, and analyze financial information.
- demonstrate knowledge of current issues related to finance.
Examples of Outcome Assessments
- Finance-related cases that require solving unstructured problems are used to assess problem-solving ability, research skills, and mastery of finance content.
- Written examinations are used to assess knowledge of the functional areas of finance.
- Oral presentations are used to assess knowledge of current finance issues.
Requirements for the B.B.A. with a Major in Finance
|Core Areas A-E (See VSU Core Curriculum) 1||42|
|Area F Requirements 2||18|
|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 Curriculum||60|
|Required Senior College Core 2||21|
|BUSA 2100||Applied Business Statistics||3|
|BUSA 3100||Business Analytics||3|
|FIN 3350||Financial Management||3|
|MGNT 3250||Management and Organization Behavior||3|
|MKTG 3050||Introduction to Marketing||3|
Select one of the following:
|Introduction to International Business|
|BUSA 2999||Career Development||0|
|BUSA 3999||Experiential Learning||0|
|BUSA 4900||Business Policy||3|
|Required Finance Core 2|
|FIN 3360||Advanced Financial Management||3|
|FIN 4760||Financial Institution Management||3|
|Finance Electives 2||12|
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 2||9|
Any 3000- or 4000-level business courses not selected above
|General Electives 3||9|
Electives may be business and/or non-business courses
|Total hours required for the degree||120|
If ECON 2105 is taken in Area E, the grade must be a "C" or better.
The grade in each of these courses must be a “C” or better.
If PERS 2799 is not taken in Area B, it must be taken as a general elective.