Program Requirements

Program Requirements

B.S. Finance Program Guide

The Finance major requires the common core of College of Business courses. It provides students with a broad understanding of financial theory and institutions.

For all Finance course descriptions and additional information refer to the 2017 - 2018 Undergraduate Course Catalog.

The program prepares students for a variety of career opportunities within financial institutions, governmental agencies and private industry. These include financial analysis, cash management, credit analysis, pension and investment fund management, capital budgeting analysis, investment and commercial banking, and securities management. Students working toward a B.S. in Finance must maintain a 2.00 grade point average overall as well as a 2.50 grade point average overall in the business core and finance specialization.

Plan of Study

I. General Education Requirements (52-53 s.h.)

Communications (9-10 s.h.)

  • COMP 01.111 College Composition I or COMP 01.105 Intensive College Composition I
  • COMP 01.112 College Composition II
  • CMS 04.205 Public Speaking

Math and Science (16 s.h.)

  • MATH 03.125 Calculus Techniques and Applications or MATH 01.130 Calculus I
  • STAT 02.260 Statistics I
  • STAT 02.261 Statistics II
  • Choice of Approved Gen Ed Computing Course
  • Lab Science Course (4 s.h.)

Social and Behavioral Science (9 s.h.)

  • ECON 04.101 Introduction to Economics - a Macroeconomic Perspective
  • ECON 04.102 Introduction to Economics - a Microeconomic Perspective
  • Choice from Approved Gen Ed Guide

History/Humanities/Language (6 s.h.)

  • Choice from Approved Gen Ed Guide

Artistic and Creative Experience (3 s.h.)

  • Choice from Approved Gen Ed Guide

Non-Program (Non-Business) Electives (9 s.h.)

  • MATH 01.131 Calculus II (recommended)
  • PHIL 09.130 Introduction to Symbolic Logic (recommended)
  • Choice from Approved Gen Ed Guide

II. Free Electives (7-8 s.h.)

  • Rowan Seminar Course (freshman only)
  • Choice from Approved Gen Ed Guide

III. Major Area Requirements (60 s.h.)

Business Core Courses (27 s.h.)

  • MKT 09.200 Principles of Marketing
  • MIS 02.234 Management Information Systems
  • ACC 03.210 Principles of Accounting I
  • ACC 03.211 Principles of Accounting II
  • MGT 98.242 Legal Environment of Business
  • MGT 06.300 Organizational Behavior
  • FIN 04.300 Principles of Finance
  • MGT 06.305 Operations Management
  • MGT 06.402 Business Policy

Finance Specialization Courses (21 s.h.)

  • ACC 03.310 Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACC 03.432 Federal Taxation
  • FIN 04.422 Financial Management I
  • FIN 04.423 Financial Management II
  • FIN 04.431 Investments/Portfolio Analysis
  • FIN 04.433 Financial Institutions and Markets
  • FIN 04.435 International Financial Management

Finance Electives (12 s.h.)

Select 4 of the following courses:
  • ACC 03.311 Intermediate Accounting II
  • FIN 04.330 Supervised Internship in Finance
  • FIN 04.327 Selected Topics in Finance
  • FIN 04.350 Personal Financial Planning
  • FIN 04.358 Bank Management
  • FIN 04.424 Seminar in Finance
  • FIN 04.425 Financial Derivatives
  • FIN 04.436 Insurance and Risk Management
  • FIN 04.438 Portfolio Management

Business Electives (3 s.h.)

  • Choice of any 200, 300, 400, 500 level College of Business course or Business Ethics (PHIL09.322)
  • Excluding any internship other than Supervised Internship in Finance (FIN04.430)

IV. Total Credits for the Program 120 s.h.