2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 17, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Financial Management (B.S.)


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Coordinator: Samuel A. Sacco, MCRP

The Financial Management major provides students with knowledge of fundamental financial management tools and encourages students to use critical thinking, analytical, and interpersonal skills. The courses in Financial Management develop the expertise, knowledge and skills needed for a wide range of opportunities in corporate finance, financial institutions, business operations and advisory services.  

The major provides the necessary educational foundation from which students may choose to obtain a professional certification to help advance their careers. Examples of some of these certifications are: Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).  Certifications have requirements in addition to receiving a bachelor’s degree. Some additional requirements may include further education, professional experience, and passing the exam for that specific certification. Students interested in sales of stocks, bonds, mutual funds, insurance and real estate will need to obtain the appropriate professional licenses for each specialty.

Major Requirements


Financial Management majors complete a minimum of 120 credits to earn a bachelor’s degree: 49-51 credits of core courses, 3-11 elective credits, and 66 credits of major courses.

Requirements for the Financial Management major consist of the Business Studies and Economics core requirements (42 credits):

Degree Plan


Degree Plan for Financial Management (B.S.)
 
Fall
Spring
First Year
 
 
UNV101: University Seminar I (3 credits) &
FYT100: First Year Transitions (1 credit)
X
 
ECN101: Introductory Macroeconomics (3 credits)
X
 
Core Course (3 credits)
X
 
Core Course (3 credits)
X
X
MGT120: Management (3 credits) or
Core Course (3 credits) (one each semester)
X
X
UNV102: University Seminar II (3 credits)
 
X
ECN102: Introductory Microeconomics (3 credits)
 
X
ACC101: Financial Accounting & Lab (4 credits)
 
X
Second Year
 
 
RTS225: Quest for the Ultimate (3 credits) or
PHL225: Quest for the Good Life (3 credits) (one each semester)
X
X
ACC104: Managerial Accounting & Lab (4 credits)
X
 
MGT270: Financial Management (3 credits) or
MGT280: Principles of Marketing (one each semester)
X
X
STA173: Statistical Methods (3 credits) or
MTH191: Applied Calculus (3 credits) (one each semester)
X
X
Core Course (3 credits)
X
X
Core Course (3 credits)
 
X
Third Year
 
 
ACC331: Federal Income Taxes I (3 credits)
X
 
ECN351: Risk Management (3 credits)
X
 
MGT212: Business Communication (3 credits) or
MGT214: Project Management (3 credits) (one each semester)
X
X
ECN305: Money, Banking in Financial Markets (3 credits) or
MGT320: Investment Planning  (3 credits) (one each semester)
X
X
Core Course (3 credits)
X
X
APT103: IC3 GS5 Certification: Internet & Computing Core Cert. (3 credits) or APT304: Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (MCAS) (3 credits)
 
X
MGT355: Professional Selling  (3 credits)
 
X
Fourth Year
 
 
MGT490: Strategic Business Planning Capstone (4 credits) or
MGT491: Professional Internship in Business (3 credits) (one each semester)
X
X
MGT300: Ethics for Business (3 credits) or
MGT403: Business Law - Labor Law (3 credits) (one each semester)
X
X
Elective (3 credits)
X
X
Elective (3 credits)
X
X
Elective (3 credits)
X
X

 

*Suggested Plan to Complete Degree Requirements


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