Major in Financial Management (B.S.)

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Our financial management program provides knowledge of fundamental management tools and encourages students to use critical thinking, analytical and interpersonal skills. Coursework develops the expertise, knowledge and skills needed for a wide range of opportunities in business and financial institutions.

The program provides the educational foundation necessary to pursue a professional certification such as Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Additional requirements may include further education, professional experience and exams. Students interested in sales of stocks, bonds, mutual funds, insurance and real estate will need to obtain the appropriate professional licenses for each specialty.

To earn the bachelor's degree, students take a minimum of 21 courses (66 credits).

Business core requirements:

  • ACC101: Financial Accounting
  • ACC104: Managerial Accounting
  • APT103: Internet and Computing Core Certification or APT304: Microsoft Certified Application Specialist
  • ECN101: Introductory Macroeconomics
  • MGT120: Management and Organizational Behavior
  • MGT212: Business Communication
  • MGT270: Financial Management
  • MGT280: Principles of Marketing
  • MGT300: Ethics for Business
  • MGT403: Business Law
  • MGT490: Strategic Business Planning
  • MTH191: Applied Calculus
  • STA201: Statistical Methods

Other required courses:

  • ACC331: Federal Income Taxes I
  • ECN102: Introductory Microeconomics
  • ECN305: Money, Banking in Financial Markets
  • ECN351: Risk Management
  • MGT214: Project Management
  • MGT320: Investment Planning
  • MGT355: Professional Selling
  • MGT491: Professional Internship in Business