Finance Program Requirements

The Division of Business Administration trains students to become contributing members of today's corporate, entrepreneurial, public and non-profit organizations.  While an objective of the Division is to prepare a person for specific career orientation, the Division recognizes that the student must also develop into an individual ready to adapt to personal and social problems as well as to a constantly changing global, competitive environment. Communication and leadership skills are critical and will be honed through experiential learning, internship opportunities, and student organizational involvement. Prior to entering a specialized curriculum, students will broaden their preparation in written and oral communications, the social and natural sciences, mathematics and other courses that will prepare them for a lifetime of learning.

Special Note: A course taken as an elective for a BUS major cannot be used as an elective to satisfy the requirements of another BUS major or minor.

Finance Major

Computer Code: BSFN

 

The field of financial management, now more than ever, needs ethical professionals with a broad educational background. Financial management examines the sources and uses of funds within an organization, the returns and risks related to an organization’s working capital and capital budgeting decisions. Financial curriculum prepares students for challenging and fast-paced positions in financial planning, investment, and services in both public and private sector finance.

 

Minimum credits required: 58

Required Foundation Courses (* = Prerequisite Required)

ECN

101

Principles of Economics I (Micro)

4 credits

ECN

102

Principles of Economics II (Macro)

4 credits*

ECN

279

Elements of Statistics

4 credits*

CSC

141

Advanced Applications for Information Analysis

3 credits

 

 

(not required of students who completed CSC 210)

 

MTH

136

Applied College Mathematics

3 credits*


Required Business Administration Courses (* = Prerequisite Required)

BUS

211

Principles of Accounting I

3 credits*

BUS

212

Principles of Accounting II

3 credits*

BUS

305

Introduction to Management

3 credits*

BUS

326

Legal Environment of Organizations

3 credits

BUS

330

Introduction to Marketing

3 credits*

BUS

342

Corporate and Organizational Finance

3 credits*

BUS

365

Management Science

3 credits*

BUS

451

Management Strategy & Policy

4 credits*


Elective Finance Courses

Five elective courses in Finance
(among BUS 321, BUS 329, BUS 444, BUS 445, BUS 446, BUS 465, BUS 468, ECN 339)

15 credits*

           

 

Students majoring in Finance must also meet these requirements:

1. At least six (6) courses at the 300-400 level must be completed in the Division of Business Administration at Baldwin Wallace University.
2. Students planning to attend graduate school are encouraged to take calculus.
3. A maximum of 4 semester hours of a D grade in a required BUS prefix course may be counted toward the major.

 

 

Finance Minor- 28 credit hours

 

 

Required Foundation Courses (* = Prerequisite Required)

 

 

ECN

100^

Survey of Economics

3 credits

 

 

ECN

279

Elements of Statistics

4 credits*

 

 

Required Business Administration Courses (* = Prerequisite Required)

 

 

BUS

208#

Introduction to Business

3 credits

 

 

BUS

211

Principles of Accounting I

3 credits*

 

 

BUS

212

Principles of Accounting II

3 credits*

 

 

BUS

342

Corporate and Organizational Finance

3 credits*

 

 

Elective Finance Courses:

 

 

Three elective courses in Finance
(among BUS-444, 445, 446, 465, 468, ECN 339)

9 credits*

 

 


^The sequence of ECN 101 and ECN 102 can be substituted for ECN 100

 

 

#The sequence of BUS 305, BUS 326, & BUS 330 can be substituted for BUS 208

 

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