Department of Economics and Finance

Student Learning Outcomes
College of Business Administration
Bachelor of Science in Finance

  1. Understand basic concepts in finance.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to solve problems in finance using basic and intermediate concepts.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to integrate and extend basic and intermediate finance concepts to solve advanced problems.
  4. Develop and present a cohesive oral presentation based on resolution of a business problem (Oral Communication).
  5. Develop a well-organized, written exposition of a business problem analysis and solution (Written Communication).
  6. Demonstrate the knowledge of core business concepts taught in Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, Economics, Quantitative Analysis, and Legal Environment courses (Business Knowledge).
  7. Demonstrate the effective use of workplace technology (Understanding Technology).

The mission of the Department of Economics and Finance is to provide high quality education to undergraduate students in the college and university; to engage in research and intellectual activities commensurate with a doctoral granting department, and to provide services to continuously improve the local, regional, and global communities of our stakeholders.

Curriculum in Finance
Bachelor of Science in Finance

General Education Requirements
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
English    BIOS or same as other Physical Science2  3
ENGL 1157 3  Humanities  
ENGL 1158 or 11591 3  Humanities Elective2  6
Mathematics    ENGL Literature2  3
MATH 1115 or 1125 or higher 3  Social Sciences  
MATH 2785 or 2314 3  ECON 1203  3
Science    Social Science Elective2  3
BIOS 3 Arts2  3
Other Physical Science2 3    
    Total 39
Other Requirements
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
ACCT 21001 3  MANG 3402  3
BA 2780, 3010 6  MANG 4480  3
ECON 1204 3  MKT 3501  3
ECON 2221 3  QMBE 2786, 2787  4
MANG 2790 3  Elective  11
MANG 3401 3  Business Electives  6
    Total 51
Course Requirements for Major
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
ACCT 31211  3  FIN 3303 or 3321  3
ACCT 3122  3  FIN 4304  3
FIN 3300  3  FIN Electives 4000 level  9
FIN 3302  3  FIN Elective 2000 or higher  3
    Total 30
Financial Analyst Concentration    Financial Planning Concentration 
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
FIN 4306  3  FIN 4310  3
FIN 4307  3  FIN 4311  3
FIN 4308  3  FIN 4312  3
Total Credit Hours Required Credit Hours
  120
  1.  "C" better required
  2. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement.

Recommended Four-Year Plan of Study

College of Business Administration
Bachelor of Science in Finance

Four Year Plan of Study
First Year of Enrollment 
First Term  Second Term
Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours
ENGL 1157  3 ENGL 1158 or 11591  3
MATH 1115 or 1125 or higher  3 MATH 2785 or 2314  3
ARTS  3 BIOS  3
Social Science  3 BA 2780  3
Elective  3 ECON 1203  3
UNIV 10012  1    
Total Hours  16 Total Hours 15
Second Year of Enrollment
First Term  Second Term
Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours
ACCT 21001  3 ACCT 31211  3
ECON 1204  3 BIOS or same as 3rd term (EES, CHEM, PHYS)  3
EES, CHEM or PHYS  3 ECON 2221  3
Humanities  3 Humanities  3
QMBE 2786  3 MANG 2790  3
QMBE 2787  1    
Total Hours  16 Total Hours 15
Third Year of Enrollment
First Term  Second Term
Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours
ACCT 3122  3 MANG 3402  3
FIN 3300  3 FIN 3302  3
MANG 3401  3 FIN Elective 2000+  3
Literature  3 Business Elective  3
Elective  3 Elective  3
Total Hours  15 Total Hours 15
Fourth Year of Enrollment
First Term Second Term
Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours
BA 3010  3 FIN 4304  3
FIN 3303 or 3321  3 FIN Electives 4000 level  6
Finance Elective 4000 level 3 MANG 4480  3
MKT 3501  3 Elective  1
Business Elective  3    
Total Hours  15 Total Hours 13
Total Degree Hours 120
  1. "C" or better required
  2. Required for all first-time full-time students.

Concentration Certificate/Issuing Body

Concentrations Certificate/Issuing Body
 Financial Planning Certified Financial Planner (CFP©) - Certified Financial Planning Board Financial Analyst
 Financial Analyst
 Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA© ) - CFA Institute

Minor in Economics

Students wishing to minor in Economics may do so by completing the following required courses and electives in Economics with a grade of C or better in each course: Economics 1203, 1204, and 2221 plus nine hours of electives from economics courses at the 3000 or higher level.

Minor in Finance

Students wishing to minor in Finance may do so by completing the following required courses and electives with a grade of C or better in each course: Finance 3300, 3302, ECON 2221 plus nine hours of Finance electives - one of the electives must be at the 4000 level.

Honors in Finance

To graduate with honors in Finance, the student must fulfill the following requirements in addition to the usual requirements for a major:

  1. a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 in finance courses and a minimum of a 3.25 cumulative grade-point average;
  2. at least six hours of honors coursework in finance;
  3. a senior honors thesis or project in Finance 3099. The thesis or project is to be determined by mutual agreement with the student, a faculty member who will supervise the project, and a departmental member of the University Honors Committee. The student will perform satisfactorily on an examination defending the thesis or project. Six hours of thesis credit must be completed.