Jul 17, 2024  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Finance, B.B.A.

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The Finance major develops the specialized finance knowledge, techniques, and skills necessary for students to be successful in the workplace. The program encompasses the major areas of finance including corporate finance, financial institutions and markets, and investments. This degree program offers a strong foundation in the principles of valuation, financial statement analysis, and the concepts behind sound financial decision making.

The successful finance student will possess strong analytical skills, the ability to write, and the ability to speak clearly and convincingly. Both the required and elective courses in the finance major help develop these skills. Many finance courses require the use of spreadsheets, statistical packages, presentation software, and word processing. Using these computer programs will aid in the development of the skills necessary for a degree that is very marketable.

Business Core

Admission Policy

Freshmen admitted with either an American College Testing Program (ACT) composite score of less than 18 or a Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) combined score of less than 800 must successfully complete ENG 101  and 102  and MATH 144 , 147 , 154 , or higher to be eligible for enrollment in the Stephens COB. Current University students changing to a business major, transfer students, and non-Stephens COB students being readmitted to the University must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 based on a 4.0 scale in order to be eligible for admission to the Stephens COB.

Academic Regulations

  • Business majors must schedule freshman English and mathematics each semester until course requirements are successfully completed.
  • To graduate, a Business major must:

a. attain a minimum 2.0 GPA in the basic business core and a minimum 2.0 GPA on all business courses attempted in the major and

b. complete the last 18 semester hours in the basic business core and the last 15 semester hours in the major at UM in the Stephens COB.

  • Transfer students should follow the program of study outlined for B.B.A. candidates at the University during the freshman and sophomore years at other institutions.

a. The dean of the College determines eligible transfer credit that applies toward business degrees.

b. Transfer students must schedule freshman and sophomore course deficiencies each semester until successfully completed.

General Education Core

Students seeking an undergraduate degree at UM must complete a 50-semester-hour General Education curriculum that includes courses in English, history, mathematics, the natural sciences, social sciences, fine arts, oral and written communication, and personal development.

The minimum requirements are included in the Academic Programs and Policies chapter of this Bulletin, under the degree requirements section.

All Business majors must take EC 231  and 232 , which fulfill 6 hours of the History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences component of the General Education curriculum.

MIS 161  satisfies the General Education requirement for Personal Development.

Business Core

Students seeking the B.B.A. degree must complete the 36-semester-hour business core, 18 or more hours in their majors, plus sufficient electives after consultation with their adviser to complete at least 120 hours required for graduation. The Business Core requirements are:

Finance Requirements

The following courses, totaling 18 credit hours, are required for a major in Finance

Business Electives

  • Business Electives 300/400 level (9 credit hours)

NOTE: Only 3 credit hours of internship may apply toward business electives.

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