Bachelor of Business Administration with major in Finance

Degree Requirements:

General Education Courses

Pre-Major Courses

Business Core Courses

Finance Major Core Courses

Electives

A cumulative GPA of 2.25 or higher is required for graduation

Degree available in Bismarck and online

Student Learning Outcomes

The undergraduate program in Finance will enable students to:

Business Core Intended Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will be able to apply the fundamental theories and practice of management including planning, organizing, leading and controlling (this learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, V, and VI).
  2. Students will be able to apply analytical problem solving techniques used to recommend solutions to business problems (this learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, V and VI).
  3. Students will be able to apply the concepts in the areas of leadership, management, law, and international business (this learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, V and VI).
  4. Students will be able to construct professional forms of communication (this learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, V and VI).
  5. Students will be able to recommend strategic decision alternatives using fundamental business concepts (this learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, V and VI).

Finance Major Intended Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will be able to solve fundamental problems in the following areas:  time value of money, capital budgeting, working capital management, financial statement analysis, cost of capital, and capital structure (this learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes II and VI).
  2. Students will be able to apply the knowledge of financial analyses of risk and return and valuation of debt and equity securities (this learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes II and VI).
  3. Students will be able to compare and contrast at least three differences between strictly US based business practices and International business practices as it relates to financial activities (this learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, V and VI).

Requirements

General Education Course Requirements

Freshman Seminar
 UNIV 100
 1
 Group I   (A)
 ENGL 110 or ENGL 111H*
 3
 Group I   (B)
 ENGL 120 or ENGL 121H*
 3
 Group I   (C)
 COMM 110 or COMM 111H*
 3
 Group II  (A)
 CSCI 101
 3
 Group II  (B)
 COMM 216 (see Pre Major Core)**
 3
 Group II  (C)
 Human Behavior and Governance
 3
 Group II  (D)
 Well-Being
 2
 Group III (A)
 Creative Expressions
 3
 Group III (B)
 Literature
 3
 Group III (C)
 MATH 146 (see Pre Major Core)**
 3
 Group III (D)
 ECON 201 (see Pre Major Core)**         
 3
 Group III (E)
 Natural Science
 4
 General Education Elective
 ECON 202 (see Pre Major Core)**
 3
Total Credit Hours:28

Grade of "C" or better is required for ENGL 110, ENGL 111H*, ENGL 120, and ENGL 121H*

*TR Scholar

**12 General Education credits met in Pre Major Core

Pre-Major Courses

Requires a “C” or better in each course except MATH 146 (requires passing grade only).

ACCT 200Elements Of Accounting I

3

ACCT 201Elements Of Accounting II

3

BOTE 210Business Communication

3

BOTE 247Spreadsheet Applications

3

 

COMM 216Intercultural Communication

3

MEETS Group II-B General Education Requirement

 

ECON 201Principles Of Microeconomics

3

MEETS Group III-D General Education Requirement

 

ECON 202Principles Of Macro-Economics

3

MEETS General Education Elective Requirement

 

MATH 146Applied Calculus I

3

MEETS Group III-C General Education Requirement

 

MATH 305Probability and Statistics

4

Total Credit Hours:28

Business Core Courses

Pre-Major courses listed above require a “C” or better (except MATH 146 which requires a passing grade only) before taking the Business Core Courses.

ACCT 315Business Law I

3

BADM 336Management and Leadership

3

BADM 356Organizational Behavior

3

BADM 369Business Ethics and Critical Thinking

3

BADM 376Production/Operations Management

3

BADM 388Management Information Systems

3

BADM 455International Business

3

BADM 485Business Policy

4

ENTR 366Entrepreneurship

3

FIN 326Managerial Finance

3

MRKT 301Principles of Marketing

3

Total Credit Hours:34

Finance Major Core Courses

ACCT 330Financial Statement Analysis

3

ACCT 331Intermediate Accounting I

4

ACCT 333Income Tax I

4

ACCT 422Business Valuation

3

FIN 300Financial Institutions and Markets

3

FIN 328Investments

3

FIN 426Corporate Finance

3

FIN 430International Finance

3

Electivesany 200-400 level courses

4

Total Credit Hours:30
BUSINESS ELECTIVES

Select a minimum of 4 credit hours, at the 200 level or higher, from ACCT, BADM, BOTE ENTR, FIN or MRKT courses not already included in the major, OR from any academic discipline at the 200 level or higher.

Students may utilize credit hours from the required Leadership Minor in the Theodore Roosevelt Honors Leadership Program to complete the elective requirements for business majors.

Total Credit Hours: 120