B.S.in Business Administration - Finance Concentration
Finance is the study of financial markets, institutions, the valuations of assets, and the allocation of assets to achieve desired financial goals.
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The Cook School’s business concentration in finance prepares students for successful careers in finance in the ever-increasing global economy. In addition to gaining professional finance knowledge, students will develop strong analytical, communication, problem-solving, decision-making, and electronic spreadsheet skills for success in today’s environment.
The finance concentration bridges academia with the real world during the senior year through the management of $500,000 in university endowment, which allows students to gain hands-on experience in evaluating common stocks as investments and in the fiduciary of management of investment assets through Applied Portfolio Management.
B.S. in Business Administration - Finance Concentration
In addition to fulfilling the requirements for the B.S.B.A. degree, the finance concentration requires eighteen (18) hours in addition to FIN 301, Principles of Finance, which is taken as part of the Business Common Body of Knowledge.
Finance students are strongly encouraged to take additional courses in accounting. Although Accounting 220 and 222 are required of all business majors, many employers look favorably upon additional accounting courses. In addition, the CFA level I exam and the CFP exam require knowledge of accounting that goes beyond the two core courses.
The Department of Finance has created the Financial Analysis (FA) track and Financial Planning (FP) track within the finance concentration. The tracks consist of a prescribed set of eight finance and accounting courses, along with two electives.
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Twelve hours as follows (3 credit hours each):
|FIN 333||Fixed Income Securities & Markets||FIN 301 with a grade of B- or higher|
|FIN 363||Equity Securities & Markets||FIN 301 with a grade of B- or higher|
|FIN 423||Financial Management||FIN 333 & FIN 363 or permission of the department chair|
|FIN 465||Derivative Securities & Markets||FIN 333 & FIN 363 or permission of the department chair|
Six hours chosen from the following courses (3 credit hours each):
|FIN 314||Insurance||Co-reqs: FIN 333 & FIN 363|
|FIN 316||Real Estate||Co-reqs: FIN 333 & FIN 363|
|FIN 425||International Financial Management||Co-reqs: FIN 333 & FIN 363 or permission of the department chair|
|FIN 433||Financial Analysis & Modeling||FIN 333, FIN 363, & FIN 423|
|FIN 444||Financial Planning||FIN 333 & FIN 363|
|FIN 453||Advanced Financial Management||FIN 333, FIN 363, & FIN 423|
|FIN 463||Applied Portfolio Management||FIN 333, FIN 363, & permission of the instructor|
|FIN 473||Financial Markets and Institutions||Co-reqs: FIN 333 & FIN 363|
|FIN 480||Finance Internship||FIN 333, FIN 363, permission of the department chair, & junior or senior standing|