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Finance (FIN) - Archive

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Begin Date: Fall Semester 1994
End Date: Spring Semester 2003

Finance (FIN) - Archive

PROFESSOR WILLIAM A. KRACAW, Chair of the Department of Finance

This major provides students with an opportunity to study investment analysis, management of banks and other financial institutions, and financial management of corporations and other businesses. Course coverage includes business finance, security markets, commercial bank management, investment valuations, portfolio management, futures and options markets, and capital budgeting.

For the B.S. degree in Finance, a minimum of 128 credits is required (at least 15 credits must be taken at the 400 level).

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(12 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 4-16 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 79-91 credits
(This includes 12 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GWS courses; 3 credits of GS courses; and 6 credits of GQ courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (48 credits)
ACCTG 211(4)[1], B A 243(4), CMPSC 203 GQ(4), ECON 002 GS(3)[1], ECON 004 GS(3), M I S 204(2), MS&IS 200(4)[1] (Sem: 1-4)
B A 301(3)[1], B A 302(3), B A 303(3), B A 304(3), ENGL 202D GWS(3), FIN 305W(3)[1], FIN 406(3), FIN 408(3) (Sem: 5-6)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (10 credits)
MATH 110 GQ(4) or MATH 140 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-2)
Select 6 credits from FIN 405(3), FIN 407(3), FIN 410(3), or FIN 412(3) (Sem: 7-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (21-33 credits)
[Students may apply 6 credits of ROTC.]
Select 3 credits from related business and economic courses in consultation with adviser (Sem: 5-8)
Select 12 credits from related courses in consultation with adviser (at least 3 at the 400 level) (Sem: 5-8)
Attainment of third level proficiency in a single foreign language (0-12). Proficiency must be demonstrated by either examination or course work. See the admission section of the general information in this bulletin for the placement policy for Penn State foreign language courses. (Sem: 1-4)
Select 6 credits of international courses related to the foreign language area (see department list) (Sem: 5-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 1994

Blue Sheet #: 21-02-010

Review Date: 04/11/00 (General Education information updated)

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