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Finance (FIN) - ARCHIVE

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Begin Date: Summer Session 2003
End Date: Fall Semester 2006 -UCA

Finance - ARCHIVE

University Park, Smeal College of Business (FIN)

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 120 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
(15 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)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

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

ELECTIVES: 12-14 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 76-78 credits
(This includes 15 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GWS courses; 6 credits of GQ courses; and 6 credits of GA, GH, or GS courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (37 credits)
ACCTG 211(4), CMPSC 203 GQ(4), ECON 002 GS(3), ECON 004 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
B A 301(2), B A 302(2), B A 303(2), B A 304(2), B A 411(3), ENGL 202D GWS(3), FIN 305W(3)[1], FIN 406(3)[1], FIN 408(3)[1] (Sem: 5-6)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (20-22 credits)
MATH 110 GQ(4) or MATH 140 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-2)
MS&IS 200(4) or STAT 200(4) (Sem: 1-2)
M I S 204(2) or IST 110 GS(3) (Sem: 3-4)
B A 243(4), or B A 241(2) and B A 242(2) (Sem: 3-4)
Select 6 credits[1] from FIN 405(3), FIN 407(3), FIN 409(3), FIN 410(3), or FIN 412(3) (Sem: 7-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (19 credits)
Select 4 credits: Attainment of 12th credit level proficiency in a single foreign language. Proficiency must be demonstrated by either examination or course work. (Sem: 1-4)
Select 6 credits of Global Awareness and Understanding from approved course list (credits must be taken in GA, GH, or GS). (Sem: 1-8)
Select 3 credits of related coursework. See Department List. (Sem: 5-8)
Select 6 credits of supporting coursework. 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: Summer Session 2003

Blue Sheet Item #: 31-06-007

Review Date: 10/06/05

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