Begin Date: Fall Semester 1994
End Date: Spring Semester 1999
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: 46 credits
(12 of these 46 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)
ELECTIVES: 3-15 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), B A 243(4), CMPSC 203 GQ(4), ECON 002 GS(3), 004 GS(3), M I S 204(2), MS&IS 200(4) (Sem: 1-4)
B A 301(3), 302(3), 303(3), 304(3), ENGL 202D GWS(3), FIN 305W(3), 406(3), 408(3) (Sem: 5-6)
ADDITIONAL COURSES (10 credits)
MATH 110 GQ(4) or 140 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-2)
Select 6 credits from FIN 405(3), 407(3), 410(3), or 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)
 A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.
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The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.
Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 1994
Blue Sheet #: 21-02-010
Review Date: 6/3/99 (General Education Update)