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Penn State Harrisburg

(Archive) Finance (FINCE)

Begin Date: Fall Semester 1998
End Date: Spring Semester 2000


Professor Stephen Schappe, Director of Undergraduate Studies, School of Business Administration

This major is designed for students seeking careers in corporate finance, investment finance, banking, public finance, and international finance, as well as for those who intend to pursue graduate study in finance. The graduates may then be prepared to seek certificates in financial analysis (CFA) and financial planning (CFP). Each studentís background is complemented with basic business instruction in accounting, marketing, and information systems. With Business and non-business electives, the program is designed to develop necessary skills to be an effective financial manager. Because the Harrisburg area is the center of industry and economic development for south-central Pennsylvania students are provided with many opportunities to experience the world of business.

Total credits required for graduation 122 credits

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

General Education: 46 credits
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin)

Non-Business Electives: 12 Credits

Semester 1-4 Completed at another location
ENGL 015 GWS(3)or 030 GWS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
ENGL 202A GWS(3)or 202B GWS(3), 202C GWS(3), 202D GWS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
SPCOM 100 GWS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
MATH 110 GQ(3) or 140 GQ(3) (Sem: 1-4)
M I S 103 or CMPSC 203 GQ(3) (Sem: 1-4)
MSIS or STAT 200 GQ(3) (Sem: 1-4)
M I S 100(3) or 204(3) (Sem: 1-4)
ECON 002 GS(3) & 004 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
ACCTG 211(4) (Sem: 1-4)
B A 243(3) or B LAW 243(3) (Sem: 1-4)

Additional Courses
Sciences (GN) (9 Credits) (Sem: 1-8)
Arts (GA) (6 Credits) (Sem: 1-8)
Humanities (GH) (6 Credits) (Sem: 1-8)
Health Sciences & Physical Ed (GHS) & (GPE) (4 Credit) (Sem: 1-4)


Business Core: (21 Credits)
FINAN 320(3), BUS 361(3), 364(3), 462(3), INFSY 390(3), (Sem: 5-8)
MNGMT 310(3) MRKT 370 (3) (Sem: 5-8)

Finance Requirements: (6 Credits)
ECNMS 313(3), FINAN 410(3) (Sem: 5-8)

Finance Courses: (12 Credits) Select three courses from the following:
FINAN 421(3), 422(3), 426(3), 428(3), 430(3) (Sem: 5-8)

Business Electives: (12 Credits)
BUS 200(3) to 499(3), H C M 200(3), to 499(3) (Sem: 1-8)
INFSY 200 to 499(3), MNGMT 200(3) to 499(3) (Sem: 1-8)
MRKT 200(3) to 499(3) (Sem: 1-8)
P ACC 300(3) to P ACC 499(3) (Sem: 5-8)

The Pennsylvania State University ©2000

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.

Effective Date: Fall Semester 1998

Review Date: 7/1/98



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