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Finance (FINCE) - Archive

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Begin Date: Summer Session 2000
End Date: Fall Semester 2001

Finance (FINCE) - Archive

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 student´┐Żs 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.

For a B.S. degree in Finance a minimum of 122 credits are required. At least 50 percent of the business credit hours required for the degree must be taken at the Capital College. No more than 61 credits should be from business and business related courses.

Entry to Major Requirements:
Entry to the Finance major requires the completion of 9 entry-to-major courses: ENGL 015 GWS(3) or ENGL 030 GWS(3), MATH 110 GQ(4) or MATH 140 GQ(4), ACCTG 211(4), CMPSC 203 GQ(4) or M I S 103(3), M I S 204(2), STAT 200 GQ(4) or MS&IS 200(4), ECON 002 GS(3), ECON 004 GS(3), B A 243(4) and a 2.00 or higher cumulative grade-point average. Additional information about this major is available in the office of the Director of Undergraduate Studies, School of Business Administration at Penn State Harrisburg.

Change of Assignment Recommendation:
Students should generally have completed most of their General Education requirements. A limited number of 001-200 level courses are offered at Penn State Harrisburg for students who need lower division courses.

Students should request a change-of-assignment to Penn State Harrisburg during their fourth semester, to be effective for the next semester of enrollment.

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(10-12 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education Course Requirements 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: Select 3-4 credits of non-business courses.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 84-85 credits
(This includes 10-12 credits of General Education Courses: 3 credits of GWS course; 3 credits of GS course; 4-6 credits of GQ courses)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (49 credits)
ENGL 202D GWS(3), ECON 002 GS(3), ECON 004 GS(3), ACCTG 211(4), M I S 204(2), B A 243(4) (Sem: 1-4)
FINAN 320(3)[1], BUS 361(3), BUS 364(3), BUS 462(3), INFSY 390(3) (Sem: 5-8)
MNGMT 310(3), MRKT 370(3), ECNMS 313(3)[1], FINAN 410(3)[1] (Sem: 5-8)
MGMT 451W(3) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (23-24 credits)
Select 4 credits from MATH 110 GQ(4) or MATH 140 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 3-4 credits from M I S 103(3) or CMPSC 203 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 4 credits from from MS&IS 200(4) or STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 12 credits[1] from the following: FINAN 421(3), FINAN 422(3), FINAN 426(3), FINAN 428(3), FINAN 430(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (12 credits)
Select 12 credits from 200-400 level business courses from: BUS, FINAN, INFSY, MNGMT, MRKT, or P ACC in consultation with an academic adviser and in support of the student's interests. (Sem: 3-8)

[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 2000

Blue Sheet #: 28-04-046

Review Date: 1/21/00

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