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Begin Date: Summer Session 2007
End Date: Spring Semester 2008

 

Finance - ARCHIVE

Capital College (FINCE)

PROFESSOR JOHN M. TRUSSEL, 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's 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 120 credits is required. At least 50 percent of the business credit hours required for the degree must be taken at Capital College. No more than 60 credits should be from business and business-related courses.

Entry to Major Requirements:
Entry to the Finance major requires the completion of 8 entry-to-major courses: ACCTG 211(4); B A 243(4) or B A 241(2) and B A 242(2); ECON 002 GS(3), ECON 004 GS(3); ENGL 015 GWS(3) or ENGL 030 GWS(3); MATH 110 GQ(4) or MATH 140 GQ(4); MIS 204(3); STAT 200 GQ(4) or SCM 200 GQ(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 at Penn State Harrisburg.

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 this 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: Select 6-7 credits of non-business courses.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 79 credits
(This includes 10-12 credits of General Education Courses: 3 credits of GWS courses; 3 credits of GS courses; 4-6 credits of GQ courses)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (43 credits)
ACCTG 211(4), ECON 002 GS(3), ECON 004 GS(3), ENGL 202D GWS(3), MIS 204(3) (Sem: 1-4)
B A 364Y US;IL(3), B A 462(3), FIN 301(3)[1], MIS 390(3), SCM 310(3) (Sem: 5-8)
ECON 351(3)[1], FIN 420(3)[1], MGMT 301(3), MKTG 301(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (24 credits)
B A 243(4) or B A 241(2) and B A 242(2) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 4 credits from MATH 110 GQ(4) or MATH 140 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 4 credits from SCM 200 GQ(4) or STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 12 credits[1] from the following: FIN 406(3), FIN 407(3), FIN 408(3), FIN 409(3), FIN 427(3) FIN 440(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (12 credits)
Select 12 credits from 200-400 level business courses from: ACCT, B A, ECNMS, FIN, MIS, MGMT, or MKTG 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 2007

Blue Sheet Item #: 35-03-113

Review Date: 11/21/06

UCA Revision #1: 8/4/06
UCA Revision #2: 7/27/07

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