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Finance, B.A.

Requirements

The Bachelor Degree in Finance at WSB prepares graduates for careers in the financial services industry. Students learn basic financial theory as well as specialized courses in financial management of corporate and business organizations, analysis of investment alternatives, and other more sophisticated finance related activities. Graduates go into banking, brokerages, become financial managers, and perform a variety of other financial services functions. Students with language skills may take an appropriate number of courses to obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Total Program Credits: 120

Matriculation Requirements:
  • My Educator or IM 2100 or IM 2600
  • ACC 2110
  • ECON 2010
  • MGMT 2240 or MATH 1100
  • MGMT 2340
  • MKTG 220G
General Education Requirements: 36 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5)   
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4)  
 or MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5)  
 or MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business 3
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3)  
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness (2)  
 or PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses:  
  ECON 2020 Principles of Economics II (fulfills Social/Behavioral Science credit) 3
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities Distribution (any foreign language 202G/2020 class) 4
  Fine Arts Distribution 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 70 Credits
Business Foundation Courses:  
  ACC 2110 Principles of Accounting I 3
  My Educator 1  
or IM 2010 Business Computer Proficiency  (3) 1  
or IM 2600 Spreadsheet Applications (3) 1  
  ECON 2010 Principles of Economics I 3
  MATH 1100 Introduction to Calculus (4)  
or MGMT 2240 Business Calculus 3
  MKTG 220G  Written Business Communication WE 3
  MGMT 2340 Business Statistics I 3
  MGMT 2400 Introduction to Data Analytics for Business Professionals 3
Business Core Courses:  
  FIN 3100 Principles of Finance 3
  ACC 2600 Business Law and Ethics 3
  MKTG 3600 Principles of Marketing 3
  MGMT 3000 Organizational Behavior WE 3
  MGMT 3450 Operations Management 3
  ECON 305G International Economics 3
or MGMT 330G Survey of International Business (3)  
or MGMT 332G Cross-Cultural Communications for International Business (3)  
  ENTR 493R Entrepreneurship Lecture Series (1)  
or MGMT 495R Executive Lecture Series 1
Finance Core Requirements:  
  ECON 3010 Intermediate Microeconomics (3)  
or ECON 3020 Managerial Economics 3
  FIN 3150 Financial Management 3
  FIN 3400 Investment Management 3
  FIN 4100 Management of Financial Institutions 3
  MGMT 3345 Business Statistics II 3
  MGMT 4860 Business Strategy Formulation and Implementation 3
Finance Elective Requirements:  
Complete 15 credits from any 3000 or 4000 level ACC, ECON, or FIN course not already taken in consultation with appropriate faculty or an advisor. 2 15
Elective Requirements: 14 Credits
Complete 2 hours of general electives and 12 credits of any foreign language course 1010, 1020, 2010 sequence 14

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 semester credits required in the BA degree; at least 40 credit hours must be upper-division courses.
  2. Overall grade point average 2.0 or above with a minimum of 2.5 GPA in all Woodbury School of Business courses. No grade lower than a "C-" in core and specialization courses.
  3. Residency hours: Minimum of 30 credit hours of business courses through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements. Students are responsible for completing all prerequisite courses.
  5. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

NOTE: Students will be limited to 9 hours of upper-division credit prior to completing matriculation.

Footnote
1Students will be required to complete My Educator with a score of 80 percent or higher or complete the IM 2010 or IM 2600  with grade of B- or higher.

2Note: FIN courses in the PFP Major will not be aurthorized for finance major electives except for FIN 3060. (FIN courses excluded: FIN 3200, FIN 3210, FIN 3220, FIN 3300, FIN 4200, FIN 4210, FIN 4270, FIN 4290, FIN 4800, and FIN 483R)

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010/ENGH 1005 Introduction to Academic Writing/Literacy and Composition 3 or 5
MATH 1050  or MATH 1055   or MATH 1090  College Algebra or College Algebra with Preliminaries or College Algebra for Business 3
Physical Science  3
Fine Arts   3
Foreign Language 1010 4
  Semester total: 16
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing-Academic Writing & Research 3
MGMT 2240   or MATH 1100   Business Calculus or Introduction to Calculus 3
Foreign Language 1020  4
Biology  3
HLTH 1100 or PES 1097 Personal Health and Wellness or Fitness for Life 2
  Semester total: 15
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
ACC 2110 Principles of Accounting I 3
Foreign Language 2010  4
ECON 2010 Principles of Economics I   3
MGMT 2340 Business Statistics I 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
American Institution 3
Foreign Language 2020/202G  (Fulfills Humanities credit) 4
MGMT 2400 Introduction to Data Analytics for Business Professionals 3
ECON 2020 Principles of Economics II  (fulfills Social/Behavioral Science credit)  3
MKTG 220G Written Business Communication WE 3
  Semester total: 16
Note: MKTG 220G must be completed with a grade of B- or higher  
Students can matriculate at the end of this semester  
Students can apply for an Associate in Science degree Pre- Major in Business this semester  
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
ACC 2600 Business Law and Ethics 3
MKTG 3600 Principles of Marketing 3
MGMT 3000 Organizational Behavior WE 3
ECON 305G International Economics 3
or MGMT 330G Survey of International Business  
or MGMT 332G Cross-Cultural Communications for International Business  
Additional Biology or Physical Science  3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
ECON 3020 Managerial Economics 3
MGMT 3345 Business Statistics II 3
FIN 3100 Principles of Finance 3
Finance Elective  3
MGMT 3450 Operations Management 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
FIN 3150 Financial Management  3
FIN 3400 Investment Management  3
FIN 4100 Management of Financial Institutions  3
Finance Elective  3
Finance Elective 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
MGMT 4860 Business Strategy Formulation and Implementation 3
Finance Elective  3
Finance Elective  3
ENTR493R/MGMT495R Lecture Series 1
General Elective   2
  Semester total: 12
  Degree total: 120
Students will be required to complete My Educator with a score of 80 percent or higher or complete the IM 2010 or 2600 course with a grade of B- or higher.
No grade lower than a "C-" in core and specialization courses.
Students will be limited to 9 hours of upper-division credits until student has Matriculated.

Department

Finance and Economics

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