Summer 2013 Undergraduate Catalog
College of Business Administration

BSBA areas of specialization

+ Finance

Department of Finance
201 Business Administration, 419-372-2520

Purpose
Finance is a discipline dealing with the allocation of funds within an organization and the acquisition of funds to meet its current and future needs. The finance specialization is designed for students who are interested in financial management as it relates to both financial and non-financial firms. Areas of emphasis included within the finance specialization are business financial analysis and management, investment analysis and management, financial markets and institutions management, risk analysis and management, and personal financial planning. Career opportunities associated with the finance specialization include, but are not restricted to, the following: cash management, credit management, financial analysis, capital budgeting, investment analysis, securities analysis, portfolio management, securities brokering, commercial lending and loan management, retail bank management, risk management, insurance company operations and management, and personal financial planning and management.

BSBA general degree requirements
Students completing the finance specialization must complete University, general degree, admission core, and business core requirements for the BSBA degree, including admission to the BSBA program.

Finance specialization requirements (21 hours) — click click to display detailed requirements for Summer 2013 course requirements
Finance specialization students take seven courses (21 credit hours).

  • Grade of "C" or better in each prerequisite finance course for all 4000-level finance courses
  • FIN 3400, 3500, 4350
  • Four courses from: FIN 4100, 4130, 4140, 4210, 4360, 4450, 4550; ACCT 3210, 3410, 4220, 4440, with at least two courses being finance courses

Concentration in financial planning
The concentration in financial planning is designed to provide students with an academic and professional level of education in the field of financial planning and prepare them to advise individual investors on insurance, investments, tax, retirement, and estate planning. The financial planning concentration requires students to complete the following eight courses (24 credit hours): FIN 3400, 3500, 4130, 4140, 4210, 4350; ACCT 3410, 4440.

Upon successful completion of the concentration, students will meet the educational requirements of the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) Board of Standards and be eligible to sit for the CFP® certification examination, offered several times each year by the CFP® Board of Standards. Successful completion of the CFP® exam, along with meeting other CFP® Board of Standards requirements, is necessary to receive the CFP® designation.