Finance Bachelor's Degree

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Accelerated Finance Bachelor's Degree Course List

Major and Core Courses

Upper Division

Managerial Accounting Theory and Practice

This course provides a survey of the theory and application of managerial accounting principles. Topics include cost behaviors, production costing methods, data processing, economic analysis, budgeting, and management and financial control.

Prerequisite: Financial Accounting II

Course ID: ACG 3080
Credits: 4

Business Law II

This course is a continuation of the study of fundamentals of law. This includes study of the types of business organizations, property laws, wills, trusts, estate planning, bankruptcy, creditor and debtor relationships, commercial paper, securities regulation contracts, and other areas of business law.

Prerequisite: Business Law

Course ID: BUL 3247
Credits: 4

Money and Banking

This course is an examination of the structure and operations of our monetary systems. In this course topics covered include the fundamentals of money and financial markets, commercial banking and its regulation.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: ECO 4223
Credits: 4

Intermediate Financial Management

This course uses financial theories and skills as a foundation to help student learn to make effective financial decisions. Students will assimilate advanced financial topics such as securities analysis and risk management. The course also provides a detailed discussion of mortgages and commercial loans.

Prerequisite: Advanced Principles of Financial Management

Course ID: FIN 3122
Credits: 4

Investments and Security Markets

This course will instruct the student on how to assess a corporation in the current markets and identify the factors necessary to value security prices. Students will gain an understanding of strategies and applications that can be used to measure and assess the quality of investments.

Prerequisite: Advanced Principles of Financial Management

Course ID: FIN 3247
Credits: 4

International Finance

This course will focus on the exchange rate, trade, and international finance of the organization. This course instructs the students to be proficient within the international environment.

Prerequisite: Advanced Principles of Financial Management

Course ID: FIN 3396
Credits: 4

Applications in Corporate Finance

This course will instruct the student on the evaluation of the institution's financial policy. The topics' covered in the course will be the time value of money, financial ration analysis, cash flows, capital budgeting, and international issues.

Prerequisite: Advanced Principles of Financial Management

Course ID: FIN 3434
Credits: 4

Financial Modeling

This course provides the theoretical foundation and practical skills and tools to enable students to use financial modeling to make sound business decisions. Key areas of focus are based on options pricing models. These models include the Monte Carlo studies and the Black-Sholes Models.

Prerequisite: Advanced Principles of Financial Management

Course ID: FIN 4019
Credits: 4

Investment Portfolio Management

This course will focus on the design of common stock portfolios and other investments. The student will incorporate analytical procedures in making sound investments decisions based on quantitative analysis and perform portfolio construction, management, and protection using the Eagle Investment Group portfolio.

Prerequisite: Advanced Principles of Financial Management

Course ID: FIN 4372
Credits: 4

Finance Capstone II

This course will combine and apply the finance, business, and general education courses offered in the Finance Bachelor of Science Degree Program. The student will also apply ethics and professional standards to the world of finance.

Offered last or second-to-last quarter for Bachelo

Course ID: FIN 4955
Credits: 3

Advanced Principles of Financial Management

This course provides an introduction to advanced concepts and methods of financial management for organizations. Topics include an analysis of corporate finance, asset pricing, leverage, risk and return, short- and long-term investment decisions, business financial planning, working capital management, capital structure, multinational finance, as well as other topics.

Prerequisite: Financial Accounting II

Course ID: GEB 3020
Credits: 4

Statistics for Managers

In this course students will utilize a statistical computer package, and examine applied statistics methods and applications in business situations.

Prerequisite: College Math course

Course ID: GEB 4305
Credits: 4

Management of Information Systems

Students are introduced to the foundations of management information systems. This includes current trends, fundamental MIS technology concepts, applications for business functions, and management practice. Students will gain exposure to analyzing, utilizing, and supervising integrated management information systems.

Prerequisites: none

Course ID: ISM 3015
Credits: 4

Contemporary Leadership Challenges

This seminar course examines current issues within the management field. This course is highly interactive in that both students and faculty are actively engaged in researching, presenting, and discussing course materials. In addition to gaining in-depth exposure to a current key topic in the field, students learn to become active and effective members of a professional learning community.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: MAN 4143
Credits: 4

Strategic Management

This course is designed to integrate prior business courses through study, discussion, and creation of strategic management plans. Students will evaluate the key functions of organizations and integration of these functions to understand the best practices used to achieve competitive advantages. Topics will include strategic formulation, implementation, and evaluation.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: MAN 4720
Credits: 4

Partnership and Corporate Taxation

This course is a comprehensive study of corporate taxation. It includes how to prepare and file corporate tax returns, tax strategies for liquidating a corporation, and how to form and structure corporations and partnerships and the associated tax considerations.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: TAX 3257
Credits: 4

General Education Courses

Upper Division

Communication (Required course)

Visual Communication in the Media

This course examines how people understand their world through visual images. Students will examine how people visually gather, process, and interpret information presented through media sources.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: MMC 3407
Credits: 4

Humanities (Required courses)

Literature of American Minorities

This course introduces students to a variety of texts by American minority authors from the mid- 19th century to the present. The central focus of this course will be on literary responses to social marginalization based on race/ethnicity, gender, national origin, sexuality/sexual orientation, ability, and other factors. Students will study the effects of exclusionary and oppressive practices, both historical and present day, on writers' perceptions and literary representations of their times, contexts, and identity. Students will also be introduced to samples of the most common critical-theoretical approaches to the primary texts they will study in this class.

Prerequisite: English

Course ID: AML 4680
Credits: 4

Political Thought

The aim of this course is to understand and appreciate some important authors and traditions of political thought. The course will cover such topics as authority, consent, freedom and obligation.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: POT 4001
Credits: 4

Math/Natural Sciences (Required course)

Human Uses of the Environment

This course provides an in-depth exploration of the integrated relationship between human life and the surrounding environment, beginning with a study of the fundamental concepts and principles of ecology. Topics that are interwoven throughout the course include principles of ecology as seen in the structure and function of the ecosystem; pollution of air, soil, and water resources; population explosion and the relationship of people, disease, and food production; and environmental controls necessary for survival.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: EVR 3410
Credits: 4

Social Sciences (Required courses)

Visions of America Since 1945

Since the end of World War II, popular culture has become an especially significant aspect of American history and an important element in many of our lives. Consequently, this course will explore the ways in which popular culture has represented and mediated conflicts and tensions post-World War II. Through this lens, issues of gender and family relationships, as well as class and racial politics, will be discussed. The dual role of television as a reflective and manipulative force in the new suburban family and the role Hollywood films played in the popular culture will be examined.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: AMH 3304
Credits: 4

Comparative Politics

This course will introduce students to the field of comparative politics by examining classification of political systems according to institutional and developmental characteristics. Causes and costs of political stability and instability will be explored. Comparison will be made between contemporary political institutions and processes in various countries.

Prerequisite: American/US National Government

Course ID: CPO 4003
Credits: 4

Total Bachelor's Degree Credits

Upper Division General Education Credits: 24

Upper Division Major and Core Credits: 63

Unrestricted Elective Credits: 4

Total Upper Division Credits: 91

Total BS Degree Credits: 181*

* Total credits above assume students enter in with a conferred Associate's degree which grants them a transfer block inclusive of lower division general education and lower division major and core courses.

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