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
  • Business Law and Ethical Behavior
  • Money and Banking
  • Investment and Security Markets
  • International Finance
  • Applications in Corporate Finance
  • Concepts in Personal Financial Management
  • Financial Modeling
  • Exploration in Finance
  • Investment Portfolio Management
  • Capstone for Finance
  • Finance Internship
  • Advanced Principles of Financial Management
  • Management of Information Systems
  • Strategic Management
  • Leadership and Teams
  • Risk Management

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:none

Course ID: ACG3080
Credits: 4


This course reviews fundamental principles of law applicable to business transactions, and provides an overview of ethical concerns that arise in the world of business. Students will apply the basic principles of contract law, partnerships, and agency relationships to business activities. Public and private law are addressed. Critical thinking and ethical analysis are key areas of focus throughout the course.

Prerequisite:None

Course ID: BUL4060
Credits: 3


This course will provide an overview of financial systems. This course will give students an introduction to the role of money, financial institutions, financial intermediaries, and markets. It will cover the significance of monetary and fiscal policy as it relates to banking. This course will provide a solid foundation for employment or further study in the financial industry.

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: ECO4223
Credits: 4


This course is the study of investments, securities, markets, and regulators. It places focus on understanding how various types of securities work as well as how to value the securities. Topics covered will be stocks, bonds, and derivatives. This course will prepare students for investment and securities analysis.

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: FIN3247
Credits: 4


This course is the study of the global process by which the firm moves from a domestic to a multinational business orientation. It places focus on the global financial environment, foreign exchange markets and exposure, financing and operations of the global firm. The course will prepare students to see finance from a global perspective.

Prerequisite:Applications in Corporate Finance

Course ID: FIN3396
Credits: 4


This course is the study of the theories, principles, and applications of corporate finance. It emphasizes and integrates analytical frameworks with the decision-making process. Topics covered will be ratio analysis, time value of money, capital structure, capital budgeting, and net working capital management. This course will prepare students to apply appropriate quantitative methodologies to optimize shareholder value.

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: FIN3434
Credits: 4


This course is the study of concepts in personal financial management. It places focus on budgeting, credit, investments, insurance, and retirement planning. This course will prepare students for handling the major aspects of personal finances.

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: FIN3520
Credits: 3


This course is the study of finance focused on computational and implementation approach. Topics covered will be Excel, best modeling practices, basic finance, valuation, and simulation. Advanced topics such as regression and time series analysis are also covered. The students will be prepared to build and understand models that are simple and easy for all stakeholders to understand.

Prerequisite:Advanced Principles of Financial Management

Course ID: FIN4019
Credits: 4


This course is a study of the exploration of financial planning. It places focus on all of the aspects that are required to become a certified financial planner. Topics covered will be budgeting, insurance, investing, estate planning, and life insurance. This course will prepare students academically for a career in financial planning.

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: FIN4275
Credits: 4


This course is the study of investment portfolio management. It places focus on portfolio theory, including assessing and mitigating portfolio risk. Topics covered will be market efficiency, risk, active and passive management, diversification, and asset allocation. This course will prepare students to be investment portfolio managers.

Prerequisite:Investment and Security Markets

Course ID: FIN4372
Credits: 4


The capstone course is the opportunity for students to demonstrate mastery of the knowledge and skills they have gained throughout the program. Students will be required to apply all their knowledge learned to review financial statements and make a sound financial decision. This course is expected to be the final upper-level core course completed.

Prerequisite:Must be taken in final quarter

Course ID: FIN4970
Credits: 4


Students will complete an internship within a finance discipline either with their current employer or an approved internship site. The internship will integrate prior coursework into a comprehensive demonstration of finance principles and will provide students with hands-on learning opportunities and professional experiences. During the internship, the student will follow an employer mentor, complete a project(s), and finalize reflective exercises based on the internship and the student’s experience. This course is expected to be the final upper-level core course completed.

Prerequisite:Must be taken in final quarter

Course ID: FIN4985
Credits: 4


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: GEB3020
Credits: 4


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.

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: ISM3015
Credits: 4


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: MAN4720
Credits: 4


This course provides an applied approach to leadership, team building, collaboration, and conflict resolution. Students will understand and apply these concepts to workplace settings. Students will develop structures, processes, and strategies to create and maintain effective teams. Gender, culture, individuality, and telecommuting in team dynamics will also be explored.

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: MAN4845
Credits: 4


This upper-level business course explores the elements of risk management and insurance essential to the business environment. This course will develop the rationale for risk-management systems and examine the environments in which they operate. Students will learn, analyze, and evaluate approaches to measuring and managing risks in various business environments.

Prerequisite:None

Course ID: RMI4020
Credits: 4

General Education Courses

Upper Division

Communication (Select 1 course)

Humanities (Select 2 courses)

Math/Natural Sciences (1 required, select 1 additional course)

  • Inferential Statistics and Analytics

In this course students will be introduced to statistical methods used for predictive analytics. They will continue to build on their previous statics knowledge while strengthening their abilities to analyze and solve real-life problems using statistical methods. Topics may include, but are not limited to, estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation and regression, chi-square tests, and analysis of variance.

Prerequisite:Passing grade in Developmental Education coursework or placement determined by Rasmussen College entrance placement exam

Course ID: STA 3215
Credits: 4

Social Sciences (1 required, select 1 additional course)

  • Managerial Economics

This course is designed to enable students to assess, understand, and evaluate managerial economics in the context of large and small businesses. Students will gain knowledgeable insight of how to solve real-life problems through questions and answers, problem sets, and a systematic approach to applying advanced concepts of both macroeconomics and microeconomics to business environments.

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: ECO 3250
Credits: 4

Total Bachelor's Degree Credits

Transferred Lower Division Credits: 90

Upper Division General Education Credits: 28

Upper Division Major and Core Credits: 62

Total BS Degree Credits: 180

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