Major in Business Administration - Financial Planning

Students in the Financial Planning Track complete the major in Business Administration and 21 units of Finance requirements.

Requirements for all Business Administration Majors

Courses Required for Admission to Major (18 Units)18
ACCT 201PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING3
or ACCT 211 HONORS ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES I
ECON 201MICROECONOMIC PRINCIPLES3
or ECON 203 HONORS MICROECONOMIC PRINCIPLES
ECON 202MACROECONOMIC PRINCIPLES3
or ECON 204 HONORS MACROECONOMIC PRINCIPLES
LEGL 225LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS3
MATH 211CALCULUS FOR APPLICATIONS3
or MATH 273 CALCULUS I
Select one of the following:3
STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS I
BASIC STATISTICS
HONORS BASIC STATISTICS
Admission to the BUAD major requires an average GPA of 2.7 or higher in the eight courses required for admission. A grade of C or higher is required in each individual course.
Required Business Courses (open to Pre-BUAD majors) (20 Units)20
ACCT 202PRINCIPLES OF MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING3
or ACCT 212 HONORS ACCOUNTNG PRINCIPLES II
BUSX 301BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS3
EBTM 250PROBLEM SOLVING IN BUSINESS I1
EBTM 251PROBLEM SOLVING IN BUSINESS II1
EBTM 337ENTERPRISE INFORMATION SYSTEMS3
FIN 331PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT3
MNGT 361LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT3
MKTG 341PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING3
Required Business Courses (open to BUAD majors only) (12 Units)12
BUSX 460PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE3
EBTM 350BUSINESS ANALYTICS3
EBTM 365PRINCIPLES OF OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT3
MNGT 481STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT3
BUAD majors must also complete an approved concentration or track of between 21 and 24 units.
BUAD majors are required to complete the Bloomberg Essentials Certification for Equities prior to graduation.

Financial Planning Track Requirements

Financial Planning Track Required Courses (21 Units)
FIN 333INVESTMENTS AND EQUITY SECURITY ANALYSIS3
FIN 350FINANCIAL MODELING IN CORPORATE FINANCE3
FPLN 341FUNDAMENTALS OF FINANCIAL PLANNING3
ACCT 361TAX ACCOUNTING I3
FPLN 441RETIREMENT PLANNING AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS3
FPLN 443ESTATE PLANNING3
FPLN 450CAPSTONE IN FINANCIAL PLANNING3
Total Units21

Students may choose to take additional courses from the list below to enhance their program

Recommended Courses
FIN 423INVESTMENTS AND FIXED INCOME SECURITY ANALYSIS3
FIN 430FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND MANAGEMENT OF RISK3
FIN 433PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT3
MKTG 451PERSONAL SELLING AND SALES MANAGEMENT3

Suggested Four-Year Plan 

Freshman
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
TSEM 102 or ENGL 102 (Core 1 or 2)3TSEM 102 or ENGL 102 (Core 1 or 2)3
ECON 201 or 203 (Core 6)3MATH 211 (may substitute MATH 273)3
Prerequisite for MATH 211 (Core 3)3ECON 202 or 2043
Core 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12 or 133Core 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12 or 133
Core 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12 or 133Core 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12 or 133
 15 15
Sophomore
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
ACCT 201 or 2113ACCT 202 or 2123
LEGL 2253EBTM 2501
ECON 205 or MATH 2313EBTM 2511
Core 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12 or 133MNGT 3613
Core 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12 or 133Lab Science (Core 7)4
 Core 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12 or 133
 15 15
Junior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
BUSX 301 (Core 9)3ACCT 3613
EBTM 3373EBTM 3503
FIN 3313EBTM 3653
FPLN 3413FIN 3333
MKTG 3413FIN 3503
 15 15
Senior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
FPLN 4413BUSX 4603
FPLN 4433FPLN 4503
MNGT 482 (Recommended Core 14)3MNGT 4813
FIN 423, 430, 433, or MKTG 451 (Recommended Elective)3FIN 423, 430, 433, or MKTG 451 (Recommended Elective)3
FIN 423, 430, 433, or MKTG 451 (Recommended Elective)3Elective3
 15 15
Total Units 120

Courses

FPLN 341 FUNDAMENTALS OF FINANCIAL PLANNING (3)

Introductory course designed to provide students with an overview of the financial planning process. Topics include setting client goals and objectives, investment planning, tax planning, insurance and risk management, and estate planning. Overview of personal financial planning. Prerequisites: ACCT 201, ACCT 202, ECON 201, ECON 202; junior/senior standing.

FPLN 343 INSURANCE AND RISK MANAGEMENT (3)

The role of insurance as a risk management tool. Topics include the use of life insurance, health insurance and disabilities insurance to reduce a client's overall exposure to risks. Prerequisite: FPLN 341.

FPLN 441 RETIREMENT PLANNING AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS (3)

Designed to provide students with the background necessary to assist clients in planning for their retirement. Provide students with an understanding of the contributions employee benefits plans make toward achieving financial independence. Developing a systematic approach to estimating contribution plans, IRA, 401K, tax-sheltered annuities and government programs.Prerequisite: FPLN 341.

FPLN 443 ESTATE PLANNING (3)

Effects of federal tax system and other factors impacting estate planning. Prerequisite: FPLN 341.

FPLN 450 CAPSTONE IN FINANCIAL PLANNING (3)

Designed to simulate the real-world experience of financial planning. To successfully complete the course students must integrate the six major areas (Financial Planning Fundamentals, Insurance Planning, Investment Analysis, Taxation, Retirement Planning, and Estate Planning) of personal financial planning to develop and present a long-term comprehensive financial plan. Designed to fulfill the capstone course requirement of the Certified Financial Planning (CFP) Board. Prerequisites: FPLN 341, FPLN 441, FPLN 443, FIN 333, and ACCT 361; major in ACCT, BUAD and ECON; senior standing.