Major in Business Administration - Finance

Students in the Finance Concentration complete the major in Business Administration and 24 units of Finance requirements.

The major in Business Administration (BUAD) requires 21 units in lower-level required courses, 33 units of upper-level business courses, and 21-24 units in one of the following concentrations or tracks: Economics, ­Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource Management, ­International Business, Management, Marketing, Project ­Management and Business Analysis, or Legal Studies. All major requirements must be completed with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher. In order to assure that students have retained critical information from prior courses, students take a comprehensive examination on business content as part of the capstone course, MNGT 481. The results of this examination serve as 10 percent of the MNGT 481 grade. See the Suggested Course Sequence for Business Administration Majors.

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Business Administration requires a minimum of 120 earned units, which must include successful completion of the university Core Curriculum, the Business Administration major requirements and electives. The electives may include the units required for a minor or specialization program, or in a foreign language for the B.A. degree. See the complete degree requirements in the University Curriculum section in this catalog.

During the freshman and sophomore years, pre-business administration (PBUA) students must concentrate on building an academic foundation as a base for the in-depth, upper-level courses. This foundation includes both lower-level required courses and most of the university Core Curriculum. Students who enroll in CBE courses without having fulfilled the prerequisites will be disenrolled from those courses.

Students are responsible for monitoring their own progress toward graduation. Students must consult with their assigned advisers each term to ensure that prerequisite courses are taken in proper sequence to meet the student’s target completion date for the degree. Prerequisites are monitored during registration.

Lower-Level Required Courses
ACCT 201PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING3
or ACCT 211 HONORS ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES I
ACCT 202PRINCIPLES OF MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING3
or ACCT 212 HONORS ACCOUNTNG PRINCIPLES II
ECON 201MICROECONOMIC PRINCIPLES3
or ECON 203 HONORS MICROECONOMIC PRINCIPLES
ECON 202MACROECONOMIC PRINCIPLES3
or ECON 204 HONORS MACROECONOMIC PRINCIPLES
Select one of the following:3
STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS I
BASIC STATISTICS
HONORS BASIC STATISTICS
LEGL 225LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS3
MATH 211CALCULUS FOR APPLICATIONS3
or MATH 273 CALCULUS I
Passing the Computer Proficiency Exam (CPE) with a minimum passing grade of 70 percent.
Upper-Level Business Courses
BUSX 301BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS 13
EBTM 306FUNDAMENTALS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND BUSINESS DECISIONS3
FIN 331PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT3
MKTG 341PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING3
EBTM 337ENTERPRISE INFORMATION SYSTEMS3
EBTM 311PRINCIPLES OF E-BUSINESS 23
MNGT 361LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT3
EBTM 365PRINCIPLES OF OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT3
MNGT 482BUSINESS ETHICS AND SUSTAINABILITY3
MNGT 481STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT3
BUSX 460PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE3
Finance Concentration
FIN 350FINANCIAL MODELING IN CORPORATE FINANCE3
FIN 351ADVANCED CORPORATE FINANCE3
FIN 333INVESTMENTS AND EQUITY SECURITY ANALYSIS3
FIN 423INVESTMENTS AND FIXED INCOME SECURITY ANALYSIS3
FIN 430FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND MANAGEMENT OF RISK3
FIN 433PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT3
FIN 436GLOBAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT3
FIN 439FINANCIAL VALUATION AND STRATEGY3
Total Units78
1

The Advanced Writing Seminar Course is taken prior to or concurrently with BUSX 301

2

EBTM 337 course is taken prior to or concurrently with EBTM 311

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
Core 33MATH 2113
Core 53Core 43
Core 10, 11, 12, 13 or 143Core 74
ECON 201 or 203 (Core 6)3ECON 202 or 2043
 15 16
Sophomore
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
ACCT 201 or 2113ACCT 202 or 2123
LEGL 2253ENGL 317 (Core 9)3
Core 83-4ECON 205 or MATH 2313
Core 10, 11, 12, 13 or 143Core 10, 11, 12, 13 or 143
Core 10, 11, 12, 13 or 143Core 10, 11, 12, 13 or 143
 15-16 15
Junior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
BUSX 3013EBTM 3373
EBTM 3063FIN 3333
FIN 3313FIN 3503
MKTG 3413EBTM 3113
MNGT 3613EBTM 3653
 15 15
Senior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MNGT 4823BUSX 4603
FIN 3513MNGT 4813
FIN 4233FIN 4303
FIN 4363FIN 4333
Elective3FIN 4393
 15 15
Total Units 121-122