Major in Business Administration - Financial Planning

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

This is a screened program. Please see the admission requirements for additional information.

Requirements for all Business Administration Majors

Courses Required for Admission to Major
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 six courses required for admission. A grade of C or higher is required in each individual course.
Required Business Courses (open to Pre-BUAD majors)
ACCT 202PRINCIPLES OF MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING3
or ACCT 212 HONORS ACCOUNTNG PRINCIPLES II
BUSX 301BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS4
EBTM 250PROBLEM SOLVING IN BUSINESS I1
EBTM 251PROBLEM SOLVING IN BUSINESS II1
EBTM 337ENTERPRISE INFORMATION SYSTEMS3
FIN 331PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT3
MKTG 341PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING3
MNGT 361LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT3
Required Business Courses (open to BUAD majors only)
BUSX 460PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE3
EBTM 350BUSINESS ANALYTICS3
EBTM 365PRINCIPLES OF OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT3
MNGT 481STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT (must be taken at TU)3
BUAD majors must also complete an approved concentration or track21-24
Total Units72-75

Financial Planning Track Requirements

Financial Planning Track Required Courses
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
ACCT 362TAX ACCOUNTING II3
ECON 306STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS II3
FIN 351ADVANCED CORPORATE FINANCE3
MKTG 431MARKETING ANALYTICS3
MKTG 451PERSONAL SELLING3
MNGT 391DEVELOPING MANAGEMENT AND TEAM BUILDING SKILLS3

Suggested Four-Year Plan

Based on course availability and student needs and preferences, the selected sequences will probably vary from those presented below. Students should consult with their adviser to make the most appropriate elective choices.

Freshman
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
ECON 201 or 203 (Core 6)3ECON 202 or 2043
Prerequisite for MATH 211 or MATH 273 (Core 3)3MATH 211 (may substitute MATH 273)3
Core 1 (or Core 2)3Core 2 (or Core 1)3
Core 43Core 103
Core 53Core 113
 15 15
Sophomore
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
ACCT 201 or 2113ACCT 202 or 2123
ECON 205 or MATH 2313EBTM 2501
LEGL 2253EBTM 2511
Core 74MKTG 3413
Core 133Core 83-4
 Core 123
 16 14-15
Junior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
BUSX 301 (Core 9)4ACCT 3613
EBTM 3373EBTM 3503
FIN 3313EBTM 3653
FPLN 3413FIN 3333
MNGT 3613FIN 3503
 16 15
Senior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
FIN 423, 430, 433, or MKTG 451 (Recommended Elective)3BUSX 4603
FIN 423, 430, 433, or MKTG 451 (Recommended Elective)3FIN 423, 430, 433, or MKTG 451 (Recommended Elective)3
FPLN 4413FPLN 4503
FPLN 4433MNGT 4813
MNGT 482 (Recommended Core 14)3Elective3
 15 15
Total Units 121-122

Profile of a CBE Graduate

As a premier school of applied business learning, the College of Business and Economics prepares its graduates to achieve excellence in their professional careers. Rigorous academic studies and hands-on business experience—all subject to strict measures of performance— work in combination to develop the foundation for success, connect students with the professional community and transform students who will have a positive impact in and beyond Maryland.

Graduates of Towson University’s College of Business and Economics will:

Apply Business Knowledge in the Context of Professional Employment

  • Demonstrate knowledge of business concepts and theories
  • Successfully complete a quality, mentored, reflective professional experience in preparation for future employment

Communicate Properly and Effectively

  • Write professional documents that provide audience-centric content, rhetorically appropriate organization and follow accepted conventions of design, style, grammar, punctuation and mechanics
  • Make articulate and persuasive oral presentations

Apply Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving Skills to Organizational Decision Making

  • Conduct internal and external analyses of domestic and global organizations, formulate strategies and identify issues with implementing these strategies
  • Practice creative ideation
  • Develop comprehensive, justified conclusions that result from systematic application of relevant information and decision criteria to decision alternatives within a realistic organizational decision context

Use Technology Effectively in Business Settings

  • Demonstrate competency in the use of analytical software
  • Utilize state-of-the-practice software for business applications

Work Effectively Toward Achieving Common Goals within Diverse Teams

  • Guide teams, as leaders and followers, to achieve team goals while maintaining group cohesion, follower satisfaction and efficient operations
  • Treat others with respect and show sensitivity to their views, values, cultures and customs

Distinguish Between Ethical and Unethical Conduct in the Professional Lives

  • Explain how ethical conduct of managers affects individuals’ motivation and organizations’ performance
  • Apply ethics in business decision-making, considering the impact of ethical conduct on multiple stakeholders