Finance Concentration, Bachelor of Business Administration - FIN

Major Requirements (54 hours)

BUAD 201Principles of Financial Accounting 13
BUAD 202Principles of Managerial Accounting 13
BUAD 221Principles of Management 13
BUAD 231Principles of Marketing 13
ECON 251Principles of Macroeconomics 13
ECON 252Principles of Microeconomics 13
BUAD 312Principles of Finance3
BUAD 341Statistical Applications3
BUAD 344Business Law I3
BUAD 346Personal Ethics and Corporate Culture3
BUAD 347Business Analytics3
BUAD 446Strategic Management3
Select one 300/400 level BUEC course3
Required Supporting Courses
MATH 114Introduction to Statistics3
Select at least 12 hours in of the following Concentration:12
Total Credits54

A cumulative grade point average of 2.5 in the following six courses. Students are not allowed to retake courses in which they have received a grade of “C” or better in order to achieve the 2.5 requirement. Only courses with a grade of “C-” or below must be retaken. All grades are figured into the requirement. The calculation includes only SMC grades. No grade received outside SMC is included in the calculation.

Finance Concentration 

BUAD 313Investments3
BUAD 314Personal Financial Planning3
BUAD 315Management of Financial Institutions3
BUAD 316Financial Strategy with Computer Applications3
BUAD 317Financial Statement Analysis3
BUAD 390Topics in Business (approved topics)1-3
BUAD 416International Financial Management3

Advanced Writing Proficiency

To satisfy the Department of Business Administration and Economics Advanced Writing Proficiency requirement students must demonstrate writing proficiency in their chosen disciplines. This requires students to compile a portfolio of three items: a completed Linkedin profile, accepted comprehensive project paper, and a reflection essay regarding personal lessons gleaned from team work on the comprehensive project.

Senior Comprehensive

B.A. in Economics

The Comprehensive Project in Economics requires successful completion of a major research paper as part of ECON 495 Senior Economics Seminar.


The Comprehensive Project utilizes a case study format working with faculty mentors. It provides teams of students with an integrative group learning experience and tests technical competencies, problem solving and strategic analysis skills, an awareness of ethical issues, communication and interpersonal skills, and quantitative skills. The case also requires the team to consider international and intercultural ramifications. The project culminates with written and oral presentations to department faculty and peers.