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Finance (B.S.B.A.)

Administered by Department of Finance, College of Business

Effective Fall 2013

Students majoring in a B.S.B.A. degree program in the College of Business must take at least 50 percent of the business credit hours required for the business degree at Bloomsburg University.

In addition to 63 semester hours of general education requirements, the program in finance requires 24 hours of core business courses, 21 hours of courses specific to the major, plus 12 hours of business electives to meet the university requirement for a bachelor of science in business administration degree.

Among general education courses specifically required are:

BUSED.101 Intro to Business

BUSED.333 Business Communications and Report Writing

COMMSTUD.103 Public Speaking

ECONOMIC.121 Principles of Macroeconomics

ECONOMIC.122 Principles of Microeconomics

ECONOMIC.256 Business and Economics Statistics

ENGLISH.101 Foundations of College Writing

MATH.118 Applied Matrix Algebra

Choose one of the following two courses or a higher level calculus course:

ECONOMIC.156 Business and Economics Math

MATH.123 Essentials of Calculus

Business Core:

ACCT.220 Financial Accounting

ACCT.223 Managerial Accounting

*FINANCE.313 Introduction to Corporate Finance

ITM.175 Intro to BIS

LAW.331 Law and Legal Environment

MGMT.244 Principles of Management

MGMT.481 Business Polices and Strategies

MKTG.310 Marketing Principles and Practice

*There are six prerequisites to FINANCE.313, noted in the catalogue course description.

Finance Specialization

ACCT.321 Intermediate Accounting I

FINANCE.323 Financial Markets and Institutions

FINANCE.343 Investment Management

FINANCE.413 International Finance

FINANCE.454 Advanced Corporate Finance

Plus two upper-level finance elective

COB Professional Development Program:

INTERBUS.101 Professional Development: Self Discovery I

INTERBUS.102 Professional Development: Self Discovery II

INTERBUS.201 Professional Development: Exploration I

INTERBUS.202 Professional Development: Exploration II

INTERBUS.301 Professional Development: Preparation and Experience Building I

INTERBUS.302 Professional Development: Preparation and Experience Building II

INTERBUS.401 Professional Development: Taking Action to Transition I

INTERBUS.402 Professional Development: Taking Action to Transition II

Electives - Students must choose 12 semester hours in elective courses from General Business, Accounting, Computer and Information Systems, Management, Office Systems, Finance, Marketing and Legal Studies. Some additional courses are available as well; students should consult their adviser or the department chair.