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Undergraduate & Graduate Dates to Remember*

Fall Term 2010

August 20-22 MBA Orientation
August 25-29 Wolfpack Welcome
August 30 Classes begin
September 3 Add deadline
October 29 Last day to withdraw & last day
to apply for graduation
December 10 Last day of classes
December 11-17 Final Exams

Spring Term 2011

January 8 New Student Orientation; MBA Orientation
January 10 Classes begin
January 14 Add deadline
March 4 Last day to withdraw
May 4 Last day of classes for undergraduate students
May 5 Last day of classes for graduate students
May 6-12 Final Exams for day division
May 9-12 Final Exams for graduate and evening students
May 14 Commencement - all colleges

*College of Law dates on Law Bulletin

PROGRAM OBJECTIVE

The purpose of the finance major is to provide students with a fundamental understanding of the methods and techniques employed to manage the financial resources of an enterprise so they can function as business leaders. Emphasis is placed on understanding and managing working capital, long-term capital, capital structure, and dividend policy, and on evaluating a firm’s financial condition and prospects.

LEARNING GOALS

  • Graduates will have a broad understanding of the functional areas of business and the application of finance to business decision-making.
  • Graduates will be able to analyze the financial statements of a business enterprise.
  • Graduates will be able to effectively communicate financial theories and analyses.
  • Graduates will have an understanding of the financial system of the United States.
  • Graduates will have an understanding of international finance and markets.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

All finance majors must take the following sequence of courses:

Course
Title
Credits
ACCT B205 Corporate Accounting + Reporting I
3
FIN B305
Analysis of Financial Statements
3
FIN B310
Financial Institutions
3
FIN B315
Investments
3
FIN B325 International Finance 3
FIN B400 Advanced Financial Management 3
FIN B###
Finance Elective*
3
  Business Electives 3
Total Credits in Major 24
Total Credits in Degree 120

* May also choose ACCT B206, Corporate Accounting + Reporting II, or ACCT B300, Tax Accounting I; may NOT include FIN B200, Personal Finance.

OTHER INFORMATION

FIN Course + Elective Descriptions

Common Curriculum Requirements

Business Adjunct Requirements

Business Core Requirements