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  Nov 20, 2017
 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Finance, BSB


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Program Description:

Two majors are available: finance and financial services. The finance major includes a core of courses that covers all aspects of the theory and practice of financial management. Financial management involves managing the financial affairs of businesses and other organizations. The curriculum includes courses in accounting, investments, financial planning and analysis, international finance, and managerial finance. A special sequence of courses has been designated for students interested in obtaining the CFM (Certified in Financial Management) designation. Among the many job opportunities open to the graduate with a finance major are capital budgeting analyst, cash manager, credit analyst, financial analyst, loan officer, and financial manager.

The financial services major is designed to meet the growing need for people who are knowledgeable in all areas of personal financial management, including investments, insurance, tax planning, retirement planning, real estate, estate planning, and personal financial planning. Among the many career opportunities available to the graduate with a financial services major are financial planner, stockbroker, insurance agent, real estate broker, loan officer, and trust officer. Students who complete the financial services major and the appropriate electives at Wright State are eligible to sit for the Certified Financial Planner exam.

Students with an interest in both finance and accounting may wish to consider a dual major in finance and accounting. Interested students should contact an academic advisor.

For additional information:

Financial Management Concentration


Program Requirements:


I. Wright State Core: 39 Hours


Element One: 6 Hours

Element Two: 4 Hours

Required:

Element Three: 6 Hours

Element Four: 3 Hours

Element Five: 6 Hours

Required:

Element Six: 8 Hours

Additional Core Courses: 6 Hours

Required: Select either (not taken for Element Five)

II. Business Core Requirements: 42 Hours


Courses that may be taken prior to admission to RSCOB:

III. Finance Major Requirements-Financial Mgt. Track: 27 Hours


Finance Electives: 6 Hours

  • Any 3000-4000 level finance course, or substitute no more than one accounting level 3000-4000 course for a Finance elective.

IV. Electives: 12 Hours


Total: 120 Hours


Graduation Planning Strategy


The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.

General Finance Concentration


Program Requirements:


I. Wright State Core: 39 Hours


Element One: 6 Hours

Element Two: 4 Hours

Required:

Element Three: 6 Hours

Element Four: 3 Hours

Element Five: 6 Hours

Required:

Element Six: 8 Hours

Additional Core Courses: 6 Hours

Required: Select either

II. Business Core Requirements: 42 Hours


Courses that may be taken prior to admission to RSCOB:

III. Finance Major Requirements-General Track: 27 Hours


Finance Electives: 15 Hours

  • Any 3000-4000 level finance course, or substitute no more than two 3000-4000 level Accounting or Economics courses.

IV. Electives: 12 Hours


Total: 120 Hours


Graduation Planning Strategy


The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.

Investments Concentration


Program Requirements:


I. Wright State Core: 39 Hours


Element One: 6 Hours

Element Two: 4 Hours

Required:

Element Three: 6 Hours

Element Four: 3 Hours

Element Five: 6 Hours

Required:

Element Six: 8 Hours

Additional Core Courses: 6 Hours

Required: Select either

II. Business Core Requirements: 42 Hours


Courses that may be taken prior to admission to RSCOB:

Finance Electives: 3 Hours

  • Any 3000-4000 level finance course, or substitute one 3000-4000 level accounting course for finance elective.

IV. Electives: 12 Hours


Total: 120 Hours


Graduation Planning Strategy


The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.

Real Estate Concentration


Program Requirements:


I. Wright State Core: 39 Hours


Element One: 6 Hours

Element Two: 4 Hours

Required:

Element Three: 6 Hours

Element Four: 3 Hours

Element Five: 6 Hours

Required:

Element Six: 8 Hours

Additional Core Courses: 6 Hours

Required: Select either

II. Business Core Requirements: 42 Hours


Courses that may be taken prior to admission to RSCOB:

III. Finance Major Requirements-Real Estate Track: 27 Hours


Finance Electives: 12 Hours

  • Any 3000-4000 level Finance course or Urban Economic Problems, Fundamentals of Personal Selling, Sales Management, Urban Planning I, Urban Planning II, Urban Geography

IV. Electives: 12 Hours


Total: 120 Hours


Graduation Planning Strategy


The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.

Business Analytics Concentration


Program Requirements:


I. Wright State Core: 39 Hours


Element One: 6 Hours

Element Two: 4 Hours

Required:

Element Three: 6 Hours

Element Four: 3 Hours

Element Five: 6 Hours

Required:

Element Six: 8 Hours

Additional Core Courses: 6 Hours

Required: (select the course not taken for Element Five)

II. Business Core Requirements: 42 Hours


Courses that may be taken prior to admission to RSCOB:

III. Finance Major Requirements-Business Analytics Track: 33 Hours


Finance Electives: 6 Hours

  • Any 3000-4000 level finance course, or substitute no more than two 3000-4000 level Accounting or Economics courses.
Business Analytics Concentration:

Required:

IV. Electives: 6 Hours


Total: 120 Hours


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