2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
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2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Financial Services, 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.

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Program Requirements:

I. Wright State Core: 39 Hours

Element One: 6 Hours

Element Two: 4 Hours


Element Three: 6 Hours

Element Four: 3 Hours

Element Five: 6 Hours


Element Six: 8 Hours

Additional Core Courses: 6 Hours

Required: Select either

II. Business Core Requirements: 42 Hours

III. Financial Services Major Requirements: 27 Hours

Financial Services Electives:

Any 3000-4000 level finance course, or substitute the following courses for finance electives:

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.

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