Finance

Finance

  • FIN         3023        Financial Institutions and Markets
  • FIN         3033        Entrepreneurial Finance
  • FIN         3053        Investments
  • FIN         4003        Advanced Financial Management
  • FIN         3013        Insurance Principles and Planning
  • FIN         3083        Fundamentals of Real Estate
  • FIN         3983        Business Internship in Finance

Major in Business Administration: Finance (BBA) – 120 hours

Students earning a B.B.A. with an emphasis in finance complete 120 hours and have the choice of three options within the emphasis, including the following specific requirements:

University General Education – 35 hours
Business Core Curriculum – 54 hours
Finance Curriculum – 27 hours
Electives – 2 hours
University Requirement, GSTD 1002 – 2 hours

Note:  Business majors may not take FIN 2003 or ECON 2103 Principles of Microeconomics as part of their general education requirements.

Finance  – Entrepreneurial Finance Option

FIN         3023        Financial Institutions and Markets
FIN         3033        Entrepreneurial Finance
FIN         3053        Investments
FIN         4003        Advanced Financial Management

15 hours selected from the following:
ACCT     3003        Intermediate Accounting I
ACCT     3023        Individual Tax
ECON     3093        Managerial Economics
ECON     4023        Free Enterprise Studies and Projects
FIN         3013        Insurance Principles and Planning
FIN         3083        Fundamentals of Real Estate
FIN         3983        Business Internship in Finance
FIN         4063        Retirement Planning and Employee Benefits
FIN         4073        Estate Planning and Taxation
MGMT   4023        Entrepreneurship
MKTG    3103        Selling and Sales Management

Finance  – Financial Analysis Option

ACCT     3003        Intermediate Accounting I
ECON     3093        Managerial Economics
FIN         3023        Financial Institutions and Markets
FIN         3053        Investments
FIN         4003        Advanced Financial Management

12 hours selected from the follow:
ACCT     3023        Individual Tax
ECON     4023        Free Enterprise Studies and Projects
FIN         3013        Insurance Principles and Planning
FIN         3033        Entrepreneurial Finance
FIN         3083        Fundamentals of Real Estate
FIN         3983        Business Internship in Finance
FIN         4063        Retirement Planning and Employee Benefits
FIN         4073        Estate Planning and Taxation
MATH    1525        Calculus I

Finance  – Financial Planning Option

ACCT     3023        Individual Tax
FIN         3013        Insurance Principles and Planning
FIN         3023        Financial Institutions and Markets
FIN         3053        Investments
FIN         4003        Advanced Financial Management
FIN         4063        Retirement Planning and Employee Benefits
FIN         4073        Estate Planning and Taxation

6 hours selected from the following:
ACCT     3003        Intermediate Accounting I
ECON     3093        Managerial Economics
ECON     4023        Free Enterprise Studies and Projects
FIN         3033        Entrepreneurial Finance
FIN         3083        Fundamentals of Real Estate
FIN         3983        Business Internship in Finance

Professional Examination Requirements

Southern Arkansas University is registered with the Certified Financial Planner® Board of Standards, Inc., in Denver, Colorado, to offer a program in financial planning.  Successful completion of this program qualifies students to sit for the nation CFP® Certification Examination.  Students interested in this program should pursue a B.B.A. degree with an emphasis in finance and a track in financial planning and consult their faculty advisor to select appropriate electives.

Minor Requirements:

Minor in Finance – 15 hours

15 hours of upper-level finance courses*
(*FIN 3003 is a prerequisite to the 15-hour curriculum)

Department:

Accounting, Finance, & Economics / College of Business

Hours Required: 120
Categories: Major, Minor, Undergraduate
Delivery:On-Campus
Finance majors learn money management skills valuable to businesses, organizations, and individuals. Finance graduates consistently rank among the highest average starting salary for any undergraduate major. In addition, opportunities exist in a wide range of specific financial fields. Real estate and personal financial planning are ideal for those with strong interpersonal skills who enjoy working with people. Meanwhile, financial analysis and risk management cater to those with strong analytical and mathematical backgrounds.

banker, commercial, corporate, entrepreneur, planner, analyst, stock, broker, venture, capitalist


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