Our career track in finance allows you to focus on how individuals and businesses make financial decisions and manage money.
Jobs in finance demand attention to detail and the ability to see the big picture, and at FSC, we’ll help you develop both. With these skills, you’ll be well prepared for jobs in commercial banking, financial planning, stock brokerage, and the insurance industry.
Your finance courses will teach you the ins and outs of money, credit cards, stocks, and bonds. You’ll study financial markets as well as commercial and investment banking. You'll learn investing and risk management. Most importantly, you’ll gain the global perspective necessary to understand modern finance.
Because almost all businesses need someone with specialized financial knowledge, you’ll have plenty of options—and monetary rewards for finance students are among the highest in business. FSC graduates work in corporate finance, financial planning, investment banking, insurance, and real estate. Others have started their own consulting firms or financial planning agencies.
You’ll also be prepared for professional certification program exams in Chartered Financial Analyst, Certified Financial Planner, and the General Securities Representative.
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In keeping with FSC's mission to prepare students to make positive and important contributions to society, you will benefit from core courses along with your finance and business course work.
Foundations of Financial Accounting
Foundations of Managerial Accounting
Business and Society
Principles of Management
International Business Environment
Legal Environment of Business
Applied Statistics of Business and Economics
Business Information Systems
Seminar in Strategic Management of the Business Enterprise
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
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Financial Planning and Policy
Financial Risk Management
Spreadsheet Modeling and Quantitative Business Decisions
International Financial Management
You can earn your business degree in three years. View the 3-Year Fast Track Plan for a B.S. in business »
BUS 1005 PERSONAL FINANCE
Four hours. An overview of personal and family financial planning with an emphasis on financial record-keeping, spending, budgeting, tax planning, consumer credit, buying decisions, purchasing insurance, selecting investments, and retirement and estate planning.
BUS 3255 FINANCIAL PLANNING AND POLICY
Four hours. Prerequisites: ACC 2111 and ECO 2205 and ECO 2207. Study and analysis of the financial planning process including client interactions, assessment of investor risk profiles, construction of comprehensive personal financial statements and financial plans, ethics and responsibilities of professional financial planners, and the regulation of the financial services industry.
BUS 3320 APPLIED STATISTICS OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS
Four hours. Same as ECO 3320. Prerequisite: MAT 2022 or its equivalent or permission of the instructor. Mathematical statistical tools for managerial analysis, research, and decision making. Data collection and presentation, hypothesis testing, regression analysis, time series analysis and forecasting. Gen Ed: Qn
BUS 3453 MANAGERIAL FINANCE
Four hours. Prerequisites: ACC 2111 and ACC 2112 and ECO 2205 and ECO 2207. Planning and controlling sources and uses of a firm’s funds. Includes capital budgeting, dividend policies, determination of optimal capital structure, and internal vs. external financing of expansion.
BUS 3670 FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT
Four hours. Prerequisites: ACC 2111 and ACC 2112 and ECO 2205 and ECO 2207. This course presents the fundamentals of financial risk management. It provides a realistic and conceptually motivated overview of risk management for global corporations. Techniques to identify, measure and manage financial risk including use of futures, options, swaps, real options, financial engineering, value-at-risk and other risk measures are studied and applied.
BUS 4188 INVESTMENTS
Four hours. Prerequisites: ECO 2205 and ECO 2207. Emphasis from standpoint of individual investor in corporate and government securities; investment objectives; appraisal of investment risks; valuation of securities; portfolio management.
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BUS 4205 SPREADSHEET MODELING AND QUANTITATIVE BUSINESS DECISIONS
Four hours. Prerequisites: ACC 2111 and ACC 2112 and ECO 2205 and ECO 2207 and BUS/ECO 3320 and BUS 3453. The course provides a complete and modern treatment of management science methodology and the use of spreadsheet applications. Topics include decision theory, linear programming, network analysis, transpiration & assignment, PERT/CPM, forecasting, inventory control and queuing theory.
BUS 4255 INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
Four hours. Examination of the international financial environment of business. Emphasis is on the financial decision making process relating to foreign exchange risk management, hedging, arbitrage, currency futures and option markets, management of foreign investments, country risk analysis, international sources of financing and international money and capital markets.
BUS 4430 BUSINESS ETHICS, COMMUNICATION, AND RISK MANAGEMENT
Four hours. Prerequisites: Junior standing, and BUS 2217 and 3311 or permission of the instructor, and successful completion of coursework that satisfies Effective Communication SLOs A and B. This course integrates legal research, writing, and document creation with business ethics. It is designed to prepare business students to effectively address and avert the legal and ethical challenges they will face in day-to-day business operations. Gen Ed: MV, Ql, Qn, EC-C
BUS 4960/4961 BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION INTERNSHIP
Four hours. Prerequisites: Senior standing; permission of the instructor; BUS 3312, BUS 3115, and BUS/ECO 3320. Correlating theory and business practices in two operational settings; supervision by cooperating practitioners and faculty in several areas of application.
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