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Undergraduate & Graduate Dates to Remember*

Fall Term 2009

August 26-30 Wolfpack Welcome
August 31 Classes begin
September 4
Add deadline
October 30 Last day to withdraw & last day
to apply for graduation
December 11 Last day of classes
December 12-18 Final Exams

Spring Term 2010

January 8 New Student Orientation
January 11 Classes begin
January 15 Add deadline
March 12 Last day to withdraw & last day to apply for graduation
April 28 Last day of classes
April 30 - May 6 Final Exams
May 8 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 B315
Investments
3
FIN B325 International Finance 3
FIN B400 Advanced Financial Management 3
FIN B###
Finance Electives*
6
  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

Course + Elective Descriptions

Common Curriculum Requirements

Business Adjunct Requirements

Business Core Requirements