Finance, B.S.B.A.

Program Goals: Undergraduate Finance Major

The broad goal of the finance program is to extend the understanding of financial theory and practice among our students, the University, and the broader community. We pursue this goal through quality teaching and advising, significant research, and appropriate community involvement.

Upon graduation, finance majors from John Carroll University should have a strong academic foundation in finance that allows them to:

  • Enter a career in financial management and have the potential to lead.
  • Enter a quality graduate program in a variety of fields, especially in business.
  • Seek further professional certification in finance or a related field (for example, as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), or Certified Managerial Accountant (CMA), or Series 6 and Series 7 exams).

Program Learning Goals in Finance.

John Carroll’s finance program intends to provide students with the foundational knowledge, skills, and abilities to pursue a career in finance, advanced study in business, or further certification in finance and related fields.

Graduating seniors in finance should have:

  1. Knowledge of financial accounting, financial markets, financial instruments, and financial theories.
  2. Skills necessary to define and solve familiar financial management problems.
  3. Ability to articulate financial problems and pose appropriate solutions to problems that are unfamiliar.
  4. Ability to recognize limitations of suggested solutions and deal with ambiguity inherent in many situations.

Major Requirements

A total of 65-68 credit hours as described below.

Business Core:

41 credit hours, including MHR 461 or MHR 463. A complete listing of the Business Core can be found under the Graduation Requirements for the Boler School.

Prospective finance majors must complete FN 312 with a minimum grade of C+.

Major Courses:

24-27 credit hours.

AC 310ACCOUNTING FOR FINANCE MAJORS

3

or

AC 303INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING I

3

AC 304INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING II

3

 

EC 301MICROECONOMICS

3

and

EC 302MACROECONOMICS

3

or

EC 311MONEY AND BANKING

3

 

FN 316FINANCIAL MARKETS AND INSTITUTIONS

3

FN 342INVESTMENTS

3

FN 440INTERMEDIATE CORPORATE FINANCE

3

FN 441CASE STUDIES IN FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

3

Plus one of the following seven courses:

FN 405SEMINAR IN FINANCE

3

FN 418REAL ESTATE FINANCE

3

FN 439INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS FINANCE

3

FN 442RISK MANAGEMENT AND INSURANCE FUNDAMENTALS

3

FN 444MANAGING FINANCIAL RISK WITH DERIVATIVES

3

FN 452PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

3

FN 498INDEPENDENT STUDY

1 to 3

Total Credit Hours: 65-68

Students may choose to pursue a double major in Finance and Economics, or Finance and Financial Planning and Wealth Management. Interested students should consult with their advisors and review the suggested sequence of courses found on the Boler College website.