Finance Major, Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (BAB)

This is an archived copy of the 2015-2016 catalog. To access the most recent version of the catalog, please visit http://catalog.ewu.edu.

The Finance major is for those students with career objectives in the financial management of business firms, banking and other financial institutions, insurance and the securities industries. The course of study analyzes the investment needs, financial requirements and financial performance of business firms. It also is concerned with the role played by financial institutions and security markets in meeting the vital financial needs of business firms, investors and consumers.

Courses taken for the Finance Major beyond the required Business Administration Core are not counted double toward the International Business Major, the Marketing Major, the Human Resource Management Option, the Operations Management Option or the General Business Option

Note: ECON 200 and ECON 201 are considered supporting courses and may be used to fulfill GECRs as well as requirements for the Business Administration degree.  However, these courses are not counted twice toward the total of 180 credits for graduation.

Required Business Administration Core
Lower Division Courses
ACCT 251PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING5
ACCT 252PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING4
ACCT 261BUSINESS LAW4
DSCI 245DATA ANALYSIS FOR BUSINESS4
ECON 200INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMICS5
ECON 201INTRODUCTION TO MACROECONOMICS5
ENGL 201COLLEGE COMPOSITION: ANALYSIS, RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION5
MATH 142PRECALCULUS II5
or MATH 161 CALCULUS I
or MATH 200 FINITE MATHEMATICS
MISC 211INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN BUSINESS4
Upper Division Courses
DSCI 346ADVANCED DATA ANALYSIS FOR BUSINESS4
FINC 335FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT4
MGMT 326ORGANIZATION THEORY AND BEHAVIOR4
MGMT 423BUSINESS AND SOCIETY4
MGMT 490DEPARTMENT SENIOR CAPSTONE4
MKTG 310PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING4
OPSM 330OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT4
Required Courses
ECON 444MONEY AND BANKING5
FINC 431INVESTMENTS4
FINC 434FINANCIAL DERIVATIVES4
FINC 435CAPITAL BUDGETING AND LONG-TERM FINANCING4
FINC 436SHORT-TERM FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT2
FINC 474INTERNATIONAL FINANCE MANAGEMENT4
Electives–choose approved, related electives in consultation with your faculty advisor.4-5
Total Credits96-97

For information on General Education, see Undergraduate Degree .

Student Learning Outcomes—students will

  • understand and be able to apply the time value of money;
  • be able to conduct long-term financial analysis in real-world domestic and international applications;
  • be able to integrate the cost of capital (derived from risk, capital structure and market factors) into financial analyses;
  • be able to conduct short-term financial analysis including cash-flow projections;
  • understand how modern securities including derivatives can be used to achieve investment and risk-management objectives.