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.
Students must be formally declared in a BSB major or officially declared as a minor before enrolling in business classes in the required business administration core.
The undergraduate business policies can be found on the School of Business advising page.
- Students must declare and complete the minimum BSB Pre-Major requirements or have completed the minimum Pre-Major requirements through transfer work prior to declaring for any BSB major.
- ECON 200 and ECON 201 are considered supporting courses and may be used to fulfill BACRs as well as requirements for the Business Administration degree; however, these courses are not counted twice toward the total of 180 credits for graduation.
Grade Requirements for Graduation: a minimum grade ≥C in each course required for the major and a minimum GPA ≥2.5 for all upper division Business Administration core courses as well as required and elective courses taken to fulfill requirements for the major area.
|Bachelor of Science in Business Pre-Major|
|Pre-Major General Education (5 out of 6 required with a C or 2.0 GPA or higher per university requirements for full major declaration)|
BACR - Humanities and Arts
BACR - Humanities and Arts
BACR - Natural Sciences
BACR - Natural Sciences
|Pre-Major Lower Division Business Core (Completion of 6 out of 8 required with a 2.5 GPA or higher for full major declaration)||37|
|PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING|
|PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING|
|BUSINESS STATISTICS 1|
|INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMICS|
|INTRODUCTION TO MACROECONOMICS|
|COLLEGE COMPOSITION: ANALYSIS, RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION|
or MATH 142
|PRECALCULUS MATH II|
or MATH 161
or HONS 161
|Required Business Administration Core|
|Upper Division Courses|
|DSCI 346||BUSINESS STATISTICS 2||4|
|FINC 335||FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT||4|
|MGMT 326||ORGANIZATION THEORY AND BEHAVIOR||4|
|MKTG 310||PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING||4|
|MISC 311||INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN BUSINESS||4|
|OPSM 330||OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT||4|
|ECON 444||MONEY AND BANKING||5|
|FINC 434||FINANCIAL DERIVATIVES||4|
|FINC 435||CAPITAL BUDGETING AND LONG-TERM FINANCING||4|
|FINC 436||SHORT-TERM FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT||2|
|FINC/IBUS 474||INTERNATIONAL FINANCE MANAGEMENT||4|
|Electives–choose approved, related electives in consultation with your faculty advisor.||8-10|
|Required Senior Capstone|
|MGMT 490||DEPARTMENT SENIOR CAPSTONE||4|
Students should declare the Pre-Major, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSB) if interested in majoring in:
The BSB Pre-Major is designed to provide students with exposure to Lower Division Business Core topics to assist students in identifying a major that aligns with their interests. Combined with the General Education requirements, students will gain a foundation for success in all areas of study.
Students should declare the pre-major as soon as identifying an interest in one of the BSB programs and they will then be periodically informed of BSB-related activities. Students must complete the minimum pre-major coursework with the specified grade requirements prior to declaring the full major and continuing with upper-division coursework.
University Competencies and Proficiencies
- Minimum Credits—180 cumulative credit hours
- 60 upper-division credits (300 level or above)
- 45 credits in residence (attendance) at Eastern, with at least 15 upper-division credits in major in residence at Eastern
- Minimum Cumulative GPA ≥2.0
All admitted students must officially Declare a Major by the time they reach 90 credits (junior standing).
Application for Graduation (use EagleNET) must be made at least two terms in advance of the term you expect to graduate (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate).
Use the Catalog Archives to determine two important catalog years.
Degree Works calculates based on these two catalog years.
- The catalog in effect at the student's first term of current matriculation is used to determine BACR (Breadth Area Credit Requirements) and UGR (Undergraduate Graduation Requirements).
- The catalog in effect at the time the student declares a major or minor is used to determine the program requirements.
Students who successfully earn a BSB in Finance from EWU should be able to do the following:
- be able to conduct long-term financial analysis in real-world domestic and international applications;
- be able to conduct short-term financial analysis including cash-flow projections;
- be able to integrate the cost of capital (derived from risk, capital structure and market factors) into financial analyses;
- understand and be able to apply the time value of money;
- understand how modern securities including derivatives can be used to achieve investment and risk-management objectives.