Major in Finance

The BBA in Finance prepares business students for a career in banking, investments, financial planning, real estate, insurance, corporate finance, and other financial areas. The small upper-level finance classes allow valuable interaction with faculty members possessing a wealth of financial experience. Finance majors are encouraged to apply for the Clayton Investment Team, the College of Business' $1 million student managed investment fund. Since 2007, the Clayton Fund has provided real-world experience to students and is an invaluable learning tool that can distinguish the FHU finance graduate in the job market.

Degree Requirements

Course of Study for B.B.A. Majors in Finance and B.B.A./M.B.A. in Finance
I. General Education Requirements 45 hours

II. Common Professional Component for all B.B.A. majors: 39 hours
ACC 231 Principles of Accounting I 3
ACC 233 Principles of Accounting II 3
BUS 254 Business Technology 3
BUS 351 Business Communication 3
BUS 354 Legal Environment of Business 3
BUS 355 Statistical and Quantitative Analysis for Business  3
BUS 455 Business Ethics 3
BUS 459 Business Strategy 3
ECO 271 Macroeconomics 3
ECO 272 Microeconomics 3
FIN 385 Managerial Finance 3
MGT 241 Principles of Management 3
MKT 261 Principles of Marketing 3


 

III. Major Requirements B.B.A. Major in Finance:

24 hours
Choose three (3) hours from the following
3
ACC 330 Intermediate Accounting I* (3)
ACC 332 Management Accounting (3)
ACC 431 Principles of Taxation II** (3)
PLUS:

ACC 430 Principles of Taxation I 3
FIN 383 Risk Management 3
FIN 386 Financial Markets and Institutions 3
FIN 486 Investments 3
FIN 487 International Finance
Choose six (6) hours from the following: 6
 FIN 388  Personal and Family Financial Planning** (3)
 FIN 488  Debt and Derivatives* (3)

 Internship or upper-division business electives (3-6)


 

IV. Electives (including additional Bible)

18 hours

B.B.A./M.B.A in Finance:

48 hours
Choose three (3) hours from the following:
3
ACC 330 Intermediate Accounting I* (3)
ACC 332 Management Accounting (3)
ACC 431 Principles of Taxation II (3)
Choose six (6) hours from the following  6
ACC 531 Principles of Taxation II (3)
ACC 538 Fraud Examination (3)
BUS 510 Business Communication (3)
BUS 520 Business Law and Ethics (3)
PLUS:

ACC 430  Principles of Taxation I
FIN 383 Risk Management 3
FIN 386 Financial Markets and Institutions 3
FIN 486 Investments 3
FIN 487 International Finance  3
ACC 530  Managerial Accounting 
BUS 550 Analytical Decision Tools 
BUS 559 Strategic Decision Making*** 
ECO 570 Economic Thought 
FIN 580 Financial Management 3
LDR 543 Leading Teams and Organizations 
MGT 540 Operations Management  3
MKT 560 Marketing Management 
 
 * Students planning to take the CFA Level I exam or pursue a career in financial analysis or investments should choose ACC330 and FIN488.
 ** Students planning to pursue a career in financial planning should choose ACC431 and FIN388.
 *** This course functions as a capstone course for the MBA program, to be taken during the last spring or fall semester before anticipated graduation