Finance, B.B.A.

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Major

The Core Curriculum is designed to foster critical thinking skills and introduce students to basic domains of thinking that transcend disciplines. The Core applies to all majors. Information on specific classes in the Core can be found at https://www.marshall.edu/gened/.

Core Curriculum
Core 1: Critical Thinking
FYS 100First Yr Sem Critical Thinking3
PSY 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Introductory Psychology (CT)3
ACC 215 Bison image Accounting Principles (CT)3
Core 2
ENG 101 Bison image Beginning Composition3
ENG 201 Bison image Advanced Composition3
CMM 207 Cap graduation image Bus & Prof Communication3
STA 150Foundations of Statistics3
STA 150LFoundations of Statistics Lab1
Natural/Physical Science4
Humanities3
PSY 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Introductory Psychology (CT)3
Fine Arts3
Additional University Requirements
ENG 204 Bison image Writing for the Workplace (Writing Intensive)3
MGT 460 Bison image Strategic Management (Writing Intensive)3
FIN 440 Bison image International Fin Management (Multicultural or International)3
FIN 470 Bison image Financial Policies/Strategies (Capstone)3
College-Specific
ENG 204 Bison image Writing for the Workplace3
ACC 215 Bison image  Cap graduation image Accounting Principles (CT)3
ACC 216Principles of Accounting3
ECN 250 Cap graduation image Principles Microeconomics3
ECN 253 Cap graduation image Principles Macroeconomics3
FIN 323 Cap graduation image Principles of Finance3
LE 207Legal Environ of Business3
MIS 200Bus Computer Applications3
MIS 290Prin Management Info Systems3
MGT 218 Cap graduation image Business Quantitative Methods3
MGT 320Principles of Management3
MGT 460 Bison image Strategic Management3
MKT 340MKT Concepts and Applications3
Communication Studies Elective:
Select one of the following:3
Professional Presentations
Persuasive Communication
Group Communication
Superior-Subordinate Comm
Intercultural Communication
Major-Specific
FIN 343 Cap graduation image Intermediate Financial Manage3
FIN 370Principles of Investment3
FIN 425Portfolio Analysis and Manage3
FIN 440 Bison image International Fin Management3
FIN 470 Bison image Financial Policies/Strategies3
Finance Electives:
FIN Elective (400 Level) 13
Finance Electives can be any 300 or 400 level FIN courses not already required: 29
Money and Banking
Int Macroeconomic Analys
Int Microeconomic Analys
Intro to Econometrics
Intermediate Accounting I
Intermediate Accounting II
Managerial Accounting
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3

Major Information

  • The total number of free electives required depends on the number of hours completed in STA 150 Foundations of Statistics or STA 150B Foundations of Stats-Expanded and ENG 101 Beginning Composition or ENG 101P Beginning Composition Plus and the number of hours that can be double-counted toward multiple degree requirements.
  • FIN 470 Financial Policies/Strategies is the capstone course for all Finance majors. It can only be taken during the senior year after all prerequisites are met.
  • FIN 440 International Fin Management must be taken to meet the International Business requirement.
  • Multicultural or International additional university requirement met with International Business Elective.
  • Please check with advisor about course offerings. Not all classes will be offered every semester.

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Four Year Plan

The Department of Finance, Economics, and International Business offers a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in Finance. Finance is a field that is concerned with making investment and financing decisions under uncertainty for both businesses and individuals. There are four major areas in the finance field: corporate finance, investments and portfolio management, financial institutions, and international financial management. In the program, you will develop analytical and problem solving skills in all four areas of finance for a rewarding career in the many areas of finance and for the success of your own personal investments and wealth management.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterCredit Hours
FYS 100 First Yr Sem Critical Thinking 3
ENG 101 Bison image Beginning Composition 3
STA 150 Foundations of Statistics 3
STA 150L Foundations of Statistics Lab 1
PSY 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Introductory Psychology (CT) 3
MIS 200 Bus Computer Applications 3
UNI 100 Freshman First Class 1
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
LE 207 Legal Environ of Business 3
ECN 250 Cap graduation image Principles Microeconomics 3
CMM 207 Cap graduation image Bus & Prof Communication 3
Physical or Natural Science 4
Fine Arts 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Year
First Semester
ACC 215 Bison image  Cap graduation image Accounting Principles (CT) 3
ECN 253 Cap graduation image Principles Macroeconomics 3
ENG 201 Bison image Advanced Composition 3
Free Elective 3
CMM Studies Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
ACC 216 Principles of Accounting 3
MGT 218 Cap graduation image Business Quantitative Methods 3
ENG 204 Bison image Writing for the Workplace 3
Free Elective 3
Humanities 3
 Credit Hours15
Third Year
First Semester
FIN 323 Cap graduation image Principles of Finance 3
MGT 320 Principles of Management 3
MKT 340 MKT Concepts and Applications 3
MIS 290 Prin Management Info Systems 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
FIN 343 Cap graduation image Intermediate Financial Manage 3
FIN 370 Principles of Investment 3
FIN Elective 3
FIN Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
First Semester
FIN 425 Portfolio Analysis and Manage 3
FIN 440 Bison image  Cap graduation image International Fin Management 3
FIN Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
FIN Elective (400 Level) 3
FIN 470 Bison image Financial Policies/Strategies 3
MGT 460 Bison image Strategic Management (WI) 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours120