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Economics & Finance (BSBA) - Finance Concentration

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General Education Requirements (59 Hours)

Area I - Written Composition (2 Courses, 6 Hours)

  1. 3 hours:  EH 101

  2. 3 hours:  EH 102

Area II - Humanities & Fine Arts (4 Courses, 12 Hours)

  1. 3 hours from:  EH 215, EH 216, EH 225, EH 226, EH 235, EH 236

  2. 3 hours from:  ARH 100, ARH 103, ARH 123, ARS 101, DRA 110, MUL 101

  3. 6 hours from:  AFR 101, ARH 100, ARH 103, ARH 123, ARH 203, ARS 101, CLA 110, CA 110, DRA 110, EH 215, EH 216, EH 225, EH 226, EH 235, EH 236, LG 101, LG 102, LG 111, LG 112, LG 121, LG 122, LG 131, LG 132, LG 141, LG 142, LG 151, LG 152, LG 153, LG 171, LG 172, LG 173, LG 201, LG 202, LG 211, LG 212, LG 213, LG 221, LG 222, LG 231, LG 232, LG 234, LG 241, LG 242, 251, LG 252, LG 271, LG 272, LG 273, LGS 101, LGS 102, LGS 106, LGS 107, LGS 110, LGS 111, LGS 131, LGS 141, LGS 142, LGS 161, LGS 162, LGS 171, LGS 172, LGS 181, LGS 182, LGS 201, LGS 202, LGS 206, LGS 207, LGS 210, LGS 211, LGS 241, LGS 242, LGS 261, LGS 262, LGS 281, LGS 282, MUL 101, PHL 110, PHL 120, PHL 121, PHL 131, PHL 231, PHL 240, REL 100, REL 200, REL 201

Area III – Natural Sciences & Mathematics (3 Courses & Labs, 11-14 Hours)

  1. 3-4 hours from:  MA 120, MA 125

  2. 8-10 hours from:  AN 121 & AN 121L, BLY 101 & BLY 101L or BLY 121 & BLY 121L, BLY 102 & BLY 102L or BLY 122 & BLY 122L, CH 101 & CH 101L, CH 103 & CH 103L, CH 131 & CH 131L, CH 132 & CH 132L, GEO 101 & GEO 101L, GEO 102 & GEO 102L, GY 111 & GY 111L, GY 112 & GY 112L, MAS 134 & MAS 134L, PH 101 & PH 101L, PH 104 & PH 104L, PH 114 & PH 114L, PH 115 & PH 115L, PH 201 & PH 201L, PH 202 & PH 202L

Area IV – History, Social & Behavioral Sciences (4 Courses, 12 Hours)

  1. 3 hours from:  HY 101, HY 102, HY 135, HY 136

  2. 3 hours from:  AN 100, AN 101, CA 100, CA 211, CJ 105, GEO 114, GEO 115, GS 101, HY 101, HY 102, HY 135, HY 136, IS 100, IST 201, NAS 101, PSC 130, PSY 120, PSY 250, SY 109, SY 112

  3. 6 hours:  ECO 215, ECO 216

Area V  200-Level Business Core (18 Hours)

  1. 6 hours:  ACC 211, ACC 212

  2. 6 hours:  BUS 245, BUS 255

  3. 3 hours:   BUS 265

  4. 3 hours:  CIS 250 

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Students must complete a 6 credit hour sequence either in literature (Area II – EH 215 & EH 216, EH 225 & EH 226, or EH 235 & EH 236) or history (Area IV – HY 101 & HY 102 or HY 135 & HY 136

Major Requirements (63 Hours)

Freshman Core (1 Course, 3 Hours)

  1. 3 hours: BUS 150 or Transfer Student Elective for students transferring into the College with more than 45 hours.  Students transferring with 45-60 hours are highly encouraged to take BUS 150.

Upper Division Business Core (6 Courses, 18 Hours)

  1. 3 hours from:  ECO 453

  2. 15 hours:  FIN 315, MGT 300, MGT 305 (W), MGT 325, MKT 320

Experiential Learning (2-4 Courses, 6 Hours)

  1. 3 hours from:  BUS 101, BUS 201, BUS 301, BUS 302

  2. 3 hours from:  ACC 496, ECO 496, FIN 496, MGT 496, MKT 496

Finance Concentration (9 Courses, 27 Hours)

  1. 18 hours:  ECO 315, FIN 332, FIN 350, FIN 410, FIN 411 (W), FIN 420

  2. 3 hours from:  FIN 343 or ECO 340

  3. 6 hours from:  FIN 344, FIN 345, FIN 370, FIN 421, FIN 425, FIN 426, FIN 430, FIN 445, FIN 446, FIN 470, FIN 471, FIN 490

Business Electives (2 Courses, 6 Hours)

  1. 6 hours from:  300-494 Electives from ACC, ECO, FIN, MGT, MKT

Business Policy Capstone (2 Courses, 3 Hours)

  1. 3 hours:  MGT 485 (W), MGT 486

Minor Requirements (0 or 18-24 Hours)

A minor is not required for this degree program


 

 

 


 

 

  

economics and Finance (BSBA) :  Finance Concentration (122 Total Hours)

First Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
EH 101 English Composition I 3
BUS 150 Introduction to Business 3
MA 120 or MA 125  Calculus  3 or 4
Fine Arts **Area II 3
History **Area IV 3
BUS 101 Professional Experience I 1
     
      Total Hours  16 

First Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
EH 102 English Composition II 3
ECO 215 Principles of Microeconomics 3
CIS 250 Advanced Computer Applications 3
Humanities or Fine Art **Area II 3
Natural Science  + Lab **Area III 4
     
      Total Hours 16 

Second Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I/Financial Accounting 3
BUS 245 Data Analytics I 3
ECO 216 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Literature **Area II 3
Natural Science + Lab **Area III 4
     
      Total Hours 16 

Second Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II/Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 255 Data Analytics II 3
BUS 265 Legal Environment of Business I 3
BUS 201 Professional Experience II 1
2nd Literature OR 2nd History ***Area II or IV 3
FIN 315 Business Finance 3
     
      Total Hours  16

Third Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
MGT 300 Principles of Management 3
MGT 305 Organizational Communication 3
BUS 301 Professional Experience III 1
FIN 350 Financial Statement Analysis & Corporate Strategy 3
ECO 315 Intermediate Microeconomics 3
Gen Ed ****Area II or IV 3
     
      Total Hours 16 

Third Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
MKT 320 Principles of Marketing 3
FIN 420 Investments 3
Business Elective #1 Anything in MCOB at the 300 or 400 level not used to fulfill another requirement 3
FIN 332 Multinational Finance 3
ECO 453 Introduction to Econometrics 3
     
      Total Hours 15 

Fourth Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
MGT 325 Operation Management  3
FIN 410 Intermediate Business Finance 3
FIN elective #1 Any finance course numbered above FIN 315 not used to fulfill another requirement 3
FIN 343  Money Markets and Institutions 3
FIN 496 Internship 3
     
      Total Hours 15 

Fourth Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
FIN 411 Advanced Business Finance (W) 3
FIN elective #2 Any finance course numbered above FIN 315 not used to fulfill another requirement 3
Business elective #2 Anything in MCOB at the 300 or 400 level not used to fulfill another requirement 3
MGT 485 Business Policy in Global Environment 3
MGT 486 Undergraduate Comp Exam 0
     
      Total Hours 12 
Notes
*Recommended Courses
**See Degree Requirements for options 
***All students must complete either a literature or a history sequence
****If opted for Literature sequence, need Area IV; If opted for History sequence, need Area II
Department of Economics, Finance and Real Estate (251) 460-7171
Chair Kenneth J. Hunsader 
Professors Hunsader, Swofford, Wood
Associate Professor Affuso, Cummings, Pennywell
Assistant Professors Huang, Istiak, Lawrey, Le

Department of Economics, Finance and Real Estate website
https://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/mcob/economic_and_finance

The Economics and Finance major is designed to prepare students for managerial positions in business and government. Three concentrations are available within the Economics/Finance major: Economics, Finance, and Real Estate. All Economics/Finance majors are required to take the following two courses and choose one concentration area:

The economics concentration

The Economics program is designed to prepare students for professional careers in managerial positions, government, administration, education, and others. Positions in business economics and graduate study require knowledge of economics and the application of economic tools to analyze problems for decision-making.

The finance concentration

The Finance program is designed to provide an understanding of the various areas and principles of finance. Students will develop a body of specialized knowledge and analytical techniques that are used in the acquisition, allocation and management of financial resources. Finance careers are typically in industry and commercial businesses, public utilities and government agencies, banks, insurance companies, brokerage houses, investment companies and other financial institutions. The finance degree is appropriate for students who plan a career in corporate finance, financial planning, investment planning and research, or insurance.

The Real Estate Concentration

The Real Estate program is designed to educate and prepare students for the myriad of professional careers available in residential, commercial, and related real estate industries.  Students will develop the specialized quantitative and qualitative skills necessary to elevate their knowledge of real estate as an asset class and investment vehicle.  Studying real estate will better prepare students for the unique demands and complex risks associated with real estate practice and investment.  Additionally, exposure to active real estate professionals through coursework and internships will provide students the opportunity to begin building a professional network that will add value to their education and enhance their career prospects upon graduation.