Finance B.S. Curriculum

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The importance of finance for organizations today cannot be underestimated. The ability to understand the markets and how businesses raise and invest capital is highly looked upon among businesses and organizations. Finance is a very broad degree program covering such diverse topics as Corporate Finance, Insurance and Risk Management, Estate Planning, Investment and Money, and Banking and Financial Institutions. Organizations need individuals with the knowledge to calculate contemporary financial measures of performance and risk, as well as the ability to explain how the financial services component industries interact with each other. Graduates from this program will have the skills and experience to compete effectively for entry level employment positions, such as financial analysts, personal financial advisers, actuaries and other positions in securities, commodities, and financial services. 

Program outcomes - graduates will
*describe the dimensions of performance and risk relevant to financial services companies;
*assess consumer financial needs and the mechanisms available for fulfilling these needs;
*describe and apply financial concepts, theories and tools;
*evaluate the role of technology and the legal, ethical and economic environment as it relates to financial services;
*prepare a personal financial plan for clients.

 

 Program Delivery

This program is available:


Admission Requirements

For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.


General Requirements

All students are required to complete general University and college requirements. For more information, see the graduation requirements.


Program Requirements

Business Core - 22 credits
 ACCT 2101 - Principles of Accounting I (3.0 cr)
ACCT 2102 - Principles of Accounting II (3.0 cr)
GBUS 1005 - Orientation to Online Learning (1.0 cr)
GBUS 3107 - Legal Environment in Business (3.0 cr)
FIN 3100 - Managerial Finance (3.0 cr)
MGMT 3200 - Principles of Management (3.0 cr)
MGMT 3900 - Internship (1.0 - 3.0 cr)
MKTG 3300 - Principles of Marketing (3.0 cr)

 

Finance Requirements - 43 credits
ACCT 3201 - Intermediate Accounting (4.0 cr)
ACCT 4404 - Income Tax I (3.0 cr)
ACCT 4405 - Income Tax II (3.0 cr)
CA 1020 - Spreadsheet Applications (3.0 cr)
COMM 3008 - Business Writing (3.0 cr)
FIN 3105 - Corporate Finance (3.0 cr)
FIN 3110 - Estate Planning (3.0 cr)
FIN 3115 - Insurance and Risk Management (3.0 cr)
FIN 3120 - Money, Banking and Financial Institutions (3.0 cr)
FIN 3125 - Investment (3.0 cr)
GBUS 3117 - Business Law (3.0 cr)
GBUS 3300 - Business Analytics (3.0 cr)
GBUS 3500 - Business Ethics (3.0 cr)
ITM 3020 - Introduction to Management Information Systems (3.0 cr)

 

Liberal Education Requirements
A minimum of 40 liberal education credits are required. Students must complete the 10 goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum with the following specific liberal education courses required:
COMP 1011 - Composition I [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
COMP 1013 - Composition II [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
ECON 2101 - Microeconomics [HI/BEH/SSC] (3.0 cr)
ECON 2102 - Macroeconomics [HI/BEH/SSC] (3.0 cr)
PSY 1001 - General Psychology [HI/BEH/SSC] (3.0 cr)
SPCH 1101 - Public Speaking [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr) 
MATH 1031 - College Algebra [MATH THINK] (3.0 cr)
   or MATH 1250 - Precalculus (3.0 cr)
   or MATH 1150 - Elementary Statistics (3.0 cr)
 
 
Open Electives
Students must take enough open electives credits to meet the 120 credit graduation requirement. The number of credits needed depends on liberal education course selections. Approximately 15 credits will be needed.


Program Sub-plans

A sub-plan is not required for this program.

Accounting OnlineFinance Online

The Finance (Online) B.S. program has the same curriculum as the on-campus Finance B.S. program.

The importance of finance for organizations today cannot be underestimated. The ability to understand the markets and how businesses raise and invest capital is highly looked upon among businesses and organizations. Finance is a very broad degree program covering such diverse topics as Corporate Finance, Insurance and Risk Management, Estate Planning, Investment and Money, and Banking and Financial Institutions. Organizations need individuals with the knowledge to calculate contemporary financial measures of performance and risk, as well as the ability to explain how the financial services component industries interact with each other. Graduates from this program will have the skills and experience to compete effectively for entry level employment positions, such as financial analysts, personal financial advisers, actuaries and other positions in securities, commodities and financial services.

Program outcomes - graduates will
*describe the dimensions of performance and risk relevant to financial services companies;
*assess consumer financial needs and the mechanisms available for fulfilling these needs;
*describe and apply financial concepts, theories and tools;
*evaluate the role of technology and the legal, ethical and economic environment as it relates to financial services;
*prepare a personal financial plan for clients.

 

 

 


Finance Minor Curriculum

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The finance minor is available on campus and online and focuses on tools to solve business problems while giving students insight to understand financial and economic behavior. As an employment sector with sustainable future growth, the minor enhances the career prospects of our graduates. Students will be introduced to the principles of finance and how to apply these principles to analyze several financial issues. Students will develop the problem-solving and quantitative skills that are widely used in business. The minor in finance is available to all undergraduate students at UMC. Several electives are offered to provide a specialized education for students seeking the finance minor.

 

ACCT 2101 - Principles of Accounting I (3.0 cr)
ACCT 2102 - Principles of Accounting II (3.0 cr)
ECON 2102 - Macroeconomics [HI/BEH/SSc] (3.0 cr)
FIN 3105 - Corporate Finance (3.0 cr)
FIN 3120 - Money, Banking and Financial Institutions (3.0 cr)
GBUS 1005 - Orientation to Online Learning (1.0 cr)
MATH 1031 - College Algebra [MATH THINK] (3.0 cr)
  or MATH1250 - Precalculus [MATH THINK] (3.0 cr) 

 MGMT 3100 - Managerial Finance (3.0 cr)
   or AGEC 3640 - Agricultural Finance and Valuation (3.0 cr)

  
Finance Electives Requirements
Take 2 or more course(s) from the following:


Program Sub-plans

A sub-plan is not required for this program.

Accounting Minor OnlineFinance Minor Online 

The finance minor online program has the same curriculum as the on-campus finance minor.

The finance minor focuses on tools to solve business problems while giving students insight to understand financial and economic behavior. As an employment sector with sustainable future growth, the minor enhances the career prospects of our graduates. Students will be introduced to the principles of finance and how to apply these principles to analyze several financial issues. Students will develop the problem-solving and quantitative skills that are widely used in business. The minor in finance is available to all undergraduate students at UMC. Several electives are offered to provide a specialized education for students seeking the finance minor.

Program outcomes: