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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Finance - Major


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The B.S. in Finance will offer the student a well rounded education central to Nazareth’s mission and will enable the student to develop skills necessary for the pursuit of a meaningful career in finance. Further, the major will remain consistent with the Mission of the School of Business and Leadership to prepare the students to become responsible leaders with the ability to contribute sustainable value for both business and society. The objective of the Finance program is to prepare students for a professional career in a variety of finance concentrations. Students interested in the field of financial planning have the option of adding the CFP Board approved Financial Planning  minor.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will integrate and utilize principles from the various business disciplines when applying a financial focus to organizational problems or opportunities.
  2. Students will demonstrate an understanding of how to procure, allocate and manage financial resources required to meet organizational objectives.
  3. Students will demonstrate the ability to identify and assess economic and business climate factors that impact financial performance.
  4. Students will be able to demonstrate, orally and/or in writing, the appropriate application of financial theory, analytical tools and modeling to aid them in making optimal financial decisions. 

Completion of a B.S. in Finance requires a minimum GPA of 2.7 in all coursework required for the Finance major, as well as an overall GPA of 2.7. Note - Finance majors are not able to double major in Business Management.

Core Curriculum Requirements


All Nazareth students complete Core Curriculum coursework as part of their degree requirements. The Core provides a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences while guiding students to pose and explore their own intellectual questions. See Academic Policies and Procedures  for specific core curriculum requirements. 

Required Courses


Students majoring in Finance will be required to complete the following courses:

Sample Program for Finance


FRESHMAN YEAR
Fall  Semester                                                                                                                                     Spring Semester
ACS 101 Academic and College Success   1 ACT 210 Principles of Accounting II   3
ECO.Q 102 Principles of Microeconomics  PEQ-1 3 ECO 103 Principles of Macroeconomics   3
ENGW 101 Exposition    3 ENGW 102 Argument and Research   3
MTH.Q 113 Calculus I  PEQ-2 3 PEQ-4 3
FYS Course PEQ-3 3 PEQ-5 3
ACT 209 Principles of Accounting I   3 Health & Wellness 0
TOTAL CREDITS  16 TOTAL CREDITS 15
SOPHOMORE YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
BLDR 212 Introduction to Leadership   3 BLDR 215 Career Exploration and Development: From Insight to Impact and Innovation /AND BLDR 215L Career Exploration, Development and Preparation Lab   4
CIS 241 Spreadsheet Applications   3 MKT 216 Principles of Marketing   3
PEQ-6 3 FIN 349 Corporate Finance   3
PEQ-7 with Lab 4 PEQ-8 3
MTH 207 PII Elementary Statistics  or MTH 208 Statistics for Scientists   3 Liberal Arts Elective 3
TOTAL CREDITS 16 TOTAL CREDITS 16
JUNIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
ACT 341 Federal Income Tax    3 BLDR 305 The Legal Environment of Business Leadership   3
ACT 343 Cost Accounting   3 FIN 365 International Finance   3
ECO 330 Introduction to Investments     3 ECO 332 Investments Analysis and Valuation   3
Integrative Studies-1 3 Liberal Arts Elective 3
Integrative Studies-2 3 Liberal Arts Elective (can be used as Integrative Studies-3) 3
    CME 050 Core Milestone Experience   0
TOTAL CREDITS 15 TOTAL CREDITS 15
SENIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
BLDR 410 Leadership and Ethics   3 FIN 430 Senior Seminar in Finance    3
ECO 333 Intermediate Macroeconomics   3 BLDR 420 Innovation and Entrepreneurship   3
FIN 350 Corporate Finance II   3 Elective 3
FIN 483 Finance Internship I  (Experiential Learning course) 3 Liberal Arts Elective 3
Finance Elective   3 Liberal Arts Elective 3
TOTAL CREDITS 15 TOTAL CREDITS 15

Notes:

  • ​BS degree requires completion of 60 liberal arts credits.
  • Elective courses can be used toward completion of a minor.

 

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