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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED 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 Management 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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students pursuing the finance major will:

  • Gain an understanding of the flow of financial resources and the role financial institutions play in the flow of funds.
  • Develop an understanding of financial management and the important role it plays in every organization.
  • Learn how to access, utilize, and interpret financial information through the use of analytical tools and software tools.
  • Develop a framework for evaluating capital investment decisions based on risk, cash flow, cost of capital and required return on investment (ROI).
  • Understand the mechanics of financial markets, investments and portfolio theory.
  • Demonstrate competency in professional written and oral communications.

Elective Courses

Students are required to complete two of the following courses:

Sample Program for Finance

Freshman Year

  • Perspectives - Enduring Question (PEQ)  Credits: 9

 As well as:

Sophomore Year

  • Perspectives - Enduring Questions (PEQ) Science with Lab Credits: 4
  • Integrative Studies (IS) course Credits: 3

As well as:

Junior Year

  • Integrative Studies (IS) Credits: 6
  • Elective Credit: 6
  • Finance Elective Credits: 3
  • Liberal Arts Elective Credits: 3
  • Core Milestone Experience Credits: 0
  • Experiential Learning (EL) pathway Credits: 0
  • Health and Wellness Credits: 0

As well as:

Senior Year

  • Finance Elective Credits: 3
  • Electives Credits: 6
  • Liberal Arts Electives Credits: 6

As well as:

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