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  Sep 20, 2017
 
 
    
University Catalog 2017-2018

Finance (BS)


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Finance Curriculum (BS)


The Finance curriculum provides students with the background to enter a variety of financial fields. The curriculum is designed for students who have an interest in financial management (including financial position analysis, working capital management, funds acquisition and capital investment analysis), commercial banking, securities analysis, insurance, and real estate.

Any student currently enrolled in the finance program may not take a finance course at another institution without the prior approval of the department head. In addition, finance majors are encouraged to take 3 hours (one course) of their Directed Electives in accounting or economics.

Program Objectives

  1. Students will know the fundamentals of financial management, securities analysis, capital markets, and financial institutions.
  2. Students will be able to access and utilize financial databases.
  3. Students will understand global capital flows.
  4. Students will be able to make decisions within a market valuation context.

Program Requirements


A grade of "C" or better must be earned in all finance courses.

Freshman Year


English (GER)

Humanities (GER)

  • COMM 101: Principles of Communication Studies 3 Semester Credit Hours
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  • Select two Humanities (GER) courses from the following disciplines: Literature, Foreign Languages, History, Classical Studies, Communications, Philosophy, Religious Studies, or Interdisciplinary.  NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines ma not be offered at Louisiana Tech University. 6 Semester Credit Hours
Mathematics (GER)

Natural Sciences (GER)

Major Courses

Total: 30 SCH

Sophomore Year


Natural Sciences (GER)

  • Select one Life Science course from the following disciplines: Animal Science, Biology, Biochemistry, Botany, Environmental Science, Plant Science, or Zoology.  NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University. 3 Semester Credit Hours
    • or
  • Select one Physical Science course from the following disciplines: Chemistry, Geology, Physics, Astronomy, or Meteorology.  NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University. 3 Semester Credit Hours
    • and
  • Select one additional course from either Physical or Life Science to complete the Natural Sciences (GER) requirement.  3 Semester Credit Hours
Social/Behavioral Sciences (GER)

Major Courses

Electives

  • Electives  6 Semester Credit Hours
Total: 30 SCH

Junior Year


Fine Arts (GER)

Major Courses

Electives

  • Electives  2 Semester Credit Hours
Total: 30 SCH

Senior Year


Major Courses

Electives

  • Elective  3 Semester Credit Hours
Total: 30 SCH

Total Semester Hours 120


ACCT 485 , ECON 485 , FINC 485 , MGMT 485 , or MKTG 485 .

* Business Electives are chosen by the student in consultation with the faculty advisor and must be a 300- or 400-level business course. Students may count one 100- or 200-level business course as a Business Elective, but all other Business Electives must be 300- or 400-level courses.

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