2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 28, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Finance, B.S.

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Program Outcomes:

1. Fundamental business concepts and analytical and technical knowledge.

1.1 Students will demonstrate knowledge of fundamental business concepts in functional areas.

1.2 Students will analyze data using technology and information systems and using appropriate quantitative and analytical techniques.

2. An integrative and global business perspective.

2.1 Students will integrate knowledge from business functional areas and formulate solutions that consider both the internal and the external environments of an organization.

2.2 Students will analyze how businesses function in the global marketplace.

2.3 Students will demonstrate an understanding of global differences between cultures.

3. Ethical reasoning ability.

3.1 Students will demonstrate an understanding of social responsibility and its effects on stakeholders.

3.2 Students will demonstrate the ability to apply a variety of ethical principles within the business environment.

4.Effective communication & collaboration skills.

4.1 Students will create well written documents related to business topics.

4.2 Students will prepare and deliver an effective oral presentation on a business topic.

4.3 Students will demonstrate effective team skills.

5. Appreciation of diversity & inclusion in the business context.

5.1 Students will recognize and explain how different types of diversity add value in a business environment.

6. Majyor-specific goal: Demonstrate technical mastery of the techniques of Finance required for an entry‐level financial analyst.

6.1 Students will demonstrate knowledge of financial markets and institutions and be able to apply the basic principles of corporate finance, international finance, and investment analysis


Students earning a B.S. degree in finance are required to complete 121 credits, including the university core curriculum (40 credits), business program core (30 credits).  Further clarification and additional requirements are outlined below:

From the University Core Curriculum:

Majors that comply with the Pompea College of Business (CoB) core will complete the following courses as part of the 41-credit University Core Curriculum:

Core Competency 3 - Mathematical and Quantitative Literacy

  • Competency 3.1:  MATH 1108  - College Mathematics (or equivalent or higher)
  • Competency 3.2:  BANL 1100  - Introduction to Business Analytics

Core Competency 5 - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

  • Competency 5.1: BUSA 1000  - Introduction to Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Competency 5.2: ECON 1134  - Introduction to Microeconomics

Core Competency 7 - The Individual and Society

  • Competency 7.2:  ECON 1133  - Introduction to Macroeconomics


Majors that comply with the Pompea College of Business (CoB) core are not restricted in the way that the Writing Across the Curriculum requirement is satisfied.

Free electives: 26 credits

  • 26 credits chosen in consultation with the advisor.

These credits can provide advanced material, either in the major or in course work, which reflects emerging issues of importance.  Students should consult with their academic adviser for course selection.

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