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  Academic Programs / Business & Management

Finance

Ronald Anderson, Chair
Office: Alter Hall 420
215-204-8279

ron.anderson@temple.edu

Jonathan Scott, Undergraduate Finance Program Director

Office: Alter Hall 419

215-204-7605

jonathan.scott@temple.edu

 

Howard Keen, Undergraduate Coordinator
Office: Alter Hall 429
215-204-5990
hkeen@temple.edu

Edward Boyer, Faculty Advisor

Office: Alter Hall 436

215-204-4896

eboyer@temple.edu

Financial analyst, equity or bond trader, wealth management, credit analyst, treasury analyst, risk analysis… Some of the most rewarding and challenging careers in domestic and international corporate community demand a background in finance.  A Finance Major from the Fox School prepares students for exciting and challenging careers in all areas of finance, a hands-on curriculum, a broad and deep range of electives, and an impressive array of networking opportunities.

 

Finance majors follow many career paths including: (1) financial analyst in a corporation dealing with activities such as merger and acquisitions, initial public offerings, capital budgeting proposals, treasury operations; (2) bank analyst, reviewing and overseeing loans to business and individuals, and relationship manager who deals directly with customers; (3) wealth and investment managers helping large organizations and individuals effectively allocate their capital into appropriate investment vehicles; and (4) analyst with federal, state and local governments or non-profit organizations to efficiently raise and deploy capital across a broad spectrum of projects, provide pension fund support, and support of day-to-day cash management.

We strongly encourage Finance majors to become involved in the Financial Management Association, Temple University Investment Association and the Owl Fund. These student organizations offer our majors the opportunity to meet business leaders in the financial industry, attend career development seminars, learn and gain real-life experience in the investment work, and gain an invaluable network to Temple alumni.

 

Summary of Requirements

University Requirements

All new students starting in the 2013-2014 academic year and beyond are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.

Note that students not continuously enrolled who have not been approved for a Leave of Absence or study elsewhere must follow University requirements current at the time of re-enrollment.

College Requirements

Students must meet College Graduation Requirements, including the requirements of the major listed below. Students must attain an overall GPA of 2.0 and a 2.0 GPA in the major to graduate as a Finance major. Use the major GPA calculator at www.fox.temple.edu/cms_academics/dept/advising/ to calculate the GPA in the major.

Major Requirements for new students

Students must follow the Major Requirements and College Requirements current at the time of declaration. Students not continuously enrolled who have not been approved for a Leave of Absence or study elsewhere must follow University, College, and Major requirements current at the time of re-enrollment.

Suggested Sequence for new students

 

Requirements of Finance Major

 

Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Finance 3504 Intermediate Corporate Finance 3  
Finance 3507 Investments 3  
Finance 3551^ International Finance 3  
Finance 3596^^
  or
4596^^^
Owl Fund Seminar II
     or
Seminar in Financial Management
3 WI
Select two of the following:   6  
Finance 3505 Management of Financial Institutions    
Finance 3506 Derivatives & Financial Risk Management    
Finance 3508 Money & Fixed Income Markets    
Finance 3509* Real Estate Investment & Finance    
Finance 3512 Financial Modeling    
Finance 3513 Financial Statement Analysis    
Finance 3571** Owl Fund Seminar I    
Finance 3581 Field Experience in Finance    
Subtotal     18  
^Finance 3551 replaces International Business 3101 (Fundamentals of International Business)
in the upper division foundation. This course is not calculated in the major GPA.
^^This major capstone may be taken in lieu of Finance 4596 with permission of the instructor
and successful completion of Finance 3571 (Owl Fund Seminar I).
^^^This major capstone is taken in the final semester, and all prerequisites must be met.
*Finance 3509 may not be taken as a Finance elective if double majoring in Real Estate.
**Finance 3571 requires permission of the instructor, and all prerequisites must be met.

 

Suggested Sequence of Finance Major

Please note that this sequence is suggested only, ensuring prerequisites are met. Students' academic sequences may differ based on individual academic plans.

 

Semester I - Fall
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Statistics 1001 Pre-Calculus for Business 3  
Economics 1101 Macroeconomic Principles 3  
Human Resource Management 1101 Leadership & Organizational Management 3  
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester II - Spring
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Statistics 1102 Calculus for Business 3  
Economics 1102 Microeconomic Principles 3  
Legal Studies 1101 Legal Environment of Business 3  
Intellectual Heritage 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3-4  
Subtotal     15-16  
 
Semester III - Fall
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Statistics 2103 Business Statistics
{waives GenEd GQ requirement}
4  
Accounting 2101 Financial Accounting 3  
Management Information Systems 2101 Information Systems in Organizations 3  
Intellectual Heritage 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester IV - Spring
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Accounting 2102 Managerial Accounting 3  
Business Administration 2101 Professional Development Strategies 1  
Business Administration 2196 Business Communications 3 WI
Risk Management & Insurance 2101 Introduction to Risk Management 3  
Finance 3101 Financial Management 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester V - Fall
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Marketing 2101 Marketing Management 3  
Management Science/Operations Management 3101 Operations Management 3  
Business Administration 3102 Business Society & Ethics 3  
Finance 3504
  or
3507
Intermediate Corporate Finance
     or
Investments
3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester VI - Spring
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Business Administration 3103 Integrative Business Applications 3  
Finance 3504
  or
3507
Intermediate Corporate Finance
     or
Investments
3  
Finance 3505/3506/3508/
3509/3512/3513/
3571/3581
Select one 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Free Elective     3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester VII - Fall
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Business Administration 4101 Global Business Policies 3  
Finance 3505/3506/3508/
3509/3512/3513/
3571/3581
Select one 3  
Finance 3551 International Finance 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Free Elective     3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester VIII - Spring
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Finance 3596
  or
4596
Owl Fund Seminar II
     or
Seminar in Financial Management
3 WI
Free Elective     3  
Free Elective     3-4  
Free Elective     3  
Free Elective     3  
Subtotal     15-16  
         
Total credits for the B.B.A. in Finance: 124  

 

Accelerated 3 Year BBA

Motivated students can accelerate their BBA program to finish in 3 years. Please see the suggested sequence.

Minor

The four-course minor is designed for students interested in obtaining a deeper understanding of the principles of finance and their application to various financial issues facing decision-makers in corporate, financial, and government sectors of the economy. Students majoring in accounting, marketing, real estate, and risk management can benefit from minoring in finance.

Requirements for the minor must be completed prior to graduation. Courses cannot be used to meet minor requirements if already used to meet the requirements for a major or a different minor.

 

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