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  Academic Programs / Business & Management

Finance

Kenneth Kopecky, Chair
Office: Speakman Hall 329
215-204-8279
kkopecky@temple.edu
http://sbm.temple.edu/faculty/kkopecky/

Stephen R. Kamp, Faculty Advisor
Office: Speakman Hall 205E
215-204-7016
kamp@temple.edu

Howard Keen, Faculty Advisor
Office: Speakman Hall 206D
215-204-5990
hkeen@temple.edu

Finance plays a central role in the operation of the economy and is at the heart of the resource allocation system. Individuals often come in contact with financial instruments (money, stocks, bonds, etc.) and financial institutions and need to understand the role of the financial system in managing their lifetime financial portfolio.

Finance majors typically have one of four career objectives: (1) a position in the finance department of a business firm; (2) a position in a financial institution, such as a bank, investment bank, or mutual fund; (3) a career in the area of financial investments; and (4) a position with a government or non-profit organization.

Finance majors are encouraged to become involved in the Financial Management Association/National Honor Society (FMA/NHS). This student professional organization offers students the opportunity to meet business leaders in the financial industry, hosts career development seminars, and maintains a résumé book. The Financial Management Association is open to all business majors. To join the National Honor Society division of this organization, students must meet admission requirements. For more information, please contact the FMA executive officers at 215-204-6673.

Summary of Requirements

University Requirements

All students are required to complete a set of university requirements: General Education (GenEd) or Core.

New freshmen starting in the 2008-2009 academic year are required to complete the GenEd curriculum.

New transfer students starting in the 2008-2009 academic year are required to complete the Core curriculum.

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/advising to calculate the GPA in the major.

Major Requirements for Freshmen

Major Requirements for Transfers

Requirements of Finance Major - for freshmen only 

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Finance 3502 Financial Markets 3  
Finance 3503 Corporate Finance 3  
Finance 4596^ Senior Seminar in Financial Management 3 WI
Select one:     3  
Finance 3551^^ International Financial Markets    
Finance 3552^^ International Financial Management    
Select three:     9  
Finance 3504 Advanced Corporate Finance    
Finance 3505 Management of Financial Institutions    
Finance 3506 Derivatives & Financial Risk Management    
Finance 3507 Investments    
Finance 3508 Money & Fixed Income Markets    
Finance 3509 Real Estate Investment & Finance    
Subtotal     21  

^ This major capstone is taken in the final semester and all prerequisites must be met.

^^ This course will waive International Business Administration 3101 in the Fox upper-division foundation

 


Requirements of Finance Major - for Transfer students only

Required courses       
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Accounting   3511 Intermediate Accounting I  3  
Finance 3503 Corporate Finance  3  
Finance 3507 Investments 3  
Finance ElectivesChoose two: 6  
Finance 3504 Advanced Corporate Finance    
Finance 3505 Management of Financial Institutions    
Finance 3506 Derivatives and Financial Risk Management    
Finance 3508 Money and Fixed Income Markets    
Finance 3509 Real Estate Investment and Finance    
Finance 3551 International Financial Markets*    
Finance 3552 International Financial Management*    
International RequirementChoose one: 0-3  
Finance 3551 International Financial Markets*    
Finance 3552 International Financial Management*    
Economics 3564** International Monetary Economics    
Economics  3500+ Any upper-level Economics courses, excluding Economics 3581** 3  
Business Elective   Select one to two business electives from business departments 2500+ 3-6  
Finance 4596*** Seminar in Financial Management 3 WI 
Subtotal      27  
         
*If either Finance 3551 or 3552 are chosen to fulfill a Finance elective, it will also satisfy the International requirement. You will need to take an additional business elective.
**If Economics 3564 is chosen to fulfill the International requirement, you must select a different 3500+ level Economics course.
***This course satisfies the writing and the technology requirements for this major.

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