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  Academic Programs / Business & Management

Finance

Kenneth Kopecky, Chair
Office: Alter Hall 420
215-204-8279
kkopecky@temple.edu
http://sbm.temple.edu/faculty/kkopecky/

Stephen R. Kamp, Faculty Advisor
Office: Alter Hall 427
215-204-7016
kamp@temple.edu

Howard Keen, Faculty Advisor
Office: Alter Hall 429
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 2009-2010 academic year are required to complete the GenEd curriculum.
  • New transfer students starting in the 2009-2010 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

Suggested Sequence for Freshmen

Major Requirements for Transfers

Suggested Sequence 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 of the following:   3  
Finance 3551^^^ International Financial Markets    
Finance 3552^^^ International Financial Management    
         
Select three of the following:   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    
Finance 3511 Entrepreneurial Finance    
Subtotal     21  
^ Successful completion of these courses will waive Finance 3101 in the Fox upper-division foundation requirements.
^^ 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

 

Suggested Sequence of Finance Major - for freshmen only

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
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Statistics 1001 Pre-Calculus for Business 3  
Economics 1101 Macroeconomic Principles 3  
HR MGMT 1101 Organization & 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
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Statistics 1102 Calculus for Business 3  
Economics 1102 Microeconomic Principles 3  
LAW S.B.M. 1101 Legal Environment of Business 3  
IH 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3-4  
Subtotal     15-16  
 
Semester III - Fall
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Statistics 2103 Business Statistics {waives GenEd GQ requirement} 4  
Accounting 2101 Financial Accounting 3  
MIS 2101 Information Systems in Organizations 3  
IH 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester IV - Spring
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Accounting 2102 Managerial Accounting 3  
Marketing 2101 Marketing Management 3  
BUS ADM 2101 Professional Development Strategies 1  
BUS ADM 2196 Business Communications 3 WI
RSK MGT 2101 Introduction to Risk Management 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester V - Fall
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Finance 3502 Financial Markets 3  
MSOM 3101 Operations Management 3  
BUS ADM 3102 Business Society & Ethics 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester VI - Spring
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Finance 3503 Corporate Finance 3  
Finance 3551
 or
3552
International Financial Markets
    or
International Financial Management
3  
BUS ADM 3103 Integrative Business Applications 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Free Elective     3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester VII - Fall
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
BUS ADM 4196 Global Business Policies 3 WI
Finance 3504/3505/3506/
3507/3508/3509/3511
Select one 3  
Finance 3504/3505/3506/
3507/3508/3509/3511
Select one 3  
Free Elective     3  
Free Elective     3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester VIII - Spring
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Finance 4596 Seminar in Financial Management 3 WI
Finance 3504/3505/3506/
3507/3508/3509/3511
Select one 3  
Free Elective     3-4  
Free Elective     3  
Free Elective     3  
Subtotal     15-16  
         
Total credits for the B.B.A. in Finance (freshmen): 124  

Requirements of Finance Major - For Transfer students only

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 3511 Entrepreneurial 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.

 

Suggested Sequence of Finance Major - for Transfer Students Only

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
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
CORE   TILT Tutorial 0  
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing  4 CO/GW
Statistics 1001 Pre-Calculus for Business 3 QA
Law S.B.M. 0856 Law & American Society 3 AC/GU
C+IN SC 1055 Computers & Applications 4 SB
CORE   Core area 3 AR/IS/RS
Subtotal     17  
 
Semester II - Spring
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Intellectual Heritage 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 IA/GY
Statistics 1102 Calculus for Business 3 QB
Economics 1101 Macroeconomic Principles 3 IN
CORE   Core area 3 AR/IS/RS
CORE   Science & Technology A 4 SA
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester III - Fall
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Intellectual Heritage 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 IB/GZ
Economics 1102 Microeconomic Principles 3 IN
HR MGMT 1101 Organization & Management 3  
Statistics 2101 Statistical Methods & Concepts 3 QB
Accounting 2101 Financial Accounting 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester IV - Spring
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
RSK MGT 2101 Introduction to Risk Management 3  
STOC 1111 Public Speaking 3  
Marketing 2101 Marketing Management 3  
Statistics 2102 Selected Statistical Applications 3  
Accounting 2102 Managerial Accounting 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester V - Fall
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Finance 3011 Introduction to Financial Markets 3  
BUS ADM 2101 Professional Development Strategies 1  
BUS ADM 3102 Business Society & Ethics 3  
CORE   Core area 3 AR/IS/RS
Accounting 3511 Intermediate Accounting I 3  
Business Elective   3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester VI - Spring
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Finance 3101 Financial Management 3  
CORE   Core area 3 AR/IS/RS
Economics 3500+   3  
Business Elective     3  
Free Elective     3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester VII - Fall
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
MSOM 3101 Operations Management 3  
Finance 3503 Corporate Finance 3  
Finance 3507 Investments 3  
Finance 3551
  or
3552
International Financial Markets
    or
International Financial Management
3  
Business Elective     3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester VIII - Spring
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
BUS ADM 4196 Global Business Policies 3 WI
Finance 4596 Seminar in Financial Management 3 WI
Finance 3504/3505/3506/
3508/3509/3511
  3  
WI/Free elective   Choose a writing-intensive course
(xx96, xx97, xx98) if needed
3  
Free elective     3  
Subtotal     15  
         
Total credits for the B.B.A. in Finance (transfer students): 124  
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