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  Academic Programs / Business & Management

Finance

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

ron.anderson@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

Michael Boldin, Faculty Advisor
Office: Alter Hall 437
215-204-4896
mboldin@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 new students starting in the 2012-2013 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/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 3502^ Corporate Finance I 3  
Finance 3503 Corporate Finance II 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  
^ Finance 3502 (Corporate Finance I) replaces Finance 3101 in the Fox upper-division foundation requirements.
This course is not calculated in the major GPA.
^^ This major capstone is taken in the final semester and all prerequisites must be met.
^^^ Finance 3551 or 3552 replaces International Business 3101 (Fundamentals of International Business)
in the upper division foundation. This course is not calculated in the major GPA.

 

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  
HRM 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  
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
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
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
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Accounting 2102 Managerial Accounting 3  
Marketing 2101 Marketing Management 3  
BA 2101 Professional Development Strategies 1  
BA 2196 Business Communications 3 WI
RMI 2101 Introduction to Risk Management 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester V - Fall
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Finance 3502 Corporate Finance I 3  
MSOM 3101 Operations Management 3  
BA 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
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Finance 3503 Corporate Finance II 3  
BA 3103 Integrative Business Applications 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Free Elective     3  
Free Elective     3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester VII - Fall
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
BA 4101 Global Business Policies 3  
Finance 3504/3505/3506/
3507/3508/3509/3511
Select one 3  
Finance 3504/3505/3506/
3507/3508/3509/3511
Select one 3  
Finance 3551
 or
3552
International Financial Markets
    or
International Financial Management
3  
Free Elective     3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester VIII - Spring
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
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: 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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