BS Degree in Finance {23-24}

B.S. Degree in Finance

Finance careers are found in banking, corporations, investment companies, insurance, real estate, non-profit institutions and government. To receive the B.S. Degree in Finance, the student must meet the minimum university requirements and specific requirements for the program. Completion of 120 credits with a 2.5 GPA or above is required to graduate with this degree which includes the Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum.

Admission Requirements

Students who officially declare any Paseka School of Business major must apply for admission. A previously admitted student returning to complete a degree in the Paseka School of Business after a year or more of taking no courses must also formally reapply for admission and will be placed into an existing program and follow the curriculum in effect as of the returning date. The student-initiated application must be approved by the chair of the Paseka School of Business. The applicant must meet the following requirements at the time of application.

  • An overall GPA of at least 2.50 (includes all MSUM courses and courses accepted in transfer).
  • Completion of, or current enrollment in, the 60th semester credit.
  • Must have signed the School of Business Integrity Oath Acknowledgement.
  • Completion of, or current enrollment in, the following MSUM courses or equivalent courses: ACCT 230 & ACCT 231; CSIS 104; ECON 202 & ECON 204; ENGL 101; MATH 227 or MATH 229 & MATH 234; and COMM 100.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Exhibit basic knowledge of business principles and processes.
  • Write in a clear and professional manner.
  • Prepare and deliver an effective business presentation.
  • Identify and analyze ethical issues in a professional context.
  • Demonstrate basic understanding of business from a global perspective.

Program Delivery Mode
Land plus: face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required

Core Requirements ( 39 credits )

ACCT 230 Principles of Accounting I (3)
ACCT 231 Principles of Accounting II (3)
ACCT 280 Legal Environment of Business (3)
FINC 340 Financial Management (3)
MGMT 260 Principles of Management (3)
MGMT 371 Introduction to Business Analytics  (3)
MGMT 380 Operations Management (3)
MGMT 498 Strategic Management (3)
MKTG 270 Principles of Marketing (3)
FINC 360 Principles of Investment (3) 
FINC 425 Bank Management I (3) 
FINC 441 Advanced Financial Management (3) 
FINC 445 International Financial Management (3) 

Designated Writing Intensive Course for Major
COMM 301 - Business and Professional Communication OR ENGL 387 - Technical Report Writing

Program Requirements

All Paseka School of Business majors must have a 2.50 overall GPA to graduate. This GPA is based solely on courses taken at MSUM.

Students must complete an experiential learning component in order to graduate. Examples include:

  • Internship
  • Executive mentorship
  • Job shadowing
  • Cooperatives
  • Study abroad
  • Faculty/student research projects
  • Participation in academic competitions
  • Dragon Fund
  • Service learning
  • Student academic conference presentations
  • Significant class projects for external entities

Related Requirements ( 24 credits )

COMM 301 OR ENGL 387 is the writing-intensive course for this major. Students may substitute CSIS 103 and CSIS 104A for CSIS 104.

CSIS 104 Spreadsheet and Database Applications (3)
ECON 202 Principles of Economics I: Micro (3)
ECON 204 Principles of Economics II: Macro (3)
MATH 229 Topics in Calculus (3) or MATH 227 Survey of Differential Calculus with Algebra (4)
MATH 234 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3)
PHIL 312 Business Ethics (3)
PSY 113 General Psychology (3) or SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology (3)
ENGL 387 Technical Report Writing (3) or COMM 301 Business and Professional Communication (3)

Restricted Electives ( 12 credits )

Students must complete 12 credits from the following courses. Students may not use more than three credits from FINC 469, FINC 490 and FINC 497 to satisfy this section.

ECON 320 Money and Banking (3)
ACCT 325 Intermediate Accounting I (4)
ACCT 326 Intermediate Accounting II (4)
FINC 325 Financial Institutions and Markets (3)
FINC 345 Personal Finance (3)
FINC 352 Principles of Insurance and Risk Management (3)
FINC 354 Real Estate Finance and Investments (3)
FINC 426 Bank Management II (3)
FINC 446 Financial Decision Making (3)
FINC 450 Entrepreneurial Finance (3)
FINC 460 Portfolio Analysis and Management (3)
FINC 462 Financial Analysis and Valuation (3)
FINC 463 Futures and Options (3)
FINC 465 Portfolio Management Practicum (1-3)
FINC 469 Internship (1-12)
FINC 490 Topics in Finance (1-3)
FINC 497 Independent Study (1-3)