Finance

Finance is the art and science of managing money. Financial management involves corporations raising and employing funds in order to maximize shareholders' wealth. The investments field involves balancing the expected return and risk characteristics of securities in order to make optimal portfolio investment decisions. Financial institutions and markets serve as conduits through which the economy matches supply and demand of investable funds so that scarce resources are allocated efficiently. Career opportunities include credit, financial, and securities analysts, bank examiners, loan officers, comptrollers, treasurers, portfolio managers, financial services representatives, financial planners, and insurance underwriters.

Finance Option

Freshman YearCredits
FallSpring
BGEN 194US - Seminar*3  
Non-business/non-economics and general electives, and University Core12  
ECNS 202 - Principles of Macroeconomics  3
M 161Q - Survey of Calculus  4
Non-business/non-economics and general electives, and University Core  8
Year Total: 15 15
Sophomore YearCredits
FallSpring
ACTG 201 - Principles of Financial Acct3  
BMIS 211 - Intro to Bus Decision Support3  
STAT 216Q - Introduction to Statistics3  
Non-business/non-economics and general electives, and University Core6  
ACTG 223 - Principles of Accounting II  3
BMGT 205 - Prof Business Communication  3
ECNS 204IS - Microeconomics  3
STAT 217Q - Intermediate Statistical Concepts
or BMGT 240IS - Business Research Methods
  3
Non-business/non-economics and general electives, and University Core  3
Year Total: 15 15
Junior YearCredits
FallSpring
BMGT 335 - Management and Organization3  
BMIS 311 - Management Information Systems3  
BFIN 322 - Business Finance3  
ECNS 301 - Intermediate Micro with Calc3  
Non-business/non-economics and general electives, and University Core3  
BGEN 302 - Career Perspectives
or BGEN 303 - Professional Coaching Clinic
  1
BMGT 322 - Operations Management  3
BMKT 325 - Principles of Marketing  3
BGEN 361 - Principles of Business Law  3
BFIN 352 - Intermediate Finance  3
Non-business/non-economics and general electives, and University Core  2
Year Total: 15 15
Senior YearCredits
FallSpring
BFIN 441 - Advanced Analysis of Financial Statements3  
BFIN 420 - Investments I3  
BFIN 457R - Fin Markets and Institutions3  
Non-business/non-economics and general electives, and University Core6  
BGEN 499 - Senior Thesis/Capstone: Strategy Seminar  4
Choose three of the following:  9
BFIN 421 - Real Estate and Investment Analysis
BFIN 452 - International Finance
BFIN 456 - Fin Mgmt for the Entrepreneur
BFIN 458 - Commercial Bank Management
BFIN 466 - Investments II
BFIN 490R - Undergrad Research
BFIN 498 - Internship
Students may replace one of the above Finance electives with one of the following:
ACTG 327 - Inter Fin Acct & Reporting I
ACTG 328 - Inter Fin Acct & Reporting II
ECNS 303 - Intermediate Macro with Calc
ECNS 403R - Intro to Econometrics
ECNS 406 - Industrial Organization
STAT 411 - Methods for Data Analysis I
STAT 412 - Methods for Data Analysis II
*Students must meet pre-requisite requirements of individual courses.
Non-business/non-economics and general electives, and University Core  2
Year Total: 15 15
Total Program Credits: 120
*

Students transferring into the Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship (JJCBE), either from another institution or from another MSU department, who have already earned credit for a University Seminar (US) course must take BGEN 204 instead of BGEN 194US

All business majors must be formally admitted to the Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship (JJCBE) in order to enroll in all upper-division (300-400 level) option courses (ACTG, BFIN, BMGT, BMKT, BGEN, BMIS) and BGEN 499 Senior Thesis/Capstone: Strategy Seminar.

A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation; 42 of these credits must be in courses numbered 300 and above; 54 credits must be non-business/non-economics rubrics (although ECNS 101IS, ECNS 202, ECNS 204IS, BMGT 240IS may be included); University Core credit requirements must be satisfied.

Any students transferring to the JJCBE must meet the JJCBE residency requirement.