Finance and Real Estate - Undergraduate Programs

Finance is the branch of business concerned with management of money. The specific nature of the money management function depends to some extent on the type of organization. Based on similarity of the finance function, finance is generally classified into three areas: corporate finance, investments and securities, and financial institutions. Career opportunities may be available in each of these areas. A brief description of each area along with some courses applicable to each is provided below. A faculty advisor should be consulted before making final decisions relative to a degree program.

Financial Institutions: Commercial banks, savings and loan associations, credit unions, mutual funds, pension funds, finance companies, and insurance companies. Also, various governmental bodies that regulate financial institutions are included.

Investments and Securities: Firms such as investment banks, stockbrokers, institutional investors, and investment advisory services.

Corporate Finance: Manufacturing firms, wholesalers, retailers, and firms engaged in providing all types of non-financial services.

Requirements for a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance

Students must meet all lower division requirements before enrolling for upper division courses. Specified prerequisites are designated for certain courses.

Pre-Professional Course Requirements - Fulfill the University General Core Requirements (42 hours and 3 elective hours)
General Core Requirements 42
Communication (minimum 6 hours required)6
RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I
RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II
Mathematics (minimum 6 hours required)6
COLLEGE ALGEBRA FOR ECONOMICS & BUSINESS ANALYSIS
MATHEMATICS FOR ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS ANALYSIS
Life and Physical Sciences (minimum 6 hours required)6
From Approved University General Core Requirement List
Language, Philosophy & Culture (minimum 3 hours required)3
From Approved University General Core Requirement List
Creative Arts (minimum 3 hours required)3
From Approved University General Core Requirement List
US History (minimum 6 hours required)6
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 1865
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1865 TO PRESENT
Government/Political Science (minimum 6 hours required)6
GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES
STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Social & Behavioral Sciences (minimum 3 hours required)3
MONEY, FINANCE AND THE MODERN CONSUMER
COMMUNICATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
Foundational Component Area (minimum 3 hours required)3
FUNDAMENTALS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING
Non-Business elective (3 hours)3
Professional Course Requirements - Business Core (39 hours)
ACCT 2301PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I3
ACCT 2302PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING II3
ECON 2305PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS3
ECON 2306PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS3
INSY 2303INTRODUCTION TO M.I.S. AND DATA PROCESSING3
BCOM 3360EFFECTIVE BUSINESS COMMUNICATION3
BLAW 3310LEGAL AND ETHICAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS3
BSTAT 3321BUSINESS STATISTICS I3
FINA 3313BUSINESS FINANCE3
MANA 3318MANAGING ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR3
MANA 4322ORGANIZATIONAL STRATEGY3
MARK 3321PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING3
OPMA 3306OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT3
Professional Course Requirements - Finance (12 - 18 hours)
FINA 3315INVESTMENTS3
FINA 3317FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND MARKETS3
FINA 4315ADVANCED BUSINESS FINANCIAL ANALYSIS3
Advanced Finance Elective (FINA 33xx or 43xx)3
Advanced Business Courses and Electives (24 hours)
ACCT 3311FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING I3
Advanced Accounting Elective (ACCT 33xx or 43xx)3
Advanced business, economics, information systems, management, marketing, operations and supply chain management, or real estate. No FINA will apply. See list of recommended business electives below.9
Advanced Finance or Advanced Business Electives6
ECON 3303MONEY AND BANKING3
or ECON 3310 MICROECONOMICS
Total Hours120

Recommended Business Electives for Finance Majors

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING II
LAW I
LAW II
PROPERTY AND CASUALTY RISK MANAGEMENT
INFORMATION SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN
REAL ESTATE FUNDAMENTALS
REAL ESTATE FINANCE
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT

DOUBLE MAJORS

Two Double Major options for the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Finance are available. Finance undergraduates who pursue one of the following Double Major programs will not have the option of participating in the Fast Track Program in Business.

Completion of the Double Major is attained by including all of the following courses in the BBA Finance plan and completing with grades of C or better in each of the double major courses listed below:

BBA in Finance and Accountng

INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING I
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING II
PRINCIPLES OF FEDERAL INCOME TAX
ACCOUNTING IN MANAGERIAL PLANNING AND CONTROL
AUDITING
COST ACCOUNTING
GOVERNMENTAL ACCOUNTING

BBA in Finance and Economics

MONEY AND BANKING
MICROECONOMICS
MACROECONOMICS
DATA ANALYSIS AND VISUALIZATION
ECONOMICS FOR MANAGERS
ECONOMIC MODELLING
ECONOMIC FORECASTING

Suggested Course Sequence

First Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ENGL 13013ENGL 13023
MATH 13153MATH 13163
HIST 13113HIST 13123
Life & Physical Science3Life & Physical Science3
COMS 13013Creative Arts3
 15 15
Second Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ACCT 23013ACCT 23023
ECON 23053ECON 23063
FINA 2330 or MANA 23023INSY 23033
POLS 23113POLS 23123
Language, Philosophy & Culture3Non-Business Elective3
 15 15
Third Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
BLAW 33103FINA 33153
FINA 33133FINA 33173
MANA 33183BCOM 33603
MARK 33213BSTAT 33213
ACCT 33113ECON 3303 or 33103
 15 15
Fourth Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Advanced Accounting Elective3FINA 43153
Advanced Finance Elective3MANA 43223
Advanced Business Elective3OPMA 33063
Advanced Business Elective3Advanced Business Electives3
Advanced Finance or Advanced Business Elective3Advanced Finance or Advanced Business Elective3
 15 15
Total Hours: 120

Requirements for a Bachelor of Business Administration in Real Estate

Students must meet all lower division requirements before enrolling for upper division courses. Specified prerequisites are designated for certain courses.

Pre-Professional Course Requirements - Fulfill the University General Core Requirements (42 hours and 3 elective hours)
General Core Requirements 42
Communication (minimum 6 hours required)6
RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I
RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II
Mathematics (minimum 6 hours required)6
COLLEGE ALGEBRA FOR ECONOMICS & BUSINESS ANALYSIS
MATHEMATICS FOR ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS ANALYSIS
Life and Physical Sciences (minimum 6 hours required)6
From Approved University General Core Requirement List
Language, Philosophy & Culture (minimum 3 hours required)3
From Approved University General Core Requirement List
Creative Arts (minimum 3 hours required)3
From Approved University General Core Requirement List
US History (minimum 6 hours required)6
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 1865
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1865 TO PRESENT
Government/Political Science (minimum 6 hours required)6
GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES
STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Social & Behavioral Sciences (minimum 3 hours required)3
MONEY, FINANCE AND THE MODERN CONSUMER
COMMUNICATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
Foundational Component Area (minimum 3 hours required)3
FUNDAMENTALS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING
Non-Business elective (3 hours)3
Professional Course Requirements - Business Core (39 hours)
ACCT 2301PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I3
ACCT 2302PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING II3
ECON 2305PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS3
ECON 2306PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS3
INSY 2303INTRODUCTION TO M.I.S. AND DATA PROCESSING3
BCOM 3360EFFECTIVE BUSINESS COMMUNICATION3
BLAW 3310LEGAL AND ETHICAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS3
BSTAT 3321BUSINESS STATISTICS I3
FINA 3313BUSINESS FINANCE3
MANA 3318MANAGING ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR3
MANA 4322ORGANIZATIONAL STRATEGY3
MARK 3321PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING3
OPMA 3306OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT3
Professional Course Requirements - Real Estate (15 - 18 hours)
REAE 3325REAL ESTATE FUNDAMENTALS3
REAE 4319REAL ESTATE FINANCE3
REAE 4334REAL ESTATE APPRAISAL3
Advanced Real Estate Electives (REAE 33xx or REAE 43xx)6
Advanced Business Courses and Electives (21 hours)
Advanced Accounting Elective (ACCT 33xx or 43xx)3
Advanced business, economics, finance, information systems, management, marketing, or operations and supply chain management. No REAE.6
Advanced Economics Elective (ECON 33xx or 43xx)6
Advanced Real Estate or Advanced Business Elective3
BLAW 3314REAL ESTATE LAW3
Total Hours120

Recommended Business Electives for Real Estate Majors

PRINCIPLES OF FEDERAL INCOME TAX
ECONOMIC FORECASTING
INVESTMENTS
FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND MARKETS
CAPITAL BUDGETING
FINANCIAL MODELING
PROPERTY AND CASUALTY RISK MANAGEMENT
LIFE AND HEALTH RISK MANAGEMENT
MARKETING RESEARCH

Suggested Course Sequence

First Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ENGL 13013ENGL 13023
MATH 13153MATH 13163
HIST 13113HIST 13123
Life & Physical Science3Life & Physical Science3
COMS 13013Creative Arts3
 15 15
Second Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ACCT 23013ACCT 23023
ECON 23053ECON 23063
FINA 2330 or MANA 23023INSY 23033
POLS 23113POLS 23123
Language, Philosophy & Culture3Non-Business Elective3
 15 15
Third Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
REAE 33253REAE 43193
BLAW 33103BLAW 33143
FINA 33133Advanced Real Estate Elective3
MANA 33183BSTAT 33213
Advanced Economics Elective3MARK 33213
 15 15
Fourth Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
REAE 43343MANA 43223
Advanced Real Estate Elective3OPMA 33063
BCOM 33603Advanced Business Electives3
Advanced Business Elective3Advanced Economics Elective3
Advanced Accounting Elective3Advanced Real Estate or Advanced Business Elective3
 15 15
Total Hours: 120