Business Administration B.S. – Finance Emphasis

Kenneth W. Monfort College of Business

Contact: Garth H. Allen, J.D., Chair

Location: Kepner 1090 G

Telephone: 970.351.2275

Fax: 970.351.1097

Website: http://www.mcb.unco.edu/departments/Finance.cfm

Advising Information:

Freshmen and sophomore students must consult with their advisor each semester prior to registering. Juniors and seniors are not required, but are encouraged, to meet with their assigned emphasis advisor prior to registration each semester.

The assigned advisor is available through the Ursa login; ursa.unco.edu; under Student tab Academic Profile channel and is term specific. If no advisor is listed, contact the Finance Program Office for advisor information, 970.351.2275.

The program consists of three parts:

  1. Liberal Arts Core (LAC) Credits
  2. Required Major Credits
  3. University-Wide Credits

Program Description:

The Finance Emphasis provides students with a thorough foundation in finance while also preparing graduates for a wide range of finance related careers or graduate studies. Students may elect a traditional finance curriculum or any one of the three curriculum tracks designed to prepare students for nationally recognized certifications such as Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified Financial Planner (CFP), or Certified in Financial Management (CFM).

Program Admission Requirements:

  • Incoming freshman admission standards are based on the Colorado Commission of Higher Education (CCHE) composite index, which is a sliding scale based on achievement test score and high school rank. Current admission standards are available at www.mcb.unco.edu or by calling the MCB Advising Center at 970.351.1233. Students with a GED should contact the MCB Advising Center for current Admission Standards.
  • Transfer students are admitted to the College of Business major and minors provided they meet the admission requirements in place at the time of application. Students who transfer with less than 15 semester hours of college level coursework may qualify for admission to the College of Business provided they meet the freshman admission requirements specified above.
  • Some students may qualify to submit an application for admission to a Business major. These students include transfer students with at least 15 hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.5-2.99 and UNC students who have completed at least 15 hours at UNC with a cumulative UNC GPA of 2.5-2.99. Students may apply with the administrative assistant in the department of their choice of emphasis located in Kepner Hall. International students can obtain additional information about admission to the Monfort College of Business from the MCB Advising Center, 970.351.1233.

Degree Requirement Notes:

Students are reminded that to graduate with a Business Administration degree, a student must attain a 2.0 or greater cumulative Business GPA and at least a "C-" grade in each individual Business Administration Core course.

 

No more than 12 semester credits of the Business Administration Core may be transferred in toward a Business Administration major. A maximum of 9 semester credits in 300/400-level Required Emphasis Credits and Elective Emphasis Credits and Business Electives can be transferred from other four-year institutions.

Program Requirements:

  • In addition to fulfilling the basic requirements for the Bachelor or Science degree in Business Administration students must attain at least a grade of "C-" or better in the Required Emphasis Credits and Elective Emphasis Credits in order to count towards graduation.
  • Students interested in the field of Financial Planning and/or who want to sit for the CFPTM Certification Exam should take the following elective courses: BAFN 340, BAFN 441, BAFN 442, BAFN 479, BAAC 320 and BAAC 325.
  • Students interested in the field of investments and/or who want to prepare for the CFA exam should take the following courses as their Elective Emphasis Credits: BAFN 479, BAFN 478, and BAAC 320.
  • Students interested in the field of corporate financial management and/or who want to prepare for the CFM exam should take the following courses as their Elective Emphasis Credits: BAAC 320, BAAC 323 and BAFN 479.
  • Students interested in the field of banking should take the following courses as their Elective Emphasis Credits: BAFN 473, BAFN 479 and one other course from the list of Elective Emphasis Credits.
  • BAFN 495 Special Topics or any Executive Professor class may be substituted for a finance elective with the approval of the Chair of the Department of Finance.

Degree Requirements — 120 Credits

Degree Requirements

1. Required Specified LAC — 16 credits

LAC area 1.b. — Intermediate Composition

ENG 123College Research Paper

3

LAC area 2 — Mathematics

MATH 124College Algebra

4

MATH 124: f a student presents an ACT score of 26.0 or higher in mathematics or an SAT math score of 560 or higher, he or she is exempt from MATH 124 and thus the LAC area 2 requirement.

LAC area 5.a. — Economic and Political Systems

ECON 203Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ECON 205Principles of Microeconomics

3

LAC area 5.c. — Human Behavior and Social Systems

Choose one of the following courses:

PSY 120Principles of Psychology

3

PSY 265Social Psychology

3

SOC 100Principles of Sociology

3

Remaining LAC — 23-24 credits

See “Liberal Arts Core”.

2. Required Major — 66-67 credits

(Business Core Credits — 33 credits)

Take all of the following courses:

BA 299Professional Experience

0

BAAC 220Principles of Accounting I

3

BAAC 221Principles of Accounting II

3

BACS 300Information Systems

3

BAFN 231Legal Environment of Business

3

BAFN 291Business Statistics I

3

BAFN 305Intermediate Business Statistics

3

BAFN 370Business Finance

3

BAFN 390Operations Management

3

BAMG 350Management of Organizations

3

BAMG 456Strategic Management

3

BAMK 360Marketing

3

BAFN 305: should be taken prior to enrolling in any 400-level business course.

BAMG 456: is the capstone course for Business majors and is designed to be taken in the student’s last semester. The prerequisites for this course are: BAFN 305, BAFN 370, BAMG 350 and BAMK 360. BAFN 305 may be taken concurrently. Senior standing.

(Finance Emphasis Credits — 15 credits)

Take all of the following courses:

BAFN 371Financial Markets and Institutions

3

BAFN 375Multinational Financial Management

3

BAFN 379Investments

3

BAFN 470Financial Management

3

BAFN 474Case Problems in Financial Management

3

(Elective Finance Emphasis Credits — 9 credits)

Choose three of the following courses:

BAAC 320Intermediate Accounting I

3

BAAC 323Cost and Managerial Accounting I

3

BAFN 340Principles of Risk and Insurance

3

BAFN 372Introduction to Real Estate

3

BAFN 441Estate Planning and Life Insurance

3

BAFN 442Topics in Financial Planning

3

BAFN 473Commercial Bank Management

3

BAFN 478Student and Foundation Fund

3

BAFN 479Portfolio Management

3

(Elective Major Credits — 3 credits)

Choose one of the following courses:

Any 300 or 400-level business electives (BA prefix)

or

BA 205Business Communications

3

BACS 200Web Design and Development for Small Business

3

(Required Supporting Credits — 6-7 credits)

Take all of the following courses:

COMM 100Basics of Public Speaking

1

COMM 101Speaking Evaluation

2

Choose one of the following courses:

MATH 131Calculus I

4

MATH 176Topics in Calculus

3

MATH 176: recommended

3. University-Wide Credits — 60 credits (non-business)

Students must complete 60 non-business credits (these credits include LAC courses listed above) in order to graduate. BA 150, BA 251, and BACS 101 count as non-business credits.