Curriculum & Courses

The program in finance provides students with a balance between economic theory and accounting with concentration and emphasis on the monetary system and its relationship to the firm and financial management.

Requirements for a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance

The following table summarizes all requirements for a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance. For an overview of a particular course, click on its title. Our Course Descriptions page lists all finance courses. For one possible breakdown of the major by semester, see the Plan of Study below.

 Requirements    Credits 
 Finance Courses Required for Major
30
FIN 301. Corporation Finance
FIN 312. Econometrics for Finance
FIN 321. Money and Banking
FIN 322. Financial Institutions and Markets
FIN 401. Advanced Corporate Finance
FIN 402. Problems in Finance (capstone)
FIN 421. Investments
ACCT 361. Intermediate Financial Reporting I
Finance Electives*
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
6
   
 Other Required Business Courses
 27
ACCT 201. Introduction to Financial Accounting
ACCT 202. Introduction to Managerial Accounting
BLX 210. Business Law I
QMX 212. Statistical Applications for Business
MGT 301. Management and Organizational Behavior
MKT 301. Principles of Marketing
BIS 310. Business Information Systems
MGT 306. Production and Operations Management
MGT 413. Business Policy
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
   
 Non-Business Requirements
60
Economics
     ECO 101. Microeconomic Principles
     ECO 102. Macroeconomic Principles
Quantitative Reasoning
     MATH 121. Finite Mathematics for Management & Social Sciences**
     MATH 122. Calculus for Management & Social Sciences**
     QMX 211. Introduction to Statistics
Technology
     IT 120. Introduction to Computers
Clare College (Core Curriculum at St. Bonaventure)***
     CLAR 101. The Intellectual Journey
     CLAR 110. Composition and Critical Thinking I
     CLAR 111. Composition and Critical Thinking II
     Core Area Courses:
          CLAR 103. Foundations of the Western World
          CLAR 105. Inquiry in the Social World
          CLAR 206. Foundational Religious Texts of the Western World
          CLAR 207. The Catholic-Franciscan Heritage
          CLAR 208. World Views
          CLAR 209. Arts and Literature
          CLAR 302. Inquiry in the Natural World & CLRL 302. Lab
          CLAR 304. The Good Life
     CLAR 401. The University Forum
Non-Business Electives

3
3

3
3
3

3

3
3
3

3
3
3
3
3
3
4
3
2
6
   
 General Electives
3
   
 TOTAL  120

Plan of Study for a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance

Changes in the sequence of the plan of study below may be desirable. These must be made in consultation with the student’s academic adviser. To see the title of a course in the plan of study, simply pass the cursor over the course's number. To see an overview of a course, click on its number. A list of all finance courses is found on our Course Descriptions page.

 FIRST YEAR
 Fall Semester  Credits  Spring Semester
Credits
CLAR 101
MATH 121*
CLAR 110
FIN 201
Core Area Course/IT 120
UNIV 101
3
3
3
3
3
1
MATH 122*
ECO 101
CLAR 111
ACCT 202
IT 120/Core Area Course
3
3
3
3
3
 Total
16 Total
15
       
 SECOND YEAR
 Fall Semester
Credits
Spring Semester
Credits
ECO 102
QMX 211
Core Area Course
Core Area Course
MKT 301/MGT 301/FIN 301
3
3
4
3
3
MKT 301/MGT 301/FIN 301
MKT 301/MGT 301/FIN 301
BIS 310
QMX 212
Core Area Course
3
3
3
3
3
 Total 16 Total
15
       
 THIRD YEAR
 Fall Semester
Credits
Spring Semester
Credits
FIN 321
FIN 312
MGT 306
ACCT 361
Core Area Course
3
3
3
3
3
FIN 322
FIN 421
BLX 210
Non-business Elective
Core Area Course
3
3
3
3
3
 Total 15
Total
15
       
 FOURTH YEAR: BBA STUDENTS:
 Fall Semester
Credits
Spring Semester
Credits
FIN 401
FIN Elective**
CLAR 401
Core Area Course
Non-business Elective
3
3
2
2
2
FIN 402
Core Area Course
MGT 413
General Elective
FIN Elective
3
3
3
3
3
 Total 14
Total
15
*May substitute MATH 151 for MATH 121 and MATH 122. The remaining credits must be from non-business courses.
**Students pursuing the 5-year accounting program (dual degree BBA/MBA) must take ACCT 401, ACCT 404, ACCT 405, BLX 211, and FIN 401 or FIN 421. Students pursuing the BBA (not the five-year program) may select ACCT electives from ACCT 401, ACCT 402, ACCT 403, ACCT 404, ACCT 405, ACCT 498, ACCT 499, BLX 211, BLX 402, BIS 335, BIS 420,FIN 312, FIN 321, FIN 401, FIN 402, FIN 410, FIN 421, FIN 422, FIN 461, MGT 322, MGT 330, MGT 422, MGT 430, and MGT 431. ACCT electives must be approved by the student's adviser and must include at least two courses with a prefix of ACCT.

Requirements for a minor in Finance

For non-majors, the following courses constitute a minor in finance. For an overview of a particular course, click on its title. Our Course Descriptions page lists all finance courses.

NOTE: Students must fulfill prerequisites for FIN 301 and in addition must take MATH 122 or MATH 151 before beginning the requirements.

To declare a minor, a special form must be filed with the Records Office by the end of the student's junior year. Interested students should see their adviser.