Students in the Financial Management concentration study personal and corporate financial management issues. Topics include personal financial planning, financial statements, financial ratio analysis, capital budgeting, financial forecasting, and cash inventory and receivables management in the first part of the program followed by real options, sensitivity, scenario and break-even analysis, basic issues regarding stocks and bonds, risk/return and cost of capital, capital structure and limits to the use of debt.  Students take seven required courses focusing on national and international perspectives of financial management, investments, risk management and personal financial planning.

In addition to the learning outcomes of the B.S. Business Administration degree, this concentration requires students to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of present value principles and capital budgeting decisions
  • Utilize information and skill to make financing and capital structure decisions relating to long-term investments
  • Apply international finance decision making and calculate hedge exchange rate risks

Students must also achieve the learning outcomes of the MBA degree.

Concentration in Financial Management
AC 122Principles of Accounting II Replaces Open Elective3
BA 344Personal Financial Planning Replaces Open Elective3
BA 364Corporate Options and Structure Replaces Business-Related Elective3
BA 434International Finance Replaces Open Elective3
BA 460Investments: Stocks and Mutual Funds Replaces Business Related Elective3
BA 464Money, Banking and Financial Markets Replaces Open Elective3
BA 466Investments: Bonds and Derivatives Replaces Business Related Elective3
Graduate Business Courses
BA 600Research Methods in Business and Education3
BA 605Management Communications3
BA 625Global Strategic Management3
BA 642Leadership in Business and Professions3
BA 643Strategic Change Management3
Choose one of the following:3
Marketing Management
Strategic Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations
Advanced Sales and Marketing in Hospitality
Strategic Selling
GR Graduate Business Electives *12
Total Hours51