2024-2025 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog

Finance, B.S.

A minor is not required with this major.

School of Business Admission Requirements

Requirements: (57 credits)

Majors in finance and majors in finance with concentration in personal financial planning must complete the 27-credit common business core requirements.

Common Business Core: (27 credits)

AC 211Introduction to Financial Accounting

3

AC 212Introduction to Managerial Accounting

3

FIN 295Managerial Finance

3

LAW 250The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

3

MC 207Managerial Communication I

3

MGT 295Fundamentals of Management and Organizational Behavior

3

MKT 295Fundamentals of Marketing

3

MIS 201Introduction to Management Information Systems

3

MGT 480Strategic Management

3

BUS 480Capstone Seminar

0

Finance Core:(12 credits)

Majors in finance and majors in finance with concentration in personal financial planning must complete the 12-credit finance core requirements.

FIN 301Intermediate Managerial Finance

3

FIN 310Principles of Investments

3

FIN 320Financial Markets and Institutions

3

FIN 330International Finance

3

Additional Requirements

BUS 250Introduction to Business Analytics and Skills

3

STAT 201Business Statistics II

3

Option 1: B.S. in Finance - Directed Finance Electives (12 credits)

Majors in finance are required to complete 12 credits selected from Option 1: B.S. in Finance - Directed Finance Electives list of courses. Of those 12 credits at least 6 credits must be 400 level Finance courses. Consultation with an advisor is recommended if the student wishes to pursue a specific specialization or career goal.

FIN 300Personal Financial Planning

3

FIN 321Insurance

3

FIN 352Finance Studies Abroad

3

FIN 356/AC 356Retirement Planning and Estate Planning

3

FIN 400Advanced Managerial Finance

3

FIN 410Securities Analysis and Portfolio Management

3

FIN 411Financial Statement Analysis

3

FIN 420Bank Management

3

FIN 422Risk Management

3

FIN 425Financial Derivatives

3

FIN 433Real Estate Finance

3

FIN 436Introduction to Fintech

3

FIN 440Financial Modeling and Analytics

3

FIN 498Finance Seminar

3

FIN 499CFA Seminar

3

FIN 450Credit analysis

3

Option 1: B.S. in Finance - Business Electives (6 credits)

Majors in finance are required to complete 6 credits selected from Option 1: B.S. in Finance - Directed Finance Electives list of courses or/and Option 1: B.S. in Finance - Business Electives list of courses.

FIN 305Topics in Financial Institutions

3

FIN 496Practicum in Finance

3

ECON 310Mathematical Economics I

3

ECON 450Money, Credit, and Banking

3

ECON 485Econometrics

3

AC 300Intermediate Accounting I

3

AC 301Cost Management Systems

3

AC 302Introduction to Income Taxation

3

AC 350Intermediate Accounting II

3

AC 402Fundamentals of Corporate Taxation

3

ENT 305Financing Entrepreneurial Ventures

3

LAW 400Advanced Business Law

3

Courses cannot be double-counted as directed finance electives and business electives.

Option 2: B.S. in Finance with Concentration in Personal Financial Planning - Directed Finance Electives (15 credits)

FIN 210Personal Finance

3

FIN 300Personal Financial Planning

3

FIN 321Insurance

3

FIN 356/AC 356Retirement Planning and Estate Planning

3

FIN 440Financial Modeling and Analytics

3

Majors in finance with concentration in personal financial planning are required to complete 15 credits selected from Option 2: B.S. in Finance with Concentration in Personal Financial Planning - Directed Finance Electives list of courses.

Option 2: B.S. in Finance with Concentration in Personal Financial Planning- Business Electives (3 credits)

Majors in finance with concentration in personal financial planning are required to complete 3 credits selected from Option 2: B.S. in Finance with Concentration in Personal Financial Planning- Business Electives list of courses.

AC 302Introduction to Income Taxation

3

FIN 305Topics in Financial Institutions

3

FIN 410Securities Analysis and Portfolio Management

3

FIN 411Financial Statement Analysis

3

FIN 420Bank Management

3

FIN 422Risk Management

3

FIN 436Introduction to Fintech

3

Five Year Accelerated B.S.- Finance/MBA Program

Students typically apply during their junior year of study and must meet the requirements specified below:

1. Have at least a 3.3 cumulative grade point average.

2. Completed 60 earned credit hours by the end of the Fall semester of their junior year. At least 30 credits must have been earned at CCSU.

3. Admission to School of Business Finance major.

4. Meet the MBA program admission criteria.

Eligible students can apply for admission to the Accelerated B.S.- Finance / MBA Program their junior year of study. Selected students will be able to complete a B.S. in Finance and MBA in five years on a full-time basis.

For students who are officially admitted to the Accelerated B.S.- Finance /MBA Program, two three (3)-credit graduate Finance courses will replace two three (3)-credit undergraduate Finance courses.

Students who are accepted into Accelerated B.S.- Finance /MBA Program will officially matriculate into the School of Graduate Studies the semester immediately following conferral of their Bachelor’s degree, even if they have already taken graduate-level courses while completing their Bachelor’s degree. Students wishing to defer their graduate studies must notify Graduate Admissions of this decision prior to the start of the term following the conferral of their bachelor’s degree.

How to Apply

Apply online to the School of Graduate Studies at https://www.ccsu.edu/grad/. Students will submit a current resume and one recommendation letter from a CCSU Finance professor by March 1st of their junior year. Instruction for submitting the recommendation letter and for uploading the resume will be found within the online Accelerated B.S.- Finance /MBA Program application. CCSU transcripts will be obtained automatically by the Graduate Recruitment and Admissions Office.

It is highly recommended to apply early for admission to this program to receive dedicated advising.

Five Year Accelerated B.S.- Finance/MS Program in Accounting

Eligible students can apply for admission to the Five Year Accelerated B.S.- Finance /MS Program in Accounting during their junior year of study. Full time students may be able to complete a BS-Finance and a M.S. in Accounting in 5 years. For accepted students, two three (3)-credit graduate Accounting courses will replace two three (3)-credit undergraduate business electives courses in the B.S.- Finance. Students typically apply during their junior year of study and must meet the requirements specified below:

1. Have at least a 3.3 cumulative grade point average.

2. Completed 60 earned credit hours by the end of the Fall semester of their junior year. At least 30 credits must have been earned at CCSU.

3. Admission to School of Business Finance major.

4. Meet the MSA program admission criteria.

Students who are accepted into Accelerated B.S.- Finance /MS Program in Accounting will officially matriculate into the School of Graduate Studies the semester immediately following conferral of their Bachelor’s degree, even if they have already taken graduate-level courses while completing their Bachelor’s degree. Students wishing to defer their graduate studies must notify Graduate Admissions of this decision prior to the start of the term following the conferral of their bachelor’s degree.

 

How to Apply

Apply online to the School of Graduate Studies at https://www.ccsu.edu/grad/. Students will submit a current resume and one recommendation letter from a CCSU Finance professor by March 1st of their junior year. Instruction for submitting the recommendation letter and for uploading the resume will be found within the online B.S.- Finance /MS Program in Accounting application. CCSU transcripts will be obtained automatically by the Graduate Recruitment and Admissions Office.

It is highly recommended to apply early for admission to this program to receive dedicated advising.