Finance - B.S.
The Finance bachelor's degree program prepares students for the wide range of career opportunities available to finance professionals. Students in the program receive a solid foundation in financial statement interpretation and decision making, as well as in the areas of business, communications and general studies.
Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:
- Apply the major concepts, skills and values of the finance profession.
- Communicate effectively to diverse audiences, purposes and situations through a variety of professional methods required in the field of finance.
- Use decision-support tools to solve problems and facilitate organizational processes.
- Identify and analyze ethical issues related to financial decisions and recommend ethical responses and solutions.
- Utilizing critical thinking and decision-making skills, apply common finance theories and concepts to changing global financial issues.
The finance curriculum is designed to meet the needs of some of the most prestigious industry certifications. As finance majors, students gain exposure to a broad range of financial practices with studies focusing on areas leading to positions in investment analysis, corporate finance, risk management and financial planning.
Students who maintain at least a 2.00 grade point average can apply for on-campus and off-campus finance internships to gain experiential education by completing a work experience in their area of interest. These students typically gain experience in such areas as banking, financial planning, financial analysis, and portfolio management. Additional options are also available for foreign travel through the study abroad program.
A four-year program leading to the bachelor of science degree
|BUS1001||Introduction to Business and Management||3|
|BUS4030||Global Strategy Capstone||3|
|FIT1040||Spreadsheet Design for Business Solutions||3|
|LAW2001||The Legal Environment of Business I||3|
|MGMT2001||Human Resource Management||3|
|MGMT2030||Operations and Supply Chain Management I||3|
|ACCT2210||Intermediate Accounting Theory and Practice I||3|
|FISV2140||Financial Markets and Institutions||3|
|FISV3199||Experiential Education Projects in Financial Modeling and Valuation||3|
|Choose 6 credits from the following:||6|
|College of Business Internship Ic|
|Directed Experiential Education D|
|A&S Core Experience|
|Communications Foundation Courses||9|
|Rhetoric & Composition I|
|Rhetoric & Composition II|
Two ILS courses, one at the 2000 level, and one at the 4000 level
|Arts and Humanities||6|
|Ethics: A Global Perspective|
One course from ART, HIST, HUM, LIT, or REL
|Quantitative Analysis I (or higher, based on student's placement) *|
One course from BIO, CHM, PHY or SCI
One course from ANTH, GEND, LEAD, PSCI, PSYC, RES or SOC
One course with an EASC attribute
|Free Electives #|
|15 credits selected from 1000-4999 numbered offerings within the university||15|
IcTypically, internships require a minimum of six credits. Students interested in a 9 or 12-credit internship can apply additional experiential learning and free elective credits, if available. Students are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty adviser before scheduling internship and free elective credits.
D Directed Experiential Education (DEE) opportunities are based on project availability with community partners and student eligibility. For more information, visit Experiential Education & Career Services (EE&CS).
# In addition to classes, free elective credits may be applied to a number of options such as internship, study abroad, Directed Experiential Education courses and courses in a specialization or minor as relevant. For Accelerated Master's program students, up to three graduate-level courses may apply. Students are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty advisor before scheduling free elective credits.
NOTE: Students must pass MATH0010 Pre-Algebra or have equivalent placement scores to enroll in required math course(s).
Note: Students must pass ENG0001 Writing Workshop or have equivalent placement scores to enroll in ILS 2000 level courses
Internships will be available but they will not be required. For online students who do not wish to register for an internship, 3000+ level college discipline-specific courses can be taken in place of the internship.
In collaboration with academic colleges across all JWU campuses, JWU Global Study Abroad programs offer a variety of international options for major, minor, arts and sciences, and elective credit at many affordable price points for students during the academic year, break periods, and summer. Faculty-led, exchange, affiliate, and direct-enroll programs range in duration from one week to a full semester or full year. Financial aid may be applied and scholarships are available. Visit the study abroad website for information, program descriptions and online applications. Where will you go?