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B.B.A. in Finance

The B.B.A. program in finance provides students with a high-quality liberal arts based educational foundation to either secure entry level finance positions in local, regional, or national organizations or to continue studies at the masters level. More information is available on-line using the tabs below.

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Plan Your Degree

Disclaimer: This program map is intended ONLY as a guide for students to plan their course of study. It does NOT replace any information in the Undergraduate Catalog, which is the official guide for completing degree requirements.

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
C1: ENGL 1101

English Composition I

3
M: MATH 1111 OR 1113

College Algebra or Precalculus

3
I2: XIDS 2002

(Recommended) First Year Seminar

2
F: ECON 2105

Principles of Macroeconomics

3
I1: Written and Oral Communication 3

Milestones:

  • Complete ENGL 1101 with a C or better.
  • Complete MATH 1111 or MATH 1113 with a C or higher

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
C2: ENGL 1102

English Composition II

3
T3: MATH 1413

Survey of Calculus

3
F: CISM 2201

Foundations of Computer Applications

3
F: ECON 2106

Principles of Microeconomics

3
T1: Science + Lab 4

Milestones:

  • Complete ENGL 1102 with a C or better.
  • Complete Lab Science & Complete Area D2 Math.
  • Earn at least 30 total credit hours after year 1.
  • Complete CISM 2201, ECON 2105 & 2106 after year 1

14 Fall Credit Hours + 16 Spring Credit Hours = 30 Credit Hours

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
P2: POLS 1101

American Government

3
F: ACCT 2101

Principles of Accounting I

3
P1: HIST 2111 OR 2112

US History

3
A: Humanities 3
T2: Non-lab Science 3

Milestones:

  • Complete Non-lab science.
  • Earn 2.00 GPA or above in Core IMPACTS F – Major Specific Courses.
  • Major Status Achieved: Complete ENGL 1101, MATH 1111 or 1113, MATH 1413, ACCT 2101, ECON 2105, or ECON 2106, have a minimum 2.00 GPA with at least 45 earned credit hours.

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
S1: HIST 1111 OR 1112

World History

3
F: ACCT 2102

Principles of Accounting II

3
A: Humanities 3
S2: Social Science 3
Free Elective 3

Milestones:

  • Earn 2.00 GPA or above in Core IMPACTS F – Major Specific Courses.
  • PWLA courses will not apply towards electives.
  • Earn at least 60 total credit hours after year 2.

15 Fall Credit Hours + 15 Spring Credit Hours = 30 Credit Hours

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
CISM 3330

Management of Information Systems

3
FINC 3511

Corporate Finance

3
F: BUSA 2106

Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

3
ECON 3402

Statistics for Business I

3
ACCT 3232 OR ACCT 4202

Managerial Accounting or Financial Statement Analysis

3

Milestones:

  • Earn 2.00 GPA or above in Core IMPACTS F –Major Specific Courses.
  • Earn 2.00 GPA or above in Business Core.
  • Earn 2.00 GPA or above in Major Courses. Only one grade of “D” allowed in Major Courses.
  • Complete FINC 3511 with C or higher.

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
ABED 3100

Business Communication

3
ECON 3406

Statistics for Business II

3
MGNT 3600

Management

3
FINC 4531

Intermediate Corporate Finance

3
Finance Selective 3

Milestones:

  • Earn 2.00 GPA or above in Business Core.
  • Earn 2.00 GPA or above in Major Courses. Only one grade of “D” allowed in Major Courses.
  • PWLA courses will not apply towards electives.
  • Earn at least 90 total credit hours after year 3.
  • Finance Selective options: FINC 4521, FINC 4532, FINC 4542, FINC 4571, FINC 4585.

15 Fall Credit Hours + 15 Spring Credit Hours = 30 Credit Hours

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
MGNT 3615

Operations Management

3
MKTG 3803

Principles of Marketing

3
FINC 4541

Investment Analysis

3
Finance Selective 3
RCOB Elective 3

Milestones:

  • Earn 2.00 GPA or above in Business Core.
  • Earn 2.00 GPA or above in Major Courses. Only one grade of “D” allowed in Major Courses.
  • RCOB Elective must be a three-credit hour additional business course. PWLA courses will not apply towards electives.
  • Finance Selective options: FINC 4521, FINC 4532, FINC 4542, FINC 4571, FINC 4585.

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
FINC 4561

Bank Management

3
MGNT 4660

Strategic Management

3
International Selective 3
Approved Selective 3
Free Elective 3

Milestones:

  • Earn 2.00 GPA or above in Business Core.
  • Earn 2.00 GPA or above in Major Courses. Only one grade of “D” allowed in Major Courses.
  • FINC 4561 only offered during spring and summer semesters.
  • MGNT 4660 prerequisites include ACCT 2101, ACCT 2102, BUSA 2106, CISM 2201, ECON 2105, ECON 2106, ECON 3402, FINC 3511, MGNT 3600, and MKTG 3803.
  • International Selective options: FINC 4521, ECON 4450, MGNT 4625, or MKTG 4866.
  • Approved Selective options: FINC 4521, FINC 4532, FINC 4542, FINC 4571, FINC 4585, ECON 3460, ECON 4410, E CON 4440, ECON 4450, ACCT 3212, ACCT 3251.
  • PWLA courses will not apply towards electives.
  • Earn at least 120 total credit hours after year 4.

15 Fall Credit Hours + 15 Spring Credit Hours = 30 Credit Hours

Crush Your Course

First Year:

  • Take a cornerstone course with Richards College business faculty and explore various business topics.
  • Begin the Area F coursework for business majors.
  • Apply for scholarships.

Middle Years:

Last Year:

  • Take the capstone course for all business majors: MGNT 4660.
  • Complete all major courses, major selects, and approved electives.
  • Explore concentrations, certificate programs, and research opportunities in the college.
  • Apply for graduation.

Find Your Place

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Last Year:

Broaden Your Perspectives

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Connect Off-Campus

First Year:

  • Visit Wolves Vote to learn about the voting process and registration.
  • Consider volunteering for a campaign or organization in your community.

Middle Years:

Last Year:

  • Ask for advice from professionals in your field of interest
  • Explore career shadowing opportunities
  • Attend an academic conference with a faculty member and participate in a research presentation.

Take Care of Yourself

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Pave Your Path

First Year:

Middle Year:

  • Draft your resume and attend a resume and interview workshop.
  • Learn about how to network on social media and update your Handshake profile.
  • Take business communications: ABED 3100.
  • Visit the graduate school to find out about graduate programs and admission requirements.

Last Year:

  • Request references from professors and supervisors.
  • Draft your resume and cover letter and attend career workshops.
  • Attend career fairs at UWG.
  • Engage with UWG alumni.
  • Apply for graduate programs.
  • Apply for full-time jobs before graduation.

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