BBA - Finance

  • Coles College of Business
    Department of Economics, Finance, & Quantitative Analysis

    Finance, BBA

    Program Information:
    The field of finance integrates many aspects of business, including accounting, economics, business operations, and quantitative analysis.  Every organization – from the government to the public and private sectors – needs someone who can make sound financial decisions.  Areas of the industry you will study in this major include financial statement analysis, investment management, risk assessment, the functioning of the financial markets, financial institutions, and more.  As a finance graduate, you’ll be able to find work in fields such as banking, portfolio management, investment banking, and financial planning.  If you’re not ready to go right into the workforce, your degree will also prepare you to continue your education in graduate school.

    This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses based on the Finance degree requirements and course prerequisites in the Fall 2017 Undergraduate Catalog.  (If course prerequisites change, you must meet the prerequisites in effect when you take the course, so always check the current Catalog for course prerequisites.)  

    This is a gated program. All business majors must successfully complete BUSA 2150 and the Coles College Sophomore GPA Requirement, and be admitted to the Coles Undergraduate Professional Program.

    Contact Information:
    (470) 578-6091
    http://coles.kennesaw.edu/programs/undergraduate/finance.php

     

Term 1

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 2
  • MATH 1111 or MATH 1112 or MATH 1113
    3
  • First-Year Seminar or an academic Learning Community  Required if first-year full-time student entering KSU with fewer than 15 semester hours.
    3
  • 4
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. If you have AP Math Credits or can start with Calculus, meet with a Coles Academic Advisor to discuss your math plans.
  2. You must earn a grade of "C" or better in each of the business courses.
  3. If you are not required to complete the KSU First Year Requirement, meet with a Coles Professional Advisor to determine what additional course to take to earn 15 hours this term.

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • MATH 1160 or MATH 1190
    3
  • 3
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. The grades earned in ACCT 2100, ECON 2100, and the calculus course (MATH 1160, 1190, or 2202) are included in the Sophomore Requirement for admission to Coles. Admission to Coles is required in order to be able to register for upper-division business courses and to graduate with a B.B.A. degree with a Major in Finance.

Year 1 (Hours: 30)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 0
  • 3
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. The grades earned in ACCT 2200, ECON 2200, ECON 2300, and IS 2200 are included in the Sophomore GPA Requirement for admission to Coles. Also, a grade of "S" is required in BUSA 2150 for admission to Coles.
  2. Register online with KSU Career Services for their OwlLink career management system. This is a requirement for admission to Coles.

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • ART 1107 or DANC 1107 or MUSI 1107 or TPS 1107
    3
  • HIST 1110 or HIST 1111 or HIST 1112
    3
  • 3
Total: 15
Year 2 (Hours: 30)

Term 5

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 0
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • HIST 2111 or HIST 2112
    3
Total: 18

Notes/Milestones:

  1. FIN 3100 is a prerequisite for the upper-division Finance courses.

Term 6

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • FIN Major Field Elective  Student should see advisor for an approved list of courses.
    3
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. All of the FIN Major Field Elective courses are not offered every term. 

Year 3 (Hours: 33)

Term 7

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 0
  • ECON 4310 or ECON 4410 or FIN 4420
    3
  • FIN Major Field Elective  Student should see advisor for an approved list of courses.
    3
  • FIN Major Field Elective  Student should see advisor for an approved list of courses.
    3
  • 3
  • 3
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. "Business Electives" are upper-division business courses (3000-4000 level) outside the Major, but inside the Coles College of Business. FIN courses may not be used here. (The only exception is for pre-approved Finance Co-op or Internship hours. Co-op and internship hours may not be used in any other area of the BBA degree.)

Term 8

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • FIN Major Field Elective Student should see advisor for an approved list of courses.
    3
  • FIN Major Field Elective  Student should see advisor for an approved list of courses.
    3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
Total: 18

Notes/Milestones:

  1. MGT 4199 is a capstone course that must be taken at Coles - no transfer credit is allowed for this course.
  2. "Non-Business Electives" are non-business courses at any level (1000-4000).

Year 4 (Hours: 33)


Program Total: 126 Hours

Milestones: All courses indicated as a Milestone with this icon ( ) should be completed in the term suggest to prevent delays in program completion.

Disclaimer: An academic map is a suggested four-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the KSU undergraduate catalog. This sample schedule serves as a general guideline to help build a full schedule each term. Some departments allow students to use the three credit first-year seminar course as a free elective for a degree program, which may impact the program's total credit hours. Milestones, courses, and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major are designated to keep you on track to graduate in four years. Missing milestones could delay your program. Enrolled Students should reference DegreeWorks and not this plan.

This map is not a substitute for academic advisement—contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.kennesaw.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Note: Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked; contact the department and/or program area for current information.

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years.


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