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 2018 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/economics/contact-us.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. KSU 1101 will place as a Non-Business Elective for business majors.
    3
  • 4
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. If you can start with Calculus or have AP Math credits, meet with a Coles Academic Advisor to discuss your math plans.
  2. You must earn a grade of "C" or better in each of your business courses.
  3. KSU requires all first-year, full-time students to complete the KSU First Year Requirement. If you are not required to complete the KSU First Year Requirement, or if you complete it with a Learning Community that does not include KSU 1101, 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
  • 3
  • MATH 1160 or MATH 1190
    3
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. The grades earned in ACCT 2100, ECON 2100, BLAW 2200, 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
  • 0
  • 3
  • 3
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. 1. Complete ACCT 2200, ECON 2200, and ECON 2300. These courses are included in the Sophomore GPA Requirement, for which you must earn a 'B' average (3.00) or higher.
  2. Complete BUSA 2150 with a grade of 'S.' This course is required for admission to the Coles Undergraduate Professional Program.
  3. Meet with a Coles Academic Advisor prior to registering for Spring to make sure you understand what you need to do to be admitted to the Coles Undergraduate Professional Program at the end of the Spring term.

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

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Complete IS 2200. This course is included in the Coles Sophomore GPA Requirement, for which you must earn a 'B' average (3.00) or higher.
  2. Once your grades are final for the semester (assuming you meet all the requirements for the Coles Undergraduate Professional Programs), submit your application form to Owl Express.
  3. Meet with a Coles Academic Advisor if you have any questions about the Coles admission requirements.

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.
  2. Complete BUSA 3150 with a grade of 'S.' This course is part of the Hughes Leadership & Career Program, which is a requirement for graduation.
  3. Meet with a Coles Academic Advisor prior to registering for Spring to make sure you understand what you need to take in order to be ready to petition to graduate at the end of the Spring term.

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.)
  2. At the beginning of this term, submit your Petition to Graduate to the Registrar's Office using their online process.

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 suggested 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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