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Finance is the art and science of managing money. Financial management involves corporations raising and employing funds in order to maximize shareholders' wealth. The investments field involves balancing the expected return and risk characteristics of securities in order to make optimal portfolio investment decisions. Financial institutions and markets serve as conduits through which the economy matches supply and demand of investable funds so that scarce resources are allocated efficiently. Career opportunities include credit, financial, and securities analysts, bank examiners, loan officers, comptrollers, treasurers, portfolio managers, financial services representatives, financial planners, and insurance underwriters.


Freshman YearFS
BUS 101US--First Year Seminar*   3
ECNS 202--Principles of Macroeconomics    3
M 161Q--Survey of Calculus    4
Non-Business, Non-Economics
     and General Electives and University Core

*Students transferring into the College of Business, either from another institution or from another MSU department, who have already earned credit for a University Seminar (US) course must take MGMT 204 instead of BUS 101.

Sophomore YearFS
ACTG 201--Principles of Financial Accounting    3
ACTG 223--Principles of Acct II   3
BUS 201--Managerial Communication   3
BUS 211--Business Software Applications    3
ECNS 204IS--Microeconomics    3
WRIT 201--College Writing II    3
STAT 216Q--Introduction to Statistics    3
Take one of the following:
     STAT 217Q--Intermediate Statistical Concepts   3
     MGMT 231IS--Business Research Methods    3
Non-Business, Non-Economics
     Electives and University Core
Junior YearFS
BUS 301--Management and Organization   3
BUS 302--Career Perspectives    1
BUS 311--Information Systems    3
BUS 331--Operations Management    3
BUS 351--Finance     3
BUS 341--Principles of Marketing    3
BUS 361--Introduction to Law    3
ECNS 301--Intermediate Micro with Calculus    3
FIN 352--Intermediate Finance    3
Non-Business, Non-Economics
     Electives and University Core
Senior YearFS
BUS 474--Business Senior Seminar   4
FIN 453--Financial Statement Analysis     3
FIN 455--Investments    3
FIN 457R--Financial Institutions    3
Choose three of the following:
     FIN 450--Real Estate and Investment Analysis3 or 3
     FIN 451--Entrepreneurial Finance   3
     FIN 452--International Finance   3
     FIN 456--Investments Management     3
     FIN 458--Financial Institutions and Markets II    3
     FIN 459--Current Financial Topics3or3
Non-Business, Non-Economics
     and General Electives University Core

All business majors must be formally admitted to the College of Business in order to enroll in all upper-division (300-400 level) option courses (ACTG, FIN, MGMT, MKTG) and BUS 474, Business Senior Seminar.

A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation; 42 of these credits must be in courses numbered 300 and above; 54 credits must be non-business/non-economics rubrics (although ECNS101, ECNS102, ECNS201, MGMT 231 may be included); University Core credit requirements must be satisfied.

All students transferring to the College of Business must meet the College of Business residency requirement.

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