Finance and Economics, BS
This degree requires successful completion of a minimum of 124-semester credits as prescribed on the following page. The study of finance and economics develops the capacity for analytical reasoning and critical thinking, the most important decision-making tools in business, government, education, and in your personal life.
Organizations need planners and problem-solvers, people who are logical thinkers. Economists and financiers learn to develop accurate information upon which to make decisions from the vast quantities of complex and often conflicting data generated in today’s global economy. Employers hire these professionals because of their abilities for careful analysis, planning and decision-making.
Graduate, Professional and Continuing Education
This degree program is an excellent preparation for graduate and professional education in such fields as finance, economics, accounting, business administration and law. Graduates may seek professional certification in related professions such as Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA).
Program Learning Outcomes
- Analytical Skills – Apply analytical skills.
- Financial Statement Analysis – Memorize and apply key financial ratios.
- Terminal Value – List two methods used to estimate Terminal Value and explain why each is important.
- Derivatives – Explain how to use options to reduce or increase risk.
- Advanced Understanding of Macroeconomics and Microeconomics – Apply advanced concepts from macroeconomics and microeconomics to answer complex problems and draw conclusions.
- Best Practices – Calculate the Weighted Average Cost of Capital using best practices.
- Business Knowledge – Apply knowledge of business core subjects.
- Professional Skills – Apply skills in research, communications and critical thinking.
|Common Professional Component|
|ACTG 132||Principles of Accounting I||4|
|ACTG 133||Principles of Accounting II||4|
|BUSN 121||Introduction to Business||3|
|BUSN 211||Business Statistics||3|
|BUSN 231||Business Communications||3|
|BUSN 350||Business Law I||3|
|BUSN 403||Business, Government & Society||3|
|BUSN 466||Business Policy||3|
|ECON 201||Principles Macroeconomics||3|
|ECON 202||Principles Microeconomics||3|
|FINC 341||Managerial Finance||4|
|MGMT 280||Intro Management Info Systems||3|
|MGMT 360||Management Concepts & Apps||3|
|MGMT 371||Operations/Business Analytics||3|
|MRKT 281||Marketing Principles/ Strategy||3|
|BUSN 101||Freshman Seminar||1|
|MATH 111||College Algebra||3|
|MATH 112||Calculus Business/Life Science||4|
|FINC 400-Level Courses. Select two of the following:||8|
|Financial Analysis and Policy|
|Select the Economics or Finance Option||18|
|ECON 407||Introductory Econometrics||3|
|ECON 300-400 Level Electives (3 Courses)||9|
|Economics, Finance or Mathematics Electives||6|
|FINC 400-Level Elective 1||4|
|Finance, Economics or Accounting Electives||14|
FINC 400-level courses include FINC 446 Financial Analysis and Policy; FINC 448 Investment Strategy; and FINC 443 Insurance. Two courses from this group must be completed for all options; all three courses must be completed for the finance option.
General Education: All LSSU bachelor’s degree candidates must complete the LSSU General Education Requirements.
A minimum of 124 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.00 or higher. A gpa of 2.00 or higher is also required in your Major, as well as in your General Education Requirements.