May 11, 2021  
2012-13 NSU Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2012-13 NSU Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Finance Major B.B.A. - Major Code 1284 (1280/1282)


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Business Administration General Information 

The Finance major is divided into two areas of emphasis: the Financial Management Emphasis and the Financial Planning Emphasis. The Financial Management Emphasis prepares students to perform effectively in a variety of financial management activities. Graduates can pursue careers in small business, corporate financial management, banking, insurance, investment management, real estate, and mortgage companies. Course work involves the study of financial instruments, financial practices, the structure and functions of financial institutions, the legal and economic context within which financial operations are conducted, investment analysis, portfolio management, business forecasting, and economic analysis.

The Financial Planning Emphasis prepares students for careers as financial advisors. Financial planning is one of the fastest growing segments of the financial serviced industry. Career opportunities are found in financial planning firms of various sizes, law firms, brokerage firms, insurance companies, and accounting firms. Financial Planners are also hired by corporations to organize and maintain employee benefit plans and by bank trust departments. Course work centers on wealth creation and retention. Areas of study include investments, risk management, estate planning, taxation, and analysis of retirement-based programs.

The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. owns the marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM, and CFP(with flame logo)®, which it awards to individuals who successfully complete initial and ongoing certification requirements. Northeastern State University does not certify individuals to use the CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM, and CFP(with flame logo)® certification marks. CFP Certification is granted only by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. to those persons who, in addition to completing an educational requirement such as the Northeastern State University Financial Planning Area of Emphasis (a CFP Board-Registered Program), have met its ethics, experience, and examination requirements.

Finance Requirements - Choose One Option


Note


Prior approval of each elective course by advisor is required.

Minimum Total 66 hours


Policies of the College of Business and Technology


The following policies of the College of Business and Technology apply: Entrance Requirements, Minimum Grade Requirements, Experiential Credit Limitation, Transfer Credit Limitation, English Proficiency, Upper Division Credit, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Residency.

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY: English proficiency is a graduation requirement. Components I and II of English proficiency should be met with grades of “C” or better prior to the completion of 60 credit hours.
UPPER DIVISION CREDIT: Total hours must include at least 40 hours of credit in courses numbered 3000 and above.
LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES: At least 40 semester credit hours are required in the Liberal Arts and Sciences for the BBA and BT degrees and 55 semester credit hours in the Liberal Arts and Sciences for BS degrees.  Liberal Arts and Science courses are designated with a “#” after the course title.
RESIDENCY: At least 18 hours or one-half of the major, whichever is greater, must be taken in residency.

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