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Business Administration, Financial Services Emphasis

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The objective of the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Financial Services emphasis, is to build a broad-based program for undergraduate students that include studies in Community Banking, Insurance, Risk Management, Investments, Wealth Management, and Real Estate.

The curriculum is designed to give students a solid foundation in the industry segment and will include insights of subject matter professors, respected practicing professionals and representative industry groups. Anticipated growth in employment opportunities in the financial services businesses, will provide graduates opportunities to become industry professionals and leaders for the 21st century.

Lander College of Business graduates will:

  1. have the knowledge needed for success in organizations, ventures, and one’s career
  2. have the skill to write and speak effectively
  3. have an understanding and appreciation of ethics and the societal impacts of business
  4. be able to use relevant methods and technologies to analyze and solve problems
  5. have the readiness to succeed in one’s career and positively impact society

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Note: The information below provides convenient links to some of the courses required for this degree; however, it should not be used as a course registration guide. Please refer to the official Lander University Academic Catalog for the most accurate and up-to-date program requirements.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS1 CREDIT
HOURS
A. Core Skills

 

  ENGL 101 Writing and Inquiry I 3
  ENGL 102 Writing and Inquiry II 3
  MATH 121

Mathematical Applications
OR MATH 123 Calculus and its Applications
OR MATH 141 Single Variable Calculus I

3

B. Humanities and Fine Arts
(6 hours selected from 2 different disciplines)

6
C. Behavioral and Social Perspectives
  ECON 101 Economics in Society 3
    Behavioral and Social Perspectives elective 3
D. Scientific and Mathematical Reasoning
  MATH 211 Statistical Methods I 3
    Approved Lab Science 4
E. Founding Documents of the United States
  HIST 111R2

United States History to 1877
OR
HIST 112R2 United States History since 1877
OR
POLS 101R2 American National Government

3
F. World Cultures 3
G. LINK 101 1
University Requirement
  FALS 101 15 FALS-approved events (Temporarily suspended)

0

Total General Education Requirements 35

1 For approved courses see the General Education section
If you already have credit for HIST 111, do not take HIST 111R; if you already have credit for HIST 112, do not take HIST 112R; if you already have credit for POLS 101, do not take POLS 101R

 

MAJOR PROGRAM CORE REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
ACCT 201 Financial Accounting Principles 3
ACCT 202 Managerial Accounting Principles 3
BA 101 Introduction to Business 3
BA 226 Introduction to Analytical Methods 3
BA 250 Business Analysis Using Spreadsheets 3
BA 251 Legal Environment of Business 3
BA 299 Professional Development I 1
BA 304 Management Information Systems 3
BA 325 Advanced Analytical Methods 3
BA 399 Professional Development II 1
BA 414 Business Strategy 3
BA 499 Professional Development III 1
FINA 301 Business Finance 3
MGMT 201 Principles of Management 3
MGMT 330 Operations Management 3
MKT 201 Principles of Marketing 3

 

MAJOR PROGRAM ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
WRIT 275 Business Communications 3

 

MAJOR PROGRAM EMPHASIS REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
FINA 310 Investments 3
FINA 311 Real Estate Principles 3
FINA 312 Insurance and Risk Management 3
FINA 313 Money and Banking 3

 

Choose one of the following;
ACCT 369ECON 369FINA 369

3

Business Elective 300-level or above
(ACCT, BA, ECON, FINA, HCMT, HOSP, MGMT, MKT, or SPTM)
3

Emphasis elective (select four)
ACCT 301, ACCT 321, ACCT 322, ACCT 331, ACCT 352, ACCT 402, ACCT 403BA 351BA 390FINA 490FINA 491HCMT 311MGMT 320MGMT 325MKT 340SPTM 415
12
Total Major Program Requirements 75
Additional Electives 10
TOTAL FOR BS DEGREE 120

 

  • In order to enroll in the upper-level Business courses (300-level and above), Business majors must meet the following requirements:
    • Complete at least 45 semester hours of college credit (including transfer courses); and
    • Earn a grade of "C" or better in ACCT 201, MATH 211, ECON 101 and WRIT 275.
  • Coursework must include at least 30 hours earned in 300 or above level courses, of which 12 hours must be in the major.
  • See the 4-year major guide for recommended order in which to take courses