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 and Risk Management, Investments and Wealth Management, and Real Estate Management and Development.

business students studyingThe 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. be effective oral and written communicators 
  2. understand the fundamental concepts of teamwork and demonstrate the ability to work in teams
  3. have a clear perception of business ethics
  4. possess business knowledge
  5. be capable problem solvers

 

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

Mathematics for Business, Life Science, and the Social Sciences
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 111

United States History to 1877
OR POLS 101 American National Government

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

0

Total General Education Requirements 35

For approved courses see the General Education section

 

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
MGMT 301 Principles in Management 3
MKT 301 Principles of Marketing 3
FINA 301 Business Finance 3
BA 304 Management Information Systems 3
BA 325 Advanced Analytical Methods 3
MGMT 330 Operations Management 3
BA 399 Professional Development II 1
BA 414 Business Strategy 3
BA 499 Professional Development III 1

 

MAJOR PROGRAM ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
ENGL 275 Business Communications 3

 

MAJOR PROGRAM EMPHASIS REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
BA 309 Financial Services 3
ACCT 369 Special Topics in Accounting 3
ECON 311 Money and Banking 3
FINA 310 Investments 3
FINA 352 Special Topics in Finance 3
Business Elective 300-level or above
(ACCT, BA, ECON, HCMT, MGMT or MKT)
3
Emphasis elective (select one)
ACCT 301ACCT 321ACCT 322ACCT 352ECON 352,  FINA 490,  
FINA 352 (must be different topic than the required FINA 352)
3
     
Total Major Program Requirements 66
Additional Electives 19
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 ENGL 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