Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Finance

BSBA in Finance

Finance majors are prepared for the increasingly important area of financial management in businesses, firms, and financial institutions. A financial officer is responsible for activities such as raising and allocating funds, cost analysis, forecasting and budgeting, investment management, and formulating financial and credit operating policies.


  • AC 221 Principles of Accounting I (3)
  • AC 222 Principles of Accounting II (3)
  • BA 101 The Business Universe (3)
  • BA 490 Business Policy and Strategy (3)
  • BL 255 Legal Environment of Business (3)
  • FI 361 Financial Management (3)
  • MG 301 Principles of Management (3)
  • MI 375 Management Information Systems (3)
  • MK 301 Principles of Marketing (3)
  • QM 352 Quantitative Analysis (3)
  • Choose 3 Hours from:

  • AC 540 International Perspectives of Accounting (3)
  • BA 560 International Business Study Tour (3)
  • EC 580 International Economics (3)
  • FI 540 International Finance (3)
  • MG 560 International Management (3)
  • MK 560 International Marketing (3)
  • AD 101 Intro to Microcomputer Applications (3)
  • BA 400 Applied Ethical Leadership (3)
  • BA 452 Professionalism (1)
  • EC 215 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • EC 225 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
  • EN 140 Rhetoric and Critical Thinking (3)
  • MA 116 Precalculus A (3)
  • MG 252 Business Communication (2)
  • QM 257 Business Statistics (3)
  • QM 258 Business Statistics II (3)
  • SC 105 Fundamentals of Oral Communication (3)

Required Courses:*

  • EC 351 Applied Economics Models (3)
  • OR
  • EC 490 Business Forecasting (3)
  • FI 362 Advanced Financial Management (3)
  • FI 364 Modern Financial Institutions (3)
  • FI 368 Investments (3)
  • FI 480 Financial Policy (3)
  • Choose 12 Hours from:

  • FI 351 Principles of Insurance (3)
  • FI 363 Entrepreneurial Finance (3)
  • FI 365 Real Estate Principles and Practices (3)
  • FI 473 Internship in Finance (3)
  • FI 475 Futures Seminar (3)
  • FI 493 Independent Study in Finance (1-3)
  • FI 540 International Finance (3)
  • FI 568 Portfolio Seminar (3)
  • Three of the above 12 hours may be from the following:

  • AC 321 Financial Accounting and Reporting I (3)
  • EC 335 Money and Banking (3)
  • EC 410 Macroeconomic Theory (3)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences – 3 hours
  • Constitution requirement – 3 hours
  • U.S. History requirement – 3 hours
  • Written Communication – 6 hours
  • Oral Communication – 3 hours
  • Natural Sciences – 7 hours (from two disciplines, one to include a lab)
  • Mathematics – 3 hours
  • Humanities and Fine Arts – 9 hours (from at least two disciplines)
  • Additional requirements – 5 hours (to include UI100 for native students)

Sample Four-Year Plan

Fall Semester (15 Hours)

  • UI 100 (3)
  • EN 100 (3)
  • AD 101 (3)
  • BA 101 (3)
  • MA 116 (3)

Spring Semester (15 Hours)

  • SC 105 (3)
  • EN 140(3)
  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (3)

Fall Semester (17 Hours)

  • AC 221 (3)
  • EC 215 (3)
  • MG 252 (2)
  • QM 257 (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (3)

Spring Semester (18 Hours)

  • AC 222 (3)
  • BL 255 (3)
  • EC 225 (3)
  • QM 258 (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (3)

Fall Semester (13 Hours)

  • BA452 (1)
  • FI361 (3)
  • MG301 (3)
  • MK301 (3)
  • QM352 (3)

Spring Semester (15 Hours)

  • EC 490 or EC 351 (3)
  • FI 362 (3)
  • MI 375 (3)
  • Finance Elective (3)
  • Elective (3)

Fall Semester (15 Hours)

  • BA 400 (3)
  • FI 364 (3)
  • FI 368 (3)
  • Finance Elective (3)
  • International Course (3)

Spring Semester (12 Hours)

  • BA 490 (3)
  • FI 480 (3)
  • Finance Elective (3)
  • Finance Elective (3)

Contact

(573) 651-2819
dyaskewich@semo.edu
Dempster 231

Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance
One University Plaza, MS 5845
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701