BBA Finance

Dear Finance Major:

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule for the FINANCE major. The milestones listed below each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. Two sample schedules are provided as general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term (one includes summer semester matriculation and one does not).  Make sure that you get advised every semester to create an optimal schedule and on-time graduation.

Finance focuses on the ways individuals, businesses, and governments raise and allocate monetary resources among various investment opportunities. Minors in Advertising and Promotions, Business Analytics, Business Law, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Healthcare Administration, Human Resources, Operations Management, Professional Sales, and Supply Chain Management allow majors to gain in-depth knowledge of these areas. Students who major in finance develop the financial decision-making skills needed for valuing securities and derivatives, managing portfolios, assessing and managing risk, understanding financial market behavior, and understanding financial institution operations.

Students who pursue a B.B.A degree in Finance at the Langdale College of Business Administration receive a rigorous education that prepares them for finance careers in diverse areas ranging from small businesses to large corporations as well as in banks, insurers, and securities businesses. The most popular jobs for finance majors are financial analyst, investment banker, financial advisor, financial manager, insurance brokers and agents, and risk analyst, etc.

Please see current course curriculum here.

Program website: https://www.valdosta.edu/programs/b-b-a-degree-with-a-major-in-finance/

Office Location: Health Sciences and Business Administration, Suite 3002

Mapping Coordinator: Karin P. Roland, Ph.D.      E-mail: kroland@valdosta.edu

 

Year 1

Fall Hrs.
ENGL 1101 - Composition I (Area A) 3
MATH 1101 - Intro Mathematical Modeling (Area A) 3
Pers 2799 - Personal Finance (Area B 2
HIST 2111 or 2112 - U.S. History to or after 1865 (Area E) 3
Econ 1500 - Survey of Economics (Area E) 3
Total hours 14
Spring Hrs.
ENGL 1102 - Composition II (Area A) 3
BUSA 2201 - Fundamentals of Computer Applications (Area F) 3
Science with a Lab (Area D) 4
Social Science (Area E) 3
BUSA 1105 - Introduction to Business (Area F) 3
Total hours 16

Milestones: Milestones Term 1: Complete Georgia History requirement. Complete Georgia Government requirement. Declare major. Grades in ENGL and MATH must be ‘C’ or better. Overall GPA 2.0 or higher. Milestones 2: Complete Georgia Government requirement. Grades in ENGL1102 and BUSA1105 must be ‘C’ or better. Overall GPA 2.0 or higher. Accumulate 30 or more collegiate credits.

Year 2

Fall Hrs.
ENGL 2111 or 2112 or 2113 - Literature (Area C) 3
Science with a Lab (Area D) 4
ACCT 2101 - Principles of Accounting I (Area F) 3
ECON 2105 - Principles of Macroeconomics (Area E) 3
PERS (Area B) 2
Total hours 15
Spring Hrs.
Humanities/Fine Arts (Area C) 3
BUSA 2100 - Applied Business Statistics (BBA Core) 3
ACCT 2102 - Principles of Accounting II (Area F) 3
ECON 2106 - Principles of Microeconomics (Area F) 3
BUSA 2106 - Environment of Business (Area F) 3
Total hours 15

Milestones: Milestones Term 3: Grades in ACCT and ECON must be ‘C’ or better. Must complete ECON2105/2106 and ACCT2101/2102 by the end term 4. Overall GPA 2.0 or higher. Milestones Term 4: Grades in ACCT, BUSA and ECON must be ‘C’ or better. Must complete ECON2105/2106 and ACCT2101/2102 by the end term 4. Overall GPA 2.0 or higher. Accumulate 60 or more collegiate credits.

Year 3

Fall Hrs.
BUSA 3100 - Business Analytics (BBA Core) 3
Business Elective: 3xxx or 4xxx 3
MGNT 3250 - Management & Org Behavior (BBA Core) 3
FIN 3350 - Financial Management (BBA Core) 3
Math/Science (Area D) 3
BUSA 2999 - Career Development (BBA Core) 0
Total hours 15
Spring Hrs.
Business Elective: 3xxx or 4xxx 3
FIN 3360 - Capital Budgeting & Advanced Fin (Major Required) 3
FIN Business Elective: 4xxx 3
FIN 4520 - Investments (Major Required) 3
General Elective 3
Total hours 15

Milestones: Milestones Term 5:Grades in all non-zero credit hour courses must be ‘C’ or better. Must complete BUSA2106 and FIN3350 by end term 5. Overall GPA 2.0 or higher. Milestone Term 6: Grades in business courses must be ‘C’ or better. Must complete BUSA2999 and BUSA3100 by the end term 6. Overall GPA 2.0 or higher. Accumulate 90 or more collegiate credits. Apply for graduation.

Year 4

Fall Hrs.
FIN Business Elective: 3xxx or 4xxx 3
FIN 4760 - Fin Intermediaries & Risk Management (Major Required) 3
FIN Business Elective: 3xxx or 4xxx 3
International Option (BBA Core) 3
MKTG 3050 - Introduction to Marketing (BBA Core) 3
BUSA 3999 - Study Abroad or Internship or Service (BBA Core) 0
Total hours 15
Spring Hrs.
BUSA 4900 - Business Policy (BBA Core) 3
BUSA Business Elective: 3xxx or 4xxx 3
General Elective 3
FIN Business Elective: 3xxx or 4xxx 3
General Elective 3
Total hours 15

Milestones: Milestones Term 7: Grades in all non-zero credit hour courses must be ‘C’ or better. Must complete BUSA3999 by the end term 8. Overall GPA 2.0 or higher. Must apply for graduation by end term 7. Milestones Term 8: Grades in business courses must be ‘C’ or better. Must complete BUSA3999 by the end term 8. Overall GPA 2.0 or higher. Accumulate 120 or more collegiate credits. Graduate!!!