Finance

Sara DeLoughy, Co-Chair
deloughys@wcsu.edu
Westside Classroom Building 202, Westside Campus
(203) 837-9339
(203) 837- 8527 (fax)

Joel Goldstein, Co-Chair
goldsteinj@wcsu.edu
Westside Classroom Building 384, Westside Campus
(203) 837-9341
(203) 837- 8527 (fax)

Merisa Williams, Department Secretary
williamsm@wcsu.edu
Westside Classroom Building 401, Westside Campus
(203) 837-8342
(203) 837- 8527 (fax)

Faculty

S. DeLoughy, Co-Chair

J. Goldstein Co-Chair

A. Anderson

B. Collins A. Wong  

Overview

The finance curriculum is designed to provide students with the theoretical background and practical skills for pursuing a career in financial investments and markets, financial management, or international finance.

Finance courses offer the student an opportunity to analyze financial problems, learn the tools of financial decision-making, and utilize a sound methodology in the resolution of the problems
confronting business, industry and nonprofit organizations today.

The teaching emphasis is analytical, utilizing cases, model building and computer simulation, combined with the lecture method.

Mission

The finance department is dedicated to the principles of quality teaching and the practice of scholastic excellence. Consistent with the school and university missions, the department is committed to providing finance students with the theoretical background and practical skills for pursuing a career in financial investments and markets, financial management or international finance. It is also committed to providing all business students with the statistical and computer knowledge necessary to make data-based decisions across all functional areas of business. To meet these ends, the department prepares students through development of the critical thinking, analytical, quantitative, statistical, communication and computer skills necessary for financial planning, analysis and control, for the management of constantly changing and complex forms of financial risk, and for decision making in a business environment.

Bachelor of Business Administration In Finance (B.B.A.)

Requirements:

  • Completion of all general education requirements (see departmental program sheet for specific requirements).
  • Completion of the business core courses as listed on page 52.
  • Finance requirements:

FIN 320 Financial Management (Prereq: FIN 310, GPA > 2.3)
FIN 330 Financial Decision Models (Prereq: FIN 320, GPA > 2.3)
FIN 340 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management (Prereq: FIN 310, GPA > 2.3)
FIN/ECO 360 Money, Banking, and Capital Markets (Prereq: FIN 310, GPA > 2.3 or permission of instructor)
FIN 370 Financial Institution Concepts (Prereq: FIN 310, FIN 360, GPA > 2.3)
FIN 490 Cases in Managerial Finance (Prereq: FIN 330, GPA > 2.3)

In addition to the courses listed above, a finance student must select either the financial investments and markets option or the financial management option by taking an additional nine credit hours of courses listed below:

Financial Investments and Markets Option

Students who choose the financial investments and markets option will be exposed to the latest advances in the area of the pricing of financial securities and international finance and the management of constantly changing and complex forms of financial risk. Graduates of this track can pursue careers as investments analysts, securities traders, investment bankers, and in any of a host of careers that require analytical ability and the commitment to solving unique and challenging financial problems.

FIN 316 Quantitative Methods in Finance (Prereq: FIN 230, FIN 310, GPA > 2.3)
FIN 486 Financial Engineering (Prereq: FIN 320, GPA > 2.3)
FIN 488 Multinational Financial Issues (Prereq: FIN 320, GPA > 2.3 or permission of instructor)

Financial Management Option

Students who choose the financial management option will have the opportunity to acquire skills in the areas of financial planning, analysis, and control. Graduates of this track are employed as bankers, financial analysts, financial planners, and a number of careers that require the ability to synthesize a broad range of financial, accounting, and economic variables in making sound financial decisions.

ACC 301 Intermediate Financial Accounting I (Prereq: ACC 201, MIS 260)
ACC 302 Intermediate Financial Accounting II (Prereq: ACC 301)
ACC 403 Federal Taxation (Prereq: ACC 301)

Minor in Finance

Admission to the minor requires completion of at least 45 semester hours with a GPA of 2.3. Successful completion of the minor requires the student to maintain a 2.3 GPA in all finance courses. The minor requires the completion of the following courses:

FIN 310 Principles of Finance (Prereq: ACC 201, FIN 230 or a basic statistics course)
FIN 320 Financial Management (Prereq: FIN 310, GPA > 2.3)
FIN 330 Financial Decision Models (Prereq: FIN 320, GPA > 2.3)
FIN 340 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management (Prereq: FIN 310, GPA > 2.3)

And a choice of two of the following:

FIN 316 Quantitative Methods in Finance (Prereq: FIN 310 & FIN 230, GPA > 2.3)
FIN/ECO 360 Money, Banking and Capital Markets (Prereq: FIN 310, GPA > 2.3 or permission of instructor)
FIN 370 Financial Institutional Concepts (Prereq: FIN 310, FIN 360, GPA > 2.3)
FIN 486 Financial Engineering (Prereq: FIN 320, GPA > 2.3)
FIN/ECO 488 Multinational Financial Issues (Prereq: FIN 320, GPA > 2.3 or permission of instructor)
FIN 490 Cases in Managerial Finance (Prereq: FIN 330, GPA > 2.3)
FIN/JLA 318 Real Estate Law
ACC 301 Intermediate Financial Accounting I (Prereq: ACC 201, MIS 260)
ACC 302 Intermediate Financial Accounting II (Prereq: ACC 301)
FIN 299 Student Development Study

The department reserves the right to approve alternative requirements on a case–by–case basis after advisement from a finance faculty member and approval by the department. Students receiving a B.B.A. degree must earn at least 50% of their credits in non-business courses and attain a GPA of 2.3 or better.


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