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Finance (B.S.)

Finance (B.S.)

Program Requirements for 2017-2018 Catalog Year

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Program Requirements
  1. FGCU General Education Program (
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your inteded major.

  2. Common Prerequisites
    For this major common prerequisite courses with an asterisk (*) require prior knowledge and skills demonstrated through degree acceleration programs (e.g., the College Board's Advanced Placement Program [AP], International Baccalaureate Program [IB], College-Level Examination Program [CLEP], Advanced International Certificate of Education Program [AICE]); dual enrollment; placement exam; or college coursework

    FGCU Course: ACG 2021 Intro to Financial Accounting (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: ACGX021 or ACGX022 or (ACGX001 and ACGX011)

    FGCU Course: ACG 2071 Intro to Managerial Accounting (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: ACGX071 or ACGX301

    FGCU Course: CGS 1100 Computer Software and Technology (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: CGSX100 or CGSX100C or CGSX530 or CGSX570 or CGSX060 orCGSX531 or CGSX000 or ISMX000 or CGSX518

    FGCU Course: ECO 2013 Principles of Macro Economics (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: ECOX013

    FGCU Course: ECO 2023 Principles of Micro Economics (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: ECOX023

    FGCU Course: *MAC 2233 Elementary Calculus (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: MACX233 or MACX230
    [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of B; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

    FGCU Course: STA 2023 Statistical Methods (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: STAX023 or STAX122 or QMBX100

  3. Business Common Core (27 credits)
    BUL 3130 Legal & Ethical Environment of Bus (3)
    FIN 3403 Business Finance (3)*
    ISM 3011 Information Systems (3)
    MAN 3025 Principles of Management (3)
    TRA 3151 Operations Management (3)
    MAR 3023 Introduction to Marketing (3)
    GEB 4890 Business Strategy (capstone) (3)
    ENC 3250 Professional Writing (3)
    SPC 2023 Public Speaking (3)

    *Students must earn a grade of B or higher in order to enroll in upper division finance courses.

  4. Required Courses in the Major (21 credits)
    FIN 3244 Money & Capital Markets (3)
    FIN 3414 Financial Management (3)
    FIN 3504 Principles of Investments (3)
    FIN 4443 Financial Policy/Sr Seminar (3)
    FIN 4514 Security Analysis (3)

    Select one of the following:
    ECO 3410 Econometrics I (3)
    QMB 3302 Business Analytics (3)

    Select one of the following:
    REE 3103 Valuation of Real Property (3)
    REE 3303 Real Estate Inv Decision Mking (3)
    REE 4204 Real Estate Finance (3)
    REE 4930 Special Topics in Real Estate (3)

  5. Restricted Electives (6 credits)
    Select 6 credits of approved upper division (3-4999 level) electives in Economics, Finance, Real Estate, or Taxation. See college advisor for a list of approved courses.

  6. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  7. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree