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Business Administration: Banking and Finance Concentration (BBF)

(Effective Fall 2013)

The Business Administration: Banking and Finance Concentration major prepares students with the skills necessary to meet to meet the business demands of today and the future. The curriculum provides a solid business core that includes an extensive background in banking and finance and the functional areas of business. In addition, students can leverage the strength of the major by selecting from among a list of directed elective courses that will complement the curriculum, which could include accounting, computer science, legal studies, management, marketing, and small business management and entrepreneurship.

Career Opportunities

Graduates can expect to be employed as financial analysts, personal financial advisors, insurance underwriters and sales, or in banking positions such as loan officers. Opportunities for employment exist nationwide, but most graduates of this major become employed within Pennsylvania, particularly in Williamsport, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh.

Recommended High School Subjects

English and mathematics courses (including algebra).

Remediation Strategies

All students entering the major are tested for English, mathematics and reading deficiencies. Students are expected to remediate any deficiencies during their first semester. In addition to the standard remediation requirements, applicants to this major must remediate algebra deficiencies identified during placement testing.

Transfer Procedures

All transfer credits will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis to determine where they would fit into the curriculum sequence. Students must have earned a grade of 'C' or better in courses transferred into the B.S.

Program Goals

A graduate of this major should be able to:

  • assess, criticize and synthesize classical theories of finance with more recent advances in behavioral finance.
  • analyze effective financial decision making utilizing current research, technology, and data sources.
  • evaluate the economic, ethical, sociological, and technological forces that are ever reshaping financial institutions, financial markets, and the financial system.
  • apply the strategic management process to analyze the current business environment, identify appropriate forecasting trends, and make recommendations on preferred courses of action to increase efficiency, effectiveness, and productivity.

Curriculum

First SemesterCredits
FYE101First Year Experience 1 
MGT105Introduction to Business 3 
CSC124Information, Technology, and Society 3 
SPC101Fundamentals of Speech 3 
ENL111English Composition I 3 
CORLiberal Arts Elective 3 
TOTAL CREDITS 16
Second SemesterCredits
ACC113Introduction to Financial Accounting 3 
ENL201Technical and Professional Communication 3 
FIN150Principles of Banking 3 
MTH180College Algebra and Trigonometry I 3 
ECO111Principles of Macroeconomics 3 
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Third SemesterCredits
MGT115Principles of Management 3 
ACC123Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3 
MKT240Principles of Marketing 3 
MTH160Elementary Statistics with Computer Applications 4 
FIN370Money and Banking 3 
TOTAL CREDITS 16
Fourth SemesterCredits
BBFDirected Banking & Finance Elective 3 
FIN305Fundamentals of Financial Planning 3 
ECO112Principles of Microeconomics 3 
HUMHumanities Elective 3 
SCIScience Elective 3 
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Fifth SemesterCredits
FIN350Finance 3 
MGT301Business Law I 3 
MGT355Quantitative Methods for Business 3 
SCLScience Elective with lab 4 
BBFDirected Banking & Finance Elective 3 
TOTAL CREDITS 16
Sixth SemesterCredits
FIN320Investments 3 
HRM300Human Resource Management 3 
MGT315Business Ethics 3 Science, Technology and Society Requirement
FITFitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 2 
BBFDirected Banking & Finance Elective 3 
TOTAL CREDITS 14
Seventh SemesterCredits
BBFDirected Banking & Finance Elective 3 
FIN450International Finance 3 
LAS310Risk Management and Insurance 3 
MGT410Management of Organizational Behavior 3 Writing Enriched Requirement &
Cultural Diversity Requirement
HUMHumanities Elective 3 
or
SSESocial Science Elective 3 
or
ARTArt Elective 3 
or
FORForeign Language Elective 3 
or
AAEApplied Arts Elective 3 
or
IFEInternational Field Experience Elective 3 
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Eighth SemesterCredits
MGT497Business Policy and Strategy 3 
ARTArt Elective 3 
BBFDirected Banking & Finance Elective 3 
OEAOpen Elective / Associate 3 
OEAOpen Elective / Associate 3 
TOTAL CREDITS 15

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

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