MaconCatalog : The Stetson-Hatcher School of Business : Finance (FIN)
 
Finance (FIN)
The major in finance provides a rigorous and broad treatment of capital markets, portfolio theory, corporate finance, security valuation, derivatives, international finance and mergers and acquisitions. Students successfully completing the major should be well prepared for graduate studies in Finance and the CFA Level 1 exam. Completion of this major also prepares students for various positions in the financial sector (for example, banking, insurance, securities trading, real estate) and for finance positions in corporations and government organizations.
Students seeking a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in finance must successfully complete the general education and business core curricula of SHSB including MAT 191 and ECN 353. The first required finance course for the major, FIN 362 (Principles of Finance) is included in the business core curriculum. Beyond FIN 362, a total of 18 hours are required to complete a major in finance. Specifically, students pursuing a major in finance will be required to successfully complete the following courses:
 
1. Corporate Finance
(FIN 463)
2. Investments
(FIN 404)
3. Integrated Case Studies in Finance
(FIN 498)
4. Three additional FIN courses numbered 400 or higher.
 
Each of these courses must be at least 3 credit hours in duration. Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) FIN-related courses may not be used as electives for the traditional finance major. Courses should be selected in consultation with the student’s academic adviser.
 
Minors in finance are available to students pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Beyond the requirements of the business core curriculum, which includes FIN 362 (Principles of Finance), a minor in finance consists of a total of 12 credit hours. Specifically, students pursuing a minor in finance will be required to complete the following courses:
 
1. Corporate Finance
(FIN 463)
2. Investments
(FIN 404)
3. Two additional FIN courses numbered 400 or higher.
 
Each of these courses must be at least 3 credit hours in duration. Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) FIN-related courses may not be used as electives for the traditional finance minor. Courses should be selected in consultation with the student’s academic adviser.
 
Courses used for a student’s major may not be used toward this minor. This double-counting prohibition will not preclude a student from earning one of these minors under circumstances where his/her major requires that he/she broaden him/herself by taking a depth area, a minor, or professional-area electives over and above the courses required for his/her major.