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Finance

College of Business Administration

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Finance - FIN Programs

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Admission Under Impaction

To be eligible for admission to the majors in Business Administration, applicants must have met requirements for admission to the university as a freshman or transfer student. Applicants must have completed 60 units applicable toward a CSULB degree prior to the term for which the application is submitted. The number of applicants who can be admitted is limited by space availability. Eligible applicants will be admitted for available spaces based on cumulative grade point average.

Requirements

In order to graduate with an undergraduate business degree from CSULB, a student must complete a minimum of 120 units. A majority of the upper division business courses, including economics and statistics, must be completed at this university. For details, refer to the CBA Policy on Course Transfers/Substitutions.

1. Lower Division:

    • ACCT 201 Elementary Financial Accounting (3)
    • ECON 100 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
    • ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
    • MATH 115 Calculus for Business (3)
  • Choose one of the following:
    • STAT 108 Statistics for Everyday Life (3)
    • MATH 114 Finite Mathematics (3)

2. Ethics Course Requirements:

  • Choose one of the following:
    • PHIL 160 Introductory Ethics (3)
    • PHIL 170 Critical Reasoning (3)

3. All business and pre-business majors shall demonstrate computer literacy and competency prior to taking junior and senior level courses. Requires one of the following:

  • A. Passing score (70%) on the Computer Proficiency Examination (CPE).
  • B. Completion of IS 233, Introduction to Computer Systems and Applications (3 units), with Credit (Cr) or "C" or better grade in a transfer equivalent course.

4. Upper Division:

  • A. Take all the following:
    • CBA 300 International Business (3)
    • ACCT 310 Cost Accounting for Managers (3)
    • ECON 333 Managerial Economics (3)
    • FIN 300 Business Finance (3)
    • BLAW 320 Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business (3)
    • IS 300 Management Information Systems (3)
    • IS 301 Business Communications (3)
    • IS 310 Business Statistics (3)
    • HRM 360 Organizational Behavior (3)
    • MGMT 300 Principles of Management (3)
    • MKTG 300 Marketing (3)
  • B. MGMT 425, Business Strategy and Policy (3 units), (Capstone) must be taken at CSULB as a senior and after the upper division prerequisite core courses have been completed (ACCT 310, FIN 300, MGMT 300, MKTG 300, IS 301).
  • C. Completion of option requirements.

5. Elective courses to total 120 units. Students are encouraged to select electives for expansion of knowledge and intellectual interests as well as for preparation for business employment.

Option in Finance (code FIN__BS01) (120 units)

In this option are concentrations which provide an opportunity an understanding of the role of finance in the corporate environment. An understanding of investments at both the corporate and personal level is the objective of the investments concentration. These concentrations provide an understanding of the role of the various aspects of law in a business context, including the development of a comprehension of business ethics.

Financial Management Concentration

1. Take all the following:

  • FIN 350 Investment Principles (3)
  • FIN 400 Intermediate Financial Management (3)
  • FIN 470 Seminar in Financial Management (3)
  • FIN 490 International Finance (3)

2. Three units selected from the following:

  • FIN 360, 370

Investments Concentration

1. Take all the following:

  • FIN 350 Investment Principles (3)
  • FIN 450 Portfolio Analysis (3)
  • FIN 485 Fixed Income Securities (3)

2. Six units selected from the following:

  • FIN 400, 410, 480, 490, or 499A and 499B

Financial Institutions Concentration

1. Take all the following

  • FIN 350 Investment Principles (3)
  • FIN 360 Capital Markets (3)
  • FIN 400 Intermediate Financial Management (3)

2. Six units selected from the following courses:

  • FIN 330 or 340, 460, 490

Financial Engineering Concentration

1. Take all the following:

  • FIN 350 Investment Principles (3)
  • FIN 480 Derivates and Futures Markets (3)
  • FIN 485 Fixed Income Securities (3)
  • FIN 487 Mathematical Modeling in Finance (3)

2. Three units selected from the following:

  • FIN 410, 450, 490, and a course in computer programming that is subject to approval of department chair.
  • Due to limited number of available openings, applicants will be chosen according to GPA, interest level, and personal interviews. Contact Finance department for further qualification requirements.