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BS in Finance
(64 hours*)


This is a limited-enrollment program requiring departmental admissions approval. Please see the college advisement center for information regarding requirements for admission to this major.

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  1. No more than 12 semester hours of upper-division transfer credit will be accepted toward the major and only 6 hours beyond the Integrated Management Core. No transfer courses will be accepted for the Finance Junior Core or Integrated Management Core courses.
  2. Complete the following prerequisite courses:
      ACC 200 : Principles of Accounting. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      ACC 200 : Principles of Accounting. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Independent Study also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      DESCRIPTION: Financial and managerial accounting principles. Basic accounting statements, processes, and management applications. Open to all students.

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      BUS M 241 : Marketing Management. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      BUS M 241 : Marketing Management. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Independent Study also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      DESCRIPTION: Marketing's role in society and the firm, marketing opportunities, the consumer market, and management of marketing mix.

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      ECON 110 : Economic Principles and Problems. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      ECON 110 : Economic Principles and Problems. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Honors also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      DESCRIPTION: Strengths and weaknesses of markets and governments for solving problems of social organization or conflict, including policy response to inflation, unemployment, pollution, poverty, growth, etc.
      NOTE: This course is part of a GE Mosaic. See ge.byu.edu/mosaic-list for more information.

      Course Outcomes
               
      : Honors Economic Principles and Problems.
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      FIN 201 : Principles of Finance. (3:3:1.5)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      FIN 201 : Principles of Finance. (3:3:1.5)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      RECOMMENDED: Acc 200.
      DESCRIPTION: Financial management from the viewpoint of the business manager emphasizing profitability, liquidity, and long-range financial planning.

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      MATH 118 : Finite Mathematics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      MATH 118 : Finite Mathematics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: Math 110.
      DESCRIPTION: Language of set theory, counting and combinations. Probability theory, elementary stochastic processes, conditional probabilities. Repeated experiments, random variables, expectation, variance, linear equations, matrix algebra, application to economics or similar. Linear programming. Markov chains including applications.

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      Note: Based on student performance to date, permission may be granted to take some restricted major-only courses.

  3. Apply and be formally accepted into the program.
  4. Complete the following required courses before the finance junior core:
      IS 110 : Spreadsheet Skills and Business Analysis. (1:1:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      IS 110 : Spreadsheet Skills and Business Analysis. (1:1:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      DESCRIPTION: Basic spreadsheet skills focusing on features in MS Excel such as basic functions, logic and reference functions, statistical functions, what-if analysis, and charting to solve complex business problems. No technical background is necessary.

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      MATH 116 : Essentials of Calculus. (1:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      MATH 116 : Essentials of Calculus. (1:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: Math 110.
      DESCRIPTION: Review of algebra, graph of line, slope. Limits and derivatives (standard functions, compositions of such functions), derivative for polynomials, exponentials, logarithms. Product, quotient and chain rule. Optimization (extrema), application to business problems. Newton's method.

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      STAT 121 : Principles of Statistics. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      STAT 121 : Principles of Statistics. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Independent Study also; Honors also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      RECOMMENDED: MATH 110 or equivalent.
      DESCRIPTION:  Stemplots, boxplots, histograms, scatterplots; central tendency, variability; confidence intervals and hypothesis testing involving one and two means and proportions; contingency tables, simple linear regression.

      Course Outcomes
               
      : Honors Principles of Statistics.
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  5. Complete the following courses during your first year admitted to the major:
  6. Complete the following finance junior core courses in the junior year:
  7. During the senior year, complete one additional finance elective course from the following:
      FIN 413 : Real Estate Finance and Investment. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      FIN 413 : Real Estate Finance and Investment. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: BUS M 401 & ACC 440; or FIN 401 & ACC 440; Finance junior core.
      DESCRIPTION: Terminology, concepts, principles, and analytical techniques related to financing of and investment in real estate.

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      FIN 415 : Portfolio Management. (1.5:1:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      FIN 415 : Portfolio Management. (1.5:1:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: BUS M 409; or FIN 409
      DESCRIPTION: Team management of actual investment portfolio. Responsibility for economic forecasts, security selection, and portfolio strategy.

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      FIN 417 : Analysis for Investment Bankers. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      FIN 417 : Analysis for Investment Bankers. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall, Contact Department; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: Finance junior core.
      DESCRIPTION: Exploring the skills used by investment bankers including industry analysis, financial statement analysis, and valuation; the underwriting issues such as security characteristics, embedded options, swaps, convertibles, and other hybrid securities.

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      FIN 432 : International Corporate Finance. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      FIN 432 : International Corporate Finance. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: BUS M 401 & ACC 440; or FIN 401 & ACC 440; Finance junior core.
      DESCRIPTION: Financial aspects of multinational corporations operating within an international environment; direct foreign investment, foreign exchange regulations, capital markets, etc.

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      Note: If FIN 415 is chosen, it must be taken for 1.5 credit hours in Fall and 1.5 credit hours in Winter. Fin 409 must be taken before Fin 415.

  8. Complete the following Integrated Management Core courses:
  9. Complete the following courses:
      ACC 241 : Business Law in the Environment. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      ACC 241 : Business Law in the Environment. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: Marriott School of Management major status.
      DESCRIPTION: Introduction to legal principles and institutions affecting business.

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      IS 201 : Introduction to Management Information Systems. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      IS 201 : Introduction to Management Information Systems. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: IS 110.
      DESCRIPTION: Using technology to solve business problems. Hands-on spreadsheet, database, and Internet software in a business context.

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      M COM 320 : Communication in Organizational Settings. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      M COM 320 : Communication in Organizational Settings. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Honors also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: GE First-Year Writing requirement. To be taken before senior year. Not for freshmen.
      DESCRIPTION: Developing written and oral communications for professional organizations, including composing and designing employment communications. Incorporates oral presentations.
      NOTE: Fulfills GE Advanced Written and Oral Communication requirement.

      Course Outcomes
                
      : Honors Communication in Organizational Settings.
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  10. Complete one course from the following:
  11. Complete the following after the Integrated Management Core:
  12. Complete Marriott School exit survey online.

*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.



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