BBA Finance Concentration

Contact Information
Phone: (217) 206-6780
Email: BUS@uis.edu
Website: www.uis.edu/bba/
Office Location: UHB 4054

The goal of the B.B.A. with a finance concentration is to develop knowledge and skills that are relevant in public, for-profit, or non-for profit organizations required for the optimization of monetary resources. This concentration’s main goal is to develop competencies that will prepare students for success in diverse roles in finance such as financial manager or analyst.  Specific degree objectives are to enable students to develop:

  1. an understanding of risk management, financial policy, banking and financial markets.
  2. the ability to analyze capital budgeting, investment decisions, capital structure, capital acquisition, and asset pricing.
  3. skills in financial statement analysis and ratio analysis.
  4. skills in analysis of specific investment securities and portfolio management.

Requirements

Foundation requirements 1
ACC 211
ACC 212
Introduction to Financial Accounting
and Introduction to Managerial Accounting
6
ECO 213Statistics for Business and Economics3
MAT 113Business Calculus (or other calculus or finite math equivalent)4
ECO 201
ECO 202
Introduction to Microeconomics
and Introduction to Macroeconomics
6
Course work equivalent to the above may be accepted upon approval by the student’s advisor and the College of Business and Management.
College Core 2
BUS 302Principles of Financial Management3
BUS 312Principles of Marketing3
BUS 322Principles of Operations Management3
BUS 331Business, Ethics, and Society3
MIS 352Principles of Management Information Systems3
MGT 310Managing Organizational Behavior3
MGT 488Strategic Management: The Capstone 33
Finance Concentration Requirements 4
ECO 335Money, Banking, and Financial Markets3
BUS 443Financial Investment Analysis3
BUS 444Intermediate Financial Management3
Select two of the following finance-related electives (or other BUS/ECO/ACC electives approved by the program):6
Federal Income Taxation
Topics in Finance
Financial Institution Management
Financial Economics
Theory of Finance and Applications
Total Hours55
1

Students must earn a minimum grade of C- in All foundation courses and a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 across all foundation courses.

2

 Students must earn a minimum of C- in All college core courses (except MGT 488) and a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 across all college core courses.  A minimum grade of C (2.0) is required in MGT 488.  A grade of C- or lower will not be accepted.

3

Prerequisite: All college core courses, and within 12 hours of graduate or during the student's last semester.

4

 College Core and ECCE courses may not be used to fulfill these requirements.

Degree Plan*

*Listed below is a SUGGESTED Degree Plan.  For OFFICIAL program information, please refer to the catalog content above and consult your academic advisor.

Year 1
Fall Hours
ENG 1011Rhetoric and College Writing3
COM 1121Oral Communication3
ECO 201 (Soc Science GenEd)2Introduction to Microeconomics3
ECO 213Statistics for Business and Economics3
Freshman Seminar13
 Hours15
Spring  
ENG 1021College Writing and Civic Engagement3
Science without lab (Life or Physical)13
Comparative Societies Humanities13
MAT 113 (or other Calc or Finite Math equivalent)2Business Calculus4
ECO 202 (Soc Science GenEd)2Introduction to Macroeconomics3
 Hours16
Year 2
Fall  
Visual/Performing/Creative Arts Humanities (Not IAI transferrable)13
Science with lab (Life or Physical)14
ACC 2112Introduction to Financial Accounting3
Social Science (PSY or SOC recommended)3
Upper or Lower Division Elective or Minor Course63
 Hours16
Spring  
Humanities Course13
Upper or Lower Division Elective or Minor Course63
ACC 2122Introduction to Managerial Accounting3
MGT 3103Managing Organizational Behavior3
BUS 3123Principles of Marketing3
 Hours15
Year 3
Fall  
BUS 3023Principles of Financial Management3
BUS 3223Principles of Operations Management3
MIS 3523Principles of Management Information Systems3
ECO 3354Money, Banking, and Financial Markets3
Upper or Lower Division Elective or Minor Course63
 Hours15
Spring  
BUS 3313Business, Ethics, and Society3
BUS 4434Financial Investment Analysis3
Upper Division Finance Elective (ACC, BUS, ECO)43
Upper or lower division elective or minor course63
Upper or lower division elective or minor course63
 Hours15
Year 4
Fall  
BUS 4444Intermediate Financial Management3
ECCE: U.S. Communities OR Global Aware (300 or 400 level)53
Upper Division Finance Elective (ACC, BUS, ECO)43
Upper Division Elective or Minor Course63
Upper Division Elective or Minor Course63
 Hours15
Spring  
UNI 3015ECCE: Speakers Series1
IPL 300ECCE: Internship Applied Learning6
MGT 4883Strategic Management: The Capstone3
Upper Division Elective or Minor Course63
 Hours13
 Total Hours: 120
1

 General Education requirements:  37-43 hours

2

 Foundation course requirements:  19 hours (Some fulfill General Education requirements)

  • A minimum grade of C- is required in All foundation courses and a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 across all foundation courses.
3

 College core course work:  21 Hours

  • A cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 is required across all college core courses.
  • Minimum grade of C- is required in each core course EXCEPT MGT 488 where a minimum grade of C (2.0) is required (C- or lower will not be accepted). All other core classes are prerequisites to MGT 488.
  • MGT 488 must be taken within 12 hours of graduation or during the student's last semester.
4

Business Administration Finance Major course work:  15 Hours

  • Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 across all courses required for the major.
5

ECCE Requirements:  10 hours -Along with Speaker series, students must complete an internship (IPL 300) of 3 - 6 credit hours and course work in at least one of the other ECCE categories including U.S. Communities and Global Awareness.

6

Upper Division Electives:  24 hours that can be selected to earn a minor or study abroad  and can be outside of major.

CBM strictly enforces prerequisites.  Refer to the catalog for specific CBM and Program requirements.

CBM majors are allowed to take only ONE ECCE course from either US Communities OR Global Awareness category before transferring to their major.  The remaining ECCE requirements will be fulfilled with six hours of internship.