Jun 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, Finance, B.S.

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By focusing on managing current and future figures of a business or organization, finance professionals are often responsible for predicting and analyzing the potential for profit and growth, assessing resources, utilizing statistics and reports. Finance can be a good choice for people who are inquisitive, ambitious problem solvers. A bachelor’s degree in finance is a great starting point for careers in financial services, across business, banking and consultancy sectors.

Special offerings for each semester may be found in the Schedule of Classes.

Requirements for the major in Business Administration, Finance, B.S.

Students seeking the Bachelor of Science degree in Finance must complete a minimum of 124 credits including the following requirements:

General Education requirements

Meet the university General Education Requirements : In order to graduate on-schedule without taking additional courses, it is highly recommended that students meet with an Undergraduate Academic Adviser concerning the selection of all of their general education courses.

Each candidate for an Oakland University baccalaureate will need to satisfactorily complete approved courses in each of the following areas: Foundation, Exploration, Integration, Writing, U.S. Diversity, and Capstone. For details, refer to the General Education section of the catalog.

Finance (FIN) required courses

Additional requirements

Students must complete the core program and the requirements of one of the business majors in the SBA with a minimum grade of C in each of the pre-core, core and major courses. Once admitted to the business program as a pre-business or undecided business student or major, a student must complete all of the remaining business core, major and business minor coursework for the degree at Oakland University.

Students must complete at least 31 credits of courses offered by the School of Business Administration, excluding ECN 1500 , ECN 2000  or ECN 2020 , ECN 2010 , ECN 2100 and QMM 2400  and QMM 2410 . Of these 31 credits, at least 12 credits must be in the student’s major.

Students earning an additional major are permitted to do so in all areas except general management. No more than four credits of independent study (4996) courses may be used to meet the major elective requirement. Courses numbered 3800 and 4900 may be repeated for up to eight credits provided the topics are different. All major courses require a 2.6 GPA or better or major standing to take these courses (excludes Economics and non-SBA major courses).

If an Actuarial Science student wants to switch to a Finance major, they can use FIN 3550  to satisfy the FIN 3220  requirement, but will still need to take FIN 3720  If a Finance major student wants to switch to an Actuarial Science major, they will need to use both FIN 3220 and FIN 3720 to satisfy the FIN 3550 requirement.

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