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Business Administration with concentration in Finance (B.S.B.A.)

Administered by Department of Finance, College of Business

Effective Fall 2016

As per PRP3604: All students earning a first baccalaureate degree will take at least 30 of their last 45 credits at Bloomsburg University, no more credits are required than the 30 credits. All first baccalaureate students will take at least 50% of credits required for the Major from a PASSHE university. Bloomsburg University may require up to a maximum of 50% of the Major credits. Program exceptions to the policy are to be approved by the Office of the Chancellor.

In addition to 63 semester hours of general education requirements, the program in finance requires 24 hours of core business courses, 24 hours of courses specific to the major, plus 9 hours of business electives to meet the university requirement for a bachelor of science in business administration degree.

Among general education courses specifically required are:

BUSED.101 Intro to Business

BUSED.333 Business Communications and Report Writing

COMMSTUD.103 Public Speaking

ECONOMIC.121 Principles of Macroeconomics

ECONOMIC.122 Principles of Microeconomics

ECONOMIC.256 Business and Economics Statistics

ENGLISH.101 Foundations of College Writing

Choose one of the following three courses:

ECONOMIC.156 Business and Economics Math

MATH.123 Essentials of Calculus

MATH.125 Calculus I

Business Core:

ACCT.220 Financial Accounting

ACCT.223 Managerial Accounting

FINANCE.313 Introduction to Corporate Finance

ITM.175 Intro to BIS

LAW.331 Law and Legal Environment

MGMT.244 Principles of Management

MGMT.481 Business Polices and Strategies

MKTG.310 Marketing Principles and Practice

Finance Specialization

FINANCE.323 Financial Markets and Institutions

FINANCE.343 Investment Management

FINANCE.413 International Finance

FINANCE.454 Advanced Corporate Finance

Plus four upper-level finance elective

COB Professional Development Program:

ZIPD.101 – Functional Areas of Business

ZIPD.102 – Interconnectedness of Business

ZIPD.201 – Career Exploration

ZIPD.202 – Career Preparation

ZIPD.301 – Preparation for the Workforce

ZIPD.302 – Build your brand

ZIPD.401 – Networking and Job Search

ZIPD.402 – Career Transition

Electives - Students must choose 9 semester hours in elective courses from General Business, Accounting, Computer and Information Systems, Management, Office Systems, Finance, Marketing and Legal Studies. Some additional courses are available as well; students should consult their adviser or the department chair.