Bachelor of Science in Finance

A Bachelor of Science in Finance has six basic components:

  1. General Education & Institutional Requirements (some may be included in program requirements)
  2. Pre-Business Requirements
  3. Core Business Requirements
  4. Finance Requirements
  5. Other Business-Related Electives
  6. Electives: college-level courses from any prefix to meet Graduation Requirements

DSU General Education & Institutional Requirements

All DSU General Education and Institutional requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to DSU’s minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

Institutional Requirement in Computer Literacy
Computer Literacy Course(s)0-6
General Education Core Requirements
English GE Courses3-7
Information Literacy GE Course0-1
Mathematics GE course3-5
American Institutions GE course(s)3-6
Life Sciences GE course(s)3-10
Physical Sciences GE course(s)3-5
Laboratory Science GE course0-1
Fine Arts GE course3
Literature/Humanities GE course3
Social & Behavioral Sciences GE course3
Exploration GE course3-5
Two (2) Global & Cultural Perspectives Courses0-6
Pre-Business Requirements (C- or better) 2.5 or better
ACCT 2010Financial Accounting3
ACCT 2020Managerial Accounting3
BUS 2000Introduction to Career Strategies1
CIS 2010Business Computer Proficiency (B- or better)3
COMM 1020Public Speaking3
or COMM 2110 Interpersonal Communication
ECON 2010Micro Economics3
ECON 2020Macro Economics3
MATH 1100Business Calculus3
STAT 2040Business Statistics3
or MATH 1040 Introduction to Statistics
Core Business Requirements
BUS 3000Intermediate Career Strategies1
ENGL 3010Writing in the Professions3
FIN 3150Managerial Finance I3
MIS 3050Management Information Systems3
MGMT 3050Business Law I: Law in the Commercial Environment3
MGMT 3400Management & Organizations3
MGMT 3510Business Professional Ethics3
MGMT 3600Production & Operations3
MGMT 4800Strategic Management3
MKTG 3010Marketing Principles3
Finance Core Requirements
ACCT 3010Intermediate Accounting I3
FIN 3200Money, Banking, & Credit3
FIN 3750Introduction to Investments3
FIN 4150Managerial Finance II3
FIN 4750Portfolio Practicum3
MGMT 4040Quantitative Decision Analysis3
Finance Elective Requirements
Complete two of the following courses:
FIN 3500Financial Negotiations3
FIN 4180Entrepreneurial Finance3
FIN 4300Real Estate Finance3
FIN 4380Financial Modeling and Decision Making3
FIN 4400International Finance3
Business Electives
Complete additional elective courses to bring the total number of credits to no less than 121 and upper-division credits to no less than 40 (Courses in Business Electives list preferred):
ACCT 3020Intermediate Accounting II3
ACCT 3300Cost Accounting3
ACCT 3400Tax Accounting I3
ACCT 3440Tax Practicum I3
ACCT 3500Accting Practicum Techniques3
ACCT 4030Advanced Accounting3
ACCT 4100Auditing3
ACCT 4400Tax Accounting II3
ACCT 4440Tax Practicum II2
ACCT 4600Accounting Practicum3
DES 3800Corporate Identity3
ECON 3500International Economics3
MGMT 3200Small Business Management3
MGMT 3700Organizational Behavior3
MGMT 4000Purchasing & Supply Mgmt3
MGMT 4200Business Internship I1-3
MGMT 4210Business Internship II1-3
MGMT 4300Human Resource Management3
MGMT 4600Six Sigma I3
MGMT 4610Six Sigma II3
MGMT 4900Independent Research I1-3
MGMT 4910Independent Research II1-3
MGMT 4950RSeminar in Business1-3
MILS 3200Tactical Leadership3
MILS 3210Applied Leadership3
MILS 3250Staff Organization and Operations1-3
MILS 4200Developmental Leadership3
MILS 4210Adaptive Leadership3
MILS 4250Ranger Preparation2
MILS 4350Special Project2
MKTG 3450Consumer Behavior3
MKTG 3500Promotion Management3
MKTG 3515Sales Management3
MKTG 3900Retail Management3
MKTG 4100Marketing Research3
MKTG 4200Entrepreneurial Marketing3
MKTG 4700Marketing Strategy3
MIS 4450Project Management3
STAT 3200Advanced Statistical Methods3
WEB 3500Electronic Commerce3
WEB 3550Internet & eCommerce Marketing3
Other Business-Related Elective Courses 1
Complete additional elective courses to bring the total number of credits to no less than 121. (Courses in Business Electives list preferred)
1

A course may only be used to fulfill one program requirement.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 121 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at DSU for institutional residency.
  4. Maximum 12 upper-division transfer credits may fulfill DSU Business program requirements.
  5. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
  6. Minimum B- grade in required CIS courses,
  7. Minimum C- grade and 2.5 GPA in Pre-Business Requirement, Core Business Requirement, and Business Elective courses.

Graduation Plan

1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
BUS 1001FYE: Business1
ECON 2010Micro Economics3
ENGL 1010Introduction to Writing3
LIB 1010Information Literacy1
MATH 1050College Algebra / Pre-Calculus4
General Education (American Institutions)3
Milestones & Notes: Meet with your program advisor. Maintain a C- or better in UHSB classes (B- in CIS).  
 Term Hours15
Spring Semester
ACCT 2010Financial Accounting3
CIS 1200Computer Literacy3
COMM 1020
or 2110
Public Speaking
Interpersonal Communication
3
ENGL 2010Interm Writing Selected Topics:3
MATH 1100Business Calculus3
Milestones & Notes: Meet with your program advisor. Maintain a C- or better in UHSB classes (B- in CIS). COMM 2110 will Double Dip (DD) for General Education requirements and UHSB Pre-Business requirements. 
 Term Hours15
2nd Year
Fall Semester
ACCT 2020Managerial Accounting3
BUS 2000Introduction to Career Strategies1
ECON 2020Macro Economics3
General Education (Fine Art [GLOCUP])*3
General Education (Life Science/Lab)*3
Elective Class3
Milestones & Notes: Meet with your program advisor. Maintain a C- or better in UHSB classes (B- in CIS). *If you have already taken 2 GLOCUP classes you can take ANY FA or LH. One lab needed for GE. 
 Term Hours16
Spring Semester
CIS 2010Business Computer Proficiency3
STAT 2040Business Statistics3
General Education (Lit / Hum [GLOCUP])*3
General Education (Physical Science/Lab [GLOCUP])*3
General Education (Exploration) [GLOCUP])* or Elective Class3
Milestones & Notes: Meet with your program advisor. Maintain a C- or better in UHSB classes (B- in CIS). *If you have already taken 2 GLOCUP classes you can take ANY FA or LH. *If you have already taken COMM 2110 and ECON 2010 or 2020 this is not needed, you will take an elective class. Declare Bachelor degree/apply for ABBU. One lab needed for GE. 
 Term Hours15
3rd Year
Fall Semester
ACCT 3010Intermediate Accounting I3
BUS 3000Intermediate Career Strategies1
FIN 3150Managerial Finance I3
FIN 3200Money, Banking, Credit3
MGMT 3600Production Operations3
MKTG 3010Marketing Principles3
Milestones & Notes: Meet with your program advisor. Maintain a C- or better in UHSB classes (B- in CIS).  
 Term Hours16
Spring Semester
ENGL 3010Writing in the Professions3
FIN 4150Managerial Finance II3
MGMT 3050Business Law I: Law in the Commercial Environment3
MGMT 3400Management Organizations3
MGMT 3510Business Professional Ethics3
Milestones & Notes: Meet with your program advisor. Maintain a C- or better in UHSB classes (B- in CIS).  
 Term Hours15
4th Year
Fall Semester
FIN 3750Introduction to Investments3
MGMT 4040Quantitative Decision Analysis3
MIS 3050Management Information Systems3
Finance Upper Division Elective3
Elective Class3
Milestones & Notes: Meet with your program advisor. Maintain a C- or better in UHSB classes (B- in CIS). Apply for and meet with advisor for graduation by NOV 1st. 
 Term Hours15
Spring Semester
FIN 4750Portfolio Practicum3
MGMT 4800Strategic Management3
Finance Upper Division Elective3
Elective Class3
Elective Class2
Milestones & Notes: Meet with your program advisor. Maintain a C- or better in UHSB classes (B- in CIS). Double check with advisor for classes. 
 Term Hours14
Total Hour: 121