Bachelor of Science in Finance

Program Curriculum

120 credits

DSU General Education Requirements

All DSU General Education 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.

General Education Core Requirements
English3-7
Mathematics3-5
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Literature/Humanities3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5

Business Core Requirements 

ACCT 2010Financial Accounting3
ACCT 2020Managerial Accounting3
BUS 1050Foundations of Business3
CIS 2010Business Computer Proficiency3
ECON 2010Micro Economics (SS, GC)3
FIN 3150Managerial Finance I3
MIS 3050Management Information Systems3
MGMT 3050Business Law I: Law in the Commercial Environment3
MGMT 3100
MGMT 3400Management & Organizations3
MGMT 4800Strategic Management4
MKTG 3010Marketing Principles3
STAT 2040Business Statistics3

Finance Core Requirements

ACCT 3010Intermediate Accounting I3
BUS 3000Intermediate Career Strategies1
ECON 2020Macro Economics (SS, GC)3
FIN 3200Money, Banking, & Credit3
FIN 3750Introduction to Investments3
FIN 4150Managerial Finance II3
FIN 4750Portfolio Practicum3
MATH 1100Business Calculus3
MGMT 3600Production & Operations3
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

Other Business Electives

Complete additional elective courses to bring the total number of credits to no less than 120 and upper-division credits to no less than 40.  Students should meet with their academic advisor to choose elective coursework that will supplement this program of study.  A course may only be used to fulfill one program requirement.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 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 Business Core Requirement, Finance Core Requirement, and Finance Elective coursework.

Graduation Plan

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
BUS 1050 Foundations of Business 3
ECON 2010 Micro Economics (SS, GC) 3
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing (EN) 3
MATH 1050 College Algebra / Pre-Calculus 4
General Education (Fine Arts) 3
Milestones & Notes: Meet with your program advisor. Maintain a C- or better in UHSB classes (B- in CIS).  
 Hours16
Spring Semester
ACCT 2010 Financial Accounting 3
CIS 2010 Business Computer Proficiency 3
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Selected Topics: (EN) 3
MATH 1100 Business Calculus 3
General Education (American Institutions) 3
Milestones & Notes: Meet with your program advisor. Maintain a C- or better in UHSB classes (B- in CIS).  
 Hours15
2nd Year
Fall Semester
ECON 2020 Macro Economics (SS, GC) 3
STAT 2040 Business Statistics 3
General Education (Literature/Humanities) 3
General Education (Life Sciences & Lab Science) 4
General Elective 2
Milestones & Notes: Meet with your program advisor. Maintain a C- or better in UHSB classes (B- in CIS).  
 Hours15
Spring Semester
ACCT 2020 Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 3000 Intermediate Career Strategies 1
MGMT 3100 3
General Education (Physical Science) 3
General Education (Exploration) 3
General Elective 2
 Hours15
3rd Year
Fall Semester
ACCT 3010 Intermediate Accounting I 3
FIN 3150 Managerial Finance I 3
Finance Upper Division Elective 3
MGMT 3050 Business Law I: Law in the Commercial Environment 3
MGMT 3400 Management & Organizations 3
General Elective - ISA 3020 recommended 3
Milestones & Notes: Meet with your program advisor. Maintain a C- or better in UHSB classes (B- in CIS).  
 Hours18
Spring Semester
FIN 3200 Money, Banking, & Credit 3
MGMT 3600 Production & Operations 3
MKTG 3010 Marketing Principles 3
Upper Division Finance Elective - FIN 4380 highly recommended 3
General Elective 1
Milestones & Notes: Meet with your program advisor. Maintain a C- or better in UHSB classes (B- in CIS).  
 Hours13
4th Year
Fall Semester
FIN 3750 Introduction to Investments 3
MGMT 4040 Quantitative Decision Analysis 3
MIS 3050 Management Information Systems 3
Finance Upper Division Elective - FIN 4300 highly recommended 3
General Elective - ACCT 3400 recommended 3
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.  
 Hours15
Spring Semester
FIN 4150 Managerial Finance II 3
FIN 4750 Portfolio Practicum 3
MGMT 4800 Strategic Management 4
General Elective - FIN 4180 or FIN 4400 recommended 3
Milestones & Notes: Meet with your program advisor. Maintain a C- or better in UHSB classes (B- in CIS). Double check with advisor for classes.  
 Hours13
 Total Hours120