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BS - Business Administration, Concentration in Finance

Three areas of financial decision-making are emphasized: corporate finance, investments and financial institutions. Corporate finance courses are designed to prepare the student for financial analysis and planning as essential functions of a business enterprise. The investments area emphasizes the decision-making processes required to analyze the valuation of securities such as stocks or bonds and the principles of managing an investment portfolio. Financial institutions are studied both from an external viewpoint that emphasizes the function of money and capital markets, and from the internal perspective of a manager of a financial institution such as a commercial bank, savings and loan, mutual fund or life insurance company. The objective is to prepare students for careers such as financial officer of a corporation or a financial institution responsible for investment and financing decisions.

University Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all residency, curriculum, unit, and GPA requirements as outlined in the Graduation Requirements section of the Policies and Procedures.

4-Year Program Roadmap

Students may find a roadmap for this program here. These roadmaps are an advising tool that outlines a path of courses a student can take to complete requirements for graduation. Roadmaps should be used in consultation with the catalog and your advisor to identify additional requirements for completing the major (for example course grade minimums).

Major-Specific Graduation Requirements

All courses in the Concentration Requirements for Finance must be completed with a grade of "C or better".The following Preparation for the Major and Required for the Major courses must be completed with a grade of "C or better": ECON 1A, ECON 1B, ENGL 2, MATH 71, BUS1 20, BUS1 21, BUS2 90, BUS1 170.


Course Requirements

University Graduation Requirements35
Core Lower Division General Education24
Of the 39 units required by the university, 15 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3 or B4 must be passed with a "C-" or better to meet the requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
Note: Students who have completed the ADT Transfer Degree (under SB 1440) for this major will have completed all Lower Division GE Requirements and should follow the 60 unit guarantee roadmap. Meet with an advisor prior to registering for your first semester for the 60 unit roadmap or specific questions.
Upper Division General Education3
Of the 9 units required by the university, 6 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.
American Institutions6
The 6 units of American Institutions (US123) coursework shown below also fulfills GE Areas D2 and D3. Other courses meet the American Institutions requirement, but may not include additional GE areas. The American Studies (AMS 1A/B) and Humanities Honors (HUM 1A/B, 2A/B) programs both offer larger integrated packages that meet this requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
Complete one sequence from:
African American Studies6
AFAM 002A. African-Americans and the Development of America's History and GovernmentD23
AFAM 002B. African-Americans and the Development of America's History and GovernmentD3+US1233
Asian American Studies6
AAS 033A. Asian Americans in U.S. History ID23
AAS 033B. Asian Americans in U.S. History IID3+US1233
U.S. History and Government6
HIST 015A. Essentials of U.S. History D2+US13
POLS 015B. Essentials of U.S. & California Government D3+US233
Mexican American Studies6
MAS 010A. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentD23
MAS 010B. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentD3+US1233
Physical Education2
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement
At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. For additional information on the WST, please see http://testing.sjsu.edu/wst. Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at http://info.sjsu.edu/gwar.html.
A grade of C or better (C- not accepted) is required to meet graduation requirement.
Preparation for the Major17
All of the following courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better prior to taking any upper division major coursework.
ECON 001A. Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics4
ECON 001B. Principles of Economics: MicroeconomicsD14
ENGL 002. Critical Thinking and WritingA33
or equivalent.
MATH 071. Calculus for Business and AviationB43
Transfer students with MATH 30 (C or better) may use this in lieu of MATH 71.
Complete one course from:
COMM 100W. Writing Workshop: Writing for InfluenceZ3
ENGL 100WB. Written Communication: BusinessZ3
LLD 100WB. Writing Workshop for Business StudentsZ3
Requirements of the Major61
Core Courses43
Lower Division Courses13
BUS3 010. Discovering Business0
BUS3 010 is not required, but recommended
BUS1 020. Financial Accounting3
BUS1 021. Managerial Accounting3
BUS3 080. Legal Environment of Business3
BUS2 090. Business Statistics3
Transfer students with STAT 095 (C or better) may use this in lieu of BUS2 090.
BUS4 091L. Computer Tools for Business1
Upper Division Business Fundamentals Courses15
BUS1 170. Fundamentals of Finance3
BUS2 130. Introduction to Marketing3
BUS5 140. Fundamentals of Operations Management3
BUS3 160. Fundamentals of Management and Organizational Behavior3
BUS2 190. Quantitative Business Analysis3
Upper Division Business Integration and Perspectives Courses15
BUS5 187. Global Dimensions of Business3
BUS4 188. Business Systems and Policy3
BUS3 189. Strategic Management3
PHIL 186. Professional and Business EthicsS3
One non-business global perspectives course in Area V3
Concentration Requirements18
Must achieve a grade of "C" or better in the following courses
Required Courses9
BUS1 171A. Financial Institutions and Markets3
BUS1 172A. Investment Analysis3
BUS1 173A. Financial Management: Theory and Policy3
Concentration Electives9
Complete three courses from:
BUS1 127A. Honors Practicum in Corporate Financial Management3
BUS1 127B. Advanced Honors Practicum3
Choose 127A or 127B do not take both
BUS1 171B. Commercial Banking3
BUS1 172B. Portfolio Management3
BUS1 172C. Futures and Options3
BUS1 172D. Student Managed Investment Fund3
BUS1 173B. Problems in Financial Management3
BUS1 173C. Entrepreneurial Finance3
BUS1 174. Risk Management and Insurance3
BUS1 175. Real Estate Finance3
BUS1 177. International Business Finance3
BUS1 179B. Selected Topics in Business Finance3
University Electives7

Total Units:120