Curriculum Guides


Finance (6400)

B.B.A. - Bachelor of Business Administration

Major: Finance - Financial Planning (640006BS)

College of Business Administration

Learning Outcomes
The following learning goals form the foundation of the learning activities that occur within the Integrated Core Curriculum:
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of core business fundamentals (acctg, bus. finance, marketing, bus. law, production and operations mgmt, mgmt principles, quantitative methods, computer applications in bus., international bus., bus. strategy)
Demonstrate the ability to apply core business fundamentals through case analyses and simulations
Understand and show appreciation for the global nature of contemporary business
Demonstrate effective written communication skills; Demonstrate effective oral communication
Demonstrate the ability to think critically (integrate ideas from multiple sources, solve unstructured problems, have holistic view of business, and apply knowledge of business fundamentals in creative and innovative ways)
Work effectively in teams that include diverse individuals
Demonstrate information technology and knowledge management skills (using database tools, spreadsheet tools, presentation graphics, and online research queries for business decision making and problem solving)
Understand, identify, and address ethical circumstances and dilemmas and the responsibility of business professionals in society
Demonstrate an understanding of and appreciation for leadership (negotiation, persuasion skills, and strategic thinking are important elements)

Year 1

3300:111 English Composition I3
3450:145 College Algebra4
Oral Communication:Any3
Physical Education/Wellness:Any1
Natural Science:Any Set4
Min Credit Total 15
3250:200 Principles of Microeconomics3
3750:100 Introduction to Psychology3
3450:210 Calculus with Business Applic3
3300:112 English Composition II3
Natural Science:Any OTHER Set4
Min Credit Total 16
Min Credit Total 0

Year 2

3250:201 Principles of Macroeconomics3
6200:201 Accounting Principles I3
6200:250 Sprdsht Model & Decision Analy3
6400:220 Legal & Soc Environ Business3
Min Credit Total 15
6200:202 Accounting Principles II3
6500:304 Business Statistics3
6500:301 Mgmt: Principles & Concepts3
3400:210 Humanities in Western Trad I4
6400:200 Foundatns of Personal Finance3
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Min Credit Total 18
Min Credit Total 0

Year 3

6400:301 Principles of Finance3
6600:205 Marketing Principles3
6500:305 Business Analytics3
6500:330 Prin of Sply Chain & Oper Mgmt3
Humanities:Any Set3
Min Credit Total 15
6800:305 International Business3
6400:343 Investments3
6400:338 Financial Markets & Institutns3
6400:302 Intermediate Corporate Finance3
6200:430 Contemporary Federal Taxation3
Min Credit Total 15
Min Credit Total 0

Year 4

6400:473 Financial Statement Analysis3
6200:410 Taxation for Financial Plan3
6400:417 Retirement Planning3
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Elective:6100:495 Internship or Major Elective3
Min Credit Total 14
6500:490 Strategic Management3
6400:415 Risk Mgt:Life & Hlth Insurance3
6400:432 Sem: Financial Planning3
Humanities:Any OTHER Set3
Min Credit Total 12
Min Credit Total 0
Degree Distribution Requirements
This curriculum guide is a recommended plan of study. Students with questions about degree requirements should contact an academic advisor.
3850:100 Intro to Sociology or 3230:150 Human Cultures may be substituted for 3750:100 Intro to Psychology.
Summer terms are a great time to complete general education and CBA Core courses which will enable studetns to reach degree completion earlier. Core courses should be completed before the start of the senior year.
Students are encouraged to use non major electives toward minors and second majors. Non major electives are also referred to as "free electives" and are sometimes needed to reach the minimum 128 credit hours. Students should consult with their academic advisor and DARs to determine if these electives are needed.
Course Sequencing: Students must meet all prerequisites for courses. Proper planning and meetings with your academic adviser are strategies that help students stay on track meet prerequisites and limit scheduling conflicts. Additional information about this major and other academic policies can be found in the Undergraduate Bulletin.
While the tuition plateau is 12-16 credits, some semesters may warrant a student to limit the number of courses due to content and rigor.
Graduation GPA Requirements:2.3 overall GPA; 2.0 business and economics GPA; 2.0 major GPA.
DARS Report: Students can monitor their progress towards graduation and grade point averages by reviewing DARS every semester, located in My Akron.
The following credit hour requirements apply to this degree: 128 minimum total credits; 32 credits in residence; the final 32 credits must be taken from The University of Akron.
Three Year Accelerated Option
For first time students who have earned credits for at least the first year of courses. Credits can be earned through qualifying scores on appropriate Advanced Placement (AP) exams or through Postsecondary Enrollment Options Program (PSEOP) courses. Credits for qualifying AP scores or PSEOP courses are determined by the appropriate academic department. Departments may assign varied course credit, depending on the student’s score on an AP exam or PSEOP course. Students may also receive credit by examination or via placement tests, where appropriate.

Guide Updated: 09-24-2013