Bachelor of Science
Finance is a broad and dynamic area of study, with many career possibilities. While pursuing a Finance degree at Plymouth State, you’ll learn financial management for large corporations and small businesses, investment analysis, international finance and gain an understanding of financial institutions and markets. You can also pursue electives in areas from real estate investment to income tax preparation to public finance, among others.
PSU’s finance professors have worked in firms ranging from small businesses to large global corporations, bringing years of professional experience to the classroom. They understand the field of finance and serve as professional mentors as well as teachers.
At PSU you can join a host of active student organizations with business themes. PSU’s Investment Club manages a portfolio of $10,000+. Under the supervision of faculty, students in the Investment Club invest in the stock market, with profits funding scholarships. There are also student clubs that focus on starting new businesses, marketing and accounting. These clubs are great ways to meet students with similar interests, network with professionals in the field and run events.
PSU Investment Club
Our comprehensive curriculum immerses students in the current issues and practices of finance, through hands-on problem-solving and project work, often with real businesses in the community.
This major will prepare you for a career in corporate finance, investment management, banking, or business analytics.
Degree Requirements (120 Credits)
|BU 1100||Business Computer Applications (TECO)||3|
|BU 1152||Financial Accounting||3|
|BU 2262||Management Accounting||3|
|BU 2290||Organizational Communications (WRCO)||3|
|BU 2450||Principles of Marketing||3|
|BU 2480||Business Law I||3|
|BU 3100||Financial Modeling||3|
|BU 3210||Financial Management||3|
|BU 3240||Information Technology||3|
|BU 3300||Operations Management||3|
|BU 3420||Organizational Behavior (DICO)||3|
|BU 3550||Investment Principles||3|
|BU 4220||Strategic Management (INCO)||3|
|BU 4390||Seminar in Finance||3|
|EC 2550||Macroeconomics (GACO)||3|
|EC 3510||Intermediate Macroeconomics||3|
|EC 3580||Managerial Statistics||3|
|EC 4460||Money and Banking||3|
|EC 4610||International Finance and Economic Policy||3|
|Finance Electives – complete two of the following:||6|
|Mathematics Foundations – complete one of the following:||3|
|Quantitative Reasoning in the Discipline Connection – complete one of the following:||3|
|IS 1111||The First Year Seminar: Critical Thinking and the Nature of Inquiry||3|
|CTDI||Creative Thought Directions||6|
|PPDI||Past and Present Directions||6|
|SIDI||Scientific Inquiry Directions||6-8|
|SSDI||Self and Society Directions||6|
*All course information is from the 2016-2017 Catalog.