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Western Kentucky University

Bachelor of Science in Finance

Bachelor of Science in Finance

Students pursuing a major in Finance may choose between the Financial Management track and the Financial Planning track. The financial management track deals with the acquisition and use of funds to maximize the value of the firm. The financial planning track deals with the process of developing comprehensive financial plans for individuals that determine financial goals and objectives and the best strategies for obtaining these goals.

Courses needed to complete the Bachelor of Science degree in Finance (beyond admission requirements and core courses) include:

Financial Management Track Financial Planning Track
  • ECON 307 - Financial Data Modeling
  • FIN 332 - Investment Theory
  • FIN 433 - Money Capital Mkts
  • FIN 436 - International FIN
  • FIN 437 - Corporate Asset MGT
  • FIN 438 - Corporate Funds MGT

Choose one of two the courses below:

  • FIN 439 - SEC Analysis/Portfolio MGT
  • FIN 449 - Practicum in Portfolio Management

Choose one of the seven courses listed below:

  • FIN 435 - Commercial Bank Management
    MKT 323 - Services Marketing
    MKT 325 - Personal Selling
    ACCT 300 - Intermediate Accounting I
    ACCT 330 - Tax Planning for Investment
    ACCT 430 - Tax Accounting
    ACCT 440 - Business Law for the Accounting Professional
  • FIN 499 - Senior Assessment - Finance
  • FIN ELECTIVE*
  • FIN ELECTIVE*
  • BUSINESS ELECTIVE**
  • ECON 307 - Financial Data Modeling
  • FIN 331 - Applied Investments
  • FIN 332 - Investment theory
  • FIN 350 - Risk MGT/Insurance
  • FIN 437 - Corporate Asset MGT
  • FIN 438 - Corporate Funds MGT
  • FIN 444 - Retirement Planning
  • FIN 445 - Estate Planing
  • ACCT 330 - TAX Planning For Investments

Choose one of the two courses below:

  • FIN 439 - SEC Analyst/Portfolio MGT
    FIN 449 - Practicum In Portfolio MGT
  • FIN 450 - Financial Plan Development
  • FIN 499 - Senior Assessment - Finance
  • FIN ELECTIVE*
  • BUSINESS ELECTIVE**

*Finance electives may be chosen from 300 and 400 level finance courses not already required for the major.

*The business elective may be chosen from any 300 or 400 level course in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Computer Information Systems, and MKT 323 or MKT 325.

Additional Information

For additional information, contact Dr. Chris Brown, Chair of the Finance Department.

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 Last Modified 9/25/14