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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Finance Major (B.B.A.)


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Major code BB6125

College of Business
Copeland Hall 201
Athens, OH 45701
Phone:  740.593.2055
Fax:  740.593.9539
fodora@ohio.edu
www.cob.ohio.edu

Andy Fodor, contact person

Program Overview

The finance major prepares students for the dynamic environment of corporate finance and financial services. Coursework is available in the fields of financial management, commercial banking, financial institutions, security markets, and risk and insurance.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

Freshmen will be admitted to the College on a selective basis. Normally, you will need to be in the top 20 percent of your high school class, with a strong college preparatory curriculum. You are expected to have above-average ACT or SAT scores and also have demonstrated leadership potential through participation in extracurricular activities or work experience. Members of groups that are historically underrepresented in business will receive special consideration.

Change of Program Policy

The College of Business allows a limited number of students from other Ohio University academic colleges to apply for transfer into the College of Business. It should be noted that the transfer requirements differ for students at the end of their freshmen year and students in their sophomore and junior years. The College of Business reserves the right to limit transfer admissions as necessary.

External Transfer Admission

Any student considering transfer to the College of Business is strongly encouraged to contact the College’s Office of Student Services as early as possible. You must be enrolled in the College before your senior year to allow for the College’s 32-hour residency requirement. You must earn at least 50 percent of the business credit hours required for the business degree at Ohio University.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Students in the finance major typically obtain entry-level positions in such areas as banking, insurance, government services, or in an array of industries that employ financial analysts, decision makers, financial strategists, budgeting officers, and planners.

Requirements

Major Hours Requirement


The finance major requires a minimum of 120 hours.

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

College-Level Requirements for the College of Business


View the College-Level Requirements for the College of Business.  

Finance Program Requirements


Complete the following courses:

Complete One Track


Financial Planning Track


Complete the following courses:

Finance Investments Track


Complete the following courses:

  • FIN 4460 - Fixed Income and Futures Credit Hours: 3.0 (pending approval)
  • FIN 4470 - Equity and Option Valuation Credit Hours : 3.0 (pending approval)
  • FIN 4480 - Portfolio Management Credit Hours: 3.0 (pending approval)

Finance Corporate Track


Complete the following courses:

  • FIN 4510 - Intermediate Corporate Finance Credit Hours: 3.0 (pending approval)
  • FIN 4580 - Applied Corporate Finance Credit Hours: 3.0 (pending approval)

Complete one of the following courses:


Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Designation (Optional)


Complete the following courses to complete the optional CFP designation:

College of Business (COB) Requirements


Introductory Cluster Requirements


Complete the following courses:

Business Cluster Requirements


Complete the following courses:

Non-Business Required Hours


Every COB major must complete a minimum of 30 hours of classwork outside of the College of Business. The remaining hours consist of elective classes taken outside of the College of Business.

Individual Non-Business Required Courses


Complete the following courses:

Global Requirement


Complete one of the following three components:

1. Global Course Component


Complete 6 hours from the following courses:

2. Global Experience Component


You may arrange to meet this requirement by completing one of the following:

  1. a Global Consulting Project experience through the College of Business
  2. an approved international experience through the Ohio University Office of Global Opportunities
  3. an approved international experience through the Global Leadership Center

Contact the College of Business Student Services Office for details.

3. Foreign Language Component


Complete a foreign language through at least 2120.

Internship Requirement


Complete 3 hours of internship credit from the following:

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