Undergraduate Catalog: 2021-22

Finance BS

The Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Saint Francis will prepare you with the specialized knowledge and skills to serve the complex demands of a rapidly changing business environment. Corporations rely on finance experts to ensure that the firm’s long-term investment activities provide a return for the firm, the financial costs related to those investment decisions are minimized, and to ensure that the firm has the correct financial resources to operate. Financial experts also play an important role in the financial markets by evaluating individual securities and developing portfolios that manage the trade-off between risk and return. The finance program at the University of Saint Francis provides you with a solid finance background that will prepare you to begin your career in the field of finance.

Student Learning Outcomes

To accomplish this mission, graduates of the Bachelor of Science will acquire the skills described in the following outcomes:

  1. Students make decisions informed by ethical models and Franciscan values
  2. Students demonstrate effective business communication utilizing technology
  3. Students demonstrate mastery of professional competencies
  4. Students develop problem-solving skills through experiential learning
  5. Students demonstrate effective skills in the field of finance
  6. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the various functional areas of finance

Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Finance requires 120 credit hours which includes:

  • 36 credit hours general education courses
  • 51 credit hours business core
  • 24 credit hours for major
  • 9 credit hours for electives

Program of Studies

  • General Elective Courses:
    • FYS 100/101, MATH 131/132/133/223 or Nat Science, ENGL 101/103, COMM 121, ENGL 104, PHIL 123/ PHIL 284, ECON 207, THEO 105, FIN 240, THEO, ART OR LIT, CAPSTONE BUS 489
  • Business Core Courses,54 credit hours:
    • ACCT 106, ACCT 110, BUS 101, BUS 102, BUS 103, BUS 104, BUS 125, BUS 200, BUS 270, BUS 307, BUS 360, BUS 400, BUS 456, FIN 250, MGMT 230, MGMT 272, MGMT 325 or MGMT 400, MGMT 375, MKT 281, RMI 370
  • Finance Major Courses, 21 credit hours
  • Accounting Elective:  ACCT 210, ACC 214, ACCT 315, ACCT 316, ACCT 320, ACCT 417, ACCT 418, ACCT 420
  • Management/ RMI: MGMT 333, MGMT 439, MGMT 433, MGMT 472, RMI 450, RMI 470
  • Elective Courses, 9 credit hours: as needed to complete a minimum of 120 credit hours

Admission Requirements

None beyond USF standards.

Progression Requirements

All Bachelor of Science in Finance majors must maintain a GPA of at least 2.0, are required to earn a grade of “C” or better in all business core courses required by the major.

Graduation Requirements

None beyond USF standards