The finance major prepares students to work in any of the major areas of the field of finance. These areas include commercial banking, financial planning, fixed income analyst, equity analyst, corporate financial analyst, investment banking, etc. Many of these areas are expected to grow in demand for the foreseeable future. The coursework required for this major gives students a well-rounded background in business and finance. Students will learn core financial skills and how to apply them. They will also learn to think analytically and solve problems in an uncertain environment.
Upon graduating, Finance majors should be able to: compute the cost of capital for a company and make capital budgeting decisions; make financial forecasts and analyze financial statements; and use discounted cash flow analysis and valuation metrics to value companies and their stocks.
See the Graduate section of this Catalog for more information on Graduate programs offered at Mount Mercy.
Core Requirements for all Business Majors
|BA 203||Principles Of Law||3|
|BA 250||Technology & Communication In Business||3|
|BA 270||Business Statistics||3|
|BA 379||Financial Management||3|
|BA 435||Senior Seminar in Business||3|
|or BA 436||Applied Business Strategy|
|BC 265||Principles Of Accounting I||3|
|BC 266||Principles Of Accounting II||3|
|BN 204||Principles Of Management||3|
|BK 208||Principles Of Marketing||3|
|EC 251||Macroeconomics Principles||3|
|EC 252||Microeconomic Principles||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Basic Mathematical Modeling|
|Calculus I (Required for Actuarial Science Majors)|
Finance Major (Core business requirements plus 18 additional semester hours)
|BA 344||Investments 1||3|
|BA 420||Cases In Finance||3|
|EC 366||Money and Banking 2||3|
|One BC course numbered 300 or above||3|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|Applied Financial Reporting|
|International Economics 1|
Can NOT double count for the management or business majors or econ minor.
Cannot double count for managemnt or business majors but does double count for economics minors.
Academic Requirements for the Finance Major
All finance majors must achieve a minimum grade of C- in each of the following courses: BC 265, BC 266, BA 344, BA 379, BA 420, EC 251, EC 252, EC 366, and the upper level accounting course as well as both finance electives. This applies to equivalent courses transferred from other institutions.