Finance

Finance

Dr. Kirby Cundiff, Division Chair
kxccad@rit.edu

Program overview

The finance major prepares students for management positions in financial, commercial, industrial, and governmental organizations. Students are taught the principles of financial decision making and build an understanding of the economic, legal, and financial environment in which they will operate. Career options exist in government, industry, service, and not-for-profit organizations.

Students become familiar with financial systems, which include the public, private and government spaces. They also study financial instruments related to countless assets and liabilities. Specifically, Finance majors study cash flow, asset and risk management, capital markets, portfolio theory, international finance and forecasting and budgeting. Students become expert at decision making – one of the main differences between Finance and Accounting.

As a Finance major, students go beyond making a budget; they learn how to analyze a budget to determine opportunities to save or identify the best investment option. Students explore different career options in the Finance program based on their interest in decision-making – they can choose to pursue studies that support a managerial position as a Financial Analyst or they may be interested in a path that leads them to a career in Financial Consulting.

Finance students develop their ability to manage corporate finances and enhance their leadership potential. At RIT Dubai students learn how to solve problems. In addition and more importantly, they learn how to prevent problems through in-depth analysis, contingency planning and effective decision making.

Accreditation

The BS in Finance program is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and is licensed by the KHDA. The program is also accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Curriculum

Finance has a 122 total credits. While getting a business degree in finance, students learn from faculty members with significant industry experience. Plus, students spend one semester* honing skills in a professional environment such as a corporate finance group or a securities/investment banking firm. At graduation, students are well prepared to succeed in the complex economic

Course

Sem. Cr. Hrs.

First Year

MGMT-101

Business 1: Ideas and Business Planning

3

MGIS-101

Computer-based Analysis 1

1

ECON-101

LAS Perspective 4: Principles of Microeconomics

3

COMM-253

Communication

3

STAT-145, 146

LAS Perspective 7A, 7B: Introduction to Statistics I, II

7

MGIS-102

Business 2: Technology-enabled Launch

2

 

LAS Foundation: First Year Writing

3

ECON-201

LAS Perspective 3: Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ACCT-110

Financial Accounting

3

 

LAS Foundatiion 1: First Year Seminar

3

ACSC-010

Year One Seminar 

0

 

Wellness Education*

0

Second Year

ACCT-210

Management Accounting

3

MKTG-230

Principles of Marketing

3

FINC-220

Corporate Finance

3

 

LAS Perspective 1, 2

6

FINC-352

Managing Assets and Liabilities

 

MGMT-215

Organizational Behavior

3

 

Free Elective

3

INTB-225

Global Business Environment

3

MATH-161

Applied Calculus

4

Third Year

MGMT-340

Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

3

FINC-460

Financial Analysis and Modeling

3

FINC-362

Intermediate Investments

3

 

LAS Immersion 1, 2

6

 

LAS Perspective 5, 6

6

DECS-310

Operations Management

3

FINC-420

Finance in a Global Enviroment (WI)

3

 

Finacne Elective 

 

 

Cooperative Education

Co-op

Fourth Year

 

Finance Elective 

3

 

Free Electives 

9

 

Immersion 3

3

 

LAS Electives 

12

 

 

 

MGMT-560

Strategy and Innovation

3

 

 

 

Total Semester Credit Hours

122

Please see New General Education Curriculum–Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information † The First Year Seminar requirement is replaced by an LAS Elective for the 2013-14 academic year.

Course Catalog