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Finance BS

Semester Requirements

http://saunders.rit.edu/undergraduate/finance/index.php

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.

Cooperative education

Finance majors are required to complete six months of cooperative education during the last two years of study. Co-op is the best way for students to immerse themselves in the real world and apply what they have learned in the classroom to real-world situations.

Curriculum

Finance, BS degree, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
MGMT-101 Business 1: Ideas and Business Planning 3
MGIS-101 Computer-based Analysis 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 2: First Year Writing 3
ECON-201 LAS Perspective 3: Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ACCT-110 Financial Accounting 3
  LAS Foundation 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 3
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 Environment (WI) 3
  Finance Elective 3
  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.

(WI) Refers to a writing intensive course within the major.

* Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information. Students completing bachelor's degrees are required to complete two Wellness courses.
† The First Year Seminar requirement is replaced by an LAS Elective for the 2013-14 academic year.

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Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.

Program overview

The finance program 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.

Curriculum

Semester conversion
Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. Each program and its associated courses have been sent to the New York State Department of Education for approval of the semester plan. For reference, the following charts illustrate the typical course sequence for this program in both quarters and semesters. Students should consult their academic advisers with questions regarding planning and course selection.

Finance, BS degree, typical course sequence (quarters)

CourseQtr. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
1720-051, 052 Discovery/Pathways 2
0102-260 Business 1: Ideas and Creativity 4
0102-265 Business 2: Business Plan Development 2
0112-270 Business Software Applications 2
0112-285 Business 3: Commercialization 2
0511-211 Principles of Microeconomics 4
0511-402 Principles of Macroeconomics 4
0535-352 Professional Communication for Business 4
1016-226 Calculus for Management Science 4
1016-319, 320 Data Analysis I, II 10
  Liberal Arts* 12
  Wellness Education† 0
Second Year
0101-301, 302 Financial and Management Accounting 8
0102-305 Careers in Business 1
0113-310 Global Business: An Introduction 4
0104-350 Corporate Finance 4
0110-319 Legal Environment of Business 4
  Liberal Arts* 12
  Free Electives 8
  General Education 4
  Laboratory Sciences 8
Third Year
0102-320 Organizational Behavior 4
0102-438 Business Ethics 4
0104-452 Managing Corporate Assets and Liabilities 4
0104-453 Intermediate Investments 4
0105-363 Principles of Marketing 4
  Liberal Arts* 12
  Free Elective 4
  General Education 4
  Cooperative Education‡ Co-op
Fourth Year
0102-551 Strategy 4
0104-460 Financial Analysis and Modeling 4
  Finance Electives 8
0104-504 Finance in a Global Environment 4
0106-401 Operations and Supply Chain Management 4
0102-530 Managing Innovation and Technology 4
  Free Electives 4
  General Education 8
Total Quarter Credit Hours 183

* Please see Liberal Arts General Education Requirements for more information.

† Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information.

‡ Two quarters of cooperative education are required and must be completed within the third and fourth years.

Finance, BS degree, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013

CourseSem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
MGMT-101 Business 1: Ideas and Business Planning 3
MGIS-101 Computer-Based Analysis 1
ECON-101 LAS Perspective 4: Principles of Microeconomics 3
COMM-253 Communication 3
STAT-145 LAS Perspective 7A: Introduction to Statistics I 3
MGIS-102 Business 2: Technology-Enabled Launch 2
ENGL-150 LAS Foundation 2: Writing Seminar 3
ECON-201 LAS Perspective 3: Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ACCT-110 Financial Accounting 3
STAT-146 LAS Perspective 7B: Introduction to Statistics II 4
  LAS Foundation 1: First-Year Seminar 0
  Wellness Education* 0
Second Year
ACCT-210 Management Accounting 3
MKTG-230 Principles of Marketing 3
FINC-220 Corporate Finance 3
MGMT-295 Sophomore Integrated Experience 1
  LAS Perspective 1, 2 6
FINC-352 Managing Assets and Liabilities 3
MGMT-215 Organizational Behavior 3
  Free Elective 3
INTB-225 Globalization 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 Environment 3
  Finance Elective 3
  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 123

Please see New General Education Curriculum–Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information.

(WI) Refers to a writing intensive course within the major.

* Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information.