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Today’s businesses need leaders who know how to make sound financial and business decisions based on proven methodologies and principles. The B.S. in Finance at Georgian Court University familiarizes you with accounting, investing, and economics while exposing you to the business operations arena.

Of course, you’ll learn how to crunch numbers, use financial software, and predict financial risks, but you’ll go beyond that into the bigger picture—leveraging fiscal concepts and strategies to run profitable, transparent, and compliant businesses and organizations. The program also teaches you about the role communications and marketing play in a finance career. Graduates with a B.S. in Finance go on to work at leading financial institutions, as well as in the government, education, and private business sectors.

99%

Full-Time students receive some form of aid

11:1

Student to faculty ratio

$22.8M

Financial aid awarded annually by GCU

Over $23k

Average awarded annually per undergraduate student

Top 20%

Overall mobility index

To earn this degree, students must successfully complete at least 120 credits, including General Education requirements and the major requirements below.

Major Sequence

To earn a Bachelor of Science in Finance, students must successfully complete 120 credits which includes the business core, which is 45 credits in accounting, business, and economics coursework, plus additional courses in finance as follows:

Business Core Courses
AC171Principles of Financial Accounting3.0
AC172Principles of Managerial Accounting3.0
EC181Principles of Macroeconomics 13.0
EC182Principles of Microeconomics 13.0
BU121Quantitative Business Concepts 1,23.0
BU211Business Law3.0
BU213Mgmt Theory & Org. Behavior3.0
BU221Business Statistics & Probability3.0
IS224Introduction to Business Analytics3.0
FIN235Introduction to Finance3.0
MK241Principles of Marketing3.0
BU242Managerial Communications3.0
or CM251 Intercultural Communication
or CM252 Organizational Communication
IS320Management Information Systems3.0
BU350Internship & Career Preparation1.0
BU351Internship 32.0
BU491Business Strategies & Policy3.0
Required Finance Courses
EC481Comparative Economic Systems3.0
FIN335Financial Management I3.0
FIN339Introduction to Financial Technology3.0
FIN382International Finance & Economics3.0
FIN434Investment Analysis3.0
FIN482Financial Market & Institutions3.0
Total Credits63.0
1

Course may also satisfy a General Education requirement.

2

BU121 Quantitative Business Concepts may be waived if the student has achieved a B or better in MA109 College Algebra, MA110 Precalculus, or MA115 Calculus I.

3

A Finance student is required to identify and search for internship opportunities in Finance.



For more information on program requirements, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.

Complement your primary focus of study with a minor in finance from GCU, and explore accounting, investing, and economics.

Minor Sequence

Up to two three-credit courses (six credits total) may double-count for a student’s major, other minor, or general education requirements and the finance minor.

The Minor in Finance requires 18 credits from:

Requirements
Select one of the following:3.0-6.0
AC276
Survey of Accounting
AC171
AC172
Principles of Financial Accounting
and Principles of Managerial Accounting
Select one of the following:3.0-6.0
EC180
Contemporary Economics
EC181
EC182
Principles of Macroeconomics
and Principles of Microeconomics
FIN335Financial Management I3.0
FIN434Investment Analysis3.0
FIN482Financial Market & Institutions3.0
Select one of the following:3.0
AC471
Individual Federal Taxation
BU319
Business & Professional Ethics
FIN336
Financial Management II
FIN382
International Finance & Economics
EC383
Labor Economics
EC481
Comparative Economic Systems
Total Credits18.0-24.0



For more information on program requirements, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.

  1. Before you begin your internship, schedule an appointment at georgian.as.me/?calendarID=2795200 to meet with Theodora Sergiou, Internship and Student Development Coordinator for the School of Business and Digital Media (SBDM).
  2. Complete the Internship Registration and Contract using CareerLink.
    • Go to georgian.edu/careerlink.
    • Select “I am a Student.” If this is your first time signing in, enter your GCU password and select “Activate” account to complete your profile and create a Careerlink password. If you have already set up a CareerLink profile, sign in using your GCU username and the CareerLink password you created for this account (not your GCU password).
    • Once logged on, select “Experiential Learning” from the action menu.
    • Complete the SBDM Approval Form online. Once approved, you will receive e-mail confirmation.
  3. Students register for the internship course by first requesting permission from Professor Sergiou in Self-Service, and then going back into Self-Service and completing registration.
    • Business majors will register for BU351.
    • Digital communication majors will register for CM405.
    • Graphic Design and Multimedia majors will register for GD429.
  4. During the internship, you should maintain a weekly journal of hours worked, tasks performed, and personal reflections. Regularly review your progress with the internship coordinator and employer.
  5. Toward the end of your internship and at least two weeks before the end of the semester, go back into CareerLink to submit the Internship Evaluation Form online.
  6. At the conclusion of the semester, you will prepare a PowerPoint presentation on your internship experience containing:
    • an overview of the enterprise;
    • a job description;
    • an explanation of how you achieved your learning objectives; and
    • and a self-reflection on the impact of the internship on your career choice, goals, and plans.

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