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Finance

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.

To earn this degree, you must successfully complete at least 120 credits, including your 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 include 60 credits in accounting, business, and economics coursework as follows:

Business Core Courses
AC171Principles of Financial Accounting3
AC172Principles of Managerial Accounting3
EC181Principles of Macroeconomics 13
EC182Principles of Microeconomics 13
IS224Introduction to Business Analytics3
BU121Quantitative Business Concepts 1,23
BU211Business Law3
BU213Mgmt Theory & Org. Behavior3
BU221Business Statistics & Probability3
BU241Principles of Marketing3
BU242Managerial Communications3
or CM251 Intercultural Communication
or CM252 Organizational Communication
IS320Management Information Systems3
BU335Financial Management I3
BU350Internship & Career Preparation1
BU351Internship 32
BU491Business Strategies & Policy3
Required Finance Courses
BU434Investment Analysis3
EC382International Finance & Economics3
EC482Financial Markets & Institutions3
Elective Finance Courses
Select two of the following:6
AC471
Individual Federal Taxation
AC472
Entity Federal Taxation
BU319
Business & Professional Ethics 1
BU321
Electronic Commerce
BU336
Financial Management II
EC383
Labor Economics
EC481
Comparative Economic Systems
Total Credits60
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

The Minor in Finance requires 18 credits from:

Requirements
AC476Survey of Accounting3
or AC171
AC172
Principles of Financial Accounting
and Principles of Managerial Accounting
Select one of the following:3
EC476
Economic Survey
EC180
Contemporary Economics
EC181
EC182
Principles of Macroeconomics
and Principles of Microeconomics
BU335Financial Management I3
BU434Investment Analysis3
EC482Financial Markets & Institutions3
Select one of the following:3
AC471
Individual Federal Taxation
BU319
Business & Professional Ethics
BU336
Financial Management II
EC382
International Finance & Economics
EC383
Labor Economics
EC481
Comparative Economic Systems
Total Credits18



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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