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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.

Program

To earn a B.S. in Finance, you must successfully complete at least 120 credits, including:

  • General Education courses
  • Business core courses (45 credits)
  • Finance courses (15 credits)

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

Courses

Business Core:

  • AC171 Principles of Financial Accounting (3)
  • AC172 Principles of Managerial Accounting (3)
  • BU121 Quantitative Business Concepts (3)*
  • BU211 Business Law (3)
  • BU213 Management Theory & Organizational Behavior (3)
  • BU221 Business Statistics & Probability (3)
  • BU241 Principles of Marketing (3)
  • BU242 Managerial Communications (3)
  • BU335 Financial Management I (3)
  • BU450 Internship & Career Preparation (1)
  • BU451 Internship (2+)**
  • BU491 Business Strategies & Policy (3)
  • EC181 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
  • EC182 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • IS224 Introduction to Business Analytics (3)
  • IS320 Management Information Systems (3)

*BU121 may be waived if the student has achieved a B or better in MA107, MA109, MA110, or MA115.
**Finance students are required to identify and search for internship opportunities in finance.

Finance:

  • BU434 Investment Analysis (3)
  • EC382 International Finance & Economics (3)
  • EC482 Financial Markets & Institutions (3)
  • Choice of courses (pick two):
    • AC471 Individual Federal Taxation (3)
    • AC472 Entity Federal Taxation (3)
    • BU319 Business & Professional Ethics (3)
    • BU321 Electronic Commerce (3)
    • BU336 Financial Management II (3)
    • BU383 Labor Economics (3)
    • EC481 Comparative Economic Systems (3)

Complement your primary focus of study with a minor in finance from GCU, and explore accounting, investing, and economics. This program requires 18 credits.

Program

To earn a minor in finance, you must successfully complete:

  • Choice of courses (pick one option):
    • AC476 Survey of Accounting (3)
    • AC171 Principles of Financial Accounting (3) & AC172 Principles of Managerial Accounting (3)
  • Choice of courses (pick one option):
    • EC476 Economic Survey (3)
    • EC180 Contemporary Economics (3)
    • EC181 Principles of Macroeconomics (3) & EC182 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • BU335 Financial Management I (3)
  • BU434 Investment Analysis (3)
  • EC482 Financial Markets & Institutions (3)
  • Choice of courses (pick one):
    • AC471 Individual Federal Taxation (3)
    • BU319 Business & Professional Ethics (3)
    • BU336 Financial Management II (3)
    • EC382 International Finance & Economics (3)
    • EC383 Labor Economics (3)
    • EC481 Comparative Economic Systems (3)

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

Requirements for completion of an internship:

  1. Schedule an appointment to meet with Theodora Sergiou, internship coordinator – https://georgian.as.me/?calendarID=2795200.
  2. Complete the Internship Registration and Contract using Career Link.
    1. On the Georgian Court website, select the tab for “Services & Support,” then select “Career Services. Or go to https://georgian.edu/careerlink.
    2. Select the “Student” icon. Sign in using the GCU username and the password you created for this account (it is not your GCU password). If this is your first time signing in, enter your GCU password and select “Activate” account to complete your profile and create a password.
    3. Once logged on, select “Experiential Learning” from the action menu and “SBDM Internship Documentation forms.”
    4. Complete the SBDM Approval Form online and submit it. It will be sent to the internship coordinator.
  3. After the form is executed (employer signs off), the internship coordinator will send it to the the Office of the Registrar and you will be registered for the course.
  4. During the internship:
    1. Maintain a weekly journal of hours worked, tasks performed, and personal reflections.
    2. Regularly review your progress with the internship coordinator and employer.
  5. During the last week of the internship, please have your site supervisor sign into CareerLink. From the Experiential Learning action menu, select “SBDM Internship Documentation Forms.”
  6. Complete and submit the Internship Evaluation form. The form will be electronically forwarded to your employer. When the employer has completed and submitted the evaluation, it will automatically be sent to the internship coordinator.
  7. While the internship evaluation is in progress, you must write and submit a 1,500 to 2,000-word paper on your internship experience to the internship coordinator containing:
    1. an overview of the enterprise sponsoring the internship, including history, scope, mission, organizational structure, and clients;
    2. your job description, including your interactions as an intern with others in the company, office, or organization;
    3. how you achieved your learning objectives, including GCU courses and other skills you were able to apply; and
    4. a self-reflection on the impact of the internship on your career choice, goals, and plans.

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