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2015-2016 University Catalog 
2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Finance, Department of

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Department Chair

Michael LaCour-Little

Department Office/Website

Steven G. Mihaylo Hall 5113


Mehmet Akbulut, Ajay Bhootra, Carolyn Chang, Marcia Clark, Donald Crane, Amadeu DaSilva, Dipasri Ghosh, Joseph Greco, Yi Jiang, Jeffrey Jolley, Michael LaCour-Little, Yuming Li, Johngha LIm, Zhenguo Lin, Yue Liu, Weili Lu, Michael Milligan, Thanh Nguyen, James Primbs, Arsenio Staer, Mark Hoven Stohs, Yingdi Wang, Xiaoying Xie, Jianren Xu, Jing Yang


In choosing their coursework, students may choose one of the five advisory tracks within the finance concentration. The corporate/international financial management track is designed to provide entry-level skills for students interested in the financial management of a non-financial firm. The international component of this track is designed for students who are interested in international corporate financial management. The financial institutions track may lead to employment in banks or other types of firms. The investment/financial planning track is designed for students interested in positions with brokerage firms or financial planning firms. The insurance and financial services track is designed for students interested in positions with insurance firms. The real estate professions track is designed for students interested in careers in commercial brokerage, property management, property development and real estate finance. Students may combine courses from different advisory tracks to meet a specialized educational objective.

Learning Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

The following goals and learning outcomes have been established for students pursuing a degree in business administration:

Problem solving and critical thinking skills

  • Effectively use quantitative/analytical, problem-solving and critical thinking skills in a business situation

Interpersonal relations

  • Motivate self and others to achieve group and organizational goals
  • Diagnose and resolve conflict in group and organizational settings

Ethical awareness

  • Demonstrate an awareness of ethical issues and responsibilities

Functional knowledge

  • Understand and appreciate the principles and roles of each of the major business disciplines and the interrelationships of these disciplines within a strategic framework

Multicultural awareness

  • Appreciate diversity and understand how workforce and market diversity challenge, benefit and influence the activities of the organization

Information technology skills

  • Use information technology to support business analysis and operations

Global awareness

  • Understand the impact of the global economy and business environment

Economic and legal environment knowledge

  • Demonstrate knowledge about the economic and legal environments in which business operates

Communications skills

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills to communicate effectively about business issues using written and oral communications

Programs and Courses Offered

Bachelor of Arts in Business Adminstration

Master of Business Administration



    Courses are designated as FIN in the class schedule.

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