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

Finance, BS


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About the Program

Finance is the study of wealth and assets, typically money, of a person or a corporation. You will discover what “the time value of money” means, how to manage corporate cash flow and how to effectively allocate resources.

You will study investment management, financial analytic tools and corporate forecasting. After taking accounting and economics, you’ll begin to analyze money in different ways to answer questions like: How do multinational corporations account for currency exchanges? When you are buying another company, how do you decide how much it is worth? What is involved when companies have their Initial Public Offering?

A range of opportunities are available to start your career in Finance. Graduates can start out as financial analysts in large corporations looking at the bottom line and predicting profits. Other opportunities exist in a fast-paced financial leadership development programs or investment banking.

Summary of Program Requirements

The Summary of Program Requirements for Finance  is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.

Detailed Program Requirements

Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.

Bachelor of Science in Management
Major: Finance
Minimum credit hours: 120

Management Admissions Index Core (MAI)

  • To be automatically admitted into upper division, students who have completed all courses in the MAI must have at least a 3.00 MAI GPA and a 2.50 cumulative GPA, have a C- or higher in all MAI and School of Management courses, and may not be on academic probation.
  • Requirements for upper division can be found online: http://www.krannert.purdue.edu/undergraduate/current-students/mgmt/mgmt-req-upper-div.asp
  • MAI courses, or their equivalents, may only be enrolled in two times for a grade.
  • A maximum of three MAI courses may be retaken.
  • School of Management, MAI, and concentration courses with grades of “F” can only be retaken at Purdue University.
  • Previous enrollments as a non-School of Management student in MA 16100 , MA 16200 , MA 16500 , MA 16600  do not count against the retake policy.

MAI Core


International Electives


Any foreign language course - 20100, 20200, 30100, 30200, 40100, and 40200 not in your native language. Foreign language course cannot be taught in English.

Global or international courses (3-6 credits) taken at an approved Purdue study abroad program may be used toward the International Elective with advisor approval.

University Core (*UC*)/Program Course Requirements


(Additional requirements fulfilled through MAI Core and/or School of Management Foundations courses)

General Information


  • MGMT, OBHR and ECON courses numbered 30000 or higher, except for MGMT 30100, can only be taken after being admitted to Upper Division.
  • Transfer credit for upper level MGMT, OBHR and ECON (https://selfservice.mypurdue.purdue.edu/prod/bzwtxcrd.p_select_info) courses will only be considered if taken at a 4 year AACSB accredited school, (www.aacsb.edu).
  • Courses taken on approved Krannert study abroad programs may be used to satisfy degree requirements. Students participating in a Purdue approved study abroad program are registered as full-time Purdue students during their semester abroad. Schedule an appointment with your advisor to discuss study abroad opportunities. Minors outside of the School of Management are also available.
  • Refer to the most updated list of pre- and co-requisites and Course Grade Requirements at http://krannert.purdue.edu/undergraduate/current-students/home.php

Program Requirements


Fall 1st Year


13-16 Credits


16 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


15 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


15 Credits


15 Credits


15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • General Elective - Credit Hours: 1.00
  • Required Finance Course - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Required Finance Course - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

13 Credits


120 Total Credits


Note


◊ Completion prior to admittance to upper division strongly encouraged

*UC* Fulfills University Core requirement

GRADUATION INDEX REQUIREMENTS
Graduation Index: 2.0 minimum
Major (MGMT, OBHR, ECON) Index: 2.0 minimum

Degree Requirements


The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

Expired Course


Any course without a link to its description is one that has been expired.  However, this course could fulfill the degree requirement historically.

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