Finance- Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Management

Degree

Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS)

Overview

The Bachelor of Applies Science in Finance builds on basic accounting and finance courses to provide students with the knowledge, preparation, and hands-on practice necessary to pursue a career in the financial services industry.  Students will learn and practice the financial skills necessary to work in banking, corporate finance, and personal financial advising careers.  Skills include data analytics, financial analysis, financial modeling, and investments in various financial markets (including portfolio management).

Career opportunities

With a degree in Finance, students may pursue a career in the financial services industry and banking, investment and commercial banking, the insurance industry, real estate, financial advising and portfolio management.  Other careers would include corporate finance, Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) and many others.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the degree, successful graduates will be able to:

  1. Manage the monetary resources of organizations
  2. Demonstrate understanding of financial markets and institutions
  3. Apply financial modeling to forecast organizational financial needs
  4. Demonstrate ability to analyze investment alternatives
  5. Demonstrate critical thinking and an analytics mindset to solve business problems

Course Requirements

Students are responsible to examine the course description of each course listed below for details of prerequisites, which must be satisfied before registering for the course.

Religion

Religion Cornerstone Courses

Complete each of the following
Course NumberTitleCredits
REL 200The Eternal Family (Cornerstone)

2 credits

REL 225Foundations of the Restoration (Cornerstone)

2 credits

REL 250Jesus Christ & His Everlasting Gospel (Cornerstone)

2 credits

REL 275Teachings & Doctrine of The Book of Mormon (Cornerstone)

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:8

Religion Electives

Complete three additional religion courses
Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:6

Total Credit Hours: 14

College and Career Success

Complete both of the following
Course NumberTitleCredits
CAR 101College Success

1 credit

BAP 115Excel and Introduction to Technology

1 credit

Total Credit Hours:2

Total Credit Hours: 2

Internship

Complete at least 1 credit
Course NumberTitleCredits
CAR 499Internship

1-3 credits

Total Credit Hours:1-3

General Education

 

Program Required General Education

The following courses are General Education courses that are required as part of the degree.

Course NumberTitleCredits
BUS 301Principles of Management

3 credits

BUS 340Professional Business Communications

3 credits

COMM 122Interpersonal Communications

3 credits

MAT 252Statistics

3 credits

ECON 161 or ECON 162Economics

3 credits

The remaining General Education requirements are as follows

English Composition

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 101Introduction to College Writing

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

American Institutions

Students must complete one of the following courses:
Course NumberTitleCredits
HIST 101American Foundations

3 credits

HIST 170American Civilizations

3 credits

HIST 175History of Technology in the United States

3 credits

POLS 110American Government

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3
 

Fine Arts

Students must complete one of the following courses: 
Course NumberTitleCredits
ART 101Survey of Art History

3 credits

ART 110Survey of Visual & Performing Arts

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3
 

Life Sciences

Students must complete one of the following courses:
Course NumberTitleCredits
LS 103Nutrition and Health

3 credits

LS 265Anatomy & Physiology

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:3-4

LS 265 is for Medical Assisting student only

 

Physical Sciences

Students must complete one of the following courses:
Course NumberTitleCredits
GEO 111Physical Geology, Online

3 credits

PS 120Introduction to Physical Geography

3 credits

PS 140Introduction to Physical Sciences

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Total Credit Hours: 30

Accounting Certificate

Course NumberTitleCredits
ACC 101Financial Accounting I

3 credits

ACC 102Financial Accounting II

3 credits

ACC 212Managerial Accounting

3 credits

BAP 115Excel and Introduction to Technology

1 credit

BAP 130Advanced Excel

1 credit

BA 140Tableau for Business Analytics

1 credit

FIN 301Introduction to Finance

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Business Core

Course NumberTitleCredits
ACC 333Accounting Automation Systems

1 credit

BA 147Introduction to Databases and Structured Query Language (SQL)

1 credit

BA 350Data Analytics

2 credits

BA 380Advanced Data Analytics

2 credits

BUS 321Business Law and Ethics

3 credits

BUS 351Marketing Management

3 credits

GSO 325Operations Management

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Finance Emphasis

Course NumberTitleCredits
ACC 455Law and Ethics for Accountants

1 credit

ACC 485Accounting Strategy

2 credits

FIN 315Corporate Managerial Finance

3 credits

FIN 335Investments

3 credits

FIN 345Financial Institutions

3 credits

FIN 410Financial Statement Analysis and Modeling

2 credits

FIN 475Financial Case Studies

1 credit

Total Credit Hours:15

Recommended Electives

While the following courses are not required for the degree, they are strongly recommend in preparation for a career in finance. Additionally, these are ideal courses to meet the 40 upper-division credit requirement.
Course NumberTitleCredits
ACC 210Accounting Practicum

3 credits

ACC 325Individual Tax

3 credits

ACC 327Business Tax

2 credits

ACC 330Accounting Systems

2 credits

BA 370Advanced Business Analysis

3 credits

ECON 162Economic Principles and Problems-Macro, Online

3 credits

FIN 455Financial Advising and Portfolio Management

3 credits

Total Credit Hours: 120

Graduation Requirements

1.Complete a minimum of 120 credit hours 

2.Complete a minimum of 40 credit hours of upper-division classes (>300 level) 
3.Minimum of 2.0 GPA

4. C grade or higher required in all program-specific classes

Recommended Course Sequence

Individual student circumstances, such as the need for a smaller course load or the number of preparatory English or Math courses a student must take, may require additional semesters to complete the program. Please see your academic advisor for assistance.

First Semester

ACC 101, Financial Accounting I  3 credits

BAP 115, Excel & Technology in Business, 1 credit

COMM 122, Interpersonal  Communications, 3 credits

CAR 101, Success in College, 1 credit

ENG 101, Introduction To College Writing, 3 credits

GE – LS  Gen Ed Life Science, 3 credits

REL, Cornerstone Religion course, 2 credits

Total Minimum Semester Hours 16

Second Semester

ACC 102, Financial Accounting II 3 credits

GE – FA Gen Ed Fine Arts 3 credits

GE – SS, Recommend ECON 161 3 credits

MAT 110, College Algebra 4 credits

REL, Cornerstone Religion course 2 credits

Total Minimum Semester Hours 15

 

Third Semester

ACC 212, Managerial Accounting 3 credits

BA 140, Tableau 1 credit

BA 147, Intro to Databases & SQL 1 credit

BAP 130, Advanced Excel 1 credit

BUS 340, Gen Ed (2nd level English) 3 credits

GE-AI, Gen Ed American Institutions 3 credits

REL, See Religion Classes 2 credit

Total Minimum Semester Hours 14

 

Fourth Semester

FIN 301 Principles of Finance 3 credits

GE – PS Gen Ed Physical Science 3 credits
GE - DISTN MAT 252 3 credits
ELECTIVE Elective (CAR 299) 1 credit
ELECTIVE Elective (ACC 210) 3 credit
REL See Religion Classes 2

Total Minimum Semester Hours 15

 

Fifth Semester

ACC 325* Individual Tax 3 credits
ACC 333 Automated (Alteryx) 1 credit
BA 350 Data Analytics 2 credits
BUS 321 Business Law & Ethics 3 credits
FIN 315 Corporate Managerial Finance 3 credits
ACC 455 Ethics 1 credit
**REL See Religion Classes 2 credits

Total Minimum Semester Hours 15

 

Sixth Semester

BA 370* Business Analysis 3 credits
BA 380 Advanced Data Analytics 2 credits
BUS 301 Principles of Management 3 credits
FIN 335 Investments 3 credits
ACC 327* Business Tax 2 credits
**REL See Religion Classes 2 credits
Total Minimum Semester Hours 15

 

Seventh Semester

BUS 351 Marketing Management 3 credits
FIN 410 Fin Statement Analysis & Modeling 2 credits
GSO 325 Operations / Global Supply Chain 3 credits
FIN 345 Financial Institutions 3 credits
ACC 330* Accounting Systems 2 credits
**REL See Religion Classes 2 credits
Total Minimum Semester Hours 15

 

Eighth Semester
ACC 485 Strategy 2 credits
FIN 475 Financial Case Studies 1 credit
 ECON 162* MacroEconomics 3 credits
CAR 499 Internship 1-3 credits
FIN 455* Portfolio Management 3 credits
ELECTIVE Elective 3-5 credits
**REL See Religion Classes 0

Total Minimum Semester Hours 15

 

Bachelor Degree Hours 120

*Recommended electives