Degrees and Requirements

Finance

Finance, a program in the Business Group, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a leading specialized acceditation association for business education.

The central objectives of the major in finance are to develop students' critical and analytical skills and to enable them to apply these skills effectively in identifying and solving problems in the area of finance. A second program objective is to foster within the student awareness of values and moral issues in modern finance.

To successfully complete the Finance Degree, a minimum of 120 credits are required, the last 30 of which must be earned at La Roche College.

The following coursework is required:

  • 48 credits of Business Core Requirements
  • 15 credits of Finance Major Requirements
  • 12 credits of Finance Major Electives
  • 9 credits of Skills Components
  • 34 credits of CORE Curriculum courses

Summary of Requirements

Business Core Requirements: 48 credits

  • ACCT2003
    ACCOUNTING I |

    ACCT2003
    ACCOUNTING I |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    The first of a two-course introductory financial accounting sequence that examines financial accounting from the viewpoint of preparers and users of financial statements. This course focuses on a basic introduction to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles along with the principles and concepts of recording, processing, and reporting accounting information. Topics include the accounting cycle, including financial statement preparation; merchandising operations, including inventory systems and cost flow assumptions; special journals; internal control systems; cash and bank reconciliations; and receivables and uncollectible accounts. |

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  • ACCT2004
    ACCOUNTING II |

    ACCT2004
    ACCOUNTING II |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    The second of a two-course introductory financial accounting sequence that examines financial accounting from the viewpoint of preparers and users of financial statements. This course focuses on a continuation of basic Generally Accepted Accounting Principles along with the principles and concepts of recording, processing, reporting, using, and analyzing accounting information. Topics include long-lived assets, current and long-term liabilities, partnership and corporate equity transactions, the statement of cash flows, and ratio analysis. |

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    ACCT2003

  • ACCT2013
    MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING |

    ACCT2013
    MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    An examination of the internal uses of accounting information, this course focuses on the relationship between accounting data and management’s information needs in support of planning, controlling, motivating, and decision making. Topics include costing systems and behaviors; product costs, period costs, and overhead application methods; cost-volume-profit analysis; budgeting; standards and variance analysis; and managerial decision making. |

    PREREQUISITES:

    ACCT2003

  • ADMG1005
    MACROECONOMICS |

    ADMG1005
    MACROECONOMICS |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    An introductory economics course focusing on the field of macroeconomics, including government spending, money, inflation, unemployment and taxes. Also included are brief sections on microeconomic and economic systems.|

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  • ADMG1006
    MICROECONOMICS |

    ADMG1006
    MICROECONOMICS |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    An introductory economics course focusing on the field of microeconomics. Price, cost and production theory are covered in relation to competitive, monopolistic and oligopolistic industry structure. The field of labor economics is treated in some detail. Some advanced macroeconomics topics are also covered.|

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  • ADMG1018
    FUNDAMENTALS OF MANAGEMENT |

    ADMG1018
    FUNDAMENTALS OF MANAGEMENT |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    An introduction to the three major schools of management thought: the classical, the behavioral and the management science schools. The major emphasis is on the fundamentals of each school of thought and also on the integrative approach to management, drawing on the systems and contingency approaches.|

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  • ADMG2009
    BUSINESS LAW I |

    ADMG2009
    BUSINESS LAW I |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course is an introduction to law and legal procedure. Contracts, their nature and requisites formation, operations, interpretation, discharge and remedies are discussed.|

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  • ADMG2018
    ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR |

    ADMG2018
    ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course provides an in-depth examination of organizational behavior from a macro-perspective. This course includes a review of the research on organizational structure, technology and the environment, as well as their relationship and the implications for effective organizational design. Also included in the course are discussions of organizational goals and effectiveness, organizational culture, organizational conflict and politics, and alternative organizational structure in the U.S. and abroad.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    ADMG1018

  • ADMG2025
    HUMAN RESOURCES ADMINISTRATION |

    ADMG2025
    HUMAN RESOURCES ADMINISTRATION |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A study of the basics of human resources management including planning, recruitment selection, motivation and performance appraisal. Also treated are salary benefits systems and an introduction to EEOC and OSHA law.|

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  • ADMG4020
    OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT |

    ADMG4020
    OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    Study is given to the basic operations, functions and procedures. An analytical approach is utilized with emphasis on problem solving. Modern management science techniques such as linear programming, PERT and inventory control models are presented.|

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    Reserved for JR/SR Only

  • ADMG4055
    SEMINAR-BUSINESS POLICY |

    ADMG4055
    SEMINAR-BUSINESS POLICY |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    An intensive culmination and synthesization of the study of administration and management consisting of readings, case study and class discussion. The primary emphasis is on the development of the skills of strategic analysis from the viewpoint of the general manager.|

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    Reserved for Senior Only

  • FINC3032
    FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT |

    FINC3032
    FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    An analytical study of external sources and processes of financing. Financial analysis tools, short-and long-term financing, dividend policy and capital budgeting are examined.fTÃvTJ3|

    PREREQUISITES:

    ACCT2004

  • FINC3036
    FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS |

    FINC3036
    FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course will provide for an understanding of the various types of financial institutions that exist and operate in the American economy. Their relationship and activities in the international environment will also be addressed.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    ADMG1018

  • INMT3039
    INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MGMT |

    INMT3039
    INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MGMT |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    An introduction to international business management with particular emphasis on the field of international finance and economics. In addition, the course deals with problems in the area of finance, marketing, production and organization, both from the perspective of the multinational corporation and the domestic corporation trading in international markets.|

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  • ISTC1005
    PRACTICAL COMPUTER APPLICATIONS |

    ISTC1005
    PRACTICAL COMPUTER APPLICATIONS |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course provides the student with hands-on use of personal computers and Microsoft Office. Email etiquette and management as well as effective and efficient access and evaluation of information from the Internet are also introduced. Emphasis is on learning the concepts and skills necessary to complete the task at hand using the computer, related software, and the Internet. While learning the keystrokes is important, equally important is using the right tool for the right job. Word processing, electronic spreadsheets, graphic presentations, and the Windows Operating environments including file and folder management are presented in this course.|

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  • MRKT2021
    MARKETING MANAGEMENT(ADMG2021) |

    MRKT2021
    MARKETING MANAGEMENT(ADMG2021) |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A basic study of marketing systems in the American economy. This course includes, identifying the activities involved in the flow of goods among manufacturers, brokers, wholesalers, retailers and consumers. The nature of demand, buyer behavior, costs and pricing, sales strategies, promotions and techniques are presented.Cross-listed with ADMG2021|

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Finance Major Electives: 12 credits

  • ACCT3002
    TAXATION II |

    ACCT3002
    TAXATION II |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course examines the basic income tax provisions of the federal Internal Revenue Code, with a particular focus on those provisions applicable to partnerships, corporations, and other entities. This course focuses on choice of entity issues, tax accounting and procedural issues, planning strategies, and the evaluation of the practical and ethical issues that may be encountered in implementing tax strategies. |

    PREREQUISITES:

    ACCT2004

  • ADMG2010
    BUSINESS LAW II |

    ADMG2010
    BUSINESS LAW II |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    Study of sales: Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code, transfer of title, warranties, rights and remedies of buyer and seller; Commercial paper; Article 3 of the Uniform Commercial Code and Article 4 of the Uniform Commercial Code: Bank Deposits.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    ADMG2009

  • ADMG3010
    BUSINESS ORGANIZATION & REGULATION |

    ADMG3010
    BUSINESS ORGANIZATION & REGULATION |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course studies the concepts of Unincorporated Business Association and Corporations. It also provides an overview of the issues relating to the Regulation of Business.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    ADMG2009

  • FINC3040
    RISK MANAGEMENT & INSURANCE |

    FINC3040
    RISK MANAGEMENT & INSURANCE |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    Identifying and analyzing risk and managing it through insurance and alternative tools are integral to the overall risk management plans of individuals and firms.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    FINC3032

  • FINC4039
    REAL ESTATE FINANCE |

    FINC4039
    REAL ESTATE FINANCE |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course provides the basics of real estate financial analysis including legal instruments, financing residential properties, income-producing properties, real estate development, institutional sources of funds and the secondary mortgage market.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    FINC3032

  • ISTC2021
    MGMT OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS |

    ISTC2021
    MGMT OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course provides discussion and analysis of current issues related to the management of information systems. The components of an information system; hardware, software, data, connectivity, procedures and people are discussed in relationship to a variety of information systems including collaboration information systems, social media information systems, and enterprise wide systems such as Enterprise Resource Planning, Customer Relationship Management and Supply Chain Management. Other major areas of analysis include cloud computing, business intelligence, and the Systems Development Life Cycle. The focus of the analysis is using Information Systems to gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

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  • ISTC2030
    NETWORKING |

    ISTC2030
    NETWORKING |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course provides students with an introductory examination of computer-based networked environments. Of particular interest in this course is providing students with both a conceptual as well as an applied understanding of networks and networking. Students will be introduced to the organizational framework in which networking exists. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to explore networking on practical and applied levels so that issues such as hardware and software solutions and applications, as they relate to networked environments, will be examined.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    ISTC1005

  • ISTC4042
    SYSTEMS ANALYSIS & DESIGN |

    ISTC4042
    SYSTEMS ANALYSIS & DESIGN |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course is an overview of the systems development life cycle and its use in analyzing and designing systems. It includes concepts of project roles, cost estimates, documentation (deliverables), tools and techniques for management of processes and communications.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    JR/SR Only

  • MATH3045
    PROBABILITY & STATISTICS II |

    MATH3045
    PROBABILITY & STATISTICS II |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A detailed study of topics in statistics: comparison of classical and Bavesian methods in conditional probability and estimation of parametrics, non-linear regression, multiple, partial and rank correlation, indices, time series, analyses of variance for two-way classification with and without interaction, design of experiments, reliability and validity of measurements and non-parametric tests.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    MATH3040

Finance Major Requirements: 15 credits

  • ACCT3001
    TAXATION I |

    ACCT3001
    TAXATION I |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This introductory taxation course examines the basic income tax provisions of the federal Internal Revenue Code, with a particular focus on those provisions that affect the tax liabilities of individual taxpayers. This course focuses on some of the basic forms that must be submitted by taxpayers, recognition of present real world tax issues, planning strategies to ensure compliance with applicable law and regulations while minimizing the taxpayers’ exposure to liability, and the evaluation of the practical and ethical issues that may be encountered in implementing tax strategies. |

    PREREQUISITES:

    ACCT2004

  • FINC3031
    INVESTMENTS |

    FINC3031
    INVESTMENTS |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    An analysis of securities and a study of principles of governing the management of investment assets in light of relevant economic factors.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    ACCT2004

  • FINC3034
    COMMERCIAL BANK MANAGEMENT |

    FINC3034
    COMMERCIAL BANK MANAGEMENT |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course incorporates a financial framework for students to view banking as a participant in the evolving financial services industry.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    FINC3032

  • FINC4033
    MANAGERIAL FINANCE |

    FINC4033
    MANAGERIAL FINANCE |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    An advanced course in corporate finance. Case studies utilized to describe a series of decisions facing the corporate managers of domestic and multinational firms as they assess the value of various investment and financial strategies. Practical and conceptual issues facing managers in large and small firms are addressed.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    FINC3032

  • INMT4046
    INTERNATIONAL FINANCE |

    INMT4046
    INTERNATIONAL FINANCE |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A growing number of firms engage in various types of international financial transactions. This course focuses on international financial management issues such as foreign exchange markets, international capital markets such as Eurobond markets and international banks, international banking and international risk analysis.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    FINC3032

Skills Component Requirements: 9 credits

  • ADMG3024
    PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATION |

    ADMG3024
    PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATION |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course is designed to provide students in the professional areas with training in preparing and giving professional presentations. Students will develop skills in audience/client assessment, research, presentation design and development, using presentation tools and presentation evaluation.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    Reserved for JR/SR Only

  • MATH1030
    CALCULUS FOR BUSINESS, ECONOMICS& MGMT SCIENCES |

    MATH1030
    CALCULUS FOR BUSINESS, ECONOMICS& MGMT SCIENCES |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A one-semester course in the differential and integral calculus of functions of a single variable. Emphasis on concepts and the skills of differentiation and integration with applications from Administration, Economics and Managerial Sciences.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    MATH1010

  • MATH1040
    PROBABILITY & STATISTICS |

    MATH1040
    PROBABILITY & STATISTICS |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    The study of the fundamentals of probability theory with applications to natural and social sciences as well as to mathematics. Discrete and continuous distributions, sampling theory, linear correlation, regression, statistical inference, estimation and analysis of variance are included.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    MATH1010