Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance - Certified Financial Planning Concentration

General Education Requirements
School of Business General Education Requirements9
School of Business Foundation Requirements9
Core Required Courses
FINA 303Money and Financial Institutions1
FINA 320Investments1
Required Courses
ACCT 301Federal Taxation of Individuals1
FINA 318Fundamentals of Financial Planning1
FINA 401Retirement Planning1
FINA 402Estate Planning and Insurance1
FINA 423Certified Financial Planning Capstone1
General Electives 17
Total Units32

In or outside the School of Business.

All students in the School of Business must meet the following General Education requirements in addition to specific requirements within the major area of study. Furthermore, School of Business majors have a common set of Business Foundation courses which must be met. The specific additional requirements of the individual majors are found in the following sections.

Each student must complete at least four writing or writing enhanced (WE) courses to complete the University Writing Requirement. At least two of these courses must be from General Education. Based upon Admissions application information, students may be placed in ENGL 100; ENGL 100  will count toward the Writing requirement if completed with a minimum grade of C. A single course may not be used to meet more than one of the General Education requirements, but a single course may count toward a General Education requirement and the student’s major or minor requirements, as well as count as a Writing Enhanced course in the Writing requirement. 

Writing Requirement
FSEM 100First Year Seminar1
Junior Seminar1
Quantitative Reasoning1
Select one unit from the following:
Calculus for Business Decisions
Calculus I with Review Part 2
Calculus I with Analytic Geometry
Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Natural World
Select one unit from:1
Creative Arts (any A course) 1
Modern Language (at 102 level or above)
ECON 104SFoundations of Economics I1
Select three units from among the following categories:3
Creative Arts (any A course (includes A, or MUSC, MUSA or MUSE credit courses)) 1
Culture and Belief (any B course)
Individuals, Societies, and Social Systems (any S course)
Historical Inquiry (any H course)
Physical and Natural World (any P course)
Modern Language (any level)
Quantitative Reasoning (any Q course)
Personal and Social Responsibility
SOBA 209VIntroduction to Business Ethics1
Total Units9

Course(s) must equal one unit.

Common Body of Knowledge
SOBA 200Professional Communications1
SOBA 209VIntroduction to Business Ethics1
ACCT 201Fundamentals of Accounting1
SOBA 201Fundamentals of Financial Analysis1
SOBA 202Fundamentals of Organizations and Markets1
SOBA 203Fundamentals of Marketing and Technology1
INTL 201International Business and Culture (or equivalent) 11
STAT 301QBusiness Statistics1
MGMT 495Strategic Management1
Total Units9

The International Business and Culture requirement may be satisfied with INTL 201 or any other approved internationally-focused business course. 

Experiential Learning

Experiential learning is the process of developing knowledge and skill from direct active experiences beyond a traditional classroom. Through experiential learning activities, students reflect on how the tools and techniques taught in an academic setting transfer to a real world setting and bring this understanding back to the classroom through concrete examples and meaningful conversations. Experiential learning typically involves a significant activity which offers students a chance to reflect on their curricular learning, gain an overall understanding of their future work environment and create the foundation for success after graduation. Experiential learning activities offer students rich opportunities to understand the implications and experience the consequences of their decisions, deepen their understanding of the curricular content as well as understand the role of personal values in their decision making. All undergraduate students majoring in business must complete two significant experiential learning activities as a requirement for graduation.

For an activity to satisfy the experiential learning requirement, it must:

  1. Have scope. It must represent a significant investment of time and effort on the part of the student.
  2. Demonstrate rigor. It must entail a noteworthy interaction with college-level academic thought.
  3. Promote reflection. It must involve personal application by the student of classroom material.

Many courses and co-curricular activities are pre-approved as satisfying the experiential learning requirement.  Students may also petition for special approval of additional activities.

Co-Curricular/Cultural Attendance Requirements

In addition to all academic requirements, students are required, for graduation, to complete 24 events. The Dean’s Office provides a list of approved events each semester. Students may also view the list of co-curricular events under Calendar of Events at