Bachelor in Finance

General

Program Description

Focus

The finance major at Drury University provides students with financial management, forecasting, and analysis skills necessary for a career in finance. Additionally, the interpersonal skills and liberal arts background that are the foundation of a degree from Drury University provides graduates with an added advantage in their careers.

Student Learning/Engagement/Teaching

Finance courses are designed to both ground students in the current theories and give them active practice in applying financial concepts. This integration of theory and practice prepares students for future career opportunities and provides them with an engaging experience as they work closely with finance faculty.

Typical Careers for Finance Majors

There are many exciting career opportunities available for finance majors who often find themselves involved in varied activities, significant responsibilities, and professional interaction with others in the workplace. A career in finance prepares students for top-level corporate positions in such areas as Corporate Finance, Money Management, Financial Planning, Real Estate, Insurance, and Investment Banking. These fields are ever-changing and expanding and the finance major is designed to help graduates “hit the ground running” and adapt quickly to these conditions. If corporate finance is not your goal, but operating your own business is, a major in finance will also prepare you for entrepreneurial career endeavors. Finance is a versatile major, and students majoring in finance are not limited in his or her career choices.

Where our Students Go

Finance majors from Drury have pursued careers with a variety of companies. Recent graduates have accepted positions with organizations such as Leggett and Platte, O’Reilly Automotive, PWC, BKD, Cerner Corporation, State Street, Edward Jones, and The Federal Reserve.

Course Requirements

Students pursuing the bachelor of business administration degree (BBA) with a major in finance are required to complete the following course requirements:

CORE Requirements: 39-43 hours* BBA Tool Courses: 25 hours BBA Core Courses: 21 hours Finance Major Courses: 33 hours Electives: 2-6 hours

Total BBA hours:124-128 hours

*Drury CORE hours have been reduced from 45-49 to 39-43 as credit hours (6-7) are included in the BBA Tool Courses hours.

BBA Tool Courses:

All students pursuing a BBA degree with a major in finance are required to complete the following tool courses:

  • Principles of Accounting
  • Accounting for Management
  • Basic Economic Theory
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Business Foundations
  • Computer Proficiency Exam
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Analytical Methods
  • Management Information Systems

BBA Core Courses:

All students pursuing a BBA degree with a major in finance are required to complete the following core courses:

  • Professional Business Experience (Internship)
  • Corporate Finance MGMT 205-208: Study Abroad
  • Leadership & Organizations
  • Business Law & Ethics
  • Business Simulation Workshop
  • Strategic Management
  • Marketing

Major Requirements:

Students earning a BBA degree with a major in finance also must complete the following courses for the major:

  • Investments
  • Advanced Corporate Finance

Choose one of the following:

  • Price Theory
  • Aggregate Economic Analysis

Choose three (or more) of the following, at least two must be finance courses:

  • Intermediate Accounting I
  • Price Theory
  • Aggregate Economic Analysis
  • Econometrics
  • International Economics
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Risk Management and Insurance
  • Bank Management
  • Derivatives and Alternative Investments
  • Special Topics
  • Finance Professional Exam Preparation

Recommended elective for candidates pursuing the CFA®

  • Intermediate Accounting II

The faculty of the Breech School reserves the right to modify the above program and degree requirements at any time.

Admission Policy

Official admission to the Breech School of Business Administration is required* to enroll in any upper-division course (numbered 300/400) with prefixes of ACCT, ECON, FINC, MGMT, and MKTG.

To be admitted to the Breech School of Business Administration, a student must:

  1. Be officially admitted to Drury University.
  2. Complete an official declaration of the major form indicating the major, minor or special program that the student intends to pursue. At this time, students will be required to read and sign the Breech Student Honor Code.
  3. Have completed at least 42 hours of college-level credit, including a minimum of 12 semester credit hours at Drury University.
  4. Have completed all of the following preparatory courses (or their transfer equivalents) with a minimum grade of C- in each of the following courses:
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Basic Economic Theory
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Computer Proficiency Exam (must achieve grade of ‘S’)
  • Management Information Systems

Choose one of the following:

  • Business Calculus
  • Calculus I
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 on all Drury University coursework.

Conditional Admission. A student not achieving the 2.75 overall GPA, or not achieving the required grades of C- in the preparatory courses listed above, or not completing at least 42 hours of college-level credit, including a minimum of 12 semester credit hours at Drury University, may be granted up to two (2) semesters of conditional admission to the Breech School. Conditional admission cannot be granted to a student not achieving both the required GPA and a minimum grade of C- in the specified preparatory courses.

During the semester(s) of conditional admission, the student will be expected to meet all requirements for full admission. The student, subject to advisor approval, may enroll in a total of 13 hours of upper-division Breech School coursework during the terms of conditional admission. Prior to registration, students are required to complete the Permission to Enroll in Upper-Division Breech School Courses form with their academic advisor.

Students Majoring in Non-Breech School Majors/Minors

Students who must enroll in a Breech School 300 or 400 level offering to fulfill requirements of a program NOT offered through the Breech School of Business Administration may be exempted from this admission policy, provided they have completed all other specific prerequisites for the course. Prior to registration, students are required to complete the Permission to Enroll in Upper-Division Breech School Courses form with their academic advisor.

Last updated Nov 2018

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