Finance - Bachelor of Business Administration

Finance is the crossroads of economics, strategy and accounting, and the study of how firms and individuals allocate resources over time and under uncertain conditions. The finance curriculum provides a core foundation in corporate finance, investments, and financial institutions. The theory and concepts are then applied to problem-solving in a variety of areas including financial markets and institutions, corporate finance, international financial management, stock valuation and portfolio allocation, fixed-income markets, and derivatives.

Courses in the BBA in Finance are organized into four options: Financial Analyst, Banking and Financial Planning, Risk Management and Insurance, and Entrepreneurial Finance. Students may pursue one or more options. If a student chooses not to pursue a option, they may select four courses from any option. The option(s) will not appear on the transcript.

Requirements

Completion of the courses listed below (including any prerequisites) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in these courses. At least twelve of the credits for the major must be completed at NMSU.

Required Courses12
Investments3
Financial Information Technology3
Analysis of Financial Markets and Institutions3
Theory of Financial Decisions3
Twelve credits from:12
A declared option below
or
Four courses from any option, for students not wishing to declare an option
Financial Analyst Option (12 credits from the following)
Financial Futures Markets3
Investment Analysis3
Fixed Income Markets, Instruments and Derivatives3
Derivative Markets and Securities3
Financial Policy Decisions3
Real Estate Appraisal3
International Managerial Finance3
Finance Internship and Cooperative Education I1-3
Independent Study1-3
Banking and Financial Planning Option (12 credits from the following)
Management of Financial Institutions (Required)3
Banking Internship and Cooperative Education1-3
Personal Financial Planning for Professionals3
Investment Analysis3
Fixed Income Markets, Instruments and Derivatives3
Real Estate Appraisal3
Independent Study1-3
Risk Management and Insurance Option (12 credits from the following)
Principles of Insurance (Required )3
Life/Health/Employee Benefits3
Property and Liability Insurance3
Business Risk Management3
Analysis of the Excess and Surplus Lines Insurance3
Personal Financial Planning for Professionals3
Insurance Internship and Cooperative Education I1-3
Independent Study1-3
Entrepreneurial Finance Option (12 credits from the following)
Business Creation and Valuation3
Entrepreneurial Finance3
Business Analysis and Turnaround3
Entrepreneurial Law3
Financial Policy Decisions3
Finance Internship and Cooperative Education I1-3
Independent Study1-3
Total Credits24

Every candidate for this major must fulfill the general education common core, College of Business foundation and business core, Viewing a Wider World requirements and general electives, in addition to the requirement for the major. Given below is a suggested study plan for a student pursuing a Finance major. If a student chooses to pursue one or more than one concentration, they should choose the electives that pertain to the concentration. If students choose not to pursue a concentration, they may take courses from any concentration. 

Suggested Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Junior
FallCredits
FIN 341 Financial Analysis and Markets 3
FIN elective 3
 Credits6
Spring
FIN 355 Investments 3
FIN 360 Financial Information Technology 3
FIN 385 Analysis of Financial Markets and Institutions 3
 Credits9
Senior
Fall
FIN 406 Theory of Financial Decisions 3
FIN elective 3
 Credits6
Spring
FIN elective 3
FIN elective 3
 Credits6
 Total Credits27