Finance, B.B.A./Finance, M.S.

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 140-144

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 40


Overall GPA - Combined and OU: 3.00

Major GPA - Combined and OU: 3.00

Upper-Division Businesses Courses GPA - Combined and OU: 3.00

Program Code: A434/F435 Q253

To enroll in upper-division business courses, students must be certified for degree candidacy and meet all prerequisites.

Undergraduate Major Requirements

Any 3000- or 4000-level FIN course will count in the Finance major grade point average unless otherwise specified.

Required12
Financial Intermediaries and Markets
Financial Modeling and Analysis in Excel
Investments
Advanced Corporate Finance
Major Electives9
Choose 9 hours of upper-division FIN courses
Total Credit Hours21

Note: FIN 3133 and FIN 3513 will not count toward the BBA or in the FIN major GPA.

Major Requirements Recommended for CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst): FIN 3403, FIN 3503, FIN 3603, FIN 4113, FIN 4713, and one course chosen from FIN 4133, FIN 4403, or FIN 4613.

Required Courses

Core Requirements 12
Legal Environment of Business
Principles of Organization and Management
Principles of Marketing
Business Strategy and Policy (Capstone - to be taken last semester of senior year) 2
Additional Requirements8
Business and Professional Basics I
Business & Professional Basics II
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Business Finance
Upper-Division Business9
Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (fulfills upper-division general education requirement)
Intermediate Accounting I (must earn a C in this course)
Intermediate Accounting II
Total Credit Hours29

Graduate Requirements

The Non-Thesis degree is a coursework-only degree; a Non-Thesis examination is not required.
Up to 12 hours of graduate level courses from a list maintained by the department and approved by the graduate liaison can be shared between the BBA and MS-FIN.

Finance Core6
Financial Management
Investments
Derivative Securities and Markets 1
Graduate Electives 1
Shared Electives6
Choose six hours of shared graduate electives
Graduate Business Electives20
Choose 20 hours of graduate level elective courses
Total Credit Hours32

General Education and College Requirements

Courses taken to fulfill the University General Education Requirements must be chosen from the approved General Education course list published at http://www.ou.edu/gened/courses.

UNIVERSITY-WIDE GENERAL EDUCATION (MINIMUM 40 HOURS) AND COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS
Core Area I: Symbolic and Oral Communication6-16
Principles of English Composition (Core I)
Principles of English Composition (Core I)
Expository Writing
Language (Core I) - Students who have completed two years of high school language are exempt from this general education requirement (0-10 hours).
Mathematics6
Functions and Modeling for Business, Life and Social Sciences (Core I) 1
Calculus I for Business, Life and Social Sciences (Core I) 1
Core Area II: Natural Science 7
Natural Sciences - Choose two courses taken from the biological and/or physical sciences. The two courses must be from different disciplines and at least one course must include a laboratory component (Core II)
Core Area III: Social Science 2
P SC 1113American Federal Government (Core III)3
Core Area IV: Arts and Humanities12
United States to 1865 (Core IV)
United States, 1865 to the Present
Introduction to Business Ethics (Core IV: Western Culture)
Choose one course in each of the following fields (Core IV):
Artistic Forms 3
World Culture 3
Core Area V: First-Year Experience 3
Choose one course
Basic Business 422
Fundamental Financial Accounting 5
Fundamental Managerial Accounting 5
Personal Computing Productivity Tools
Business Communications 5
Principles of Economics-Macro (Core III-SS) 2, 5
Principles of Economics-Micro (Core III-SS) 2, 5
Elements of Statistics (Core I-M) 5
Computer-Based Information Systems 5
Total Credit Hours59-69

Free Electives

Electives to bring total applicable hours to the minimum total required for the degree including a minimum of 40 upper-division hours. B AD 2110B AD 2113MGT 2013, and MKT 2013 will not count for credit toward a BBA.

Additional Requirements

  1. One upper-division course in each of the following areas is required: LS, MGT, and MKT.
  2. Pass/No Pass will not be accepted for any Business or General Education courses or any specifically required courses.
  3. Students must complete the GMAT exam with a score of 500 or greater.
  4. Comprehensive written exam required at end of program.
  5. Sixty hours, excluding physical education activity courses, must be taken at a baccalaureate degree-granting institution.
  6. A combined maximum of 8 hours of general military experience and flight instruction courses will count toward the required hours.

Suggested Semester Plan of Study

Additional hours may be required if remedial math or language is required. Please see an academic counselor to develop a plan of study.

Apply for permission to take upper division business courses the semester in which you will complete the prebusiness courses1.

During the 2nd semester, third year:

  • Take GMAT
  • Interview for internships
  • Apply for admission to Master of Accountancy program
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterCredit Hours
ECON 1113 Principles of Economics-Macro (Core III) 1 3
ENGL 1113 Principles of English Composition (Core I) 3
ENT 2113 Innovation & Entrepreneurship 3
MATH 1643 Functions and Modeling for Business, Life and Social Sciences 3
First-Year Experience (Core V) 2 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
B AD 1001 Personal Computing Productivity Tools 1
ECON 1123 Principles of Economics-Micro (Core III) 1 3
ENGL 1213
Principles of English Composition (Core I)
or Expository Writing
3
MATH 1743 Calculus I for Business, Life and Social Sciences (Core I) 3
P SC 1113 American Federal Government 3
Natural Science (Core II) 2 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Year
First Semester
ACCT 2113 Fundamental Financial Accounting 1 3
B AD 2091 Business and Professional Basics I 1
ECON 2843 Elements of Statistics 1 3
MIS 2113 Computer-Based Information Systems 1 3
PHIL 1273 Introduction to Business Ethics (Core IV: Western Culture) 3
World Culture (Core IV) 2 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
ACCT 2123 Fundamental Managerial Accounting 3
B C 2813 Business Communications 1 3
FIN 2303 Business Finance 3
HIST 1483
United States to 1865 (Core IV)
or United States, 1865 to the Present
3
Natural Science with Lab (2nd discipline) (Core II) 2 4
 Credit Hours16
Third Year
First Semester
B AD 3091 Business & Professional Basics II 1
FIN 3453 Financial Modeling and Analysis in Excel 3
FIN 3603 Advanced Corporate Finance 3
MGT 3013 Principles of Organization and Management 3
MKT 3013 Principles of Marketing 3
ECON 3113 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
ACCT 3113 Intermediate Accounting I 3
FIN 3503 Investments 3 3
FIN 3403 Financial Intermediaries and Markets 3
L S 3323 Legal Environment of Business 3
Artistic Forms (Core IV) 2 3
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
First Semester
ACCT 3123 Intermediate Accounting II 3
FIN Elective (Major Elective) 3
Shared Graduate Course 3 2
Shared Graduate Course 3 3
Shared Graduate Course 3 3
 Credit Hours14
Second Semester
B AD 4013 Business Strategy and Policy 3
FIN Elective (Major Elective) 3
FIN Elective (Major Elective) 3
FIN 5322 Derivative Securities and Markets 3 2
MS Finance Graduate Elective 3 2
 Credit Hours13
Summer
L S 5802 Business Ethics/Legal 2
MS Finance Graduate Elective 2
 Credit Hours4
Fifth Year
First Semester
MS Finance Graduate Elective 2
MS Finance Graduate Elective 2
MS Finance Graduate Elective 2
MS Finance Graduate Elective 2
MS Finance Graduate Elective 2
 Credit Hours10
Second Semester
MS Finance Graduate Elective 2
MS Finance Graduate Elective 2
MS Finance Graduate Elective 2
 Credit Hours6
 Total Credit Hours141