Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance Curriculum


Alvernia students must successfully complete a minimum of 123 semester credits to receive a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree. Finance majors must complete 57 to 58 credits in the major, including 30-31 in the Business Core and 21 that are specific to finance. Requirements include a six-credit Business Seminar.

Required courses (57-58 credits )

BUS 101 Financial Accounting
BUS 200 Managerial Accounting I  -or-
BUS 250 Accounting Principles
BUS 206 Management Principles
BUS 207 Marketing Principles
MAT 208 Statistics OR MAT 209 Probability & Statistics
BUS 305 Accounting Information Systems - or -
BUS 311 Principles of Management Information Systems                          
BUS 342 Business Law
BUS 410 Financial Markets
BUS 411 Corporate Finance
BUS 426 Strategic Management
BUS 438 Business Seminar
BUS 205 Fraud Examination
BUS 225 Insurance and Risk Management
BUS 227 Financial Services
BUS 312 International Business I
BUS 406 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
BUS 412 International Business II

Related Requirements ( 6 credits )

ECON 248 Macroeconomics
ECON 249 Microeconomics

**A total of 123 credits and 3 credits in a human diversity course are required to complete a Bachelor’s degree. To adhere to Franciscan values, community service hours are also required. In addition, at least 30 credits at the 300/400 levels must be taken at
Alvernia University. Program requirements are subject to change. Contact your admissions counselor for the most up-to-date information.