BS in Finance (FNC) - Recommended Academic Plan for Penn State World Campus

Effective Spring 2015 - 120 Credits

Stage 1

MATH 110 CalculusNotes for: MATH 110

MATH 110

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or MATH 140 - CalculusNotes for: MATH 140

MATH 140

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
ENGL 15 - Rhetoric and Composition Notes for: ENGL 15

ENGL 15

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
or ENGL 30 - Honors Freshman CompositionNotes for: ENGL 30

ENGL 30

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
3
3
3
3
Total credits 16

Stage 2

3
3
ECON 102 - Introduction to Microeconomics & PolicyNotes for: ECON 102

ECON 102

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
3
3
Total credits 15

Stage 3

ACCTG 211 - Financial and Managerial AccountingNotes for: ACCTG 211

ACCTG 211

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
4
3
or B A 241 and BA 242; Legal Environ of Business & Social and Ethical Environ of BusinessNotes for: BA 242

BA 242

http://bulletins.psu.edu/undergrad/courses/B/B%20A/242/200203S1
4
ECON 104 - Introduction to Macroeconomics Analysis & PolicyNotes for: ECON 104

ECON 104

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 14

Stage 4

ENGL 202D - Effective Writing - Business WritingNotes for: ENGL 202D

ENGL 202D

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
STAT 200 - Elementary StatisticsNotes for: STAT 200

STAT 200

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or SCM 200 - Introduction to Statisics for BusinessNotes for: SCM 200

SCM 200

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
3
MIS 204 - Introduction to Business Information SystemsNotes for: MIS 204

MIS 204

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Elective CreditNotes for: Elective Credit

Elective Credit

The World Campus does not offer the First Year Seminar, so you may use one free elective credit.
1
Total credits 14

Stage 5

FIN 301 - Corporation FinanceNotes for: FIN 301

FIN 301

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
MGMT 301 - Basic Management ConceptsNotes for: MGMT 301

MGMT 301

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
MKTG 301(W) - Principles of MarketingNotes for: MKTG 301(W)

MKTG 301(W)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ECON 304 - Intermediate Macroeconomic AnalysisNotes for: ECON 304

ECON 304

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or ECON 351- Money and BankingNotes for: ECON 351

ECON 351

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or ECON 442 - Managerial EconomicsNotes for: ECON 442

ECON 442

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or ECON 481 -Business Forecasting TechniquesNotes for: ECON 481

ECON 481

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or ECON 485 - Econometric TechniquesNotes for: ECON 485

ECON 485

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Approved ElectivesNotes for: Approved Electives

Approved Electives

Must have a C or higher in all 300/400 Level Courses.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Total credits 15

Stage 6

FIN 420 - Investment and Portfolio AnalysisNotes for: FIN 420

FIN 420

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ACCTG 305 - Financial Statements and Management DecisionsNotes for: ACCTG 305

ACCTG 305

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or ACCTG 371 and ACCTG 472 Intermediate Accounting I & Financial Accounting IINotes for: ACCTG 472

ACCTG 472

http://bulletins.psu.edu/undergrad/courses/A/ACCTG/472/200708SP
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or ACCTG 471 and ACCTG 472 Intermediate Financial Accounting I & IINotes for: ACCTG 472

ACCTG 472

http://bulletins.psu.edu/undergrad/courses/A/ACCTG/472/200708SP
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
SCM 301 - Supply Chain ManagementNotes for: SCM 301

SCM 301

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Approved ElectivesNotes for: Approved Electives

Approved Electives

Must have a C or higher in all 300/400 Level Courses.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Approved ElectivesNotes for: Approved Electives

Approved Electives

Must have a C or higher in all 300/400 Level Courses.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Total credits 16

Stage 7

Approved 400-level Finance CourseNotes for: Approved 400-level Finance Course

Approved 400-level Finance Course

(Cannot use an internship in this area)
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
FIN 471 - International FinanceNotes for: FIN 471

FIN 471

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ACCTG 426 - Financial Statement AnalysisNotes for: ACCTG 426

ACCTG 426

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Business Support CourseNotes for: Business Support Course

Business Support Course

Please consult with adviser
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Business Support CourseNotes for: Business Support Course

Business Support Course

Please consult with adviser
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Total credits 15

Stage 8

Approved 400-level Finance CourseNotes for: Approved 400-level Finance Course

Approved 400-level Finance Course

(Cannot use an internship in this area)
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
MGMT 471W - Strategic Management and Business PolicyNotes for: MGMT 471W

MGMT 471W

BA 422 - Strategic Business Planning - http://bulletins.psu.edu/undergrad/courses/B/B%20A/422W/201213FA This course is the approved substitution at the World Campus at this time. You must complete MGMT 301, MKTG 301W, FIN 301, and SCM 301 as prerequisites. BA 422 also satisfies the W requirement.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
FIN 451 - Intermediate Financial ManagementNotes for: FIN 451

FIN 451

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Approved ElectivesNotes for: Approved Electives

Approved Electives

Must have a C or higher in all 300/400 Level Courses.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Approved ElectivesNotes for: Approved Electives

Approved Electives

Must have a C or higher in all 300/400 Level Courses.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Total credits 15

Additional Notes

The entrance to major requirement includes 29.1 college credits, 2.0  or higher cumulative GPA for current Penn State students, and the following five courses: ENGL 015/030, MATH 110/140, ACCTG 211, ECON 102, STAT 200/SCM 200.

ENGL 202D, ECON 102, ECON 104, STAT 200, and MATH 110 satisfy both major and general education requirements.

GWS, GQ, GN, GA, GH, GS, and GHA are codes used to identify different categories of general education requirements.

US, IL, and US/IL are codes used to identify courses that will satisfy the required 3 credits in US and the 3 credits in IL cultures requirements.

W and Y course suffix are the codes for the courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum Requirements.

At least 50% of all major business credit hours (34 credits) required for the degree must be completed at Penn State World Campus.  For the business credit calculution, this includes all of the major requirements, except for non-business supporting courses, ENGL 202D, and MATH 110.  Students may transfer a maximum of six (6) credits of 300-400 level business coursework from another academic institution.

Students who have not met the admission requirement of two units of high school world language must complete a college level one world language before graduation.  The World Language credits for the admission requirement may count in the non-business supporting area of the audit.

Please consult your adviser for transfer credit application to this plan.

 

 

 

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

BA 242
http://bulletins.psu.edu/undergrad/courses/B/B%20A/242/200203S1
Elective Credit
The World Campus does not offer the First Year Seminar, so you may use one free elective credit.
Approved Electives
Must have a C or higher in all 300/400 Level Courses.
ACCTG 472
http://bulletins.psu.edu/undergrad/courses/A/ACCTG/472/200708SP
ACCTG 472
http://bulletins.psu.edu/undergrad/courses/A/ACCTG/472/200708SP
Approved Electives
Must have a C or higher in all 300/400 Level Courses.
Approved Electives
Must have a C or higher in all 300/400 Level Courses.
Approved 400-level Finance Course
(Cannot use an internship in this area)
Business Support Course
Please consult with adviser
Business Support Course
Please consult with adviser
Approved 400-level Finance Course
(Cannot use an internship in this area)
MGMT 471W
BA 422 - Strategic Business Planning - http://bulletins.psu.edu/undergrad/courses/B/B%20A/422W/201213FA This course is the approved substitution at the World Campus at this time. You must complete MGMT 301, MKTG 301W, FIN 301, and SCM 301 as prerequisites. BA 422 also satisfies the W requirement.
Approved Electives
Must have a C or higher in all 300/400 Level Courses.
Approved Electives
Must have a C or higher in all 300/400 Level Courses.