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Finance, B.S.


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Program Director

Dr. Michael Payne
Office: R104
Phone: (414) 277-7589
Email: paynemj@msoe.edu

Overview

Finance is the language of business. The Bachelor of Science in Finance at MSOE allows students to become fluent in the language of business by focusing on learning how individuals and business organizations raise capital, and how those resources are allocated among competing investment opportunities to create value. Through the finance program, students gain an understanding of financial theory and practice, how to analyze financial statements while evaluating the health of a firm, to apply financial modeling skills for the valuation of the firm, securities and other financial vehicles, portfolio management strategies, to evaluate portfolio performance, and effective communication skills and teamwork. Finance is a broad field that prepares students for positions in corporations, investment firms, government, banks and entrepreneurship.

Graduates with a B.S. in Finance from the Rader School of Business will be able to:

  1. Strategically analyze, evaluate, and solve business problems using technology and an understanding of the social context
  2. Prepare and deliver, concise, persuasive stakeholder-centered information in a professional manner
  3. Develop leaders of character who promote effectiveness in working with and leading diverse teams
  4. Exhibit an entrepreneurial mindset
  5. Calculate and analyze the volatilities of individual stocks compared to the volatility of an equally weighted portfolio

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Year One


Fall


Total: 16 lecture hours - 0 lab hours - 16 credits

Spring


Total: 16 lecture hours - 0 lab hours - 16 credits

Year Two


Fall


Total: 14 lecture hours - 2 lab hours - 15 credits

Spring


Total: 15 lecture hours - 0 lab hours - 15 credits

Year Three


Fall


Total: 14 lecture hours - 2 lab hours - 15 credits

Spring


Total: 17 lecture hours - 2 lab hours - 18 credits

Year Four


Fall


Total: 12 lecture hours - 0 lab hours - 15 credits

Spring


Total: 14 lecture hours - 0 lab hours - 15 credits

Program total: 118 lecture hours - 6 lab hours - 125 credits


Notes:


*Courses with an asterisk are used to calculate major GPA.

See The Raider Core  page for details on the general education program and Common Learning Outcomes (CLOs).

1This course can assess any of the following CLOs: Collaborate Successfully, Think Critically, Demonstrate Ethical Understanding, Exhibit Curiosity, or Embrace Diversity. With some exceptions, these courses must be taught out of the Humanities, Social Science, and Communication, Mathematics, or Physics & Chemistry Departments.

2The noted CLO is a placeholder. Raider Core electives can be taken in any order, as long as Exhibit Curiosity, Embrace Diversity, and Demonstrate Ethical Understanding are all covered. With some exceptions, these courses must be taught out of the Humanities, Social Science, and Communication Department.

Approved Business Electives


For courses labeled “Business Elective,” students may choose from any category below.

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