Finance: Financial Analyst, BSBA

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2022-2023. All students who wish to major in Business should complete the following courses: ACCT 2003; ECON 2003; EEE 2023; MSIS 2103 or BADM 2233, and MKTG 3213 or MGMT 3013 and attain a minimum 2.70 overall GPA prior to undertaking upper division courses. A grade of C or higher is expected to be earned for these courses.

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2023-2024. All students who wish to major in Business are classified as pre-business majors until completion of the following: (1) ACCT 2003, ECON 2003, EEE 2023, MSIS 2103 or BADM 2233, and MKTG 3213 or MGMT 3013, each with a grade of C or higher; (2) ENGL 1113, ENGL 1213, and MATH 1413 or higher Math/Stat course; (3) attainment of 45 credit hours for incoming freshman or 12 credit hours at OSU for transfer students; and (4) attainment of a minimum 2.7 OSU GPA. Upon completion of these requirements, application is made to the Spears School of Business for admission to the major.

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2021-2022. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.50
Total Hours: 120

General Education Requirements
English Composition
See Academic Regulation 3.5
ENGL 1113Composition I3
or ENGL 1313 Critical Analysis and Writing I
ENGL 1213Composition II3
or ENGL 1413 Critical Analysis and Writing II
American History & Government
HIST 1103Survey of American History3
or HIST 1483 American History to 1865 (H)
or HIST 1493 American History Since 1865 (DH)
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
3 hours of MATH or STAT designated "A"3
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course
Courses designated (N) with one (L)7
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
Course designated (S)3
Additional General Education
BADM 2233Business Analytics Fundamentals (A) 1, 43
MGMT 3013Fundamentals of Management (S) 1, 2, 43
MKTG 3213Marketing (S) 1, 2, 43
Hours Subtotal40
Diversity (D) & International Dimension (I)
May be completed in any part of the degree plan
At least one Diversity (D) course
At least one International Dimension (I) course
College/Departmental Requirements
Business Freshman Seminar
BADM 1111Business First Year Seminar (or any First Year Seminar approved by College)1
Career Planning for Business Success
BADM 2111Career Planning for Business Success 11
Professional Development for Business Development
BADM 3111Professional Development for Business Success 11
Hours Subtotal3
Major Requirements
A minimum GPA of 2.00 is required in these 72 hours
Common Body 2
ACCT 2003Survey of Accounting 3, 43
or ACCT 2103
ACCT 2203
Financial Accounting
and Managerial Accounting
BADM 3113Practical Business and Interpersonal Skills 13
ECON 2003Microeconomic Principles for Business 43
EEE 2023Introduction to Entrepreneurship 43
FIN 3113Finance3
LSB 3213Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business3
MGMT 4513Strategic Management3
MSIS 2103Business Data Science Technologies 43
MSIS 3223Principles of Data Analytics3
Finance Major Requirements
A minimum GPA of 2.00 is required in these 45 hours of Finance Major Requirements
23 of these 45 hours must be in residence at OSU
Core Courses:
ACCT 3004Foundational Accounting and Data Skills4
ACCT 3104Intermediate Accounting I and Data Analysis4
ACCT 4901Advanced Accounting Tools and Technologies1
ECON 2203Introduction to Macroeconomics3
ECON 3313Money and Banking3
FIN 4223Investments3
FIN 4333Financial Management3
STAT 2023Elementary Statistics for Business and Economics (A)3
or STAT 2053 Elementary Statistics for the Social Sciences (A)
or STAT 2013 Elementary Statistics (A)
Select 3 hours of the following:3
Written Communication
Oral Communication
Business Communication for International Students
Technical Writing
Small Group Communication
Business and Professional Communication
Intercultural Communication (I)
Organizational Communication
Option Requirements
FIN 4343Valuation and Financial Modeling3
FIN 4813Portfolio Management3
FIN 4763Financial Futures and Options Markets3
Select nine hours of the following:9
Student Managed Investment Fund
Student Managed Investment Fund II
Selected Topics in Finance (Securities Industries Essentials - SIE)
Selected Topics in Finance (Financial Data Analysis with Python)
Energy Finance
International Financial Management
Hours Subtotal72
Select 5 hours 35
May be selected from any upper- or lower-division area except activity courses in LEIS and PE and lower-division AERO and MLSC. 12 credit hours earned in advanced AERO and MLSC, exclusive of credit earned for summer camp, may be included in the 120 hours.
Hours Subtotal5
Total Hours120

Other Requirements

  1. A minimum of 50 percent of the business hours required for a degree must be OSU delivered in residence or OSU online courses.
  2. Forty-five hours of upper division courses required.

Additional State/OSU Requirements

  • At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 or 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU.
  • Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; 8 transfer correspondence hours.
  • Students will be held responsible for degree requirements in effect at the time of matriculation and any changes that are made, so long as these changes do not result in semester credit hours being added or do not delay graduation.
  • Degrees that follow this plan must be completed by the end of Summer 2027.