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|
|See Academic Regulation 3.5|
|ENGL 1113||Composition I||3|
|or ENGL 1313||Critical Analysis and Writing I|
|ENGL 1213||Composition II||3|
|or ENGL 1413||Critical Analysis and Writing II|
|American History & Government|
|HIST 1103||Survey of American History||3|
|or HIST 1483||American History to 1865 (H)|
|or HIST 1493||American History Since 1865 (DH)|
|POLS 1113||American Government||3|
|Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)|
|3 hours of MATH or STAT designated "A"||3|
|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 2233||Business Analytics Fundamentals (A) 1, 4||3|
|MGMT 3013||Fundamentals of Management (S) 1, 2, 4||3|
|MKTG 3213||Marketing (S) 1, 2, 4||3|
|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|
|Business Freshman Seminar|
|BADM 1111||Business First Year Seminar (or any First Year Seminar approved by College)||1|
|Career Planning for Business Success|
|BADM 2111||Career Planning for Business Success 1||1|
|Professional Development for Business Development|
|BADM 3111||Professional Development for Business Success 1||1|
|A minimum GPA of 2.00 is required in these 72 hours|
|Common Body 2|
|ACCT 2003||Survey of Accounting 3, 4||3|
|or ACCT 2103|
& ACCT 2203
| Financial Accounting|
and Managerial Accounting
|BADM 3113||Practical Business and Interpersonal Skills 1||3|
|ECON 2003||Microeconomic Principles for Business 4||3|
|EEE 2023||Introduction to Entrepreneurship 4||3|
|LSB 3213||Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business||3|
|MGMT 4513||Strategic Management||3|
|MSIS 2103||Business Data Science Technologies 4||3|
|MSIS 3223||Principles of Data Analytics||3|
|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|
|ACCT 3004||Foundational Accounting and Data Skills||4|
|ACCT 3104||Intermediate Accounting I and Data Analysis||4|
|ACCT 4901||Advanced Accounting Tools and Technologies||1|
|ECON 2203||Introduction to Macroeconomics||3|
|ECON 3313||Money and Banking||3|
|FIN 4333||Financial Management||3|
|STAT 2023||Elementary 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|
|Business Communication for International Students|
|Small Group Communication|
|Business and Professional Communication|
|Intercultural Communication (I)|
|FIN 4343||Valuation and Financial Modeling||3|
|FIN 4813||Portfolio Management||3|
|FIN 4763||Financial Futures and Options Markets||3|
|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)|
|International Financial Management|
|Select 5 hours 3||5|
|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.|
Courses also meet College and Departmental Requirements and cannot be waived with an Associate’s degree.
If ACCT 2103 and ACCT 2203 are substituted for ACCT 2003, hours in the Elective block are reduced by 3.
C or better is required.
- A minimum of 50 percent of the business hours required for a degree must be OSU delivered in residence or OSU online courses.
- 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.