Majors from the Departments of Economics and Business have the option of advancing their knowledge of a functional field of business beyond the business core curriculum. Coursework in one concentration is to be completed in the junior and senior year, and after all prerequisite courses have been completed. Concentrations are elective, not a graduation requirement. Therefore, a concentration is awarded only upon satisfactory completion of the required courses and no substitutions or waivers will be made.
Business Administration majors are eligible for this concentration. Students advance beyond introductory accounting to greater specialization in financial accounting, cost accounting, and accounting information systems. Preparation from this concentration is appropriate for internal corporate and not-for-profit sector accounting. This concentration is not intended as curricular preparation for licensure as a certified public accountant. Students interested in certified public accountancy are directed to the Professional Accounting major.
Course Requirements (Fall 2005)
- ACCT 3225 Cost Accounting 3 s.h.
- ACCT 3311 Intermediate Accounting I 3 s.h.
- ACCT 3312 Intermediate Accounting II 3 s.h.
- ACCT 4335 Accounting Information Systems (capstone--must be taken in residence) 3 s.h.
TOTAL 12 s.h
Business Administration majors are eligible for this concentration. The finance concentration develops data analytic, financial modeling, and effective communication skills. Emphases include Bloomberg terminal use and practice of Microsoft Excel tools. This concentration prepares students for careers in financial institutions, markets, and services, including positions as financial analyst, financial broker, wealth management advisor, trader, sales person, banker, among others. The concentration also provides background preparation for students who will pursue graduate study. The concentration is designed to be completed during the junior and senior years.
Course Requirements (Fall 2018)
- FINC 3233 Investment Management 3 s.h.
- FINC 4390 Corporate Financial Strategy (capstone--must be taken in residence) 3 s.h.
- FINC 4333 Portfolio Management 3 s.h.
- Select one of the following: 3 s.h.
- ECON 4335 International Finance
- FINC 3300-3394 Any 3000 level finance elective except FINC 4390 and FINC 4333
TOTAL 12 s.h.
Professional Accounting and Business Administration majors are eligible for this concentration. Students apply foundation knowledge from accounting, economics, finance, and marketing by choosing from courses that emphasize different strategic dimensions of the marketing field. The capstone course is an integrative experience focusing on marketing strategies, research, decision making, and practice.
Core Course Requirements (Fall 2004)
- MKTG 4890 Marketing Management (capstone--must be taken in residence) 3 s.h.
- Select three courses from the following: 9 s.h.
- MKTG 3360 Sales & Sales Management
- MKTG 3362 Marketing Research
- MKTG 3363 Advertising Management
- MKTG 3364 Consumer Behavior
- MKTG 3366 International Marketing
TOTAL 12 s.h.
Supply Chain Management
Business Administration majors are eligible for the Supply Chain Management concentration. This concentration emphasizes cross functional activities in managing stages of production and distribution. It takes a strategic and application oriented view of operations, resources, services and flow of goods. This concentration prepares students to enter positions in procurement, demand planning, inventory, management, quality control, logistics, freight management, and other related areas.
Course Requirements (Fall 2019)
- MGMT 3362 Supply Chain Strategy 3 s.h.
- MGMT 3363 Logistics Management 3 s.h
- MGMT 3365 Project Management 3 s.h.
- MIS 4790 Enterprise Resource Planning (capstone--must be taken in residence) 3 s.h.
TOTAL 12 s.h.