Dec 01, 2023
For students who entered LMU prior to Fall 2022, FNCE 3400 may be used in lieu of BCOR 3410.
The Bachelor of Business Administration degree–Finance (FNCE) major provides students with the necessary skills to succeed in their first finance job upon graduation from LMU. Students will develop applied financial modeling skills based in theory, contracts, and the current tools essential to corporate finance, banking, and investments.
Learning outcomes for Finance majors are as follows:
LMU Finance graduates:
- Apply the principles and techniques of time value of money to value an investment
- Explain the impact of a firm’s capital structure on its risk and firm value
- Construct rigorous financial models for decision making
- Translate contracts, laws, annual reports, and other legal documents into financial models
- Make sound investment decisions
- Calculate and interpret investment performance measurements.
Lower Division Requirements:
Upper Division Requirements:
Students are required to enroll in FNCE 1401 by the fall of the sophomore year if possible. Transfer students should enroll in FNCE 1401 as soon as possible. The course meets four times for two hours per meeting over the course of the semester, and students will receive Credit/No Credit upon completion of the course. A student must earn credit for FNCE 1401 in order to graduate. FNCE 1401 is a zero-semester-hour, zero-cost course.
A cumulative GPA of C (2.0) must be achieved in the major requirements (all business, economics, and math courses).
For purposes of meeting the requirements for the B.B.A., Finance major, a minimum grade of a C (2.0) must be earned in each of BCOR 3410 , FNCE 3415 , and FNCE 3420 . If a student is unable to attain a grade of C (2.0) in each of BCOR 3410 , FNCE 3415 , and FNCE 3420 after two attempts, that student will not be allowed to continue in the Finance major.
Core, Major, and Elective Finance Courses:
Students with a major in Finance are required to complete at least five courses (20 units or more) in the FNCE area, including the two required classes, FNCE 3415 Valuation and Financial Statement Analysis , and FNCE 3420 Investments . Three additional courses carrying a minimum of four semester hours each must be chosen from the list above. All upper-division finance courses must be taken in residence at LMU. However, up to two courses approved in advance for LMU-supported study abroad programs may count toward the major
To fulfill their open electives, students are encouraged to take additional finance courses; additional accounting courses, such as ACCT 3110 Intermediate Accounting I ; additional economics courses, such as ECON 3300 Econometrics ; computer programming courses or additional mathematics courses.
Student Investment Fund (SIF):
Students enrolled in the SIF are permitted to take FNCE 4491 , FNCE 4492 , and FNCE 4493 (required for the SIF specialty). FNCE 4491 and FNCE 4492 may be taken in lieu of FNCE 3420 and fulfill one upper division FNCE elective. Students who take FNCE 4491 , FNCE 4492 , and FNCE 3420 will only fulfill one upper division FNCE elective and therefore will need a total of six credit-bearing FNCE courses not including FNCE 4493 .
Model 4-Year Plan–Bachelor of Business Administration–Finance Major Curriculum
The following curriculum represents the order or sequence in which it is expected that students will take the various courses required for the B.B.A. (Finance major) degree.
Total: 16-17 semester hours
Total: 16-18 semester hours