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Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2014-2015 
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Finance, B.B.A.

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The Bachelor of Business Administration degree - Finance (FNCE) major is to provide students with 1) the necessary skills to perform rigorous financial analysis 2) an adequate understanding of financial markets, institutions, and current issues, in order to 3) to contribute more to organizations in their chosen specialty within finance upon graduation from LMU. Students will develop analytical skills in the application of theory and tools essential to financial planning, investments, financial markets, institutions, and corporate planning while acquiring the vocabulary and critical financial perspectives needed to enhance their careers and personal financial goals.

Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes for Finance majors are as follows:

Students will be able to understand:

  • How to assess a firm’s financial performance
  • How to value a stream of cash flows
  • The relationship between risk and return and the benefits of diversification
  • How to make sound investment decisions
  • The determinants and importance of a firm’s capital structure
  • How financial managers deal with international risks
  • Important considerations in working capital management

Major Requirements


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, degree and determination of academic probation, an overall cumulative grade point average of at least a C (2.0) must be obtained in FNCE 3410  and the Finance major courses.


The Finance major is designed to prepare students for careers in the private and public sectors. Students develop skills in the application of concepts and techniques essential to financial planning and control, investments, and corporate planning.

Students with a major in Finance are required to complete five courses in the finance area including three required classes, Investments (FNCE 3420 ), Financial Policy (FNCE 3430 ), and Multinationals and the Third World (FNCE 4470 ) or International Finance (FNCE 4480 ). Two additional courses are to be chosen from the following classes:

Student Investment Fund (SIF):

Students enrolled in the SIF are permitted to take FNCE 4491  and FNCE 4492  (required for the SIF specialty) in lieu of FNCE 3420  and FNCE 3430 . SIF students may take FNCE 3430  in addition to the courses listed below as one of their two remaining electives in fulfillment of the major requirements.

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.

Freshman Year

Spring Semester

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester


* Students enrolled in the Student Investment Fund (SIF) are permitted to take FNCE 4491  and FNCE 4492  (required for the SIF specialty) in lieu of FNCE 3420  and FNCE 3430 .

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