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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Financial Analysis Concentration

Our undergraduate concentration in financial analysis prepares you for careers in areas of quantitative finance and decision making. Classroom knowledge can be complemented with an internship to gain experience in these fields.

Curriculum Plan

Academic performance in freshman and sophomore courses is the main criterion for admission to the upper division in the School of Management. In the first two years, you will complete the university writing requirements, general education courses and seven prerequisite courses for the major.

If you're not ready for calculus, you should take precalculus before attempting MTH 131.

Enrolled before fall 2016

Freshman Year

First semester Second semester
ECO 181 Introduction to Macroeconomics (prerequisite to business major) ECO 182 Introduction to Microeconomics (prerequisite to business major)
MTH 131 Mathematical Analysis for Business (prerequisite to business major) PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology (prerequisite to business major)
ENG 101 Writing I ENG 201 Advanced Writing II
UGC 111 World Civilization I UGC 112 World Civilization II
  Free Elective (AACSB - 3 units)

Sophomore Year

First semester Second semester
MGA 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting (prerequisite to business major) MGA 202 Introduction to Management Accounting (prerequisite to business major)
MGQ 201 Introduction to Statistics for Analytics (prerequisite to business major) Arts general education course
Natural Science Natural Science (with lab)
UGC 211 American Pluralism Free elective (AACSB - 3 units)
Free elective (AACSB - 1 unit) Free elective (AACSB - 3 units)

Junior Year

After you successfully complete the freshman and sophomore year curriculum at the minimum admission standards and gain formal admission to the major, the following requirements remain:

First semester Second semester
MGQ 301 Statistical Decisions in Management** MGO 302 Production and Operations**
MGF 301 Corporation Finance** MGS 351 Introduction to Management Information Systems**
MGM 301 Principles of Marketing** MGI 301 Human Resources Management**
MGB 301 Organizational Behavior and Administration** MGG 300 Career Strategies, Planning and Management (fall or spring, 2 units)**
Free elective (AACSB - 3 units) Free elective (3 units)

Senior Year

First semester Second semester
MGT 401 Public Policy, Law and Management** MGO 403 Fundamentals of Strategic Management**
MGE 302 Applied Economics** MGF 402 Investment Management (fall or spring) (Required financial analysis concentration course)
MGA 306 Financial Reporting and Analysis (fall or spring) (Required financial analysis concentration course) MGF 400 elective - financial analysis concentration (MGF 401, 403 - fall only, 407, 420 or 439)
MGF 405 Advanced Corporate Finance (fall or spring) (Required financial analysis concentration course) Free elective (internship recommended - 3 units)
Free elective (3 units) Free elective (3 units)

**Required MG core courses

Enrolled fall 2016 or after

Freshman Year

First semester Second semester
ECO 181 Introduction to Macroeconomics (prerequisite to business major) ECO 182 Introduction to Microeconomics (prerequisite to business major)
MTH 131 Mathematical Analysis for Business (prerequisite to business major) PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology (prerequisite to business major)
Communication Literacy 1 (CL1) Global Pathway 1
UB Seminar Thematic Pathway 1
  Free elective (2 units)

Sophomore Year

First semester Second semester
MGA 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting (prerequisite to business major) MGA 202 Introduction to Management Accounting (prerequisite to business major)
MGQ 201 Introduction to Statistics for Analytics (prerequisite to business major) Global Pathway 2
MGG 303 Communication Literacy for Business (CL2) Thematic Pathway 2
MGG 298 Career Connections I Scientific Literacy and Inquiry 2
Scientific Literacy and Inquiry 1 Domestic Diversity

Junior Year

First semester Second semester
MGQ 301 Statistical Decisions in Management** MGO 302 Production and Operations**
MGF 301 Corporation Finance** MGM 301 Principles of Marketing**
MGB 301 Organizational Behavior and Administration** MGI 301 Human Resources Management**
MGG 398 Career Connections II** MGS 351 Introduction to Management Information Systems**
UB Capstone Global Pathway 3
Thematic Pathway 3   

Senior Year

First semester Second semester
MGO 403 Fundamentals of Strategic Management**

MGT 401 Public Policy, Law and Management**

MGE 302 Applied Economics** MGF 405 Advanced Corporate Finance (fall or spring) (Required financial analysis concentration course)
MGA 306 Financial Reporting and Analysis (fall or spring) (Required financial analysis concentration course) MGF 400 Elective - financial analysis concentration (MGF 401, 403 - fall only, 407, 420 or 439)
MGF 402 Investment Management (fall or spring) (Required financial analysis concentration course) Free elective (internship recommended - 3 units)
Free elective (3 units) Free elective (3 units)