Undergraduate Programs

Majors, Minors and Certificates

Minor in Banking

The Minor in Banking facilitates focused student study and learning of the key financial intermediary in the U.S. monetary system.  The minor will consist of four required courses (12 credits) plus two electives (6 credits). As of January 2018, a total of 5,291 non-teller banking positions (www.indeed.com) were available.  Addition to a degree plan will not delay graduation, through careful planning with assistance from an academic advisor.  Required Courses: 6 courses, 18 credits

 All individuals earning a banking minor will take the following four courses. 

 1.   FINC 3338 Financial Statement Analysis

Analysis and interpretation of financial statements for the guidance of management, stockholders and other stakeholders. Prerequisite: ACCT 2302.

 2.   FINC 3310 Personal Financial Planning

Topics include: Applying financial principles to household decision making, stressing integration between areas.  Income tax and estate planning, retirement, investments, portfolio management and risk management. Prerequisites: FINC 3321.

 3.   FINC 4334 Commercial Banking

Topics include:  Organization and structure of banks, financial statements, measuring and evaluating performance of banks. Analyze principles and policies affecting the management of funds in commercial banks. Risk Management for changing interest rates. Prerequisites: FINC 3321.

 4.   FINC 4341 Money & Capital Markets

Topics include:  Financial markets and institutions in the U.S. economy. Determinants of savings and investments, interest rates and flow of funds. Role of regulatory agencies governing financial markets and institutions. Money and capital market instruments and institutions. Prerequisites: FINC 3321.


Electives: 2 courses, 6 credits

Group 1.  Advanced Managerial Topics

ACCT 4345 Fraud Investigation and Prevention

Topics include:   Fraud methods, investigation, and prevention through internal controls. Emphasis on financial and asset misappropriation frauds. Prerequisite: ACCT 2302


MKTG 4321  Negotiation/Dispute Resolution  

Emphasis on fundamental skills in the art of negotiation across a variety of settings, including business, law, marketing, sales; basics of both collaborative and competitive approaches including planning tools and techniques. Prerequisite: MKTG 3324


Group 2.  Advanced Finance Topics

FINC 4366 Entrepreneurial Finance

Topics include:  Financial issues affecting entrepreneurial investments associated with small or rapidly growing ventures. How investors and entrepreneurs create value. Strategic and business planning, financial forecasting, valuation, organizational design and financial contracting, and harvesting strategies.


FINC 4395/ ISYS 4395 Enterprise Risk Management

Topics include:   Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) exposes students to techniques organizations use to manage the ever-increasing corporate risks threatening the organization’s business model and strategic plan. The course combines qualitative and quantitative approaches for measuring and managing organizational and operational risk.