Academic Catalog 2022-2023 
    Feb 03, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Finance Major

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The Finance major offers a breadth of training in business to include leadership, accounting, marketing, and economics, as well as provides a focus in finance for managers and investing. Students study the full investment and financial management process, including asset valuation, raising funds, cost of capital, budgeting, and forecasting. Students also have the ability to select courses that match their expected career path, including derivatives, financial technology, new venture start-up financing, and international finance.

Students in the Bachelor of Science in Finance major may apply for the CUS Dual Degree Programs , earning both their Finance major and courses that can be applied toward the Master of Business Administration  in the College of Adult and Graduate Studies (CAGS). Additional information on the Finance Dual Degree program is below.

The Finance Major requires completion of the following 120 credit hours:
General Education (48 credit hours)
Business Core (34 credit hours)
Finance Core (24 credit hours)
General Electives (14 credit hours)

General Education Requirements (48 credit hours)

Arts and Humanities (9 credit hours)

Take one course from each of the following three academic disciplines:

Biblical Studies (12 credit hours)

Take the following four courses (some courses are cross-listed and only one prefix needs to be taken):

Integrative Studies (3 credit hours)

Please see the First-Year Integration (FYI)  page for specific information about this required course.

Mathematics (3 credit hours)

Social Sciences (12 credit hours)

Take each of the following four courses:

Finance Major (58 credit hours)

Elective Requirements (14 credit hours)

Choose 14 hours of general elective credits.

Dual Degree Track in Finance

Students accepted in the Dual Degree program complete their Bachelor of Science in Finance degree, then complete their master of Business Administration degree through the College of Adult and Graduate Studies (CAGS). Included in the bachelor’s degree course requirements are 9 master’s level credit hours that satisfy both undergraduate and graduate degree requirements, as well as an additional 3 graduate credits that are built into the Business Core.

To satisfy CCU graduate program course requirements, students must earn a letter grade of B- or better in the master’s level courses taken in their undergraduate degree. (Cum GPA and letter grade requirements for the undergraduate degree remain the same.) All admissions requirements of the Master of Business Administration must be fulfilled. Information on admission can be found on the CAGS admissions page .

The Bachelor of Science in Finance Dual Degree major requires completion of the following 120 credits:
General Education (48 credit hours)
Business Core (34 credit hours)
Finance Core (18 credit hours)
Dual Degree MBA Finance Core (9 credit hours)
General Electives (11 credit hours)

The Master of Business Administration  requires completion of an additional 30 credit hours.

Finance to MBA Dual Degree Course Requirements

In addition to the Business core and Finance required courses core, students in the Dual Degree Finance to MBA track take the following graduate-level courses in place of the required electives core.

Graduation Requirements for Bachelor of Science in Finance

The faculty recommends students in the B.S. in Finance to the Board of Trustees as candidates for graduation when they have completed the following requirements.

  1. Completion of a total of 120 credits, including all general education, electives, and major core requirements.
  2. A letter grade of D or better and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all CCU coursework, and a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher for all Finance major program courses.
  3. Completion of 180 hours of ministry/community service and 180 chapel credits. Transfer students are required to complete 45 hours of ministry/community service and 45 chapel credits each year of attendance at CCU. For further details on ministry/community service, see the Life Directions Center (LDC)  section of this catalog. For further details on chapel credits, see the Student Life  section of this catalog.
  4. Meet the CCU Residency requirements 
  5. Acceptable performance on exit exams, as required by the faculty.
  6. Formal and timely application for graduation by the date specified by the University Registrar.
  7. No outstanding financial obligation to the University.

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