B.S. in Finance

College of Business and Public Management
General Education Requirements
English Composition requirements6
Mathematics requirement 1, 33
Select one of the following:
Algebra, Functions, and Trigonometry
Algebra and Functions
Brief Calculus
Precalculus
Calculus I
Calculus II
Public Speaking requirement3
Science requirements6
Behavioral & Social Science requirements6
Principles of Economics (Macro) 1, 2
Humanities requirements6
Select one of the following:
Introduction to Philosophy
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Introduction to Ethics
Arts requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Student Electives9
Writing Emphasis requirements9
Business Core 1
ACC 201Financial Accounting 23
ACC 202Managerial Accounting3
BLA 201Legal Environment of Business3
ECO 112Principles of Economics (Micro) 23
ECO 251Quantitative Business Analysis I 23
ECO 252Quantitative Business Analysis II3
FIN 325Corporate Finance3
MAT 143Brief Calculus3
or MAT 161 Calculus I
MGT 200Principles of Management 23
MGT 313Business and Society3
MGT 341Production and Operations Management3
MGT 499Business Policy and Strategy3
MKT 250Principles of Marketing 23
Related/Cognate Requirements 1
ENG 368Business and Organizational Writing3
Major Requirements 1
FIN 326Intermediate Financial Management3
FIN 337Financial Markets and Institutions3
or ECO 335 Money & Banking
FIN 344Investments3
FIN 372International Finance3
or ECO 338 International Economics
FIN 375Contemporary Financial Issues3
Select two electives in Finance, Economics, or Accounting. Must be 300-level or above.6
Business Electives6
Select two 300-level or above courses in ACC, BLA, ECO, INB, MGT, MIS, MKT (not already required by the major or core); GEO 325, GEO 425; or PSC 318
Student Electives 1, 43
Select three credits of electives.
Total Minimum Credits Required120

A minimum of 30 credits in business courses must be completed at West Chester University, with a minimum of 15 credits in 300–400 level ACC or FIN courses.

1

A minimum grade of C is required in these courses.

2

This is a Pre-Business Core course, which must be completed prior to applying to any business major.

3

A grade of C or higher must be earned in at least one MAT course (MAT 113 or MAT 115). If a student starts with or transfers in MAT 143, MAT 161, or MAT 162; and a C or better is earned, then neither MAT 113 nor MAT 115 is required.  The MAT requirement is then replaced with a free elective.

4

Free electives are course credits not used to meet minimum requirements for gen eds, major, minor, or business electives and core. Listed as "Other" in the Degree Program Report (DPR), free elective credits shown here are in addition to the 9 student elective credits specified in the 48 credit gen ed total.Total free electives vary by business major and equal the number needed to yield 120 total credits.

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via myWCU regularly. For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.

The following is a suggested course sequence for this program; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

B.S. in Finance

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
ECO 111 Principles of Economics (Macro) 3
MAT 113 Algebra and Functions(or MAT 115 or MAT 131) 3
WRT 120 Effective Writing I 3
HIS or LIT Humanities Gen Ed 3
Social Science Gen Ed 3
 Credits15
Spring
ECO 112 Principles of Economics (Micro) 3
MAT 143
Brief Calculus
or Calculus I
3
PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy(or PHI 150 or PHI 180) 3
Any Approved WRT Course 3
Science Gen Ed 3
 Credits15
Year Two
Fall
ACC 201 Financial Accounting 3
SPK 208
Public Speaking
or Business and Professional Speech Communication
3
ECO 251 Quantitative Business Analysis I 3
MGT 200 Principles of Management 3
Science Gen Ed 3
 Credits15
Spring
ACC 202 Managerial Accounting 3
BLA 201 Legal Environment of Business 3
MKT 250 Principles of Marketing 3
ECO 252 Quantitative Business Analysis II 3
Arts Gen Ed 3
 Credits15
Year Three
Fall
ENG 368 Business and Organizational Writing 3
MGT 341 Production and Operations Management 3
FIN 325 Corporate Finance 3
Interdisciplinary Gen Ed 3
Diversity Gen Ed 3
 Credits15
Spring
MGT 313 Business and Society 3
FIN 337
Financial Markets and Institutions
or Money Banking
3
FIN 326 Intermediate Financial Management 3
FIN or ECO or ACC Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Year Four
Fall
FIN 344 Investments 3
FIN 372
International Finance
or International Economics
3
FIN or ECO or ACC Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
MGT 499 Business Policy and Strategy 3
FIN 375 Contemporary Financial Issues 3
Business Elective 3
Business Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits120

B.S. in Economics/Finance Double Major

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
ECO 111 Principles of Economics (Macro) 3
MAT 113 Algebra and Functions(or MAT 115 or MAT 131) 3
WRT 120 Effective Writing I 3
HIS or LIT Humanities Gen Ed 3
Social Science Gen Ed 3
 Credits15
Spring
ECO 112 Principles of Economics (Micro) 3
MAT 143
Brief Calculus
or Calculus I
3
PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy(or PHI 150 or PHI 180) 3
Any Approved WRT Course 3
Science Gen Ed 3
 Credits15
Year Two
Fall
ACC 201 Financial Accounting 3
SPK 208
Public Speaking
or Business and Professional Speech Communication
3
ECO 251 Quantitative Business Analysis I 3
MGT 200 Principles of Management 3
Science Gen Ed 3
 Credits15
Spring
ACC 202 Managerial Accounting 3
BLA 201 Legal Environment of Business 3
MKT 250 Principles of Marketing 3
ECO 252 Quantitative Business Analysis II 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Year Three
Fall
ENG 368 Business and Organizational Writing 3
FIN 325 Corporate Finance 3
ECO 348 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3
Interdisciplinary Gen Ed 3
Arts Gen Ed 3
 Credits15
Spring
ECO 338
International Economics
or International Finance
3
ECO 340 Intermediate Microeconomics 3
FIN 326 Intermediate Financial Management 3
Diversity Gen Ed 3
ECO Elective 3
 Credits15
Year Four
Fall
FIN 337
Financial Markets and Institutions
or Money Banking
3
MGT 341 Production and Operations Management 3
ECO 400 Research Methods- Business & Economics 3
FIN 344 Investments 3
ECO Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
MGT 499 Business Policy and Strategy 3
FIN 375 Contemporary Financial Issues 3
MGT 313 Business and Society 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits120