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

Year One
FallCredits
ECO 111Principles of Economics (Macro)3
MAT 113 (or MAT 115 or MAT 131)Algebra and Functions3
WRT 120Effective Writing I3
HIS or LIT Humanities Gen Ed3
Social Science Gen Ed3
 Credits15
Spring
ECO 112Principles of Economics (Micro)3
MAT 143 or 161Brief Calculus3
PHI 101 (or PHI 150 or PHI 180)Introduction to Philosophy3
Any Approved WRT Course3
Science Gen Ed3
 Credits15
Year Two
Fall
ACC 201Financial Accounting3
SPK 208 or 230Public Speaking3
ECO 251Quantitative Business Analysis I3
MGT 200Principles of Management3
Science Gen Ed3
 Credits15
Spring
ACC 202Managerial Accounting3
BLA 201Legal Environment of Business3
MKT 250Principles of Marketing3
ECO 252Quantitative Business Analysis II3
Arts Gen Ed3
 Credits15
Year Three
Fall
ENG 368Business and Organizational Writing3
MGT 341Production and Operations Management3
FIN 325Corporate Finance3
Interdisciplinary Gen Ed3
Diversity Gen Ed3
 Credits15
Spring
MGT 313Business and Society3
FIN 337 or ECO 335Financial Markets and Institutions3
FIN 326Intermediate Financial Management3
FIN or ECO or ACC Elective3
Free Elective3
 Credits15
Year Four
Fall
FIN 344Investments3
FIN 372 or ECO 338International Finance3
FIN or ECO or ACC Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
 Credits15
Spring
MGT 499Business Policy and Strategy3
FIN 375Contemporary Financial Issues3
Business Elective3
Business Elective3
Free Elective3
 Credits15

B.S. in Economics/Finance Double Major

Year One
FallCredits
ECO 111Principles of Economics (Macro)3
MAT 113 (or MAT 115 or MAT 131)Algebra and Functions3
WRT 120Effective Writing I3
HIS or LIT Humanities Gen Ed3
Social Science Gen Ed3
 Credits15
Spring
ECO 112Principles of Economics (Micro)3
MAT 143 or 161Brief Calculus3
PHI 101 (or PHI 150 or PHI 180)Introduction to Philosophy3
Any Approved WRT Course3
Science Gen Ed3
 Credits15
Year Two
Fall
ACC 201Financial Accounting3
SPK 208 or 230Public Speaking3
ECO 251Quantitative Business Analysis I3
MGT 200Principles of Management3
Science Gen Ed3
 Credits15
Spring
ACC 202Managerial Accounting3
BLA 201Legal Environment of Business3
MKT 250Principles of Marketing3
ECO 252Quantitative Business Analysis II3
Free Elective3
 Credits15
Year Three
Fall
ENG 368Business and Organizational Writing3
FIN 325Corporate Finance3
ECO 348Intermediate Macroeconomics3
Interdisciplinary Gen Ed3
Arts Gen Ed3
 Credits15
Spring
ECO 338 or FIN 372International Economics3
ECO 340Intermediate Microeconomics3
FIN 326Intermediate Financial Management3
Diversity Gen Ed3
ECO Elective3
 Credits15
Year Four
Fall
FIN 337 or ECO 335Financial Markets and Institutions3
MGT 341Production and Operations Management3
ECO 400Research Methods- Business Economics3
FIN 344Investments3
ECO Elective3
 Credits15
Spring
MGT 499Business Policy and Strategy3
FIN 375Contemporary Financial Issues3
MGT 313Business and Society3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
 Credits15