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  • Business Degree Sequencing Guides (Classes Per Term Examples)

    These sequencing guides are examples of how a degree plan will be mapped based on the number of classes you take per term. The guides can be used to help you when planning your schedule each term. We hope you find these resources useful in your academic planning and recommend that you share your goals with your Education Advisor upon enrollment.


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    This guide shows the sequence of courses for students pursuing an Associate of Applied Science in Accounting.

    Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration Sequencing Guide 

    This guide shows the sequence of courses for students pursuing an Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration.

    Bachelor of Science in Accounting Sequencing Guide 

    This guide shows the sequence of courses for students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.

    Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Sequencing Guide 

    This guide shows the sequence of courses for students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

    Bachelor of Science in Finance Sequencing Guide 

    This guide shows the sequence of courses for students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Finance.

    Master of Business Administration (MBA) Sequencing Guide 

    This guide shows the sequence of courses for students pursuing a Master of Business Administration (MBA).

    Master of Science in Accounting Sequencing Guide 

    This guide shows the sequence of courses for students pursuing a Master of Science in Accounting.

    Master of Science in Finance Sequencing Guide 

    This guide shows the sequence of courses for students pursuing a Master of Science in Finance.

    Master of Science in Management Sequencing Guide 

    This guide shows the sequence of courses for students pursuing a Master of Science in Management.

  • Curriculum: Standard Track


    Bachelor's Core

    CM 107: COLLEGE COMPOSITION I (5 Credits)

    Building on your existing writing strengths will help develop a foundation for a successful education and career. You will learn strategies to express yourself with confidence and communicate your ideas effectively in personal, academic, and professional situations.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Bachelor's Core Credits: 33
    Total Program Credits: 180

    CM 220: COLLEGE COMPOSITION II (5 Credits)

    This course helps students apply research and critical thinking skills to develop effective arguments. Students will create professional writings, incorporating post-draft revision strategies and working constructively with colleagues.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Bachelor's Core Credits: 33
    Total Program Credits: 180

    CS 204: PROFESSIONAL PRESENCE (3 Credits)

    This course introduces students to multidisciplinary techniques and concepts pertinent to lifelong career development and professionalism. Students explore career planning as a strategy and professionalism as a method in order to pursue employment interests and career goals. Concepts include various professional communication skills appropriate for the global workplace, interpersonal relationship management, professional behavior, financial decision making, marketability, and using proper technologies to manage professional identities. 

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Bachelor's Core Credits: 33
    Total Program Credits: 180

    SS 236: PEOPLE, POWER, AND POLITICS—AN INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT (5 Credits)

    The purpose of this introductory-level American government course is to provide students with crucial knowledge about how government works and about how they, as individual citizens, fit within that system. Focus is on the rights and obligations of citizens under the democratic political system established under the U.S. Constitution; the branches and levels of government; and the role of the media. This fundamental knowledge combined with critical thinking skills will be valuable personally and professionally.

    Prerequisites Required: Any college composition course

    SS 211: THE 1960S—RESHAPING THE AMERICAN DREAM (5 Credits)

    This course will take an in-depth look at the 1960s as a significant era in American history. Adopting multiple perspectives, we will explore the societal impact of such issues as the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the Vietnam War, the Countercultural, Civil Rights, and Feminist Movements, the advent of the birth control pill, and many others. Through exploring the music, political climate, and advancements in technology and medicine of this historical era, we will discover how our individual lives and society as a whole were forever changed.

    Prerequisites Required: Any college composition course

    SS 250: THE TECHNOLOGICAL REVOLUTION—A SOCIAL SCIENTIFIC APPROACH (5 Credits)

    This is a social science survey course that will examine science and technology from a variety of social science disciplines including sociology, psychology, history, political science, anthropology, and economics. The use of science and technology has been a driving force behind all of human history, and even more so today. This course will take an interactive approach to study the relationship between humanity and technology throughout time and across the globe. 

    Prerequisites Required: Any college composition course

    Total Bachelor's Core Credits: 33
    Total Program Credits: 180

    SC 200: DISCOVERING SCIENCE—CURRENT ISSUES IN A CHANGING WORLD (5 Credits)

    This course is designed to introduce students to some of the most important concepts in science including inheritance, energy, randomness, and measurement. In addition, the course will give students
    a chance to explore the human aspects of science: how people put science into practice, how societies think about scientific findings, and why science depends on ethical practices. Knowledge gained in the course will help inform further study in many disciplines and will help students better understand how science affects their personal and professional lives. 

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    SC 246: FUNDAMENTALS OF MICROBIOLOGY (5 Credits)

    Fundamentals of Microbiology will review basic microbial cell structure, function, and genetics. The role of microorganisms and their effect on humans and the environment will also be explained. Aspects of medical and public health will be emphasized, as will bacterial and viral diseases, parasites, immunology, and epidemiology. Course material and labs are directly relevant to studies in health sciences, biological sciences, nursing, and genetics.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    SC 235: GENERAL BIOLOGY I—HUMAN PERSPECTIVES (5 Credits)

    In this introduction to biology, students will explore the living world of humans. The course emphasizes the processes of life from the molecular work of genes and proteins to human organ systems, all the way up to food webs and overpopulation. Practical applications of biology in everyday life are stressed throughout the course. No prior study of biology is required to enroll in this nonmajors course.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    SC 250: SCIENCE FOR EVERYDAY LIFE (5 Credits)

    Science for Everyday Life is designed to help students recognize the importance of science as it impacts their daily lives in so many different ways. In this course, students will explore different rooms within a typical home and discover what role science plays as they investigate areas such as their kitchen and bathroom, the garden, and even the impact science has on their families and pets. The knowledge gained in this course will help garner a new appreciation for the science applications already around us and how to interpret the strengths and weaknesses of information streaming in from various sources.

     

     

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Bachelor's Core Credits: 33
    Total Program Credits: 180

    HU 200: CRITICAL EVALUATION IN THE HUMANITIES (5 Credits)

    In this course, students will explore the impact of creative expression on cultures from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present. By studying examples from the arts and humanities, students investigate how humans have the potential to shape history. Students develop skills to evaluate and analyze forms of creative expression, and discover how to apply these skills to their career goals, community, and daily experience.

    Prerequisites Required: Any college composition course

    HU 245: ETHICS (5 Credits)

    In this course, students develop sound ethical reasoning and judgment through the study of practical applications of ethical theories. Topics studied include ethics as it relates to business, health care, society, and the environment. Emphasis is on practical applications of ethical principles and analytical methods.

    Prerequisites Required: Any college composition course

    HU 250: HUMANITIES AND CULTURE (5 Credits)

    In this course you will be introduced to the humanities through a survey of human social and cultural life in a global setting. By investigating the social, artistic, religious, and economic developments of countries throughout the world, you will better understand each country’s cultural identity as well as begin to appreciate cultural continuity and change as defining characteristics of the human experience.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Bachelor's Core Credits: 33
    Total Program Credits: 180

    MM 212: COLLEGE ALGEBRA (5 Credits)

    This course covers topics of algebra including linear functions, equations, and inequalities, systems of equations with two variables, polynomial functions, rational and radical equations and inequalities, exponential and logarithmic functions, ratios, proportions, variation, and graphing.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    MM 150: SURVEY OF MATHEMATICS (5 Credits)

    Students will improve their background in mathematical concepts and skills utilizing real-world scenarios to solve math problems. Students will also enhance their own knowledge by demonstrating the ability to explain and interpret concepts, which is a valued skill in many fields. The topics may include sets, variables, measurement, and statistics.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Bachelor's Core Credits: 33
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Major

    AC 114: ACCOUNTING I (5 Credits)

    This course reviews the complete accounting cycle and the creation and management of accounting information for business entities. Particular emphasis will be placed on the fundamental principles and skills of the accounting profession, including recording of transactions, financial presentation of accounting data, and the uses of accounting information.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Major Credits: 106
    Total Program Credits: 180

    AC 116: ACCOUNTING II (5 Credits)

    This course continues the study of accounting principles by further exploring the assets, liabilities, and stockholders’ equity sections of a corporation's balance sheet. This course continues to lead you to accounting mastery using an integrated learning system. This course provides further understanding of what accounting is all about and accounting's evolving role in business.

    Prerequisites Required: AC 114

    Total Major Credits: 106
    Total Program Credits: 180

    BU 204: MACROECONOMICS (5 Credits)

    Macroeconomics involves the theory, principles, and practices of economics that affect the national economy as a whole. Topics covered in this course include national income determination, economic growth, aggregate demand, aggregate supply, unemployment, inflation, the Federal Reserve system, monetary policy, fiscal policy, and global economies.

    Prerequisites Required:

    BU 224

    Total Major Credits: 106
    Total Program Credits: 180

    BU 224: MICROECONOMICS (5 Credits)

    Microeconomics is an introduction to economic principles that influence decisions of individual consumers and business managers. You will examine how the law of supply and demand is reflected in pricing and quantity decisions in a variety of market situations. Close attention will be paid to how a firm’s cost structure affects decisions regarding how much to produce, given a price in a perfectly competitive market situation, compared to pricing and quantity decisions in other market structures. Consideration will be given to how individuals’ concepts of cost versus benefit enter into their buying decisions. The impact of governmental attempts to modify market outcomes will be a special focus of the course.

    Prerequisites Required: CM 220, MM 255, and AB 113 or AC 113

    Total Major Credits: 106
    Total Program Credits: 180

    MM 255: BUSINESS MATH AND STATISTICAL MEASURES (5 Credits)

    In this course, the student will apply math skills and knowledge to solve financial problems and conduct statistical analyses. Through expert step-by-step guidance using sample problems and solutions related to banking, credit, basic finance, investments, and statistics, the student will also gain an understanding of financial instruments and terminology used in business. 

    Prerequisites Required:

    MM 150 or higher
     

    Total Major Credits: 106
    Total Program Credits: 180

    MT 140: INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT (5 Credits)

    This course provides an introductory overview of management theory, management functions, organizational structure, daily management responsibilities, ethics, and current management tools and resources. Theoretical concepts will be illustrated with practical application to real-world management problems and scenarios. Implications for managing change within the context of a global economy and other dynamic environmental forces are also examined.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Major Credits: 106
    Total Program Credits: 180

    MT 217: FINANCE (5 Credits)

    This course covers basic financial concepts, principles, and techniques used in making corporate financial planning decisions. It provides students with the tools necessary for analyzing the time value of money, financial analysis and planning, the capital budgeting process and decisions, and long-term financing, and introduces international capital markets.

    Prerequisites Required:

    AC 113 or AC 114, and MM 255 or equivalent

    Total Major Credits: 106
    Total Program Credits: 180

    MT 219: MARKETING (5 Credits)

    This is an introductory course emphasizing key concepts and issues underlying the modern practice of marketing. The use of marketing by an organization and the effects of marketing on society will be examined. Course content includes an overview of the general nature and role of marketing in the global environment, the marketing concept, buyer behavior, target marketing, and the internal environment in which marketing operates. The marketing mix is studied through the four main decision areas of products and services, distribution, promotion, and pricing.

    Prerequisites Required:

    BU 224, CM 220, and MT 140

    Total Major Credits: 106
    Total Program Credits: 180

    LS 311: BUSINESS LAW (6 Credits)

    This course introduces the fundamentals of the U.S. legal system as it applies to business in the contemporary global economy. Areas covered include the legal environment of business, torts and crimes, contracts, employment relations, and business organizations. The course will also look at the relationship between business and law in the context of current events that impact our communities.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Major Credits: 106
    Total Program Credits: 180

    MM 305: BUSINESS STATISTICS AND QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS (6 Credits)

    This course introduces the student to basic business statistics and quantitative analysis and their application in solving business problems. Through a combination of readings, practical application exercises, discussions, and use of computer software packages, the student will be provided with the introductory knowledge and the skills needed by managers to optimize the decision-making process.

    Prerequisites Required:

    Students enrolled in a School of Business of Finance programs: MM 255; all other students: MM 207 or MM 255

    Total Major Credits: 106
    Total Program Credits: 180

    MT 302: ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR (6 Credits)

    This course explores human behavior in organizations. You will examine individual behavior, attitudes, personality, values, perception, and emotions and how these affect organization outcomes. The course also examines the theories, concepts, and application of motivation as well as the importance of stress management, professional ethics, and organizational culture. You will gain an understanding and appreciation for communication processes, channels, and styles. You will also gain a set of organizational design tools.

    Prerequisites Required: MT 140

    Total Major Credits: 106
    Total Program Credits: 180

    MT 480: CORPORATE FINANCE (6 Credits)

    Corporate Finance is an upper-level finance course designed to provide a framework for understanding and analyzing investment and financial decisions of corporations. A basic understanding of how financial assets are priced is necessary to understand how to make a good decision for the corporation.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 217

    Total Major Credits: 106
    Total Program Credits: 180

    MT 481: FINANCIAL MARKETS (6 Credits)

    This course examines the various types of securities and the factors that influence their value, as well as the markets in which they are traded. Students focus on how these markets work with the corporate finance function.

    Prerequisites Required:

    BU 204 or MT 220, and MT 217
     

    Total Major Credits: 106
    Total Program Credits: 180

    MT 482: FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS (6 Credits)

    Financial Statement Analysis is designed to prepare you to analyze and utilize financial statements and valuation models to assess the value of a firm. The four key components of this course are: (1) financial ratio and cash flow analysis, (2) accounting analysis and valuation, (3) business strategy and valuation analysis, and (4) forecasting and risk analysis.

    Prerequisites Required:

     MT 217 or equivalent

    Total Major Credits: 106
    Total Program Credits: 180

    MT 483: INVESTMENTS (6 Credits)

    This course examines the principles and methods of investing in equity, fixed-income instruments, and derivatives. Students study types of investments, perform analysis of markets, and learn the mechanics of trading.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 217

    Total Major Credits: 106
    Total Program Credits: 180

    300/400 LEVEL: MAJOR ELECTIVES (18 Credits)

    Total Major Credits: 106
    Total Program Credits: 180

    FI 490: BACHELOR’S INTERNSHIIP IN FINANCE (6 Credits)

    This course will provide you with practical work experience in a real-world environment. You will arrange an onsite internship working as a professional for a cooperating employer or a virtual internship with a Kaplan University participating organization. Both the onsite internship and virtual internship environments will provide practical, real-world experiences and mentoring from experienced professionals. This experience will help you develop professional competencies that are desirable in the career marketplace.

    Prerequisites Required:

    Prerequisite: Last term or permission from Dean

    FI 490: FINANCE EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING—CAREER ENGAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    This course will provide you with practical work experience in a real-world environment. You will arrange an externship working as a professional for a cooperating employer or an internship with a Kaplan University participating organization. Both the externship and internship environments will provide practical, real-world experiences and mentoring from experienced professionals. This experience will help you develop professional competencies that are desirable in the career marketplace. Externships must be preapproved by the Dean prior to the start of the term.

    Prerequisites Required:

    Prerequisite: Last term or permission from Dean

    Total Major Credits: 106
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Electives

    OPEN ELECTIVES (41 Credits)

    Total Electives Credits: 41
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Accelerated Master of Science Finance Option

    MT 422: PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    This course examines methods of constructing and managing an investment portfolio of assets, including common stocks, corporate and government bonds, and alternative investments. Students study how to evaluate and select assets to include in the portfolio based on capital market expectations as well as how to utilize diversification and derivatives strategies to maintain portfolio risk within desired bounds.
     

    Prerequisites Required: MT 480 and MT 483

    Total Accelerated Master of Science Finance Option Credits: 18
    Total Program Credits: 180

    MT 424: INTRODUCTION TO DERIVATIVES AND RISK MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    This course provides students with an introduction to derivatives and risk management. Students will learn to identify risk and evaluate risk management techniques. The use of derivatives and risk management plans will also be covered. The course will also cover applicable regulations and limitation of mitigating risk.
     

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 480 and MT 483
     

    Total Accelerated Master of Science Finance Option Credits: 18
    Total Program Credits: 180

    MT 421: FINANCIAL PLANNING (6 Credits)

    This course will review and evaluate various financial planning techniques and strategies as well as cover core definitions and concepts used in financial planning. Students will learn how to identify client needs and life situations and apply financial planning techniques and strategies to solve client issues with financial planning solutions. Students will learn about the various areas of financial planning including: investment planning, insurance planning, retirement planning, tax implications, estate planning, and managing client’s goals or objectives. This program will provide content that will assist students interested in pursuing professional licensure in the financial planning field in the future.

    Prerequisites Required: MT 483

    MT 445: MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS (6 Credits)

    This course examines the major economic factors that affect business decision making. This course will focus on microeconomics, macroeconomics, and international trade. Students will learn applications of economic principles.

    Prerequisites Required:

    BU 204 or equivalent

    Total Accelerated Master of Science Finance Option Credits: 18
    Total Program Credits: 180

    General Finance Concentration

    MT 361: FOUNDATIONS OF REAL ESTATE PRACTICE (6 Credits)

    This course will address the foundational concepts necessary to prepare the business student for real estate specialization. Such topics as the real estate market environment, the sales process, product market analysis, legal and ethical considerations, industry customer service, and real estate appraisal and documentation will be examined. This course assists in preparing students for the national real estate or broker license exam.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total General Finance Concentration Credits: 72
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Choose any combination of three courses.

    MT 421: FINANCIAL PLANNING (6 Credits)

    This course will review and evaluate various financial planning techniques and strategies as well as cover core definitions and concepts used in financial planning. Students will learn how to identify client needs and life situations and apply financial planning techniques and strategies to solve client issues with financial planning solutions. Students will learn about the various areas of financial planning including: investment planning, insurance planning, retirement planning, tax implications, estate planning, and managing client’s goals or objectives. This program will provide content that will assist students interested in pursuing professional licensure in the financial planning field in the future.

    Prerequisites Required: MT 483

    Total General Finance Concentration Credits: 72
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Choose any combination of three courses.

    MT 422: PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    This course examines methods of constructing and managing an investment portfolio of assets, including common stocks, corporate and government bonds, and alternative investments. Students study how to evaluate and select assets to include in the portfolio based on capital market expectations as well as how to utilize diversification and derivatives strategies to maintain portfolio risk within desired bounds.
     

    Prerequisites Required: MT 480 and MT 483

    Total General Finance Concentration Credits: 72
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Choose any combination of three courses.

    MT 423: ASSET ALLOCATION AND MUTUAL FUNDS (6 Credits)

    This course provides students with the tools and knowledge to analyze asset allocation models to optimize returns and quantify risks. The course further investigates the large universe of mutual funds, investing, internal structures, and management of various types of funds. Various risk metrics and analysis models will be discussed and utilized to evaluate fund, asset allocation, and market performance. Students will gain a stronger understanding of the importance of asset allocation for investment returns, risk mitigation, and the role mutual funds play in the universe of investment products marketed to institutions and consumers. This course goes beyond the general investment or portfolio management course to focus more on investment funds and asset allocation methodology.
     

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 480 and MT 483

    Total General Finance Concentration Credits: 72
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Choose any combination of three courses.

    MT 424: INTRODUCTION TO DERIVATIVES AND RISK MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    This course provides students with an introduction to derivatives and risk management. Students will learn to identify risk and evaluate risk management techniques. The use of derivatives and risk management plans will also be covered. The course will also cover applicable regulations and limitation of mitigating risk.
     

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 480 and MT 483
     

    Total General Finance Concentration Credits: 72
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Choose any combination of three courses.

    MT 426: PRINCIPLES OF RISK MANAGEMENT AND INSURANCE (6 Credits)

    This course is a study of managing risk of individuals and companies. Risk management is a process that identifies loss exposure faced by individuals and organizations; students will understand how to select the most appropriate techniques for treating such exposures through the study of risk management principles and insurance, analyzing risk in society, and an introduction to insurance and risk, risk management, financial operations of insurers, government regulations of insurance, insurance contracts, life insurance contractual provisions, buying life insurance, and social insurance.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 453

    Total General Finance Concentration Credits: 72
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Choose any combination of three courses.

    MT 427: FUNDAMENTALS OF PROPERTY AND LIABILITY INSURANCE (6 Credits)

    This course examines the financial aspects of property and liability insurance through the study of liability risk, homeowners insurance, auto insurance, other property and liability insurance coverage, commercial property insurance, commercial liability insurance, crime insurance and surety bonds, and individual health insurance coverage. Students are expected to learn the various aspects of commercial property coverage and to understand risk management techniques by evaluating basic property insurance, consequential loss coverage, and fidelity and surety insurance.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 426

    Total General Finance Concentration Credits: 72
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Choose any combination of three courses.

    MT 428: FUNDAMENTALS OF LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE (6 Credits)

    This course integrates both life and health insurance planning concepts and applications. You will learn how to apply life insurance planning to determine various approaches and recommendations. Additionally, you will be able to identify multiple uses for life insurance planning for both individuals and businesses and will be able to integrate planning techniques to provide death benefits in the event of premature death, wealth accumulation to pass on to the next generation, retirement planning to supplement income needs for retirement, buy/sell agreements for business owners, and estate planning to pay taxes or to gift death benefits to charity. Health insurance provides payment of benefits for the loss of income and/or the medical expenses arising from illness or injury. The rules and regulations surrounding health insurance in our society are constantly changing; you will gain an understanding of the current health system in our society and the rules that will affect the changes of our health care system in the future.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 427

    Total General Finance Concentration Credits: 72
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Choose any combination of three courses.

    MT 431: REAL ESTATE FINANCE AND ETHICS (6 Credits)

    Students receive an overview of the financial and ethical considerations involved in real estate transactions. The financial markets and institutions currently supporting the industry are explored. Credit instruments and loan documentation will be reviewed along with the government’s control of the financial markets. Identification of the correct financing vehicle for specific real estate transactions will be practiced to assist in preparing students for the national real estate exam or broker license exam.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 361

    Total General Finance Concentration Credits: 72
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Choose any combination of three courses.

    MT 432: REAL ESTATE LAW (6 Credits)

    Through review of the various legal responsibilities of the real estate practitioner, contracts, and ethics, students will explore the legal foundations of real estate and brokerage ownership. Broker and sales agent liabilities, warranties, and appropriate documentation required for compliance in the field of real estate sales are stressed to assist in preparing students for the national real estate or broker license exam.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 361

    Total General Finance Concentration Credits: 72
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Choose any combination of three courses.

    MT 445: MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS (6 Credits)

    This course examines the major economic factors that affect business decision making. This course will focus on microeconomics, macroeconomics, and international trade. Students will learn applications of economic principles.

    Prerequisites Required:

    BU 204 or equivalent

    Total General Finance Concentration Credits: 72
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Choose any combination of three courses.

    MT 453: PROFESSIONAL SELLING (6 Credits)

    This course covers the broad spectrum of the principles and practices of selling. Students will learn about the theory and practice of concepts such as prospecting, probing, identifying client needs, negotiations, presenting and closing sales, and building relationships.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 219 or Department Chair approval

    Total General Finance Concentration Credits: 72
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Choose any combination of three courses.

    Insurance Concentration

    MT 426: PRINCIPLES OF RISK MANAGEMENT AND INSURANCE (6 Credits)

    This course is a study of managing risk of individuals and companies. Risk management is a process that identifies loss exposure faced by individuals and organizations; students will understand how to select the most appropriate techniques for treating such exposures through the study of risk management principles and insurance, analyzing risk in society, and an introduction to insurance and risk, risk management, financial operations of insurers, government regulations of insurance, insurance contracts, life insurance contractual provisions, buying life insurance, and social insurance.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 453

    Total Insurance Concentration Credits: 18
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Concentration courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 427: FUNDAMENTALS OF PROPERTY AND LIABILITY INSURANCE (6 Credits)

    This course examines the financial aspects of property and liability insurance through the study of liability risk, homeowners insurance, auto insurance, other property and liability insurance coverage, commercial property insurance, commercial liability insurance, crime insurance and surety bonds, and individual health insurance coverage. Students are expected to learn the various aspects of commercial property coverage and to understand risk management techniques by evaluating basic property insurance, consequential loss coverage, and fidelity and surety insurance.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 426

    Total Insurance Concentration Credits: 18
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Concentration courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 428: FUNDAMENTALS OF LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE (6 Credits)

    This course integrates both life and health insurance planning concepts and applications. You will learn how to apply life insurance planning to determine various approaches and recommendations. Additionally, you will be able to identify multiple uses for life insurance planning for both individuals and businesses and will be able to integrate planning techniques to provide death benefits in the event of premature death, wealth accumulation to pass on to the next generation, retirement planning to supplement income needs for retirement, buy/sell agreements for business owners, and estate planning to pay taxes or to gift death benefits to charity. Health insurance provides payment of benefits for the loss of income and/or the medical expenses arising from illness or injury. The rules and regulations surrounding health insurance in our society are constantly changing; you will gain an understanding of the current health system in our society and the rules that will affect the changes of our health care system in the future.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 427

    Total Insurance Concentration Credits: 18
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Concentration courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    Investments Concentration

    MT 422: PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    This course examines methods of constructing and managing an investment portfolio of assets, including common stocks, corporate and government bonds, and alternative investments. Students study how to evaluate and select assets to include in the portfolio based on capital market expectations as well as how to utilize diversification and derivatives strategies to maintain portfolio risk within desired bounds.
     

    Prerequisites Required: MT 480 and MT 483

    Total Investments Concentration Credits: 18
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Concentration courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 423: ASSET ALLOCATION AND MUTUAL FUNDS (6 Credits)

    This course provides students with the tools and knowledge to analyze asset allocation models to optimize returns and quantify risks. The course further investigates the large universe of mutual funds, investing, internal structures, and management of various types of funds. Various risk metrics and analysis models will be discussed and utilized to evaluate fund, asset allocation, and market performance. Students will gain a stronger understanding of the importance of asset allocation for investment returns, risk mitigation, and the role mutual funds play in the universe of investment products marketed to institutions and consumers. This course goes beyond the general investment or portfolio management course to focus more on investment funds and asset allocation methodology.
     

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 480 and MT 483

    Total Investments Concentration Credits: 18
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Concentration courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 424: INTRODUCTION TO DERIVATIVES AND RISK MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    This course provides students with an introduction to derivatives and risk management. Students will learn to identify risk and evaluate risk management techniques. The use of derivatives and risk management plans will also be covered. The course will also cover applicable regulations and limitation of mitigating risk.
     

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 480 and MT 483
     

    Total Investments Concentration Credits: 18
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Concentration courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    Real Estate Concentration

    MT 361: FOUNDATIONS OF REAL ESTATE PRACTICE (6 Credits)

    This course will address the foundational concepts necessary to prepare the business student for real estate specialization. Such topics as the real estate market environment, the sales process, product market analysis, legal and ethical considerations, industry customer service, and real estate appraisal and documentation will be examined. This course assists in preparing students for the national real estate or broker license exam.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Real Estate Concentration Credits: 18
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Concentration courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 431: REAL ESTATE FINANCE AND ETHICS (6 Credits)

    Students receive an overview of the financial and ethical considerations involved in real estate transactions. The financial markets and institutions currently supporting the industry are explored. Credit instruments and loan documentation will be reviewed along with the government’s control of the financial markets. Identification of the correct financing vehicle for specific real estate transactions will be practiced to assist in preparing students for the national real estate exam or broker license exam.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 361

    Total Real Estate Concentration Credits: 18
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Concentration courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 432: REAL ESTATE LAW (6 Credits)

    Through review of the various legal responsibilities of the real estate practitioner, contracts, and ethics, students will explore the legal foundations of real estate and brokerage ownership. Broker and sales agent liabilities, warranties, and appropriate documentation required for compliance in the field of real estate sales are stressed to assist in preparing students for the national real estate or broker license exam.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 361

    Total Real Estate Concentration Credits: 18
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Concentration courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    Wealth Management Concentration

    MT 421: FINANCIAL PLANNING (6 Credits)

    This course will review and evaluate various financial planning techniques and strategies as well as cover core definitions and concepts used in financial planning. Students will learn how to identify client needs and life situations and apply financial planning techniques and strategies to solve client issues with financial planning solutions. Students will learn about the various areas of financial planning including: investment planning, insurance planning, retirement planning, tax implications, estate planning, and managing client’s goals or objectives. This program will provide content that will assist students interested in pursuing professional licensure in the financial planning field in the future.

    Prerequisites Required: MT 483

    Total Wealth Management Concentration Credits: 18
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Concentration courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 422: PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    This course examines methods of constructing and managing an investment portfolio of assets, including common stocks, corporate and government bonds, and alternative investments. Students study how to evaluate and select assets to include in the portfolio based on capital market expectations as well as how to utilize diversification and derivatives strategies to maintain portfolio risk within desired bounds.
     

    Prerequisites Required: MT 480 and MT 483

    Total Wealth Management Concentration Credits: 18
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Concentration courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    MT 426: PRINCIPLES OF RISK MANAGEMENT AND INSURANCE (6 Credits)

    This course is a study of managing risk of individuals and companies. Risk management is a process that identifies loss exposure faced by individuals and organizations; students will understand how to select the most appropriate techniques for treating such exposures through the study of risk management principles and insurance, analyzing risk in society, and an introduction to insurance and risk, risk management, financial operations of insurers, government regulations of insurance, insurance contracts, life insurance contractual provisions, buying life insurance, and social insurance.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 453

    Total Wealth Management Concentration Credits: 18
    Total Program Credits: 180

    Concentration courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

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