Bachelor of Science in Finance

As technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace, it stimulates business growth and generates new business opportunities. Kaplan University’s Bachelor of Science in Finance program is designed to help you gain technical knowledge and skills in a wide range of financial areas, and develop an understanding of the factors that influence financial decision-making.

As a student, you’ll have opportunities to grow and apply your critical-thinking skills to find solutions to a variety of financial problems. The curriculum covers subjects such as financial planning, corporate finance, banking, real estate, financial markets, and investment management. The bachelor's degree in finance focuses on helping students do the following:

  • Gain technical knowledge and skills in a range of financial areas
  • Acquire an understanding of factors that influence financial decision-making 
  • Develop/implement critical thinking skills to solve in-depth financial problems

Completion of the Master of Science in Finance option can prepare you to pursue opportunities in corporate finance or a variety of financial-service occupations.*

Bachelor of Science in Finance Program Highlights

This online bachelor's degree program is designed to provide you with rigorous training-including assignments, reports, presentations, and group projects-to help you develop the savvy and proficiencies to find solutions to real-life financial situations. 

The online Bachelor of Science in Finance curriculum focuses on helping you:

  • Perform financial analysis using quantitative concepts and techniques
  • Interpret financial statements and ratios
  • Examine investment and financial risk
  • Analyze financial theory and practices
  • Apply legislation, regulations, and principles of practice to financial scenarios
  • Communicate professionally through writing and presentations with stakeholders

Bachelor of Science in Finance Professional Competencies

Courses within the Bachelor of Science in Finance could help students develop the following skills: 

  • Attention to detail—may need to interpret data at the transaction level
  • Critical thinking—may need to analyze, compare, and interpret facts and figures quickly to solve problems
  • Clear communications at work—may need to communicate with staff and supervisors, and may work with clients
  • High standards of integrity—may work with sensitive information 
  • Computer literacy—may need to create and analyze financial documents
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Bachelor of Science in Finance Concentrations

In the Kaplan University Bachelor of Science in Finance, concentrations are available to help you develop proficiencies that could apply to a future career.*

  • Accelerated Master of Science in Finance
  • General finance
  • Investments
  • Real estate
  • Wealth management
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Higher Education at the Highest Standards

Kaplan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and committed to the highest standards. Our specific programs hold additional industry-relevant approvals and accreditations.

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What are the Career Opportunities?

Earning your online bachelor’s degree in finance at Kaplan University may help you develop valuable skills that could be applied to a broad range of financial positions in a number of fields.

As a graduate, you could pursue a variety of careers in corporate and government financial management, investments, portfolio analysis and management, financial analysis, financial planning, banking, and risk management.*

 Career titles associated with this degree include:

  • General and operational manager
  • Financial manager
  • Budget analyst
  • Credit analyst
  • Financial analyst
  • Personal financial advisor
  • Loan officer
  • Financial specialist

How Do I Get Started?

Kaplan University offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules. Certain start dates may not be available at all ground locations; speak with an advisor for additional information.

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Curriculum: Standard Track

  • Bachelor's Core

    Total Bachelor's Core Credits: 33

    Total Program Credits: 180

    • CM 107: COLLEGE COMPOSITION I Change

      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.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • CM 220: COLLEGE COMPOSITION II Change

      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.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • CS 204: PROFESSIONAL PRESENCE Change

      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. 

      Credits:

      3

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    Choose Your Courses Below

    • MM 150: SURVEY OF MATHEMATICS Change

      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.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • MM 212: COLLEGE ALGEBRA Change

      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.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • HU 200: ARTS AND HUMANITIES—MODERN CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS Change

      As a human, you have the unique ability to appreciate beauty. This course will help you to discover human potential as expressed through the arts and humanities. In this course, you will evaluate the impact of creative expression on cultures by studying examples from the humanities disciplines. You will investigate how creative expressions broaden perspective. As an arts and humanities student, you will analyze forms of creative expression, and discover how to apply this new found insight to your career goals, community, and daily experience.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      Any college composition course

    • HU 245: ETHICS Change

      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.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      Any college composition course

    • HU 250: HUMANITIES AND CULTURE Change

      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.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      Any college composition course

    • SC 200: DISCOVERING SCIENCE—CURRENT ISSUES IN A CHANGING WORLD Change

      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. 

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • SC 235: GENERAL BIOLOGY I—HUMAN PERSPECTIVES Change

      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.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • SC 246: FUNDAMENTALS OF MICROBIOLOGY Change

      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.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • SC 250: SCIENCE FOR EVERYDAY LIFE Change

      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.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • SS 211: THE 1960S—RESHAPING THE AMERICAN DREAM Change

      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.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      Any college composition course

    • SS 236: PEOPLE, POWER, AND POLITICS—AN INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT Change

      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.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      Any college composition course

    • SS 250: THE TECHNOLOGICAL REVOLUTION—A SOCIAL SCIENTIFIC APPROACH Change

      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. 

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      Any college composition course

  • Major

    Total Major Credits: 106

    Total Program Credits: 180

    • AC 114: ACCOUNTING I Change

      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.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • AC 116: ACCOUNTING II Change

      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.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      AC 114

    • BU 204: MACROECONOMICS Change

      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.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      BU 224

    • BU 224: MICROECONOMICS Change

      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.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      CM 220, MM 255, and one of the following: AB 113, AC 113, AB 114, or AC 114

    • MM 255: BUSINESS MATH AND STATISTICAL MEASURES Change

      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. 

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      MM 150 or higher
       

    • MT 140: INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT Change

      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.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • MT 217: FINANCE Change

      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.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      AC 113 or AC 114, and MM 255 or equivalent

    • MT 219: MARKETING Change

      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.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      BU 224, CM 220, and MT 140

    • LS 311: BUSINESS LAW Change

      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.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • MM 305: BUSINESS STATISTICS AND QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS Change

      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.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

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

    • MT 302: ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR Change

      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.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      MT 140

    • MT 480: CORPORATE FINANCE Change

      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.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      MT 217

    • MT 481: FINANCIAL MARKETS Change

      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. You will focus on how these markets work with the corporate finance function.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      BU 204 or MT 220, and MT 217

    • MT 482: FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS Change

      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.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

       MT 217 or equivalent

    • MT 483: INVESTMENTS Change

      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.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      MT 217

    • 300/400 LEVEL: MAJOR ELECTIVES Change

      Credits:

      18

      Prerequisites Required:

      N/A

    Choose Your Courses Below

    • FI 490: FINANCE EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING—CAREER ENGAGEMENT Change

      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.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      Prerequisite: Last term or permission from Dean

    • FI 490: BACHELOR’S INTERNSHIIP IN FINANCE Change

      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.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      Prerequisite: Last term or permission from Dean

  • Electives

    Total Electives Credits: 41

    Total Program Credits: 180

Curriculum: Concentration

Concentration
Select a Concentration
  • Select a Concentration
  • Accelerated Master of Science Finance Option
  • General Finance Concentration
  • Investments Concentration
  • Real Estate Concentration
  • Wealth Management Concentration
  • Please Select a Concentration Above
  • Accelerated Master of Science Finance Option

    Total Accelerated Master of Science Finance Option Credits: 18

    Total Program Credits: 180

    • MT 422: PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT Change

      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.
       

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      MT 480 and MT 483

    • MT 424: INTRODUCTION TO DERIVATIVES AND RISK MANAGEMENT Change

      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.
       

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      MT 480 and MT 483
       

    Choose one of the following:

    • MT 421: FINANCIAL PLANNING Change

      This course will review and evaluate various techniques, strategies, and concepts used in personal financial planning. You will learn how to identify financial planning needs, given life situations, and set a strategy using personal financial planning products available via the industry’s offerings. You will learn to create a personal financial plan to include strategies for investment, insurance, retirement, and estate planning. You will learn attributes of personal tax preparation, personal credit and loans, and mortgage loan products. This course includes content that will assist those interested in pursuing a career in financial planning.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      MT 483

    • MT 445: MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS Change

      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.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      BU 204 or equivalent

  • General Finance Concentration

    Total General Finance Concentration Credits: 60

    Total Program Credits: 180

    • MT 361: FOUNDATIONS OF REAL ESTATE PRACTICE Change

      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.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

      Choose any combination of three courses.
    • MT 421: FINANCIAL PLANNING Change

      This course will review and evaluate various techniques, strategies, and concepts used in personal financial planning. You will learn how to identify financial planning needs, given life situations, and set a strategy using personal financial planning products available via the industry’s offerings. You will learn to create a personal financial plan to include strategies for investment, insurance, retirement, and estate planning. You will learn attributes of personal tax preparation, personal credit and loans, and mortgage loan products. This course includes content that will assist those interested in pursuing a career in financial planning.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      MT 483

      Choose any combination of three courses.
    • MT 422: PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT Change

      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.
       

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      MT 480 and MT 483

      Choose any combination of three courses.
    • MT 423: ASSET ALLOCATION AND RISK MANAGEMENT Change

      This course will provide you with the tools and knowledge to analyze asset allocation models to optimize returns and quantify risks. The course further investigates the large universe of indirect and direct investing, internal structures, and management of various types of investment portfolios. Various risk metrics and analysis models will be discussed and utilized to evaluate asset allocation, and market performance. You 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 investments and asset allocation methodology.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      MT 480 and MT 483

      Choose any combination of three courses.
    • MT 424: INTRODUCTION TO DERIVATIVES AND RISK MANAGEMENT Change

      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.
       

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      MT 480 and MT 483
       

      Choose any combination of three courses.
    • MT 426: PRINCIPLES OF RISK MANAGEMENT AND INSURANCE Change

      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.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      MT 453

      Choose any combination of three courses.
    • MT 431: REAL ESTATE FINANCE AND ETHICS Change

      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.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      MT 361

      Choose any combination of three courses.
    • MT 432: REAL ESTATE LAW Change

      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.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      MT 361

      Choose any combination of three courses.
    • MT 445: MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS Change

      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.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      BU 204 or equivalent

      Choose any combination of three courses.
    • MT 453: PROFESSIONAL SELLING Change

      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.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      MT 219 or Department Chair approval

      Choose any combination of three courses.
  • Investments Concentration

    Total Investments Concentration Credits: 18

    Total Program Credits: 180

    • MT 422: PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT Change

      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.
       

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      MT 480 and MT 483

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

    • MT 423: ASSET ALLOCATION AND RISK MANAGEMENT Change

      This course will provide you with the tools and knowledge to analyze asset allocation models to optimize returns and quantify risks. The course further investigates the large universe of indirect and direct investing, internal structures, and management of various types of investment portfolios. Various risk metrics and analysis models will be discussed and utilized to evaluate asset allocation, and market performance. You 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 investments and asset allocation methodology.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      MT 480 and MT 483

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

    • MT 424: INTRODUCTION TO DERIVATIVES AND RISK MANAGEMENT Change

      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.
       

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      MT 480 and MT 483
       

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

  • Real Estate Concentration

    Total Real Estate Concentration Credits: 18

    Total Program Credits: 180

    • MT 361: FOUNDATIONS OF REAL ESTATE PRACTICE Change

      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.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

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

    • MT 431: REAL ESTATE FINANCE AND ETHICS Change

      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.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      MT 361

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

    • MT 432: REAL ESTATE LAW Change

      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.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      MT 361

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

  • Wealth Management Concentration

    Total Wealth Management Concentration Credits: 18

    Total Program Credits: 180

    • MT 421: FINANCIAL PLANNING Change

      This course will review and evaluate various techniques, strategies, and concepts used in personal financial planning. You will learn how to identify financial planning needs, given life situations, and set a strategy using personal financial planning products available via the industry’s offerings. You will learn to create a personal financial plan to include strategies for investment, insurance, retirement, and estate planning. You will learn attributes of personal tax preparation, personal credit and loans, and mortgage loan products. This course includes content that will assist those interested in pursuing a career in financial planning.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      MT 483

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

       

    • MT 422: PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT Change

      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.
       

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      MT 480 and MT 483

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

       

    • MT 426: PRINCIPLES OF RISK MANAGEMENT AND INSURANCE Change

      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.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      MT 453

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

       

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