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Sample Four-Year Plan 2016—17


Suggested Four-Year Curriculum for a Major in Finance

Course Number Course Name Course Hours
BTGE-1720 Spiritual Formation 3
BUS-1000 The Business Profession 2
COM-1100 Fundamentals of Speech 3
ENG-1400 Composition 3
GMTH-1020 College Algebra 3
GSS-1100 Politics and American Culture 3
HUM-1400 Introduction to the Humanities 3
ITM-1500 Information Technology for Business 2
ITM-1510 Software Tools for Business 2
Physical Science elective 3.5
Biological Science elective 3.5
Total 31
Course Number Course Name Course Hours
ACCT-2110 Principles of Accounting I 3
ACCT-2120 Principles of Accounting II 3
BTGE-2730 Old Testament Literature 3
BTGE-2740 New Testament Literature 3
BUS-2150 Statistics for Business 3
BUS-2180 Business Law 3
ECON-2330 Microeconomics 3
ECON-2340 Macroeconomics 3
PEF-1990 Physical Activity and the Christian Life 2
History elective 3
Social Science elective 3
Total 32
Course Number Course Name Course Hours
BTGE-3755 Theology I 3
BTGE-3765 Theology II 3
BUS-3000 The Business Experience 1
BUS-3150 Operations Analysis 3
BUS-3910 International Business 3
FIN-3310 Money and Financial Markets 3
FIN-3710 Principles of Finance 3
FIN-3730 Investments 3
MGMT-3500 Principles of Organization and Management 3
MRKT-3600 Principles of Marketing 3
Humanities elective 3
Finance electives 3
Total 34
Course Number Course Name Course Hours
BUS-4420 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility 2
FIN-4770 Advanced Financial Management 3
MGMT-4510 Strategic Management 3
LIT-2XXX Literature elective 3
Finance electives 6
Electives 14
Total 31

Finance Electives

Course Number Course Name Course Hours
ACCT-3110 Intermediate Financial Accounting I 3
FIN-3750 International Finance 3
FIN-3760 Financial Planning 3
FIN-3770 Security Analysis 3
FIN-4715 Advanced Portfolio Management (requires three one-hour credits) 3
FIN-4750 Financial Institution Management 3

Integrated Business Core

As part of the Business Administration curriculum, most juniors choose to participate in the Integrated Business Core (IBC). This innovative program will help you develop a cross-disciplinary view of business. You will take Principles of Marketing, Principles of Management, as well as Principles of Finance along with a course called the IBC Practicum. The first three courses are taught so that you’ll be prepared for the activities and requirements of the fourth course. As part of the practicum, you will form a company, write a business plan, obtain a loan, implement your plan, make a profit, and close down operations. While running the company, you will also choose a local nonprofit organization to provide a minimum of 10 hours of work per student and all of your profits at the end of the semester. The IBC gives you more ownership of the learning process and provides practical, real-life experience of actually doing what you are learning about. In the years since its inception at Cedarville University, IBC students have donated 4,884 hours of service and $37,900 to nonprofit organizations.