千蠃官网国际网址The field of finance offers excellent opportunities for lucrative careers at the local,
regional, and international levels, leading to six- or seven-figure salaries for star
performers. Whether or not money makes the world go round, it is a certainty that
financial processes and institutions influence global commerce and the way nations
conduct business. Star performers are not born—they grow from a solid educational
foundation. Start building your foundation in Finance at MTSU today.
Up the career ladder
Scott Brisson earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Jones College
of Business at MTSU in 1999, as well and today is the Chief Administrative Officer
for UBS Nashville Business Solutions Center. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland,
UBS provides financial services to corporate and institutional clients around the
world. UBS is present in all major financial centers, with offices in 54 countries,
and employs approximately 60,000 people around the world. In 2015, Brisson received
the Jones College's Young Professional of the Year Award, which recognizes those who
have become role models through high achievement at a relatively young age and show
potential for even greater accomplishments.
Jones College: Foundation for success
"Jones College of Business has served as the foundation for my professional success.
The professors are true advocates, allowing opportunities to engage in the industry
while completing a degree. My ongoing relationship with MTSU beyond graduation continues
to sculpt my future and is why I remain True Blue.”
—Megan B. Bynum, MBA, CFP & Wealth Advisor, B.B.A. Finance. 2010; M.B.A.. 2012
MTSU True Blue Preview: Finance
千蠃官网国际网址Opportunities abound in business, government, and industry for the person who likes
numbers preceded by dollar signs. The Bachelor of Business Administration degree in
Finance is a solid launching pad for a career in the following fields:
- Auto lending
- Bank management
- Commercial lending
- Consulting services
- Consumer financial services
- Credit unions
- Financial product development
- Human resources
- Insurance/risk management
- International banking
- Investment banking
- Mutual funds
- Pension funds
- Portfolio management
- Real estate
- Stock brokerage firms
Employers of MTSU finance alumni include
- Auto Owners Insurance
- Bank of America
- Bradley County Farm Bureau
- First National Bank of Pulaski
- First Tennessee Bank
- Ingram Companies
- New York City Department of Finance
- Permanent General Assurance Corporation
- Pinnacle Financial Partners
- State Farm Insurance
- Tennessee Department of Revenue
- Tennessee Regulatory Authority
- U.S. Department of Defense
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration
- Wilson Bank
A Finance major leads to a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree in
Finance, with concentrations in Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate. The Finance major also incorporates a minor in Business Administration. Students
may elect another business minor, although a business minor other than Business Administration
may require the student to complete more than 120 total hours.
For complete curriculum details, click on the REQUIREMENTS button to the right.
Undergraduate majors in all colleges can pursue a minor in Economics, Finance, Real
Estate, and Insurance.
Other programs in the department
The Department of Economics and Finance also offers two undergraduate degrees with
a major in Economics: a Bachelor of Business Administration千蠃官网国际网址 (B.B.A.) and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.). The B.B.A. is a business degree offered
by the Jones College of Business. The B.S. is offered through the College of Liberal
Graduate students have a number of options in the Department of Economics and Finance.
They can earn a Master of Science (M.S.) in Finance, choosing among concentrations in Corporate Finance and Investments. The department
also offers a Master of Arts (M.A.) or Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in Economics. A concentration in Financial Economics千蠃官网国际网址 is available under the M.A..
Sean Salter, program coordinator
千蠃官网国际网址In addition to meeting the requirements, a major in Finance consists of 27 semester hours of finance courses and requires a minimum 2.00 GPA. At least 50 percent of the required major hours must be taken in residence at MTSU.
千蠃官网国际网址Students pursuing a major in Finance with no concentration may choose to focus their studies in corporate finance, investments, or financial institutions.
千蠃官网国际网址The program below includes a Business Administration minor. An alternate business minor may be chosen, but it may require total hours for graduation to exceed 120.Accelerated Bachelors/Masters (ABM) Program
High achieving students majoring in Finance who intend to pursue a master's degree in Finance may apply to participate in the Accelerated Bachelors/Masters (ABM) Program. The program allows undergraduate students an opportunity to complete the requirements for both the bachelor's and master's degrees in a compressed time frame. Participating undergraduate students may count up to 12 graduate credit hours toward both degrees and obtain a non-thesis master's degree in the same field within 12 months of completing the bachelor's degree or obtain a thesis-based master's degree in the same field within 18 months of completing the bachelor's degree. For more information about the ABM program, see the .
Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:
General Education (41 hours)
requirements (shown in curricular listings below) include courses in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences.
千蠃官网国际网址The following courses are required by the program and can satisfy the respective General Education requirement:
- MATH 1630, 1810, or 1910 (Math)
- ECON 2410 (Soc/Beh Sci and core course)
College of Business Core (42 hours)
All students must complete the College of Business which requires 42 hours with a 2.000 GPA. ECON 2410 is included in the core and will also satisfy 3 hours from the Social/Behavioral General Education requirement.
Major Requirements (27 hours)
FIN 3810 - Investments
3 credit hours
千蠃官网国际网址Prerequisites: FIN 3010 and FIN 3110; admission into the College of Business. Introductory survey course focusing on investment markets and instruments. Emphasis on security characteristics, analysis, and valuation.
FIN 3110 - Financial Modeling
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: FIN 3000 or FIN 3010 and admission into the College of Business. Modeling financial problems in a spreadsheet and using financial models to assist in decision making.
FIN 3950 - Corporate Finance
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: FIN 3010 with a minimum grade of C (2.00), FIN 3110, and admission into the College of Business. Reviews and extends the basics of risk, valuation, and the creation of wealth. Explores capital budgeting, capital structure, and their interactions.
FIN 4110 - Cases in Finance
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: FIN 3010 with minimum grade of C, FIN 3110, FIN 3810, and FIN 3950 with a minimum grade of C (2.00); and admission into the College of Business. A case course emphasizing the financial aspects of management. Topics include financial statement analysis, working capital management, capital budgeting, and cost of capital.
- Upper-division FIN electives 12 credit hours
- FIN elective 3 credit hours
Auxiliary Courses (9-10 hours)