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Bachelor of Science

About This Program


The Bachelor of Science degree program in Finance is designed to prepare students for careers in: finance, both at the corporate and small business level; financial planning; stock brokerage firms; and financial institutions. The program focuses on providing the student with both practical and theoretical training in the field of finance.

Program of Study

Course offerings focus on skills and competencies that enhance students' knowledge of finance. The program provides a balanced array of course work in finance at the junior and senior levels. Students also have opportunities to pursue internships in various areas of finance. In addition, the general education requirements provide a well-rounded academic foundation.

Wilmington University students benefit from the training and experience of finance professionals who serve as faculty. The classroom atmosphere is conducive to information sharing, creative thinking, and the exploration of areas of personal interest.

Cooperative Learning Experiences

Cooperative learning experiences (co-ops) are available in the Finance program for FIN 302: Financial Planning and FIN 308: Financial Economics and Instruments. Depending on the co-op experience available and the student’s course completion schedule, other courses such as BBM 301: Organizational Behavior may also be completed as co-ops. Elective courses may also be structured as co-ops. Each co-op experience is expected to last for two consecutive semesters and earn the student six credits toward their 120-credit degree.

To be eligible for the co-op the student must have completed 60 credits and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. The student must inform the Director of the Co-Op program and the Finance Program Chair one semester before they would like to begin a co-op assignment.

Program Competencies

In addition to achieving the Wilmington University undergraduate graduation competencies given in the Academic Information and Procedures section of this catalog, this program will provide students a comprehensive curriculum in financial studies (both domestic and international) that includes the theories, principles, and applications of modern financial management.

Graduating students will:

  1. Demonstrate effective information literacy and communication with valid and reliable research.
  2. Apply ethical standards as required by finance professionals.
  3. Integrate financial terms, concepts and theories affecting corporations, brokerage firms, insurance companies and financial institutions (banks, credit unions, pension funds, etc.).
  4. Exercise critical thinking skills in the analysis and evaluation of financial information in order to formulate appropriate decisions and recommendations.

Minimum Grade Policy

Students pursuing a degree in Finance are required by College of Business policy to attain a minimum grade of “C” for all “program core courses”. For the purpose of this policy, “program core courses” are all finance courses. These courses are designated by the prefix “FIN” and are identified by “*” in the Suggested Program Sequence section.

This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2015-2016 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2015 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.