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The finance degree program offered through the finance and accounting department consists of a total of 125 semester credit hours conforming to standards typical of North American universities. In addition, the accounting degree consists of a total of 128 semester credit hours conforming to standards typical of North American universities. Both degrees consist of the following core common requirements:

General Education Requirements:

The general requirements include 54 credit hours of courses in the PMU core competencies. These include the following courses:

Humanities and Social Sciences

  • COMM 1311:  Written Communication
  • COMM 1312:  Writing and Research
  • COMM 2311:  Oral Communication
  • COMM 2312:  Technical and Professional Communication
  • UNIV    1211:   Professional Development and Competencies
  • UNIV    1212:   Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • UNIV    1213:   Leadership and Teamwork
  • ALIS      1211: Arabic/Islamic Studies
  • ALIS      1212: Arabic/Islamic Studies
  • ALIS      2211: Arabic/Islamic Studies
  • ALIS      2212: Arabic /Islamic Studies
  • PHED     1111  Physical Education
  • PHED     1112  Physical Education

Mathematics

  • MATH 1311:   Finite Mathematics for Students of Business
  • MATH 1312:   Calculus for Students of Business

Natural and Physical Sciences (Select 2)

  • BIOL   1411:    Introductory Biology
  • CHEM 1411:   Introductory Chemistry
  • GEOL  1411:    Introductory Physical Geology
  • PHYS    1411:  Introductory Physics

Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • ECON 1311:     Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • ECON 1312:     Introduction to Microeconomics

Assessment Capstone Series

  • ASSE 2111:  Learning Outcome Assessment I
  • ASSE 3211:  Learning Outcome Assessment II
  • ASSE 4311:  Learning Outcome Assessment III

College of Business Administration Core

The requirements will consist of courses that are common to all degree programs within the College of Business Administration. They represent a base knowledge that is considered necessary for all business professionals. The 38 semester credits (13 required courses) in the College of Business Administration Core are:
  • MATH 1313:Statistical Methods
  • ACCT 231:  Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
  • ACCT2321: Fundamentals of Managerial Accounting
  • BUSI  2311: Principles of Management
  • BUSI  3311: Legal Environment of Business
  • BUSI  3312: Organizational Behavior
  • BUSI  3313: Marketing Principles
  • BUSI  3321: Operations Management
  • BUSI 4261:  Entrepreneurship
  • BUSI  4362: Strategic Management
  • BUSI  4351: Internship
  • FINA  3311: Financial Management Principles
  • MISY  2311: Introduction to MIS

Finance Degree Program Requirements (33 semester credit hours).

The finance degree program will have unique requirements that differentiate the program from others within the college and they are as follow:
  • FINA 3312: Financial Institutions
  • FINA 3313: Money and Banking
  • FINA 3314: Financial Statements Analysis
  • FINA 4313: Investments
  • FINA 4314: International Finance
  • FINA 4315: Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • ACCT 3311: Intermediate Accounting I
  • One finance elective chosen from the following:
  • FINA 4312: Advanced Financial Management
  • FINA 4316: Capital Budgeting
  • FINA 4351: Special Topics in Finance
  • One finance or accounting electives
  • One business elective
  • One MIS elective (any course)