B.S.B.A. in Finance Curriculum

Prepare for a rewarding career in money management and investment banking with our B.S.B.A curriculum. Gain the NSU Edge through a strong foundation in key business areas, focusing on finance essentials like macroeconomics and international finance. With our world class faculty, you’ll launch your finance career into a bright future.

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With each teaching assignment, I continuously strive to better myself; to be more approachable to my students; to be more patient with them; to understand them better; to communicate better; and, finally, to transform my perseverance, commitment, and enthusiasm for teaching into a more fun-loving and educative experience.

Darshana Palkar, Ph.D. | Professor of Finance

Total credits: 120

General Education Requirements (30 Credits)

Freshmen must successfully complete the First-Year Seminar (UNIV 1000 3 credits) in their first semester at NSU. Students are required to earn six qualified experiential education (ExEL) units for graduation. ExEL units include curricular and co-curricular experiential education opportunities, such as faculty-mentored research, ExEL coursework, travel exploration, and internships. 

Learn more about ExEL

Business Core (42 credits)

Semester I


(ACT 2021
Foundations of Managerial Accounting
/Credits: 3)
(ACT 2031
Foundations of Financial Accounting
/Credits: 3)
(BUS 2000
Professional Success 1
/Credits: 1)
(BUS 3000
Professional Success 2
/Credits: 1)
(BUS 3700
Professional Success 3
/Credits: 1)
(FIN 3010
Corporation Finance  
/Credits: 3)
(INB 3550
International Business  
/Credits: 3)
(ISM 3660
Management Information Systems
/Credits: 3)
(MGT 2050
Principles of Management 
/Credits: 3)
(MGT 2150
Business Law I  
/Credits: 3)
(MGT 4170
Organizational Behavior
/Credits: 3)
(MGT 4880
Business Strategy and Policy
/Credits: 3)
(MKT 3050
Marketing Principles and Application
/Credits: 3)
(OPS 3880
Operations Management
/Credits: 3)
(QNT 2880
Introduction to Business Analytics and Decision Making
/Credits: 3)

Choose one:


(FIN 3990
Business Internship  
/Credits: 3)
(FIN 4966
Study Abroad Experience 
/Credits: 3)


Finance Major Courses (24 credits)

Semester I


(ECN 3025
Intermediate Macroeconomics 
/Credits: 3)
(ECN 3210
Monetary Theory & Policy 
/Credits: 3)
(FIN 3110
Financial Management  
/Credits: 3)
(FIN 3120
Principles of Investments  
/Credits: 3)
(FIN 3130
Securities Analysis 
/Credits: 3)
(FIN 3150
Banking and Financial Institutions
/Credits: 3)
(FIN 4120
Advanced Financial Management  
/Credits: 3)
(FIN 4550
International Finance  
/Credits: 3)
Program Electives (12 credits) Students will complete 12 credits of program electives. Program electives are any courses offered by HCBE. Students are encouraged to work with their advisor to pursue a minor using the program electives to enhance career opportunities.

For course descriptions, please visit Course Wizard

Current students: Please consult your Academic Adviser for program requirements or access SharkLink for your Degree Works audit. Program requirements are subject to change, and your Academic Adviser or Degree works audit can provide you with the courses required for your catalog term.

4-Year Plan of Study

The four-year plan of study, provided here, is intended to assist students in planning their schedule for their four years at NSU. This document presents an overall idea of the order in which courses might be taken in a four-year plan during a student's college career and are intended for use with academic advising services.

2021-2022 4-Year Plan of Study (PDF)
2022-2023 4-Year Plan of Study (PDF)
2023-2024 4-Year Plan of Study (PDF)

3+1 Plan of Study

The three plus one year plan of study is for students in the dual-admit B.S.B.A. / M.B.A. program.

2021-2022 3+1 Plan of Study (PDF)
2022-2023 3+1 Plan of Study (PDF)
2023-2024 3+1 Plan of Study (PDF)