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Finance Program (BBA)


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Objectives


The Finance major prepares students for professional careers in the fields of corporate finance, banking and financial institutions, and investment.

The curriculum emphasizes developing an understanding of these three areas of finance through courses on forecasting, portfolio theory and security analysis, options and futures markets, accounting, money and banking, management of working capital, and management of financial institutions.

Finance faculty members are available to consult with students wishing to pursue careers in any of the above-mentioned areas

Requirements


C. Current Business Topics (6 credits)


Six credits in:

D. Career Development Activities


Required of all students except those with substantial professional experience, who may be granted a waiver.

Tutorials


Completion of online tutorials and submission of final work in each of the following areas:

  • networking
  • resume writing
  • interviewing
  • job searches
  • business etiquette

Additional Career Activities


Activities are assigned point values as indicated below; a minimum of 30 points is required.

Practical Experience

  • An internship and corresponding election of ACC/BUS/EIM/FIN/INB/MGT/MKT/SCM 294 or 394 (20 points)
  • Participation in another extensive practical experience program, such as VITA (20 points)

Other Activities

Activities must be documented at formassembly, and may be repeated to a maximum of 10 points per activity. Other activities may be considered; consult the SOM student service coordinator.

  • Attending a university or non-university professional development events (5 points)
  • Attending an employer networking, meet-and-greet event, e.g. Inside the Industry, International Forum, Employer Marketplace, specific company open houses (5 points)
  • Attending a student research or professional conference (5 points)
  • Participating in a student research or professional conference (10 points)
  • Meeting with an employer-in-residence (2.5 points)
  • Attending an alumni speaker event (5 points)
  • Participating in a school trip to a company (5 points)
  • Attending a panel discussion with company representatives (5 points)
  • Attending a SOM event involving the business community, e.g. Economic forum, Hagerman Center event (5 points)
  • Attending a University Innovation Incubator event or SIL professional seminar (5 points)
  • Attending a local chamber of commerce event, e.g. Lunch on Us (5 points)
  • Joining a professional organization related to the major, e.g. MICPA, SHRM (5 points)
  • Participating in a resume reviewing meeting with the student services coordinator (5 points)
  • Participating in a job/internship fair, including interviews (5 points)
  • Participating in a mock interview (5 points)
  • Learning a foreign language using Rosetta Stone (2.5 points/hour)
  • Developing skills in a business discipline-related software, e.g. Bloomberg, Morningstar, Palo Alto business development, CESIM global strategy, MS expression, MyOMLab, FASB codification database, SAM simulation, etc. (2.5 points/hour)
  • Utilizing resources in the SOM Student Professional Development Center (2.5 points/hour)
  • Attending a business school student or SIL organization event (5 points)
  • Serving in a leadership role in a student organization (10 points)
  • ETS Business exam (points based on ETS exam score up to 7. 5 points, 2. 5 pts for each quartile starting with 2nd quartile)

E. Additional Requirements


 

Minimum Credits for the Degree: 120 credits

Honors Program


All bachelor-degree-seeking students with GPAs of 3.5 or higher are eligible to apply to the University of Michigan-Flint Honors Program.  Please contact the Honors Program Manager or the Honors Program Director for further information.

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