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2020-2021 Rivier Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Rivier Academic Catalog

Bachelor of Science in Finance (Day)


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The finance program prepares students for opportunities in a variety of venues including banking, insurance, corporate finance, investment management, risk management, and other areas of fiduciary responsibility. The finance profession offers a wide range of career opportunities in business, not-for-profit, and government sectors. Students will gain skills in business fundamentals as well as knowledge in the general finance field.  Learners will be required to fulfill at least one internship. The program also allows for a smooth transition to the Masters In Business Administration (M.B.A.) program.

Major Requirements (57 credits)


Electives (21 credits)


General Education Requirements (42-45 credits)


Associated with General Core


Who is My Neighbor?  Students explore this question in their second and third years.(6 credits)

  • HUM200 Literature, Art, and the Human Credits: 3
    Students take one -200 level interdisciplinary course that addresses a basic human question from the perspectives of the literary, visual, and musical arts.
  • HIS203 Interactions: The West in the World I Credits: 3 or
  • HIS204 Interactions: The West in the World II Credits: 3

How Shall We Live? Students explore this question in their junior and senior years. (6 credits)

  • Religion: Faith, Religion, and Social Justice Credits: 3
    Students take one Religion course developed with this theme at its center.
  • Philosophy: Ethics, Values, and Moral Choices Credits: 3
    Students take one Philosophy course developed with this theme at its center.

What, then, Shall We Do?  Students explore this question in their junior or senior year. (3 credits)

  • Capstone: Justice and Global Responsibility Credits: 3
    Students take one of a number of offerings under Justice and Global Responsibility. This seminar serves as the culmination of the Common Core. Informed by problem-solving pedagogy, this seminar enhances the student’s connection with the Catholic vision of the University by focusing on justice and global responsibility.

Area Distribution Courses: The Core Complement
Humanities and Social Sciences (6 credits)

  • One course from: English, History, Modern Language, Philosophy, Religious Studies Credits: 3
  • One course from: Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology Credits: 3

Mathematics and Natural Sciences (6 credits)

  • One course in Mathematics:  MA112 College Algebra or above Credits: 3
  • One course from: Computer Science, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, or Physical Science Credits: 3-4

Culture through Language (6 credits)
Students must demonstrate university-level introductory competency in a language other than English.

Degree Requirements (minimum 120 credits)


SAMPLE DEGREE PLAN


Finance, Bachelor of Science

Year 1 - Fall

Year 1 - Spring

ENG115

FYS: Exposition & Arguments

3 cr

REL115

FYS: God & Created Order

3 cr

BUS175

Principles of Management

3 cr

BUS180

Business Communication

3 cr

BUS190

Spreadsheet Applications

3 cr

BUS215

Principle of Marketing

3 cr

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Modern Language

3 cr

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Modern Language

3 cr

MA112

College Algebra or above

3 cr

MA110

Intro to Statistics

3 cr

LNS108

WC: Student Success I

1 cr

LNS109

WC: Student Success II     

1 cr

 

 

16

 

 

16

Year 2 - Fall

Year 2 - Spring

BUS220

Financial Accounting I

3 cr

BUS309

Managerial Accounting

3 cr

BUS224

Macroeconomics

3 cr

BUS225

Microeconomics

3 cr

HIS203/204

West in the World I or II

3 cr

BIO112

Stewards of the Living World

3 cr

PHI___

Philosophy Elective

3 cr

HUM200

Literature, Art & Human

3 cr

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General Elective

3 cr

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General Elective

3 cr

SL100

SL: Serving the World

1 cr

 

 

 

 

 

16

 

 

15

Year 3 - Fall

Year 3 - Spring

BUS295

Business Law

3 cr

BUS358

Money, Credit/Finance

3 cr

BUS319

Managerial Finance

3 cr

BUS364

Investment Management

3 cr

BUS358

Money, Credit/Finance

3 cr

JYS___

Junior Year Seminar

3 cr

REL ___

Religion Elective

3 cr

___ ___

Humanities Elective

3 cr

___ ___

General Elective

3 cr

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General Elective

3 cr

 

 

15

 

 

15

Year 4 - Fall

Year 4 - Spring

BUS449

Business Seminar & Beyond

3 cr

BUS479

Strategic Management

3 cr

BUS364

Investment Management

3 cr

BUS___

Concentration Course

3 cr

BUS495

Internship

3 cr

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Natural Science Elective

3 cr

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Social Science Elective

3 cr

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General Elective

3 cr

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General Elective

3 cr

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General Elective

3 cr

 

 

15

 

 

15

 

*Choose three from:         BUS 214 - Internship Seminar

BUS 226 - Principles of Project Management

BUS 240 - Personal Finance

BUS 391 - Sustainable Value

BUS 418 - International Economics & Finance

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