Breech School of Business Administration

Finance Major

Focus
The finance major at Drury University provides students with financial management, forecasting, and analysis skills necessary for a career in finance. Additionally, the interpersonal skills and liberal arts background that are the foundation of a degree from Drury University provides graduates with an added advantage in their careers.

Student Learning/Engagement/Teaching
Finance courses are designed to both ground students in the current theories and give them active practice in applying financial concepts.  This integration of theory and practice prepares students for future career opportunities and provides them with an engaging experience as they work closely with finance faculty.

Typical Careers for Finance Majors
There are many exciting career opportunities available for finance majors who often find themselves involved in varied activities, significant responsibilities, and professional interaction with others in the workplace. A career in finance prepares students for top-level corporate positions in such areas as Corporate Finance, Money Management, Financial Planning, Real Estate, Insurance, and Investment Banking. These fields are ever-changing and expanding and the finance major is designed to help graduates “hit the ground running” and adapt quickly to these conditions.
If corporate finance is not your goal, but operating your own business is, a major in finance will also prepare you for entrepreneurial career endeavors. Finance is a versatile major, and students majoring in finance are not limited in his or her career choices.

Where our Students Go
Finance majors from Drury have pursued careers with a variety of companies.  Recent graduates have accepted positions with organizations such as Leggett and Platte, O’Reilly Automotive, PWC, BKD, Cerner Corporation, State Street, Edward Jones, and The Federal Reserve.


Course Requirements

Students pursuing the bachelor of business administration degree (BBA) with a major in finance are required to complete the following course requirements:

CORE Requirements
39-43 hours*
BBA Tool Courses
25 hours
BBA Core Courses
21 hours
Finance Major Courses
33 hours
Electives
2-6 hours
Total BBA hours:
124-128 hours

*Drury CORE hours have been reduced from 45-49 to 39-43 as credit hours (6-7) are included in the BBA Tool Courses hours.

BBA Tool Courses:
All students pursuing a BBA degree with a major in finance are required to complete the following tool courses:
ACCT 209: Principles of Accounting
ACCT 210: Accounting for Management
ECON 201: Basic Economic Theory
MATH 227: Introduction to Statistics
MGMT 103: Business Foundations
MGMT 170: Computer Proficiency Exam
MGMT 204: Organizational Behavior
MGMT 228: Analytical Methods
MGMT 250: Management Information Systems

BBA Core Courses:
All students pursuing a BBA degree with a major in finance are required to complete the following core courses:
MGMT 480: Professional Business Experience (Internship)
FINC 331: Corporate FinanceMGMT 205-208: Study Abroad
MGMT 301: Leadership & Organizations
MGMT 319: Business Law & Ethics
MGMT 424: Business Simulation Workshop
MGMT 446: Strategic Management
MKTG 337: Marketing

Major Requirements:
Students earning a BBA degree with a major in finance also must complete the following courses for the major:
FINC 335: Investments
FINC 441: Advanced Corporate Finance

Choose one of the following:
ECON 311: Price Theory
ECON 312: Aggregate Economic Analysis

Choose three (or more) of the following, at least two must be finance courses: 
ACCT 307: Intermediate Accounting I
ECON 311: Price Theory
ECON 312: Aggregate Economic Analysis
ECON 375 Econometrics
ECON 461: International Economics
FINC 305: Financial Markets and Institutions
FINC 310: Risk Management and Insurance
FINC 415 Bank Management
FINC 445: Derivatives and Alternative Investments
FINC 290, 390, 490: Special Topics
FINC 495: Finance Professional Exam Preparation

Recommended elective for candidates pursuing the CFA®
ACCT 308: Intermediate Accounting II

The faculty of the Breech School reserves the right to modify the above program and degree requirements at any time.


Admission Policy

Official admission to the Breech School of Business Administration is required* to enroll in any upper-division course (numbered 300/400) with prefixes of ACCT, ECON, FINC, MGMT and MKTG.

To be admitted to the Breech School of Business Administration, a student must:

  1. Be officially admitted to Drury University.
  2. Complete an official declaration of major form indicating the major, minor or special program that the student intends to pursue. At this time, students will be required to read and sign the Breech Student Honor Code.
  3. Have completed at least 42 hours of college level credit, including a minimum of 12 semester credit hours at Drury University.
  4. Have completed all of the following preparatory courses (or their transfer equivalents) with a minimum grade of C- in each of the following courses:

  5. Have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 on all Drury University coursework.

Conditional Admission. A student not achieving the 2.75 overall GPA, or not achieving the required grades of C- in the preparatory courses listed above, or not completing at least 42 hours of college-level credit, including a minimum of 12 semester credit hours at Drury University, may be granted up to two (2) semesters of conditional admission to the Breech School. Conditional admission cannot be granted to a student not achieving both the required GPA and a minimum grade of C- in the specified preparatory courses.

During the semester(s) of conditional admission, the student will be expected to meet all requirements for full admission. The student, subject to advisor approval, may enroll in a total of 13 hours of upper-division Breech School coursework during the terms of conditional admission. Prior to registration, students are required to complete the Permission to Enroll in Upper-Division Breech School Courses form with their academic advisor.

Students Majoring in Non-Breech School Majors/Minors

Students who must enroll in a Breech School 300 or 400 level offering to fulfill requirements of a program NOT offered through the Breech School of Business Administration may be exempted from this admission policy, provided they have completed all other specific prerequisites for the course. Prior to registration, students are required to complete the Permission to Enroll in Upper-Division Breech School Courses form with their academic advisor.

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