Finance - Program Description
As our society moves to a more service oriented world, the area of financial services becomes critical to our present and future economic situation. The movement towards blurring of the worlds of business, finance, stock brokerage, bond trades, insurance, banking and retirement planning has produced a tremendous growth industry. SUNY Canton's Finance program puts our graduates on the leading edge of this service industry.
Students in this Major:
- Receive a solid fundamental education in the areas of business, finance, accounting, and liberal arts.
- Train in many operational areas of financial services.
- Have the opportunity to spend an entire semester in the financial industry.
- Prepare for graduate-level education.
The employment opportunities cover a broad range, including major employers and also entrepreneurships. Graduates are working in:
- Credit Unions
- Brokerage Firms
- Financial Planning Firms
- Colleges and Universities
Employers of SUNY Canton Graduates:
- Community Bank
- SEACOMM Federal Credit Union
- SUNY Canton
- North Franklin Federal Credit Union
- North Country Savings Bank
- Refer to the table of high school course prerequisites for admission.
- Students must be prepared to take ENGL 101 (Expository Writing).
- Transfer students must meet re-registration requirements to be considered for admission
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (Curriculum 0282)
Semester I Credits
|ACCT 101||Foundations of Financial Accounting||4|
|CITA 110||Intro. to Information Technology||3|
|ENGL 101||Expository Writing (GER 10)||3|
|Mathematics Elective (GER 1)||3-4|
Semester II Credits
|ACCT 102||Foundations of Managerial Accounting||3|
|BSAD 200||Business Communications||3|
|ECON 103||Microeconomics (GER 3)||3|
|Humanities Elective (GER 7)||3|
Semester III Credits
|BSAD 120||Principles of Banking||3|
|BSAD 201||Business Law I||3|
|FSMA 210||Introduction to Finance||3|
|Arts Elective (GER 8)||3|
Semester IV Credits
|BSAD 202||Business Law II||3|
|FSMA 312||Financial Management||3|
|Natural Sciences Elective (GER 2)||3|
|American History Elective (GER 4)||3|
Semester V Credits
|BSAD 301||Principles of Management||3|
|BSAD 340||Management Communications*||3|
|ECON 315||Global Economy||3|
|FSMA 315||Global Investments||3|
|Foreign Language Elective (GER 9)||3|
Semester VI Credits
|BSAD 319||Professional Ethics||3|
|FSMA 415||Global Finance||3|
|FSMA 420||Financial Derivatives||3|
|Western Civilization Elective (GER 5)||3|
Semester VII Credits
|BSAD 310||Human Resource Management||3|
|BSAD 449||Strategic Policies & Issues||3|
|FSMA 325||Financial Compliance & Regulations||3|
|FSMA 422||Risk Management||3|
|U/L Program1 Elective||3|
Semester VIII Credits
|FSMA 480**||Finance Internship AND/OR||6-15|
|FSMA 460**||Senior Project AND/OR||3-15|
|U/L Program2 Electives||3-15|
* Fulfills writing intensive requirement.
**Reminder: Prerequisite to FSMA 480 or FSMA 460 is FSMA 429 (Orientation to Culminating Experience).
U/L = Upper Level Courses (300/400)
GER = General Education Requirement
Program1 Electives: Courses in ACCT, BSAD, ECON, FSMA, LEST and MINS
Program2 Electives: Courses in ACCT, BSAD, ECON, FSMA, LEST, CITA, JUST, LELM, and HSMB
NOTE: Finance students must meet all ten General Education Requirements and successfully complete the SUNY Canton Computer Competency requirement.
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