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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.

Career Opportunities:

The employment opportunities cover a broad range, including major employers and also entrepreneurships. Graduates are working in:

  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • 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
  • MetLife

Admission Requirements:

  • 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
ECON 101 Macroeconomics 3
CITA 110 Intro. to Information Technology 3
ENGL 101 Expository Writing (GER 10) 3
Mathematics Elective (GER 1) 3-4
TOTAL CREDITS 16-17

Semester II Credits

ACCT 102 Foundations of Managerial Accounting 3
BSAD 200 Business Communications 3
ECON 103 Microeconomics (GER 3) 3
MATH 141 Statistics 3
Humanities Elective (GER 7) 3
TOTAL CREDITS 15

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
  General Elective 3
TOTAL CREDITS 15

Semester IV Credits

BSAD 202 Business Law II 3
FSMA 312 Financial Management 3
  Program1 Elective 3
  Natural Sciences Elective (GER 2) 3
  American History Elective (GER 4) 3
TOTAL CREDITS 15

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
TOTAL CREDITS 15

Semester VI Credits

BSAD 319 Professional Ethics 3
BSAD 350 Marketing 3
FSMA 415 Global Finance 3
FSMA 420 Financial Derivatives 3
  Western Civilization Elective (GER 5) 3
TOTAL CREDITS 15

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
TOTAL CREDITS 15

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
TOTAL CREDITS 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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