Degree Requirements: 122 hours
Major Requirements: 61 hours
- Students will understand fundamental financial concepts related to the time value of money and risk-expected return tradeoffs.
- Students will have basic knowledge of the institutional context in which financial decisions and transactions take place.
- Students will be able to conduct a capital budgeting analysis, including calculating expected cash flows, cost of capital and net present value.
- Students will be able to assess the risk-expected return tradeoffs when constructing a portfolio and apply metrics to assess portfolio performance.
- Students will be able to evaluate a company's prospects and risks.
- Students will be able to infer the impact of business decisions on firm performance.
Carolina Core/General Education Requirements
CMW: Carolina Core Effective, Engaged and Persuasive Communication: Writing (six hours)
ARP: Carolina Core Analytical Reasoning and Problem-Solving (six to eight hours)
SCI: Carolina Core Scientific Literacy
Two approved Carolina Core Scientific Literacy courses, including one laboratory course
GFL: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Foreign Language (zero to eight hours)
Students shall demonstrate in one foreign language the ability to comprehend the topic and the main ideas in written and, with the exception of Latin and Ancient Greek, spoken texts on familiar subjects. This ability can be demonstrated by achieving a score of two or better on a USC foreign language test. Those failing to do so must satisfactorily complete equivalent study of foreign language at USC.
GHS: Carolina Core Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Historical Thinking (three hours)
Any approved Carolina Core History course
GSS: Carolina Core Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Social Sciences (three hours)
Any approved Carolina Core Social Science course
AIU: Carolina Core Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding (three hours)
Any approved Carolina Core Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding course
CMS: Carolina Core Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication: Speech (three hours)
Any approved Carolina Core Speech course
INF: Carolina Core Information Literacy (zero to three hours)
This requirement may be met in an overlay course that combines learning outcomes from two Carolina Core components.
VSR: Carolina Core Values, Ethics and Social Responsibility (three hours)
Any approved Carolina Core Values, Ethics and Social Responsibility course. This requirement may be met in an overlay course that combines learning outcomes from two Carolina Core components.
Other Required General Education Courses for the Darla Moore School of Business (three to 10 hours)
Additional Darla Moore School of Business general education courses may be required if a student exempts the foreign language requirement or the student chooses coursework which can fulfill both stand-alone and overlay requirements of Carolina Core components (up to 10 hours).
Those credit hours must be replaced with elective credits (minimum of six credits). A third elective is required to reach graduation hours, and students are strongly encouraged to take a business section of UNIV 101 to fulfill this elective (three credits).
- ACCT 225 — Introduction to Financial Accounting
- ACCT 226 — Introduction to Managerial Accounting
- ACCT 324 — Survey of Commercial Law
- BADM 301 — Business Careers in the Global Economy
- ECON 221 — Principles of Microeconomics
- ECON 222 — Principles of Macroeconomics
- FINA 363 — Introduction to Finance
- MGMT 250 — Professional Communication
- MGMT 371 — Principles of Management
- MGMT 478 — Strategic Management
- MGSC 290 — Computer Information Systems in Business
- MGSC 291 — Statistics for Business and Economics
- MGSC 395 — Operations Management
- MKTG 350 — Principles of Marketing
All Moore School students will take communications courses as part of the general education requirements.
The program also requires nine hours of course work with international content that may be used to fulfill other degree requirements. Three hours must be taken from an approved list of courses offered by the Darla Moore School of Business which contain international business or international economics content. The following course options can also be used to satisfy the three credit hours of this requirement: approved course work containing international business or international economics content, taken at a semester abroad program; an approved Maymester or summer overseas course containing international business or international economics content; an approved internship course in international business wherein a student would obtain discipline-related work experience in a foreign country; or an approved service-learning component. Students may choose from one of the following options to complete the remaining six-hour requirement:
Two language courses at the 200 level or above
Two approved courses with international content taken either inside or outside the Darla Moore School of Business from a list available in the undergraduate office.
Finance Curriculum (15 hours)
Required courses (nine hours):
- FINA 365 — Corporate Financial Analysis
- FINA 469 — Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
- FINA 470 — Financial Statement Analysis
Two of the following courses (six hours):
- FINA 341 — Management of Risk and Insurance
- FINA 366 -- Introduction to Real Estate and Urban Development
- FINA 444 — Corporate Risk Management
- FINA 463 — Case Studies in Corporate Finance
- FINA 465 — Commercial Bank Practice and Policy
- FINA 466 — Real Estate Investment Fundamentals
- FINA 467 — Real Estate Finance
- FINA 471 — Derivative Securities
- FINA 475 — Fixed Income Securities
- IBUS 401 — International Financial Management
Optional Business Analytics Concentration (12 hours)*
Required course (three hours):
Choose nine hours from the list below:
- ACCT 404 — Accounting Information Systems I
- ECON 436 — Introductory Econometrics
- FINA 444 — Corporate Risk Management
- FINA 469 — Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management **
- FINA 472 — Student-Managed Investments
- MGMT 425 — HR Analytics
- MGSC 390 — Business Information Systems
- MGSC 486 — Service Operations Management
- MKTG 352 — Principles of Marketing Research
- MKTG 447 -- Pricing Strategy and Analytics
* Consult with your academic adviser or department on courses recommended for individual majors. The analytics concentration must be taken in conjunction with another track in your major. The department may add additional electives to the Data Analytics concentration subject to the approval of the Data Analytics Committee.
** Designated sections only.