Bachelor of Science in

BUSINESS & FINANCE

Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Business and Finance is designed for students who desire a solid foundation in business with a particular emphasis on the theory and application of finance. Finance is characterized by a high level of volatility. This is why students will be trained to quickly navigate their way through such conditions by being flexible and inventive. Following graduation, students will have the capability to step into a position in a banking or financial institution and be well prepared to handle any given task.

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Program Details

In the first two years, students will focus on completing the university’s General Education Program (42 US credits / 84 ECTS ), which introduces five thematic areas: communication, data and quantitative literature, scientific inquiry, arts and humanities, and social sciences. In the third and fourth years, students will focus on topics relevant to their major.

Program length: 

4 years / 8 semesters.

GPA needed to earn the degree:

2.0 or higher

Credits needed to earn the degree:

120 US credists / 240 ECTS 

Degree level:

MQF Level 6

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program  will have a solid foundation for a career in any area of finance..   The solid foundation in corporate finance, investments, portfolio management, and international finance will give the student a strong content background.  In addition, students will develop communication and presentation skills, active listening skills, the ability to do software analysis, as well as development of teamwork skills and a solid ethical foundation.   All students majoring in business must complete the core curriculum which provides the foundation for all majors.

Knowledge

The core knowledge from studying economics, statistics, accounting, etc. will prepare the students for the study of the financial topics of corporate, investments, international, and  institutions. The modules from the core will provide a solid background in business knowledge.  The finance modules cover core areas of finance theory and practice.  This is a unique combination and should be highly desirable to employers.

Learning Goals & Objectives

Teamwork skills

Collaborate for effective presentations and analysis in diverse teams, and develop the interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with others.

Quantitative Reasoning and Financial Analysis Skills

Demonstrate the ability to perform basic financial analysis.

Research and Computer Skills

Research complex financial reports and synthesize the results.  The use of appropriate software, in particular SAS and Microsoft Excel, will demonstrate their proficiency in software for business applications for research and reporting of results.

Global Perspectives

Demonstrate an understanding of global dimensions of business including socio-cultural, political-legal, financial, technological and economic environments. Effectively function in the diverse nature of the local and global society and translate that knowledge into improved decision making. Work effectively in diverse teams to reach sound financial decisions.

Ethical Reasoning

Possess the skills to make decisions grounded in ethical thinking.

Specific Finance skills

Articulate and apply the principal theories of finance. Apply financial models and analytical tools to solve problems and guide financial decisions.

Teaching & Assessment

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Competencies

a) Collaborate as part of a team to solve financial related problems.

b) Guide financial decisions of a medium size business, operating in conventional financial environments.

c) Be responsible for ethical decisions in financial matters.

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Teaching & Assessment

In general, the Finance modules are taught with a mixture of theory and applied practice.  The primary mode for most modules is lecture/discussion.  This includes the working of problems based on financial models and discussions of how these models are applied in the financial world.  Modules toward the end of the program contain more of a case study format.  The use of case studies allows students to experience the application of financial theory and models to real business situations and to explore the results and consequences. This pedagogy, which is standard at the top graduate business schools, is introduced in the advanced modules which allow the students the benefits of this method of study as well as preparing them should they decide to advance to graduate school.

The primary assessment methods are the grading of homework problems based on the application of financial models, the use of quizzes, and the use of examinations.  In some modules the assessment of presentations and written reports will also be done to assess communication skills.  In later modules where case studies are used the assessment of research methods, critical thinking, as well as communications skills and teamwork will be done.

Career Opportunities

  • Chief Financial Officer of a business corporation.
  • Investment Adviser at a hedge fund.
  • Head Analyst at a financial risk management service.

4-Year Degree Plan Outline

SEMESTER I

YEAR 1

ENG 101

English Composition 101

US CREDITS: 3

 

MAT 101

Introduction to Data Analysis, Probability, and Statistics

US CREDITS: 3

 

HIS 101

History of the Mediterranean

US CREDITS: 3

 

MGT 101

Principles of Management

US CREDITS: 3

 

OPEN

Free Elective

US CREDITS: 3

TOTAL CREDIT: 15

YEAR 2

COM 101

Introduction to Multicultural Communication

US CREDITS: 3

 

PHY 101

Introduction to the Physical Universe (with lab)

US CREDITS: 4

 

PHI 102

Applied Ethics

US CREDITS: 3

 

ACC 101

Principles of Accounting I

US CREDITS: 3

 

ECO 101

Microeconomics

US CREDITS: 3

TOTAL CREDIT: 16

YEAR 3

SOC 201

Introduction to Sociology

US CREDITS: 3

 

PHI 101 OR ATH 101 OR REL 101

Arts/Humanities GE

US CREDITS: 3

 

FIN 201

Introduction to Finance

US CREDITS: 3

 

MGT 360

Organizational Behavior

US CREDITS: 3

 

OPEN

Free Elective

US CREDITS: 3

TOTAL CREDIT: 15

YEAR 4

MGT 370

Taxes, Law, and Regulation

US CREDITS: 3

 

MGT 301

Principles of Operations Management

US CREDITS: 3

 

FIN 305

Investments and Portfolio Management

US CREDITS: 3

 

FIN 360

International Finance

US CREDITS: 3

 

OPEN

Free Elective

US CREDITS: 3

TOTAL CREDIT: 15

SEMESTER II

YEAR 1

ENG 102

English Composition 2

US CREDITS: 3

 

BIO 101

Unity of Life (with lab)

US CREDITS: 4

 

REL 101 OR ATH 101 OR PHI 101

Arts/Humanities GE

US CREDITS: 3

 

MAT 201

Business Statistics

US CREDITS: 3

TOTAL CREDIT: 13

YEAR 2

CHE 101

Introduction to Chemistry (with lab)

US CREDITS: 4

 

PSY 101

Introduction to Psychology

US CREDITS: 3

 

ACC 102

Principles of Accounting II

US CREDITS: 3

 

ECO 103

Macroeconomics

US CREDITS: 3

 

OPEN

Free Elective

US CREDITS: 3

TOTAL CREDIT: 16

YEAR 3

PHI 301

Business Ethics

US CREDITS: 3

 

FIN 301

Money and Capital Markets

US CREDITS: 3

 

FIN 250

Corporate Finance

US CREDITS: 3

 

MGT 340

Introduction to Management Information Systems

US CREDITS: 3

 

OPEN

Free Elective

US CREDITS: 3

TOTAL CREDIT: 15

YEAR 4

MGT 350

Principles of Marketing

US CREDITS: 3

 

FIN 380

Financial Statement Analysis

US CREDITS: 3

 

FIN 410

Markets, Institutions, and Derivatives

US CREDITS: 3

 

FIN 430

Finance: Theory and Applications

US CREDITS: 3

 

OPEN

Free Elective

US CREDITS: 3

TOTAL CREDIT: 15