College Catalog: 2011-2012

Anisfield School of Business (ASB): Business Administration - Finance (B.S.)

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About the Major

Students enrolled in the Business Administration major will learn a variety of subjects spanning all aspects of the business community. Accounting, economics, business ethics, business law, finance, information systems, international business, management, marketing and organizational behavior are some of the subjects that are explored as students prepare for their business careers in today’s dynamic global and entrepreneurial economy.

Students who have completed their Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Ramapo have been employed by national and local C.P.A. firms, small and large corporations, banks and other service industries, and non profit organizations. Additionally, many Ramapo business students are accepted into graduate and doctoral programs annually. Students must choose one of the following concentrations: Finance, Management, or Marketing, and may choose up to two concentrations.

Rules of Acceptance into the Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Information Systems, and International Business Majors, see About the Anisfield School of Business (ASB).

About the Concentration

The Finance Program (Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration) provides students with a comprehensive overview of corporate financial principles, a rigorous exposure to quantitative financial methods and techniques, and an introduction to capital theory.  In addition, students have the opportunity to learn how financial markets and institutions interact to allocate capital and manage business and personal financial risks.  Finance courses also teach students how financial managers participate in the global economy and use forecasting tools and techniques to plan their businesses more efficiently.  Students can participate in the co-op program which gives them the opportunity to work under the supervision of a financial professional and a faculty advisor. The Finance Program prepares students for careers in financial analysis, stock brokerage, money management, real estate analysis, banking and risk management, international finance, and provides them with a solid foundation to pursue a graduate degree in business.

In order to enhance the learning experience of students, the Anisfield School of Business opened the Global Financial Markets Trading Laboratory in 2010.  With real-time access to the world’s financial data and state-of-the-art trading systems, the lab allows faculty members to give students valuable insights into how the financial and economic theories taught in the classroom apply in real financial markets.  Certain sections of classes such as Corporate Finance and Securities and Investments are taught entirely in the trading lab, while other business courses meet occasionally in the Lab to utilize the technology in connection with specific topics or projects.

Rules of Acceptance into the Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Information Systems, and International Business Majors, see About the Anisfield School of Business (ASB).

Requirements of the Major
  1. Transfer students who have 48 or more credits accepted at the time of transfer are waived from the courses marked with a (W) below.  Waivers only apply to General Education Requirements NOT School Core or Major Requirements.
  2. Double counting between General Education, School Core, and Major may be possible.  Check with your advisor to see if any apply.
  3. Writing Intensive Requirement: Three writing intensive courses in the general education curriculum are required: First Year Seminar, Critical Reading and Writing (formerly College English), and Readings in Humanities.

Note: A 2.0 GPA in the major is required for graduation.