BS in Finance

Shorelight - Louisiana State University, United States

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Next enrollment cycle

December 2021

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First Year Course Fee

USD 29,800

Course Accredited By

NA

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 30% scholarship
Finance is the study of how individuals, businesses, and organizations acquire and utilize capital (i.e. money) and deploy it efficiently to create value. Two basic elements of finance include the tradeoff between expected returns and risk and the importance of timing of future cash flows.

BS in Finance

The bachelor of science in finance is a 120-hour program with several learning objectives for students:

  • Obtain a broad functional knowledge of basic theory and practice of finance
  • Access and analyze financial statements to evaluate the financial health of the firm and the strategies it employs to create value for its shareholders
  • Develop and apply financial modeling skills for the valuation of the firm and of individual capital assets, securities, and other investment vehicles
  • Apply principles of asset allocation and diversification to formulate portfolio strategies through experiential learning
  • Understand and apply various measures to evaluate portfolio performance
  • Demonstrate effective skills in written and oral communication, and in teamwork

Enrollment Cycles

  • December 2021
  • April 2022
  • July 2022

KENYA

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate IAP 2 Terms B-/8

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.0 - 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0.0 - 2.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 3.0 - 3.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 78 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 - 39 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 84 or less
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • Academic English (3 Terms) NA
  • Academic English (2 Terms) NA
  • ID (2 Terms) 105

UGANDA

  • Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education with a minimum of 2 Principal Passing grades and at least 1 subsidiary pass in a college preparatory subject. In addition, Uganda Certificate of Education or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) Examination Certificate with 5 academic subjects passed is required
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate IAP 2 Terms B5

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.0 - 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0.0 - 2.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 3.0 - 3.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 78 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 - 39 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 84 or less
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • Academic English (3 Terms) NA
  • Academic English (2 Terms) NA
  • ID (2 Terms) 105

TANZANIA

  • Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate IAP 2 Terms D/4

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.0 - 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0.0 - 2.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 3.0 - 3.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 78 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 - 39 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 84 or less
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • Academic English (3 Terms) NA
  • Academic English (2 Terms) NA
  • ID (2 Terms) 105

UNITED KINGDOM

  • See GCE criteria
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate IAP 2 Terms GCE
  • Bachelor’s degree (Pass or Honours earned after 3 or 4 years); Bachelor of (Architecture, Dental Surgery, Medicine); Master of Pharmacy (I and II); BTEC Level 7 Diploma in Technology or Technological Engineering or Arts and Design
  • Undergraduate PS AAP 2 Terms 45
  • Undergraduate PS EAP 3 Terms 45
  • Undergraduate PS ID 2 Terms 50

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.0 - 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0.0 - 2.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 3.0 - 3.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 78 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 - 39 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 84 or less
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • Academic English (3 Terms) NA
  • Academic English (2 Terms) NA
  • ID (2 Terms) 105

BTEC

  • (BTEC) Extended Diploma (Level 3)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate IAP 2 Terms 96 UCAS Points or MMM Grade

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.0 - 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0.0 - 2.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 3.0 - 3.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 78 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 - 39 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 84 or less
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • Academic English (3 Terms) NA
  • Academic English (2 Terms) NA
  • ID (2 Terms) 105

GCSE/IGCSE/GCE O-LEVEL

  • 5 college preparatory subjects passed; Students must be 17 years old at the time of entry
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms D or 3
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms D or 3
  • Undergraduate IAP 2 Terms C or 4

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.0 - 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0.0 - 2.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 3.0 - 3.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 78 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 - 39 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 84 or less
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • Academic English (3 Terms) NA
  • Academic English (2 Terms) NA
  • ID (2 Terms) 105

Semester 1

CRITICAL: “C” or better in ENGL 1001, MATH 1021; 2.5 Cumulative GPA.

  • ECON 2000 Principles of Microeconomics (3 Cr)
  • ENGL 1001 English Composition (3 Cr)
  • MATH 1021 College Algebra (3 Cr)
  • General Education course - Natural Sciences (3 Cr)1
  • General Education course - Humanities (3Cr)
  • Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 2

CRITICAL: “C” or better in ISDS 1102, MATH 1431; 2.5 Business and 2.75 Cumulative GPA.

  • ACCT 2001 Introductory Financial Accounting (3 Cr)
  • ISDS 1102 Introduction to Management Information Systems for Business Majors (3 Cr)
  • MATH 1431 Calculus with Business and Economic Applications (3 Cr)
  • Oral and Written Communication Requirement 1 (3 Cr)2
  • General Education course - Natural Sciences (3 Cr)1
  • Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 3

CRITICAL: “C” or better in ACCT 2001, ECON 2000; 2.5 Business and 2.75 Cumulative GPA .

  • ECON 2010 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 Cr)
  • ISDS 2000 Business Statistics and Analytics I (3 Cr)
  • ACCT 2101 Introductory Managerial Accounting (3 Cr) 3
  • General Education course - Arts (3 Cr)
  • General Education course - Humanities (3 Cr)
  • Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 4

CRITICAL: ECON 2010; ISDS 2000; 2.5 Business and 3.0 Cumulative GPA; Admission to the College.

  • ENGL 2000 English Composition (3 Cr)
  • ISDS 2001 Business Statistics and Analytics II (3 Cr)
  • Oral and Written Communication Requirement 2 (3 Cr) 4
  • General Education course - Humanities (3 Cr)
  • General Education course - Natural Sciences (3)1
  • Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 5

CRITICAL: “C” or better in ENGL 2000; ACCT 2101.

  • ACCT 3001 Intermediate Accounting–Part I (3 Cr)
  • ECON 2035 Money, Banking and Macroeconomic Activity (3 Cr) 3
  • FIN 3716 Principles of Finance (3 Cr)
  • ISDS 3115 Introduction to Operations Management (3 Cr)
  • MKT 3401 Principles of Marketing (3 Cr)
  • Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 6

CRITICAL: “B” or better in FIN 3716. 

  • BLAW 3201 Business Law (3 Cr)
  • FIN 3826 Fundamentals of Asset Management (3 Cr)
  • FIN 3717 Fundamentals of Corporate Finance (3 Cr)
  • MGT 3200 Principles of Management (3 Cr)
  • FIN Elective (3 Cr)
  • Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 7

  • ACCT 3021 Intermediate Accounting–Part II (3 Cr)
  • FIN 4820 Financial Modeling and Analytics (3 Cr)
  • FIN 4830 Financial Statement Analysis (3 Cr)
  • FIN Elective (3 Cr) 5
  • Business Elective (3000/4000-level) (3 Cr) 6
  • Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 8

  • FIN Electives (9 Cr)
  • MGT 3830 Strategic Management (3 Cr)
  • Elective (3 Cr) 6
  • Total Semester Hours: 15
  • 120 Total Sem. Hrs.
  • Typical cost for two semesters $45,000 
  • Tuition $29,800
  • Housing $8,800
  • Dining $4,400 
  • Other $2,000

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