FINANCE by chenmeixiu


Finance is the study of the acquisition, distribution, and   Faculty members have received or been nominated for
flow of funds. Finance professionals analyze capital         numerous awards for teaching, such as the WSU
markets in relation to risk and time factors to make         Regents Teaching Award, the WSU Board of Trustees
decisions about saving money, lending money and              in Excellence in Teaching Award, and the Academy for
investing money.                                             Effective Teaching Award.
     Financial professionals may work with individuals            The Barton School is accredited by AACSB
(personal finance), businesses (corporate finance) and       International – the Association to Advance Collegiate
within government agencies (public finance). Financial       Schools of Business. AACSB Accreditation is the
service job opportunities exist in banking, real estate,     longest standing and most recognized professional
and insurance. Managerial finance and investment             accreditation in the world. The Barton School of
career opportunities include capital budgeting, credit       Business maintains the highest level of accreditation by
management, portfolio management and personal                having all business and accounting programs at all
financial planning. Finance majors may choose to             levels (undergraduate and graduate) being accredited.
become a Certified Financial Planner (CFP).                  Less than 5% of the world’s business schools have
     Also, available is an emphasis in real estate. The      earned AACSB Accreditation. Only 175 institutions
Finance-Real Estate option is for students interested in     have earned the specialized AACSB Accreditation for
commercial banking, real estate asset management, real       Accounting.
estate investment analysis or corporate real estate               The scholarship program annually commits over a
management.                                                  quarter million dollars to students in all areas of
     The W. Frank Barton School of Business also             business. Scholarships range from $250 to the $44,000
offers a Master of Business Administration with a            Clay Barton Scholarship.
concentration in Finance.
Advantages                                                   When you choose to major in Finance, you are
Wichita State University is located in the largest           admitted to the W. Frank Barton School of Business.
economic and cultural center in the state of Kansas.         An academic adviser from the Business Advising
Because of the location, the W. Frank Barton School of       Center will help you enroll in an orientation course
Business utilizes relationships with local, national and     where you will learn to develop a study plan and
international companies to provide real-world                specific requirements for degree completion.
experiences. Some companies who have partnered with
the Barton School of Business include Allen, Gibbs &         Related Programs
Houlik LC, Grant Thorton, Dean and Deluca, Koch              All business majors share the Advanced Standing and
Industries Inc., LSI, Spirit AeroSystems Inc., The           Business Core Requirements. Students may choose to
Coleman Company, Cargill, and CID Group in China.            double major or minor in other areas of business such
     All business students are encouraged to take            as accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, human
advantage of the following opportunities available:          resource management, international business,
Cooperative Education, Internships, Career Network           management, management information systems,
Experience, Community Organizations, Student                 marketing, operations management, and personal
Groups, National Student Exchange, and Study                 selling.
Abroad. The Barton School of Business currently has                The W. Frank Barton School of Business also
study abroad exchange programs in Austria, Germany,          offers four master’s degree programs. Students may
Sweden, France, Mexico, China, Taiwan, and Japan             choose to specialize in general business administration,
with many classes taught in English.                         finance, marketing, entrepreneurship & innovation,
     The W. Frank Barton School of Business is               health care administration, technology & operations
committed to excellence in teaching, research and            management, or get a master’s degree in accounting or
publication. The faculty represents diverse interests,       economics.
certifications, and backgrounds. The faculty members
publish regularly in a variety of top business journals,
and have also written several business textbooks.
                                  Bachelor of Business Administration – Finance
General Requirements:
The Barton School of Business requires that 50 percent of business courses be completed at Wichita State University. Community
college transfer students must complete 60 hours at a 4-year institution. A minimum of 124 hours is required for a Bachelor of
Business Administration degree.

 Orientation Requirement                                                      Business Core Requirements
 Course                                                             Hours     Course                                               Hours
 For in-coming freshmen:                                                      Marketing                                             3
                                                                              The Entrepreneurial Experience                        3
   Becoming a Business Student I                                         1
                                                                              International Business*                               3
   Becoming a Business Student II                                        1    Financial Management I                                3
 For transfer and returning students:                                         Introduction to Production and Operations             3
   Transferring to the Barton School of                                  1       Management
   Business                                                                   Principles of Management                               3
                                                                              Management Information Systems                         3
 Basic Skill Course Requirements                                              Legal Environment of Business                          3
                                                                              Strategic Management                                   3
 College English I                                                       3
 College English II                                                      3
 Public Speaking                                                         3    Requirements for the Major
                                                                              Required Course for Both Options:
 College Algebra                                                         3
                                                                              Financial Management II                                3
    Note: The above must be completed in the first 48 hours of college
                                                                              Money and Banking                                      3
    coursework with a grade of C- or better.
                                                                              General Finance Option:
                                                                              Cases in Finance                                       3
 Advanced Standing Requirements                                               Directed Major Electives (choose five)                15
 Business Calculus*                                                      3       Investments
 Introductory Business Statistics                                        3       Insurance and Risk Management
 Statistical Software Applications for Business                          1       Fixed Income Securities & Market
                                                                                 Bank and Financial Institution Management
 Principles of Macroeconomics*                                           3       Financial Modeling
 Principles of Microeconomics*                                           3       Spreadsheet Modeling for Decision Making
 Business Software                                                       3       Futures and Options Markets
 Financial Accounting                                                    3       International Financial Management
 Managerial Accounting                                                   3       Real Estate Finance
Basic Skill and Advanced Standing Requirements must be completed                 Real Estate Investment Analysis
before enrolling in upper-division business courses.                          Emphasis in Real Estate Option:
                                                                              Principles of Real Estate                              3
                                                                              Upper-Division Finance Elective                        3
 General Education Requirements                                               Directed Real Estate Electives (choose three)          9
 Introductory Logic                                                      3       Real Estate Law
 General Psychology or Introduction to                                   3       Real Estate Finance
   Sociology                                                                     Real Estate Appraisal
 Introductory course from a fine arts discipline                         3       Real Estate Investment Analysis
 Introductory course from a humanities                                   3       Urban Land Development
   discipline outside of philosophy
 Introductory course from biology, chemistry,                            3    Electives (business or non-business)                  19
   geology, or physics
 One issues and perspective course OR further                            3   Check out our website at
   study courses from the same discipline as
   one of the introductory courses in fine arts,                             For More Information:
   humanities, natural science or mathematics                                To receive more information or to arrange a campus visit,
* Used to meet the remaining general education requirements                  contact:

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Wichita, KS 67260-0145; telephone (316) 978-3001.                                                                                  5/2011

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