The W. A. Franke College of Business

2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Finance, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

4YR Progression Plan-Classic

Campus Availability

  • Flagstaff

Year 1

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
CIS120 Intro To Computer Info Systems 3 CIS120 Notes
Description: Introduces computer and information systems, including the development and hands-on use of applications designed for communications, decision support, and database management. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: also fulfills SAS
-Option B-
ACC205 Legal Environment Of Business 3
Description: Basic coverage of the environment of business, including legal and ethical issues and the regulatory and global environment of business that affect business policies and decisions. Letter grade only.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. MGT101 Introduction To Business 3
Description: Introduces the functional areas of business management and how they interrelate to maximize wealth in a socially responsible way. Students who have business major status may not enroll in this course. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Freshmen or Sophomore status only and not currently Bus Major Status/Business Professional Program Milestone
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Winter 2014
3. MAT114 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Description: Contemporary quantitative methods, especially descriptive statistics, elementary probability, examples of statistical inference, linear and exponential models of growth and decay, and applicable discrete models. Fulfills liberal studies foundation requirement. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 100 with a grade of P taken Fall 2013 or later) or (MAT 102X with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 35+; MATHC 30+; PLACE 43+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
4. NAU100 Transition To College 1
Description: Interactive course designed to facilitate student success through exploration of academic, navigation, and life skills, familiarize students with campus resources and services, and assist students in forming a support network. Letter grade only.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
6. LS/DIVCOURSE Liberal Studies/Diversity Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
CIS120 Intro To Computer Info Systems 3 CIS120 Notes
Description: Introduces computer and information systems, including the development and hands-on use of applications designed for communications, decision support, and database management. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: Also fulfills SAS
-Option B-
ACC205 Legal Environment Of Business 3
Description: Basic coverage of the environment of business, including legal and ethical issues and the regulatory and global environment of business that affect business policies and decisions. Letter grade only.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. MAT119 Finite Mathematics 3
Description: Concepts, techniques and applications of systems of linear equations, geometric linear programming, mathematics of finance, combinatorics and probability. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 114 with a grade of C or better or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 50+; MATHC 50+; PLACE 55+)) or International Exchange Student Group
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((English Placement Test Results (ACT 17+; Accuplacer WR 4-7; IELTS 6+; PLACE 30+; SATI 340+, TOEFL PB 525+/CB 193+/IB 70+)) or (Test Results (ACT < 7; AccuplacerWR < 4; PLACE 10; SATI < 340) and Corequisite: ENG 107))
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. LS/DIVCOURSE Liberal Studies/Diversity Course 3

Year 2

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ACC255 Principles Of Acct: Financial 3
Description: Introduces theory and practice in the preparation, analysis, and interpretation of general purpose financial statements for external users. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Eligible to take MAT 114 or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 35+; MATHC 35+; PLACE 43+) and 26 units of coursework completed with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. ECO201 Intro To Business Statistics 3
Description: Basic business statistics including a review of descriptive measures, selected discrete probability distributions, selected continuous probability distributions, and statistical inference; statistical decision making, correlation, and regression. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MAT 119 w/ grade of C or better AND Pre- or Corequisite: CIS 120 or CIS 120H
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. ECO284 Principles Of Economics: Micro 3 ECO284 Notes
Description: Overview of a market economy; analysis of supply and demand; using graphical techniques; consumer behavior; production and costs; determination of prices in various product and resource markets; causes and consequences of income distribution, international economics. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: (MAT 114 with a grade of C or better or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 50+; MATHC 50+; PLACE 55+))
Requirement Designation: Social and Political Worlds
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: May fulfill SPW
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ACC256 Principles Of Acct: Managerial 3
Description: Introduces the development and analysis of accounting information for managerial planning and control. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: CIS 120 and ACC 255 w/ grade of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. ECO285 Principles Of Economics: Macro 3 ECO285 Notes
Description: Measurement of national economic variables; determination of output, income, employment, and price levels through aggregate supply and demand analysis and related graphical techniques; business cycles, fiscal and monetary policy, global implications of international trade and production. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: (MAT 114 with a grade of C or better or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 50+; MATHC 50+; PLACE 55+))
Requirement Designation: Social and Political Worlds
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: May fulfill SPW
3. ETHICSCOURSE Ethics Course 3 ETHICSCOURSE Notes
Notes: Ethics Requirementmay fulfill AHI
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. LIBSTLAB Liberal Studies (LAB) Course 4

Year 3

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. FIN340 Fin Analysis & Wrkng Capital 3
Description: Analyzes pro-forma financial statements for decision making. Management of current assets and liabilities emphasizing small business applications. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Business Professional Program
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. MGT300 Managing, Organizing & Leading 3
Description: The environment of organizations, planning, organizing, leading, and reviewing processes and systems. Emphasizes strategic planning, teamwork, and process design. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Business Professional Program
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Winter 2014
3. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
MGT350W Business Communication 3
Description: Written and oral communication in organizations. Emphasizes writing letters, memos, and reports; speaking and listening skills; communication theory; precise word use; common pitfalls, interpersonal skills; human relation skills; and cross-cultural communication. This course fulfills NAU's junior-level writing requirement.
Prerequisite: Business Professional Program and (ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+))
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
-Option B-
ENG302W Technical Writing 3
Description: Instruction and experience in writing proposals, technical descriptions and instructions, analyses, interpretative and recommendation reports, abstracts, progress reports, business letters, technical articles, and correspondence. This course fulfills NAU's junior-level writing requirement. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (Accuplacer WR 8; PLACE 50+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
4. FIN311 Principles Of Finance 3
Description: Surveys financial operations in relation to other business functions; internal financial activities, sources of funds, and involvement with money and capital markets; basics of financial analysis; understanding of financial system. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Business Professional Program
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. MKT333 Introduction To Marketing 3
Description: Orientation to basic marketing concepts and practices. Topics include the impact of external forces on marketing decisions; marketing strategies; marketing aspects of business ethics and social responsibility; and global marketing. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: For business majors, admission to the business professional program (BPP). For non-business majors seeking Promotion or Customer Service certificate, ECO 284 and junior level status
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Winter 2014
2. CIS360 Management Information Systems 3
Description: Presents information systems used by organizations and work groups with an emphasis on system development, management, and effective use. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Business Professional Program
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. ECO473 Money And Banking 3
Description: History and functions of money and banking institutions; financial markets and interest rates; monetary theory and policy; and functions of foreign exchange markets and international finance. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: ECO 285 and Junior Status
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
4. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
CERTCOURSE Certificate Course 3
-Option B-
UDBE3XX Upper Division Business Elective 3
5. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
-Option B-
GECOURSE General Elective Course 3

Year 4

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. FIN331 Introductory Investments 3
Description: Investments, security markets, and security valuation. Development of investment strategies based on efficient markets, asset pricing, and portfolio theory. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: FIN 311 and Business Professional Program
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. FIN350 Corporate Managerial Finance 3
Description: Development of theory and intensive application of techniques for long-term financial management of the firm. Emphasizes capital budgeting and long-term financing, including leasing. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: FIN 311 and Business Professional Program
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. MGT301 Production And Operations Mgmt 3
Description: Introduces the operations management function. The course is organized around the dual concepts of building and managing world-class operations. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Business Professional Program
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
FIN431 Investment Management 3
Description: Application of investment management theory to model portfolios. Options, futures contracts, and other derivative instruments are examined in context of hedging and speculation. Financial engineering fundamentals are used to determine how payoff streams are altered by combining securities. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: FIN 331 and Business Professional Program
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
-Option B-
FIN451 Cases In Corporate Finance 3
Description: Intensive application of theory and techniques for financial management of the resources of the firm. Applies tools and techniques through case analysis to problem definition and solution in diverse environments. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: FIN 340 and FIN 350 and Business Professional Program
2. FIN480 International Finance 3 FIN480 Notes
Description: Development of financial theory and intensive application of techniques in the framework of multinational corporations. Special emphasis on currency exchange and translation problems as to evaluation of international cash flows. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: FIN 311 and Business Professional Program
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: International Business Requirement
3. MGT490C Strategic Management 3
Description: Role of the general manager in dealing with strategic business challenges and providing leadership to the organization; integration of functional areas, policy formulation and implementation, multinational and ethical issues. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Upper-Division Business Core (BA/MGT 301, FIN 311) and (CIS 360 or ACC 300) and (MGT 300 or MGT 300I) and (MKT 333 or MKT 333I) and (BA/MGT 350W or BA/MGT 350IW or ENG 302W) and Senior Status or higher and Business Professional Program
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
4. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
CERTCOURSE Certificate Course 3
-Option B-
UDBE3XX Upper Division Business Elective 3

University Requirements Specified by Major

University requirements includes 35 units of liberal studies and 6 units of diversity coursework. The courses listed below are required for the major, but may also be used to satisfy liberal studies and/or diversity. Know that if a course is used to satisfy more than one requirement it is only counted once in the cumulative totals. The sections that are blank can be satisfied with any course from the approved list of liberal studies or diversity.
Foundation Requirements:English (FNRQ:ENG) (4 units) ENG 105 (4)
Foundation Requirements:Math (FNRQ:MAT) (3 units)
Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry (AHI) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Social and Political Worlds (SPW) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Cultural Understanding (CU) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Science/Applied Science (SAS/LAB) (7 units) Student Choice (7)
Liberal Studies Elective (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:U.S. Ethnic (DIV:ETHN) (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:Global (DIV:GLBL) (3 units) Student Choice (3)

Program Information

PROGRAM INFORMATION

A minimum of 120 units are required for this degree.

All business majors must complete a minimum of 44 units of coursework outside of The W. A. Franke College of Business (FCB).

Many business students will need a prerequisite course (MAT102X) before enrolling in MAT 114. The course the student should begin with is determined by taking the Math Placement Exam.

*Business majors must complete 6 units of FCB General Academic Requirements (GAR) consisting of 3 units of Ethics, and 3 units of International. Consult degree progress in LOUIE, the Academic Catalog or an academic advisor for approved GAR courses. Because some courses may be used to fill multiple requirements, students should consider the FCB GAR and University diversity requirements when selecting liberal studies courses. Using a course to fill multiple requirements does not reduce the total number of units required for graduation, but it does allow for additional electives.
**MGT 300, MKT 333, and MGT 350W (Junior-level writing requirement) may be taken in an integrated format called BizBlock. BizBlock is REQUIRED for Management majors. BizBlock courses are designated as MGT 300I, MKT 333I, and MGT 350IW.
***Some courses are only offered once a year. Check with the Office of Academic Services about term-specific courses.
****Students must earn a grade of C or better in FIN 311 to continue as a Finance Major.

The Business Professional Program Checklist
The goal of the business students during their first four terms is to complete the foundation courses for the College’s majors. Satisfactory completion of the lower-division (100 and 200-level) coursework is required before the student begins to take upper-division (300 and 400-level) business courses in the professional program. In general, the junior-senior years constitute the professional program of the undergraduate catalog. The following criteria must be met before you begin the upper-division courses in the professional program:

CONTACT INFORMATION

Office of Academic Services
The W. A. Franke College of Business
Building 81, Room 222
Phone: 928-523-5232
Fax: 928-523-6559
E-mail: fcboas@nau.edu
Web site: www.franke.nau.edu

General Information

Progression Plans are intended to provide a general road map related to the sequencing of courses. 

For a full description of degree requirements, review the university catalog.  To determine what requirements you may have already met through transfer credits, AP/IB courses, or test credits review your degree progress report.

Some courses may have pre-requisites and/or require appropriate placement scores in Mathematics and English.  If you do not have the appropriate placement or pre-requisite courses, you may have to take more courses than are presented on the Progression Plan. 

Not all classes are offered every term so use caution when changing the sequencing of courses.

For further clarification, refer to the catalog (link provided at the top of this page) or speak with an academic advisor.