The Department of Finance strives to develop the following competencies among students pursuing a concentration in Finance in the BSBA Program. These competencies or learning outcomes are based upon the Association for Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Assurance of Learning (AoL) Outcomes.
- Problem Solving Competency: Students are expected to demonstrate;
- competence in their understanding of basic finance theory and associated applied analytical techniques that are used in solving financial problems and are also an integral part of financial decision making in the real world.
- competence in their understanding of financial decision making issues and constraints faced by managers in areas such as (but not limited to), capital budgeting, debt-vs-equity financing, cost of capital measurement, and asset and liability management.
- competence in their ability to incorporate advanced Excel techniques (and Microsoft Office Suite) in financial modeling and financial problem solving.
- Communication Competency: Students are expected to demonstrate their communication competence through their ability to prepare professional quality business reports, analyze business cases and orally present their findings (both individually and in groups).
- Critical Thinking Competency: Students are expected to demonstrate their critical thinking competence through their ability to critically analyze finance cases and participate in class discussions.
- Ethical Practice Competency: Students are expected to demonstrate their understanding of ethical issues in finance through class projects, case analysis, case discussions and presentations.
- Global Perspective Competency: Students are expected to demonstrate their awareness of global issues in finance through successful completion of the International Financial Management course.