Degree Requirements

B.S. in Finance

In addition to the University Core Curriculum (40 credits) and the Common Business Core (39 credits), Finance Majors must complete the following requirements:

I.  Major Required (6 credits)

FIN 4000, Inter’l Financial Management
Also fulfills Area 6 in UCC
FIN 4350, Investment Analysis & Planning

II. Major Electives (12 credits)

Choose 4 courses from the following:

ACCT 4100, Taxation I
ACCT 4110, Taxation II
ECON 3100, Money & Banking
ECON 4150, Managerial Economics
FIN 3500, Financial Markets & Institutions
FIN 3990, Selected Topics
FIN 4030, Capital Budgeting
FIN 4090, Income Tax Analy & Planning

FIN 4300, Advanced Managerial Finance
FIN 4360, Investments II
FIN 4400, Gov’ment & Not-For-Profit Acct.
FIN 4850, Practicum in Finance
FIN 4900, Internship in Finance
FIN 4990, Independent Study
FINP 3600, Personal Finance
FINP 4500, Estate Planning
FINP 4550, Retirement Planning
FINP 4600, Insurance Analysis & Planning

III.  Business Elective (3 credits)

Choose 1 course from the following:

Any CCOB 2000-4990 course outside of the concentration area and chosen with the help of an advisor.

Total Credits: 21

For degree requirements for students who first enrolled prior to Fall 2012, please see your academic advisor.

B.S. in Financial Planning

In addition to the University Core Curriculum (40 credits) and the Common Business Core (39 credits), Financial Planning Majors must complete the following requirements:

ACCT 4100, Taxation I
FIN 4000, International Financial Management 
Also fulfills Area 6 in UCC
FIN 4350, Investment Analysis & Planning
FIN 4500, Estate Planning 
FINP 3600, Personal Financial Planning
FINP 4550, Retirement Planning
FINP 4600, Insurance Analysis/Planning

Total Credits: 21

For degree requirements for students who first enrolled prior to Fall 2012, please see your academic advisor.

B.S. in Global Business

In addition to the University Core Curriculum (40 credits) and the Common Business Core (39 credits), Global Business Majors must complete the following requirements:

ECON 3500, Economics of Globalization
ECON 3600, Economic Growth & Devel
ECON 3700, International Economics
FIN 4000, Inter’l Financial Management
Also fulfills Area 6 in UCC
MGT 3090, International Management
MKT 3160, Global Marketing
MKT 4750, Supply Chain Management

Total Credits: 21

For degree requirements for students who first enrolled prior to Fall 2012, please see your academic advisor.

B.A. in Economics

In addition to the University Core Curriculum (40 credits) Economics Majors must complete the following requirements:

I.  Core Courses (12 credits)

ECON 2010 Macroeconomic Principles
ECON 2020 Microeconomic Principles
ECON 3010 The National Economy
ECON 3700 International Economics

II.  Major Requirements (18 credits)
Choose 6 courses from the following:

ECON 2100 Business Statistics I
ECON 2110 Business Statistics II
ECON 2300 Economics of the Environment
ECON 3020 Prices and the Markets
ECON 3030 International Finance
ECON 3050 Current Economic Issues
ECON 3100 Money and Banking
ECON 3200 History of Economic Thought
ECON 3210 Public Finance
ECON 3280 Economic History of the US
ECON 3400 Labor and Mgt in Amer. Econ.

ECON 3600 Economic Growth and Development
ECON 3800 Economic Analysis for Special Issues
ECON 3900 Comparative Economic Systems
ECON 3990 Selected Topics
ECON 4150 Managerial Economics
ECON 4300 Econometrics
ECON 4500 Business Economics of Latin America
ECON 4280 Healthcare Economics
ECON 4850 Practicum in Economics
ECON 4900 Internship in Economics
ECON 4990 Independent Study

Total Credits: 30

For degree requirements for students who first enrolled prior to Fall 2012, please see your academic advisor.

Minor in Economics 

Students who are currently pursuing an undergraduate degree at William Paterson University can earn a Minor in Economics by completing the following coursework:

ECON 2010 Macroeconomic Principles
ECON 2020 Microeconomic Principles
Four additional 3-credit Economics courses (2000-level or above)

Total required credits for Minor in Economics: 18 credits with 2.0 GPA

Please note that no more than 9 minor credits can be simultaneously counted towards a major, i.e., at least 9 credits must be unique to the minor.