Oct 30, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

TSAP in Finance (B.S.B.)


We are excited that you are pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business (B.S.B.) with a major in Finance.  You have taken an important step in this process by completing your TSAP Associate degree in Business Administration.  We are ready to help you start this leg of your journey.  The Purdue Fort Wayne TSAP on-campus program is designed with you, the learner, in mind. 

Purdue Fort Wayne’s program is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which provides a voluntary mechanism of quality control. AACSB is the most prestigious business accrediting body in the nation. Only about one-quarter of all business schools in the nation possess this distinction.

All TSAP students are admitted as pre-business students until they have completed the specific pre-business requirements needed for admission to the Bachelor’s degree program.

At the time you are admitted to the B.S.B. program, you will declare your major in Finance.

Program Requirements

  1. Students are admitted as pre-business students until they have completed the specific pre-business requirements needed for admission to the Bachelor’s degree program.  To be admitted to the B.S.B. program applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher and will have completed at least 45 credits that apply toward the degree, including the courses listed below. Within this course listing, successful applicants will have (1) a grade of C- or better in each course and (2) a GPA of 2.50 or better within these courses.
  2. Students can choose a minor, if desired
  3. Cumulative GPA requirement for graduation and Major GPA requirement for graduation - You must obtain an overall GPA of 2.3 in BUS and ECON courses.
  4. All students in the B.S.B. with a major in Finance program are expected to meet the same student learning outcomes and program requirements. Special academic regulations specific to the program.  Additional program requirements exist for all students in the B.S.B. with a major in Finance; see the Program Description page for Finance.
  5. You are responsible for satisfying the graduation requirements specified for your selected program.  Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies and procedures governing your academic career.  All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean.
  6. List of admission, Major, and supporting courses required at PFW; total credits in program = 120.

Courses for Admission


  • COM 11400   Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
  • MA 22900     Calculus for the Managerial, Social, and Biological Sciences I 3
  • PSY 12000     Elementary Psychology or   SOC 16101    Principles of Sociology 3
  • BUS 10001    Principles of Business Administration 3
  • ENGL 23301  Intermediate Expository Writing 3
  • BUS 20401   Business Communication 3
  • BUS 10000   Intro to College and Business Careers 1
  • BUS 20100   Principles of Financial Accounting 3
  • BUS 20101   Computers in Business 3
  • ECON 20101 Introduction to Microeconomics 3
  • BUS 20001   Business Degree Seminar 0

Three additional rules apply for admission to the B.S.B. program:

1. No more than 6 credits of these courses may be repeated, and no course may be repeated more than once.

2. Both the original and the repeat grades earned in the above courses will be used to compute the admission GPA. This includes courses that you have taken or repeated at PFW and other Purdue campuses.

3. Students must earn a minimum of 300 points in the Passport to Success program, including at least two high impact events, before they can be admitted to any of the majors. Passport to Success is a program required of all business majors that emphasizes participation in activities outside the classroom. Details of the Passport to Success program may be found on the Doermer School of Business website.

Supporting Courses


  • BUS 20001  Business Degree Seminar Cr. 0.
  • ENGL 23301  Intermediate Expository Writing Cr. 3.
  • Interdisciplinary Elective (REL 11200 , PACS 20000 , INTL 20000 , or international language) Cr. 3.
  • General Education Capstone Cr 3.
  • Free elective Cr 3.

Business Courses


  • BUS 30100  FInancial Mangagement Cr. 3.
  • BUS 30101  Introduction to Marketing Cr. 3.
  • BUS 30102  Operations Management Cr. 3.
  • BUS 30200  Management and Behavior in Organizations Cr. 3
  • BUS 32100  Management of Information Technology Cr. 3.
  • BUS 40000  Business Senior Seminar Cr. 0.
  • BUS 40100  Administrative Policy Cr. 3.
  • BUS 40400  Social, Legal, and Ethical Implications of Business Decisions Cr. 3.
  • BUS 43000  Organizations and Organizational Change Cr. 3.

Finance Major Requirements: Credits 24


  • BUS 30300  Intermediate Investments Cr. 3.
  • BUS 30500  Intermediate Corporate Finance Cr. 3.
  • BUS 31000  Financial Statement Analysis - Finance Perspective Cr. 3.
  • BUS 32500  Cost Accounting Cr. 3.
  • BUS 34500  Money/Banking/Capital Markets Cr. 3.
  • BUS 49400  International Finance Cr. 3.

Finance Electives 6 cr - Choose two of the following:

  • BUS 30800  Risk Management and Insurance Cr. 3.
  • BUS 30900  Retirement Plan Fundamentals Cr. 3.
  • BUS 42000  Equity and Fixed Income Investments Cr. 3.
  • BUS 44600  Bank & Financial Intermediation Cr. 3.
  • BUS 45400  Current Topics in Banking Cr. 3.
  • BUS 49001  Special Studies in International Business Administration Cr. 1-3.
  • BUS 49002  Independent Study in Finance Cr. 1-3.
  • BUS 49700  Bank Simulation Course Cr. 3.

NOTE: BUS 49003, 49005, and 49006 are topics courses and may be taken more than once, with different topics.  BUS 49001 is by invitation only.