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Finance, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (WUR) Ruston, LA, United States
Finance is about more than just the numbers. It’s about finding, following, managing and making money within corporate, investment, banking, insurance, and real estate environments.
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Overview

As a Louisiana Tech finance major, you’ll get hands-on experience in research, pricing, and investing through career-building internships, simulated training, and managing real-world portfolios. Plus, you’ll enjoy access to Ray’s Financial Trading Room (a state-of-the-art real-world trading environment) and our Student Managed Investment Fund (a $200,000 long-term investment portfolio finance students manage). Our robust curriculum, combined with our CFA® University Affiliation, fully prepares you to lead the future of investment management in the high-tech international marketplace.

The Finance curriculum provides students with the background to enter a variety of financial fields. The curriculum is designed for students who have an interest in financial management (including financial position analysis, working capital management, funds acquisition and capital investment analysis), commercial banking, securities analysis, insurance, and real estate.

Any student currently enrolled in the finance program may not take a finance course at another institution without the prior approval of the department head. In addition, finance majors are encouraged to take 3 hours (one course) of their Directed Electives in accounting or economics.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Business Law
  • Quantitative Analysis

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    71

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  • Minimum required score:

    525

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete the Online Application Form 
  • Non-refundable application fee $30.00 (payable by check, money order, or credit card)
  • Proof of available yearly funds to cover each year of study in the form of a statement of account, government scholarship letter or athletic scholarship letter
  • Official academic records and transcripts (High School GPA of 2.5). Certified translations of supporting documents in English must accompany all documents

Tuition Fee

  • International

    995 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 995 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    995 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 995 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    995 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 995 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Ruston

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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