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2019-2020

Bachelor of Science: Business with a concentration in Finance

VCU

Community college:
Associate of Arts and Sciences: Business Administration (Germanna Community College)
Germanna Community College
Germanna Community College
Program description

The concentration in finance prepares students for graduate-level study of finance and for careers in corporate finance, the securities industry, banking, financial planning, insurance/risk management and graduate-level study of finance.

Career opportunities

Careers include corporate finance, investments and commercial banking with a concentration in finance. Our program, recognized by the CFA Institute, applies an international focus to the study of financial markets. You’ll learn how to analyze and communicate findings on complex financial issues and how to take creative approaches to problems in the finance industry. Some of our Alumni employers include Bank of Virginia, JP Morgan Chase, Dominion Energy, Genworth Financial and Deloitte.

Bachelor-level job titles
  • Brokerage Clerks
  • Budget Analysts
  • Finance Analysts
  • Financial Examiners
  • Financial Managers Branch or Department
  • Fraud Examiners, Investigators
  • Investment Underwriters
  • Loan Officers
  • Personal Financial Advisors
  • Sales Agents, Financial Services
  • Securities and Commodities Traders
Graduate and professional level job titles
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Hedge Fund Manager
  • Management Consultant
  • Venture Capitalist
Contact information


VCU Transfer Center

Telephone: (804) 827-1349

Email: transferinfo@vcu.edu

Please sign-up for this Transfer Map by completing the Letter of Interest.

Guaranteed transfer admission requirements

Completion of associate degree
Minimum GPA of 2.5
All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better

Degree requirements in Bulletin
Plan of study in Bulletin
Highest level of math required
  • MATH 200 or SCMA 212 or BUSN 212
  • SCMA 302
Science required
  • Core only
Foreign language requirements
  • No
Additional tuition/fees
  • Yes
GPA requirements (to progress/graduate in the major)
  • 2.5 to declare finance/2.0 to graduate

Transfer major map
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2019-2020

Bachelor of Science: Business with a concentration in Finance

Germanna Community College (Associate of Arts and Sciences: Business Administration)

MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE GET REAL EXPERIENCE PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
Explore Year 1
  • Register for SDV 100.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges and utilize tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester to discuss progress in your degree program.
  • Find and connect with a faculty mentor.
  • Develop strong Excel skills by completing ITE 115.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus.
  • Identify a mentor in a diversity organization.
  • Create Linkedln profile.
  • Get involved with a professional or student organization.
  • Visit career services to begin cultivating your own virtual brand across all social media profiles.
  • Browse careers related to finance through the career coach.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad’s Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Take a career assessment through the career coach.
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
  • Use SDV 100 to create a weekly and monthly budget.
  • Develop personal and career goals and create SMART steps for 2-3 "dream jobs."
  • Work with career services to build resume.
Experience Year 2
  • Visit the VCU campus and attend a transfer admission session.
  • Research housing for next year.
  • Join a professional organization related to finance: Risk Management Association, Richmond Chapter (RMA).
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Consider learning a foreign language to open doors to international organizations and future study.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus and in your community (i.e. international festival).
  • Continue to partner with diversity leader/ facilitator/ mentor to move towards cultural competence.
  • Get involved with service-learning opportunities.
  • Attend Career & Internship Fairs throughout the year.
  • Acquire career related experience (e.g., job, internship, organization involvement).
  • Run for leadership in your student organization.
  • If your GPA is 3.5 or higher, consider applying for the VCU Honors College.
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest.
  • Use the cost calculator to estimate your tuition/fees as an upperclassman at VCU.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • Using LinkedIn, connect to at least 10 people. Check out the VCU alumni page in My Network.
  • Consider who you would like to have serve as professional and academic references for future letters of recommendation.

Explore
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Register for SDV 100.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges and utilize tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester to discuss progress in your degree program.
  • Find and connect with a faculty mentor.
  • Develop strong Excel skills by completing ITE 115.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus.
  • Identify a mentor in a diversity organization.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Create Linkedln profile.
  • Get involved with a professional or student organization.
  • Visit career services to begin cultivating your own virtual brand across all social media profiles.
  • Browse careers related to finance through the career coach.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad’s Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Take a career assessment through the career coach.
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
  • Use SDV 100 to create a weekly and monthly budget.
  • Develop personal and career goals and create SMART steps for 2-3 "dream jobs."
  • Work with career services to build resume.

Experience
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
  • Visit the VCU campus and attend a transfer admission session.
  • Research housing for next year.
  • Join a professional organization related to finance: Risk Management Association, Richmond Chapter (RMA).
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Consider learning a foreign language to open doors to international organizations and future study.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus and in your community (i.e. international festival).
  • Continue to partner with diversity leader/ facilitator/ mentor to move towards cultural competence.
  • Get involved with service-learning opportunities.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Attend Career & Internship Fairs throughout the year.
  • Acquire career related experience (e.g., job, internship, organization involvement).
  • Run for leadership in your student organization.
  • If your GPA is 3.5 or higher, consider applying for the VCU Honors College.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest.
  • Use the cost calculator to estimate your tuition/fees as an upperclassman at VCU.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • Using LinkedIn, connect to at least 10 people. Check out the VCU alumni page in My Network.
  • Consider who you would like to have serve as professional and academic references for future letters of recommendation.

Course equivalent
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2019-2020

Bachelor of Science: Business with a concentration in Finance

Germanna Community College (Associate of Arts and Sciences: Business Administration)

Germanna Community College courses
Course Title Equivalent course Credits Requirements
SDV 100 College Success Skills UNIV 101 1 Elective
ENG 111 College Composition I UNIV 111-112 3 General education
MTH 161 Precalculus I MATH 141 3 General education
BUS 100 Introduction to Business BUSN 201 3 Major (Business Foundation)
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts INFO 160, 161, 162 3 Major (Business Foundation)
HIS History elective (select 1): HIS 101, 102, 111, 112, 121, 122 HIST 3 General education
ENG 112 College Composition  II UNIV 200 3 General education
ECO 201 Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics ECON 211 3 Major (Business Foundation)
HLT/PED Health/Physical Education VCU equivalent 2 Elective
Laboratory Science Laboratory Science (select two-semester sequence): BIO 101-102, CHM 101-102, GOL 105-106, PHY 201-202. VCU equivalent 4 General education
CST 100 Public Speaking (or CST 110 or CST 126) BUSN 225 3 Major (Business Foundation)
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I ACCT 203 4 Major (Business Foundation)
MTH 261 Applied Calculus BUSN 212 3 Major (Business Foundation)
ECO 202 Principles of Economics: Microeconomics ECON 210 3 Major (Business Foundation)
Humanities Humanities elective (select 1): ART 101, 102, CST 151, MUS 121, PHI 101, 220, REL 231 VCU equivalent 3 General education
Humanities Humanities elective (select 1): ART 101, 102, CST 151, MUS 121, PHI 101, 220, REL 231 VCU equivalent 3 General education
Laboratory Science Laboratory Science (select two-semester sequence): BIO 101-102, CHM 101-102, GOL 105-106, PHY 201-202. VCU equivalent 4 General education
ENG Any 200-level ENG literature course (select 1): ENG 241, 242, 243, 244, 251, 252 ENGL 3 General education
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II ACCT 204 3 Major (Business Foundation)
HIS History elective (select 1): HIS 101, 102, 111, 112, 121, 122 HIST 3 General education
Transfer elective Transfer elective VCU equivalent 3 Elective
Germanna credits transferred to VCU 63
VCU courses
Course Title Credits Requirements
INFO 165 Digital Literacy: Spreadsheet Skills II 1 Major (Business Foundation)
SCMA 302 Business Statistics II 3 Major (Business Foundation)
BUSN 325 Organizational Communication 3 Major (Advanced Business Core)
BUSN 499 Business Knowledge Exam 0 Major (Advanced Business Core)
FIRE 311 Financial Management 3 Major (Advanced Business Core)
MGMT 303 Creativity and Ideation 3 Major (Advanced Business Core)
MGMT 310 Managing People in Organizations 3 Major (Advanced Business Core )
MGMT 434 Strategic Management (capstone) 3 Major (Advanced Business Core)
MKTG 301 Marketing Principles 3 Major (Advanced Business Core )
SCMA 301 Business Statistics I 3 Major (Advanced Business Core )
Select one of the following: BUSN 323, FIRE, 325, FIRE 459 3 Major
FIRE 312 Financial Modeling 3 Major
FIRE 317 Investments 3 Major
INFO 360 Business Information Systems 3 Major
MGMT 319 or BUSN 329 Leadership or Introduction to Intercultural Communication 3 Major
FIRE 321 Intermediate Financial Management 3 Major
FIRE 461 Cases in Financial Management 3 Major
Select two restricted FIRE electives: FIRE 316, FIRE 417, FIRE 441, FIRE 451 6 Major
Select four approved finance electives (see VCU advisor) 12 Major
Minimum number of credits completed at VCU 64
Bachelor's degree total 127