Chris McNeil, Chair
Full Faculty Listing
The primary objective of the Department of Finance, Banking and Insurance is to develop leaders for the business, government, and educational communities and to assist them in making contributions to society. This objective is obtained in two ways. First, students are provided with the theoretical concepts needed to understand and dissect business problems. Second, the faculty provide students with practical applications needed for financial analysis in their given areas of study.
In addition to practical applications in the classroom, students are encouraged to take advantage of the internship program. This program allows students to gain valuable practical business experience while still in college.
The Department of Finance, Banking and Insurance houses the North Carolina Bankers Association Professorship, the Alfred T. Adams Distinguished Chair of Financial Services, the Richard S. Brantley Risk and Insurance Center, the Joseph F. Freeman Distinguished Professorship of Risk Management and Insurance, the Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina (IIANC) Distinguished Professorship, and the David A. Thompson Professorship in Applied Investments.
The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in Finance and Banking (326A/52.0801)
The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in Risk Management and Insurance (380A/52.1701)
Risk management and insurance majors are advised to use their elective hours in areas such as accounting, economics, finance, management, mathematical sciences, law, real estate and additional risk and insurance courses. An internship may be elected to provide practical experience, with academic credit, in the field of specialization.
The Richard S. Brantley Risk and Insurance Center, housed in the Department of Finance, Banking and Insurance, has the mission of developing the strongest possible degree program in risk management and insurance. The Brantley Center supports the Risk Management and Insurance major by sponsoring the Gamma Iota Sigma insurance fraternity, scholarships, internships, executive-in-residence appointments, and the placement of graduates in the insurance industry.
Undergraduate Minor in Employee Benefits (381/52.1701)
The undergraduate minor in Employee Benefits (15 semester hours) is available to both business and non-business majors. The minor provides a multi-disciplinary curriculum regarding the field of employee benefits. Curriculum provides an extensive analysis of employee benefits from management, insurance, and public policy perspectives.
Students not admitted to the College of Business may take at most five business courses at the 3000 or 4000 level (unless more is required by a business minor or non-business major). Students must meet all eligibility requirements to take 3000-4000 level business courses. A minimum overall GPA of 2.0 is required of the 15 hours for courses included in the Employee Benefits minor.
This catalog reflects fall and spring semester offerings. Go to www.summersessions.appstate.edu/ for courses offered in summer terms.
SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT ENROLLMENT IN UPPER LEVEL BUSINESS COURSES:
Enrollment in 3000/4000 level courses in the Walker College of Business is limited to business majors admitted to the College of Business. An exception is allowed for other students, including business majors not yet admitted to the College of Business, to take a maximum of five business courses at the 3000-level or above, including graduate-level courses (unless more are specifically listed as required on the Program of Study for a non-business major, a required concentration, or a required minor). No exceptions beyond this will be allowed.
Prerequisites for 3000 level and 4000 level business courses, in addition to course specific prerequisites, are as follows: 1) 54 earned hours for 3000 level business courses and 2) 84 earned hours and a minimum grade of “C” in any Writing in the Discipline (WID) course for 4000 level business courses.
Business majors are encouraged to complete all admission requirements by the beginning of the junior year. Students who are not admitted to the College of Business will not be allowed to early register for more than five business courses at the 3000-level or above, including graduate-level business courses, even if they anticipate they will be admitted to the College of Business by the beginning of the next semester. Non business majors must get a permit from the College of Business Undergraduate Advising Office to register for any business courses at the 3000-level or above in excess of the five allowed, when required on the program of study.
ProgramsBachelor of Science in Business AdministrationMinor
CoursesFinance, Banking and InsuranceLaw