Bachelor of Business Administration with a Concentration in Finance

The bachelor of business administration (B.B.A.) with a concentration in finance degree program provides students with the analytical tools and conceptual framework needed to evaluate financial transactions and make financial decisions within firms. The academic program allows students to understand finance from three interrelated perspectives:

  • Financial management related to capital budgeting, financial structure, financial analysis, working capital management, and dividend policy.
  • Investment and portfolio management related to the valuation of stocks, bonds, and derivative contracts and the construction of efficient portfolios.
  • The money and capital market related to the issuance and investment in financial instruments by banking organizations with emphasis on the consequence of interest rates and interest rate structure on valuation and risk.

Upon successful completion of the program, students might apply for professional positions such as credit analyst, equity analyst, or financial analyst with governmental agencies, for-profit corporations, and investment banks. Finance also provides an excellent foundation for graduate study in business, economics, public policy, and law.

In addition to the requirements for the bachelor of business administration the concentration in finance requires five field courses and one international field course:

Field
FINA 3001Intermediate Finance
FINA 3101Investment and Portfolio Management
FINA 4001Advanced Financial Management
or FINA 4001W Advanced Financial Management
Two of the following:
FINA 3201WExploring Finance w/Simulation
FINA 3301Money and Capital Markets
FINA 4101Applied Financial Securities Analysis
FINA 4201Real Estate Investment
FINA 4301Financial Derivatives
International field
One of the following:
ECON 2180Survey of International Economics
ECON 2181 International Trade Theory and Policy
ECON 2182International Macroeconomic Theory and Policy
FINA 3401A Brief History of Finance
or FINA 3401W A Brief History of Finance
IBUS 3001Introduction to International Business
IBUS 3101Global Financial Environment
IBUS 3301International Business Finance
IBUS 4302International Banking
IBUS 4303International Monetary and Financial Issues
SMPP 4900WID - Strategy and International Political Economy

Students should consult with the advisor for specific Bachelor of Business Administration general education courses that apply to this concentration