Bachelor of Business Administration with a Concentration in Finance
The bachelor of business administration (BBA) 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:
|FINA 3001||Intermediate Finance|
|FINA 3101||Investment and Portfolio Management|
|FINA 4001||Advanced Financial Management|
|or FINA 4001W||Advanced Financial Management|
|Two of the following:|
|FINA 3201W||Exploring Finance with Simulation|
|FINA 3301||Money and Capital Markets|
|FINA 4101||Applied Financial Securities Analysis|
|FINA 4201||Real Estate Investment|
|FINA 4301||Financial Derivatives|
|One of the following:|
|ECON 2180||Survey of International Economics|
|ECON 2181||International Trade Theory and Policy|
|ECON 2182||International Macroeconomic Theory and Policy|
|FINA 3401||A Brief History of Finance|
|or FINA 3401W||A Brief History of Finance|
|IBUS 3001||Introduction to International Business|
|IBUS 3101||Global Financial Environment|
|IBUS 3301||International Business Finance|
|IBUS 4302||International Banking|
|IBUS 4303||International Monetary and Financial Issues|
|SMPP 4900W||Special Topics (Strategy and International Political Economy)|
|TSTD 3302||Financial Management in Tourism and Hospitality|
Students should consult with the advisor for specific Bachelor of Business Administration general education courses that apply to this concentration