Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Finance
The study of finance equips students to analyze financial issues ranging from business finance to international finance and their relevance in the contemporary world. Capital structure and investment, personal and professional investing, asset valuation and management, risk hedging and management, and foreign exchange risk management are some traditional topics covered in the curriculum. The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Finance degree equips students to pursue finance-related career paths such as Financial Analysts, Cost/Credit Analysts, Bank Managers, Portfolio/Fund Managers, and Traders in Stocks, Bonds and Currencies.
The finance course of study contains a theoretical core supporting the finance, accounting, marketing, and management fields. It is designed to prepare graduates for management or analytical careers in business or government. In addition, the major provides a foundation for graduate study in a variety of fields. Faculty advisors work closely with students to assist them in planning their course work to achieve personal career objectives.
Students who complete the finance program will be able to:
- Understand economic concepts and relationships.
- Understand financial decision making at the individual, corporate, and public policy levels.
- Improve problem-solving skills through the application of economic and financial concepts.
- Evaluate economic and financial issues in a global context.
The matrix below is a sample plan for all coursework required for this program.
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in “General Education Requirements”.
2Only three hours of economic/finance internship will apply to this requirement.
3Finance major elective options: FIN 2013 Personal Finance, FIN 3033 Principles of Real Estate, FIN 4053 Internship I in Economics/Finance, FIN 4083 Financial Institution Management, ECON 4093 International Economics and Finance, ECON 3073 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory, ACCT 3003 Intermediate Accounting I, ACCT 3013 Intermediate Accounting II, ACCT 3043 Federal Taxes I or BDA 3053 Business Data Analysis
4Students may apply in their junior year for admission into the Finance Accelerated Bachelor's Plus MBA Degree; however, they must have completed a minimum of 90 credit hours towards the Bachelor degree and have earned a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher in those undergraduate courses to be eligible. Once approved, the student will be conditionally admitted into the MBA program. The following graduate level courses can be used to replace four upper-division undergraduate courses as follows:
• FIN 6103 Corporate Financial Management can replace FIN 4093 Advanced Financial Management
• BDA 6203 Business Information Analysis can replace MGMT 4013 Management Information Systems
• ECON 6103 Managerial Economics can replace Finance Elective
• ACCT 6103 Accounting Analysis can replace Finance Elective