The Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in finance requires a minimum of 120 s.h., including 21 s.h. of work for the major. The program provides a balance of theory, applications, and financial information technology that facilitates students' transition from classroom to workplace. Through fundamental finance principles and state-of-the-art financial market information technologies, students develop analytical abilities to interpret financial market data, implement the latest trading and investment strategies, and make effective managerial decisions in national as well as international settings.
The program stresses learning by doing, partnership with industry, and internships, with the goal of enhancing students' career development. Students receive a balanced education consistent with the globalization of business and the explosion in financial markets and information technology.
The Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in finance requires the following course work. For B.B.A. common requirements, see Bachelor of Business Administration in the Catalog.
|Finance Common Required Courses||12|
|Finance Required Electives||9|
Finance Common Required Courses
|All of these:|
|FIN:3020||Professional Finance Seminar||1|
|FIN:3100||Financial Information Technology||2|
|ACCT:3020||Financial Accounting and Reporting||3|
Finance Required Electives
|A total of three courses chosen from the following two lists:|
|FIN:3400||Principles of Risk Management and Insurance||3|
|FIN:4020||Topics in Finance||3|
|FIN:4210||Futures and Options||3|
|FIN:4220||Fixed Income Securities||3|
|FIN:4230||Real Estate Process||3|
|FIN:4250||Applied Equity Valuation||3|
|FIN:4310||Advanced Corporate Finance||3|
|Students may include a maximum of one of these in their three electives:|
|FIN:4410||Corporate and Financial Risk Management||3|
|FIN:4420||Property and Liability Insurance||3|
|FIN:4430||Life and Health Insurance||3|
|FIN:4440||Employee Benefit Plans||3|
Careers for students majoring in finance include corporate treasury operations, cash management, mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, sales and security trading, security analysis, commercial banking and financial services, credit analysis, mortgage lending, financial planning, consulting, public administration, insurance roles, and real estate.
Over 90 percent of students reported that they found permanent employment, were accepted to graduate school, or were not seeking employment within six months of graduation.
The Pomerantz Career Center offers multiple resources to help students find internships and jobs. For more information about careers, visit What Can I Do with a Major in Finance on the Pomerantz Career Center website.