A Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in Finance delivers an education on the theory and use of financial analysis. Financial analysis is useful in all settings where decisions have to be made about how to manage wealth, assets, or money based on expectations about the future.
Finance deals with the exchange of assets over time. It is concerned with the pricing of assets, decisions on how firms should decide what projects to undertake and how to fund those projects, decisions on appropriate investment strategies by individuals and institutions, how financial markets work both domestically and internationally, and the governance of those who make financial decisions.
Topics covered include:
- Investment management
- Mergers & acquisitions
- Trading strategies
- International finance
- Derivatives and corporate finance
- Financial modeling
Positions & Placements
We work closely with the UGA Career Center and potential employers. Some recent internship placements include Frisch Capital Partners, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Target headquarters, Accenture, Nordstrom, Pfizer, Wells Fargo, Harris Williams & Co., Bank South, Nissan North America, Boeing, PwC, Young Life, and the United Steelworkers Union to name a few. More than 200 Finance students were placed in internships this year.
In 2015, 89% of finance majors were employed within three months of graduation.
Careers in Finance
- Investment Banking Analyst
- Financial Analyst
- Loan Auditing Manager
- Junior Trader
The largest employers of Finance students include:
- SunTrust Robinson Humphrey
- JP Morgan
- Regions Bank
- Home Depot
This is just a selection of possible job titles and employers of finance majors. Finance students find employment with many other companies inside and outside of the U.S. The UGA Career Center provides a more extensive list.
What’s considered in your acceptance to the finance major?
- ETS Proficiency Profile
This is a standardized, multiple-choice assessment of the academic skills.
- Economics course grades
Grades in ECON 2105 and/or ECON 2106. Applicants currently enrolled in one of these courses will be evaluated based on the grade in the completed course.
- Accounting course grades
Grades in ACCT 2101 and ACCT 2102. Applicants currently enrolled in ACCT 2102 will be evaluated based on the grade in ACCT 2101.
- Math course grades
Grades in all Mathematics courses. The level of course(s) will also be considered.
- Statement of Purpose
A brief essay (300-400 words) which describes your interest in the finance major and your future goals.