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 this who make financial decisions.
Points of Pride
Faculty have received numerous teaching awards including the Josiah Meigs Award and multiple Teacher of the Year accolades.
Students manage a $100,000+ investment fund to get hand’s on experience with volatile markets.
Consistently one of the largest majors on campus.
Topics covered include:
- Investment management
- Mergers & acquisitions
- Trading strategies
- International finance
- Derivatives and corporate finance
- Financial modeling
Positions & Placements
Sample Job Titles
- Investment Banking Analyst
- Financial Analyst
- Loan Auditing Manager
- Junior Trader
- Credit Derivatives Portfolio Manager
- Deloitte Financial Advisory
- Ernst & Young
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.