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.

Curriculum Overview

Topics covered include:

  • Investment management
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Trading strategies
  • International finance
  • Derivatives and corporate finance
  • Financial modeling

  4 Year Plan   Finance Courses

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.

Careers in Finance

  • Investment Banking Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Loan Auditing Manager
  • Junior Trader
  • Actuary

Largest Employers

The largest employers of Finance students include:

  • SunTrust Robinson Humphrey
  • KPMG
  • JP Morgan
  • Caterpillar
  • PwC
  • Regions Bank
  • Siemens
  • Textron
  • Home Depot
  • Kimberly-Clark

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.

Acceptance Criteria

What’s considered in your acceptance to the finance major?

  1. Grades in ACCT 2101 and ACCT 2102
    Applicants currently enrolled in ACCT 2102 will be evaluated based on the grade in ACCT 2101
  2. Accounting Exam
    This is a multiple-choice test that covers the content of ACCT 2101. Contact the UGA Testing Center online at http://testing.uga.edu/ or by calling 706-542-3183 to schedule an appointment and for cost details. A sample test is available here.
  3. 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.
  4. Grades in Mathematics courses
    Grades in MATH 1113, 2200, 2250 and 2260 are considered.
  5. Standardized Testing
    Students are required to submit ACT or SAT scores and sub-scores to the University prior to being considered for admission to a major in the Terry College. Students may also submit a score from the ETS Proficiency Profile if they believe their ACT/SAT scores do not represent their current performance level. The ETS Proficiency Profile is a standardized, multiple-choice assessment of the academic skills developed in General Education Areas I-IV of the core curriculum (reading, writing, critical thinking and mathematics). Tests are administered by the UGA Testing Center and all questions regarding testing times and costs should be directed there. Contact the UGA Testing Center online at http://testing.uga.edu/ or by calling 706.542.3183 to schedule an appointment. The ETS may be taken a maximum of twice per major application cycle. Sample questions can be found here.
  6. The Statement of Purpose
    A brief essay (300-400 words) in which the applicant describes his/her interest in the major and his/her future goals. If applying the IB co-major, the first-choice Statement of Purpose should describe the interests/goals in IB and the level of foreign language the applicant has satisfied. If the applicant is proficient in a language without college credit, include this in the Statement of Purpose.
  7. Grades in prefix courses
    Grades in courses previously complete in the prefix of the major to which the applicant is applying can be considered, but are not required, for admission to the major. For example, if applying to the RMIN major, grades in RMIN courses (e.g., RMIN 4000) can be considered. In addition, grades in the College's Foundation First courses (FINA 3000, MARK 3000, MGMT 3000), as well as MSIT 3000, can be considered by all majors if completed.
  8. Terry Direct
    UGA students who are in good standing with the Honors Program and apply to a Terry College of Business major will be guaranteed their first choice of a first (primary) major with the Terry College. This guarantee does not apply to second, double or co-majors.

Scholarships Available

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