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Bachelor of Business Administration

Turner College of Business

Department of Accounting and Finance

Program Description

The finance program provides students with foundation courses to be a competent professional in the financial services industry or a corporate financial planning function. The program also provides students with the foundation to pursue post-graduation certifications such as Certified Financial Planner, Chartered Financial Analyst, Appraiser or attend graduate school.

In addition, the program works with the math department to provide a minor in actuarial science. Students are offered the opportunity to study a variety of required and elective courses in real estate and financial services totaling 21 hours. The program offers courses day, at night or online on a rotating basis.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities include professionals in corporate finance departments, banking & insurance professionals, real estate development professionals, financial & estate planners, business analyst, retirement fund administrators and many others.

Admission Requirements

There are no program specific admission requirements.

Learning Outcomes

Students receiving a BBA degree from the Turner College of Business will:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in problem-solving and decision-making in a business context.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of key business disciplines and concepts.
  • Recognize and analyze ethical issues in a business context.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of global business concepts and cultural diversity in a business context.
  • Communicate effectively in a business context.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in using information technology in a business context.


Students who complete the Finance program will be able to:

  • Understand and apply the time value of money concepts to basic asset valuations
  • Determine and analyze the appropriate measures of risk and return on individual assets and portfolios
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of financial instruments, institutions and markets
  • Apply critical-thinking and decision-making analyses to capital budgeting decisions.

Additional Program Requirements

All students must earn C or better in AREA F, C average in AREA G, C or better in Finance courses.

Program of Study

Area A Essential Skills Required Hours: 9
ENGL 1101
(with a grade of "C" or better)
ENGL 1102 (with a grade of "C" or better)
Select one of the following courses:

*MATH 1111 is recommended in Area A. Business majors must complete MATH 1111 with a C or better grade for admission to BUSA 3115 and Area G courses.

Area B Institutional Options Required Hours: 4-5

COMM 1110
Select two of the following courses:

Select one of the following courses: Foreign Language 1001, 1002, 2001, or 2002
Any Area C-E course with a study abroad component.

Note: the extra hour may be used as an elective.

Area C Humanities/Fine Arts/Ethics Required Hours: 6
Select one of the following humanities courses:

Select one of the following fine arts courses: *ITDS 1145, though listed under both humanities and fine arts, may be taken only once.

Area D Science/Math/Technology Required Hours: 10-11
Select two science courses from the list below, one of which must include a lab.

Select one of the following courses or a science course from above:

*MATH 1125 is recommended for students considering graduate studies.

Area E Social Sciences Required Hours: 12

Select one course from the following two courses:
HIST 2111
HIST 2112

Take the following course:
POLS 1101
Select one behavioral science course from the following courses:

Select one world cultures course from the following courses:

Wellness Requirement Required Hours: 3 

PHED 1205
Select any one PEDS course.

Area F Courses Related to Major Required Hours: 18
A grade of "C" or better is required for each course in Area F. Students will not be allowed to take Area G courses until this requirement is met.

Area G BBA Core Required Hours: 27 
A minimum 2.0 grade point average is required for Area G.
(C or better required in your major’s prerequisite course and BUSA 4185)

Select the following course:
BUSA 3126 Business Law

Area H Major Course Requirements Required Hours: 21
A minimum grade of "C" is required in each of the following courses:

Area I General Electives Required Hours: 12
A minimum 2.0 grade point average is required for Area I business electives.
Non-Business Elective 1***/2***/3***/4***

Total Hours Required: 123

4 Year Course Schedule

Suggested four year course schedule