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Bachelor of Business Administration
Finance

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:

OR
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.
ACCT/BUSA/MISM/ECON/FINC/MGMT/MKTG 3***/4*** Elective
ACCT/BUSA/MISM/ECON/FINC/MGMT/MKTG 3***/4*** Elective
ACCT/BUSA/MISM/ECON/FINC/MGMT/MKTG 3***/4*** Elective
Non-Business Elective 1***/2***/3***/4***

Total Hours Required: 123

4 Year Course Schedule

Suggested four year course schedule