Bachelors (BA) in Finance

This major offers a 60-semester-hour course of study, enabling students to acquire the necessary financial management tools required for analyzing and executing the financial aspects of managerial decisions. The curriculum will help prepare students for careers in corporate financial management, personal financial planning and investment services. Like other majors in the Department of Business and Economics, it requires completion of a general business core, as well as specialized courses. Students are required to obtain a minimum grade of C- in all major courses. Field experiences and internships are strongly encouraged.

Degree Outcomes

Graduates with a BA in finance will:

  • Be technically competent in financial analysis, financial strategy and tool and software use
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the macro economic factors that impact financial decision making
  • Be competent leaders and managers to be servants for the world, specifically leaders who are ethically grounded, globally engaged and socially responsible
  • Engage in real-time and experiential learning opportunities where he/she can integrate technical knowledge and professional acumen
  • Evaluate the pressures, benefits and challenges of the globalization of finance
  • Integrate a biblical worldview in the finance profession

Major Requirements

Business Core (42 hours)
ACCT 271 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
ACCT 272 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
BUSN 110 Introduction to Business 3
BUSN 120 Personal Finance 3
BUSN 240 Statistics for Business and Economics 3
BUSN 290 Business Ethics 3
BUSN 360 Business Law 3
BUSN 486 Strategic Management 3
ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
FINC 260 Business Finance 3
GBSN 300 Global Business 3
MGMT 260 Principles of Management 3
MKTG 260 Principles of Marketing 3
Finance Core (18 hours)
ECON 463 International Trade and Finance 3
FINC 300 Intermediate Financial Management 3
FINC 340 Financial Markets and Institutions 3
FINC 450 Investments 3
FINC 460 Financial Analysis and Strategy 3
FINC 490 Seminar in Finance 3

Students are strongly encouraged to consider the following elective:
FINC 475 Field Experience 3-6