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Finance, BBA


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The BBA - Finance major offers two concentration choices to students.  The concentration in Financial Analysis provides students with a comprehensive education in analytical finance through a combination of theory and applications, whereas the concentration in Financial Services provides students with an education in both the principles and practices of financial services. The choice of these two concentrations provides students with the opportunity to develop distinct and unique skill sets that allows them to pursue careers based on a targeted area of interest and to maximize their employability at graduation time.

Bachelor of Business Administration


The foundation of the BBA includes 16 required core business courses, 10 major courses, 10 General Education courses, and four electives, for a total of 40 courses over four years.

Major Specific Courses:


All BBA - Finance students must complete the 10 major courses in one of the following concentrations as part of their requirements.

Concentration in Financial Analysis


The concentration in Financial Analysis develops analytically oriented finance professionals who will apply their knowledge of financial theory, domestic and international financial markets, investments and advanced corporate finance, together with analytical tools, such as advanced modeling and financial data management systems, to excel in the fast-paced world of finance. This dynamic concentration prepares students for financial careers in industry, banking, asset management, investment banking, securities trading and other analytically oriented roles.

Students completing this concentration are well prepared to pursue a Chartered Financial Analyst ® (CFA) designation upon graduation. The BBA - Finance Major, Financial Analysis concentration also includes a Co-operative Education option.

The concentration in Financial Analysis consists of 10 courses, six of which are required courses and four of which are chosen from a list of options.

Concentration in Financial Services


The concentration in Financial Services is designed to provide graduates with a thorough education in both the principles and practices of financial services supplemented with a broad knowledge of the general principles of investments and the

 corporate finance function. This concentration educates financial services professionals who not only have an understanding of all financial functions and markets but are firmly oriented towards practical application, for a career in a variety of financial services roles. This dynamic, diverse and comprehensive concentration can be applied to opportunities in banking, financial planning, investment management or insurance careers.

After completion of all courses, students are prepared to write the examinations leading to the Certified Financial Planner ® (CFP) designation. The BBA - Finance Major, Financial Services concentration also includes a Co-operative Education option.

The concentration in Financial Services consists of 10 courses, eight of which are required courses and two of which are chosen from a list of options.

Note:


* No more than one FNCE Directed Readings course may be used as one of the option courses in a concentration.

Electives:


Students must complete four elective courses.

General Education Requirements:


Ten courses must be completed to meet the General Education requirements to graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration.

  1. Four courses will be taken at the foundational level: one from each of the thematic clusters.
  2. Three courses will be taken at the second tier: no more than one from each of the thematic clusters. One of these courses must be from the Numeracy and Scientific Literacy cluster.
  3. Three courses must be taken at the third tier, selected from at least two of the thematic clusters.

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