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BBA in Finance


The finance major addresses the ways in which individuals, businesses and organizations raise, allocate and use monetary resources over time, taking into account the risks entailed in their decisions. The finance major gives students the opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge to value cash flows and assets, analyze the financial performance of firms, determine strategies to enhance the value of the firm, analyze portfolios, value financial securities and understand domestic and international capital markets. Students will develop financial analytical tools along with the liberal arts that form the core of their education. No minor is required with this major.


Students must make formal application to the McColl School. The McColl Undergraduate Admissions Committee reviews and approves applications to the major.

Admission to the major which requires the following:

  • Cumulative grade point average of 2.0
  • Prerequisite grade point average of 2.5 with no grade below C-
  • All prerequisite courses completed.
  • A completed application.


Prerequisites: (9 credit hours)

BUSN 207 Financial Accounting
ECON 204 Microeconomics
MATH 110 Quantitative Business Methods

Core Requirements: ( 39 credit hours)

BUSN 208 Managerial Accounting
BUSN 218 Communications in Business
BUSN 305 Legal Environment of Business
BUSN 328 Management Information Systems
BUSN 333 Principles of Management
BUSN 340 Principles of Marketing
BUSN 360 Corporate Finance
BUSN 410 Business Analytics
BUSN 420 International Business
BUSN 460 Business Systems
BUSN 485 Strategic Management
ECON 203 Macroeconomics
MATH 106 Introductory Statistics

Finance Requirements ( 24 credit hours)

BUSN 370 Investment Analysis
BUSN 376 Financial Markets & Institutions
BUSN 474 Intermediate Corporate Finance
BUSN 477 Portfolio Management
BUSN 478 International Finance
BUSN 479 Financial Policy

Plus 2 electives:

BUSN 307 Intermediate Accounting I
BUSN 308 Intermediate Accounting II
BUSN 318 Financial Statement Analysis
BUSN 372 Consumer Financial Planning
BUSN 454 International Trade
BUSN 458 International Economics
ECON 351 International Economics

General Education Requirements

Traditional Undergraduate Program, and the Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies Undergraduate Program. Prospective students should apply to the program whose curriculum and services best meets their needs.

  • The Traditional Undergraduate Program has degree requirements and services designed for the 18-22 year old student. Most traditional undergraduates live in residence halls and are enrolled full-time. A full range of student life activities and student services are available to students in this program, including the Core Program in the Liberal Arts, the John Belk International Program and the Honors Program. 
  • The Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies Undergraduate Program has degree requirements and services designed for the adult learner. Most Hayworth undergraduates are employed full-time and enrolled part-time. The Hayworth School also admits those persons wishing to take undergraduate courses as a non-degree candidate. The Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies realizes the demands that adult students face and assists with study plans, individual student advising and programs designed with flexibility to meet the specific needs of the adult learner. Classes meeting Hayworth degree requirements and several majors and minors are scheduled in the evenings for the convenience of students employed during the day.

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