Business Administration in Finance (BSBA)


This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2019–Spring 2020 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Finance
Unit: Business (BU)
Department: Finance 
Academic Plan Code(s): FIN_BSB

Program Information

The objective of the Finance major program is to provide our students with a competitive edge in their professional financial and managerial careers. Our majors are prepared, upon graduation to apply critical thinking and problem solving skills, either individually or in teams, in order to creatively and ethically solve problems in a global marketplace.

Degree Summary

General Education Requirements 131
(6 hours of General Education requirements may be satisfied through coursework required by the degree program)
College/School Requirements 1,253
Program/Major Requirements42
Minimum Total Hours120

Specific coursework information can be found on the Degree Requirements tab.

Departmental Admission Requirements

Admission to the College of Business ensures admission to the BSB in Finance.

General Education Requirements         

General Education Requirements 131
The following courses are required by the program and can satisfy the respective General Education Requirement:
Elements of Calculus - QR
Calculus I - QR
Principles of Microeconomics - SB
Principles of Macroeconomics - SB

All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program (link provided above).  Some General Education requirements may be met in the requirements for the major or supporting coursework, in which case additional electives may be required to complete the minimum hours for the degree.

College/School Requirements

College of Business Requirements
CAMP 100Campus Culture/Business Students1
MATH 180Elements of Calculus - QR 2,3,43
or MATH 205 Calculus I - QR
Select one of the following Ethics courses: 3
Contemporary Moral Problems - AH
Business Ethics
Medical Ethics
BUS 301Business Communication3
BUS 201Career Development1
ACCT 201
ACCT 202
Principles of Financial Accounting
Principles of Managerial Accounting
ECON 201
ECON 202
Principles of Microeconomics - SB
Principles of Macroeconomics - SB 2
BSTA 301Business Statistics3
CIS 205Information Systems in Organizations3
General Electives 6
Business Breadth
FIN 301Corporate Finance 53
MKT 301Principles of Marketing3
MGMT 301Management and Organizational Behavior3
CLAW 301Legal Environment of Business3
CIS 305Data Analysis for Decision-Making3
MGMT 401Operations Management3
Minimum Total Hours53

Total of 53 includes 3 credit hours of ECON and 3 credit hours of MATH that are also counted in the 31 General Education hours above.

Program/Major Requirements

Finance Depth
ACCT 301Intermediate Accounting I3
FIN 304Intermediate Corporate Finance3
FIN 370International Finance3
FIN 401Investments3
FIN 403Financial Derivatives3
FIN 433Financial Markets and Institutions3
FIN 475Capstone Seminar in Finance - CUE3
FIN Electives 73
General Electives 718
Minimum Total Hours42

Transfer students must take a minimum of 12 credit hours in their major within the College of Business.

Six hours of cultural diversity courses are required and may be incorporated within the degree program.

All course prerequisites must be followed.

Culminating Undergraduate Experience (Graduation requirement)
Requirement fulfilled by completing:
Capstone Seminar in Finance - CUE

Flight Plan

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
CAMP 100 Campus Culture/Business Students 1
ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics - SB 3
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing - WC 3
MATH 180
Elements of Calculus - QR
or Calculus I - QR
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Science - S 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Science Lab - SL 1
ENGL 102 Intermediate College Writing - WC 3
ACCT 201 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics - SB 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Oral Communication - OC 3
General Elective 3
Year 2
ACCT 202 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
CIS 205 Information Systems in Organizations 3
BUS 201 Career Development 1
HIST 101
History of Civilizations I - D2, SBH
or History of Civilizations II - D2, SBH
CIS 305 Data Analysis for Decision-Making 3
Select one of the following: 3
Business Statistics  
Elementary Statistics - QR  
Quantitative Analysis - QR  
Introduction to Social Statistics  
Statistics for Psychology  
FIN 301 Corporate Finance 3
MKT 301 Principles of Marketing 3
MGMT 301 Management and Organizational Behavior 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities US Diversity - AHD1 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences - S 3
Year 3
ACCT 301 Intermediate Accounting I 3
CLAW 301 Legal Environment of Business 3
FIN 304 Intermediate Corporate Finance 3
Select one of the following: 3
Contemporary Moral Problems - AH  
Business Ethics  
Medical Ethics  
General Elective 3
BUS 301 Business Communication 3
FIN 370 International Finance 3
FIN 403 Financial Derivatives 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities - AH 3
General Elective (300 level or above) 3
Year 4
FIN 401 Investments 3
FIN 433 Financial Markets and Institutions 3
MGMT 401 Operations Management 3
General Elective 3
General Elective (300 level or above) 3
FIN 475 Capstone Seminar in Finance - CUE 3
Finance Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Minimum Total Hours120

Degree Audit Report
Degree Audit reports illustrate how your completed courses fulfill the requirements of your academic plan.  What-if reports allow you to compare the courses you have completed in your current academic plan to the courses required in another academic plan.  Should you have questions about either report, please consult with your academic advisor.

To create either report:

  1. Log into your ULink account.
  2. Click on the Student Services tab.
  3. Next, click on "View my Academic Advisement Report" to run a Degree Audit report in the Undergraduate Advising area. 
  4. To create a What-if report, click on "Create a What-if Advisement Report."

Click here to run a Degree Audit report, or create a What-if report.

Flight Planner
Based on your major, the Flight Planner tool may be available for you to create a personalized Flight Plan.  The Flight Planner can be found in the ULink Student Center.  Consult with your advisor for assistance with the Flight Planner.